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 A buddy sent my his wetherby , 300WBY for a little "tune" up.
 I went thru and did a trigger job and some bolt work to get his safty working again. I also polished the chamber and hand lapped the barrel and bedded the recoil lug. he sent the brass and 208Amax's for a little load testing. I loaded up 3 loads and let her rip at 100 yards.
 
 
 
The first load was 208Amax 83gr of retumbo with a CCI mag primer norma brass. This was a 5 shot group
 
This was a load of 84gr of retumbo, cci mag and norma brass and 208amaxs
 
 
This was 85gr retumbo cci mag norma brass and 208 amaxs
 
all groups were .5 @ 100 yards.
 
This is the second group of 83gr retumbo. I yanked the bottom shot, or I think I did I had my eyes closed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Do you guarantee those results from every rifle you work on????
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   BUT Weatherby cartridges aren't suppose to be accurate?   Loco
 
 
   GOOD work,Bd!!
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GEEZ!! Were you shooting it left handed?
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Good Job BD, looks like you earned your money on that one.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Do you guarantee those results from every rifle you work on????
I would like to say yes, But I have had 1 rifle I couldn't get to shoot. It got rebarreled. Now it shoots.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
   BUT Weatherby cartridges aren't suppose to be accurate?   Loco
 
 
   GOOD work,Bd!!
YEAH!! Stupid Wby calibers.......Too much freebore, Radiused shoulders.......They never shoot worth a darn.Bucky
 
With the exception of every one I've owned. Must be the rest of them that are junk.
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
   BUT Weatherby cartridges aren't suppose to be accurate?   Loco
 
 
   GOOD work,Bd!!
YEAH!! Stupid Wby calibers.......Too much freebore, Radiused shoulders.......They never shoot worth a darn.Bucky
 
With the exception of every one I've owned. Must be the rest of them that are junk.
Yea, you always get the best ones...
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
   BUT Weatherby cartridges aren't suppose to be accurate?   Loco
 
 
   GOOD work,Bd!!
YEAH!! Stupid Wby calibers.......Too much freebore, Radiused shoulders.......They never shoot worth a darn.Bucky
 
With the exception of every one I've owned. Must be the rest of them that are junk.
Yea, you always get the best ones...
 
 
   Coulda had my S&W rechambered to .300 Weatherby back in '85 BUT.....................they didn't shoot worth a hoot back then either.  Big Grin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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        Yea,I know.  LOL
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Wow! Great work BD, I'm sure you made a customer and friend for life.
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
   BUT Weatherby cartridges aren't suppose to be accurate?   Loco
 
 
   GOOD work,Bd!!
YEAH!! Stupid Wby calibers.......Too much freebore, Radiused shoulders.......They never shoot worth a darn.Bucky
 
With the exception of every one I've owned. Must be the rest of them that are junk.
 
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Good Job BD, looks like you earned your money on that one.
BWAHAHAHA!!!! That's funny stuff right there......... Oh, I better go get to work.Big Smile
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Well, I'm in possesion of said .300 Wby now. At first I struggled a bit to get it to shoot like Brandon said it would. I figured I must be doing something wrong. As it turns out, our scales must read different, or the elevation and conditions changed the load data or something. While I've not quite matched Brandon's 5 shot groups yet, I'm getting the load nailed down now. Last 3 shot group I fired measured .310"! At first the GREATLY improved trigger caught me off guard, and I had to teach myself how to shoot it again. I've cleaned it once, and I must say, whatever magic he works on barrels really works! I've never had a barrel clean so easily in my life. After about 70 rounds down the tube, I ran a couple soaked patches through it, and brushed it a few times. Then I ran another soaked patch through to see what I got out.... Very little. There was hardly any color on it from copper. I can see myself shooting this thing many many rounds without cleaning from here on out. My hat's off to Brandon! He is a great guy, amazing to deal with, and "dose" a VERY nice job. Thank You Brandon!!
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Thanks man, I'm glad your Happy with what was done to that rifle.
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Good job there.
 
What speeds to you get?
 
The other day at the range some guys were shooting a 300Wthby and feeling good with 2600ft per sec.
I suggested they should rather shoot a 308Win or something, they are wasting the Wby's potential. Should be around 3000 ft per sec???
They gawked and could not believe it.


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2900 to 2950 with the 208's is what he should be pushing with very little presure, but it all depends on the rifle.
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Good job there.
 
What speeds to you get?
 
The other day at the range some guys were shooting a 300Wthby and feeling good with 2600ft per sec.
I suggested they should rather shoot a 308Win or something, they are wasting the Wby's potential. Should be around 3000 ft per sec???
They gawked and could not believe it.
 If they weren't shooting really heavy bullets, like 240's, I am surprised they were not showing pressure signs from being under-loaded. 
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Shooting 208 A-Max, and getting 2930 fps with no pressure signs. Using 83.8 gr. Retumbo. Have gone up to 85 gr. with no trouble.
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300. Wthby is an excellent round. I have a close friend that had a Rem 700 chambered in this, unfortunately the firearm was lost in a house fire.
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I had my 300 Weatherby Hogue over mold full aluminum bed stock bedded a year ago and now, with a cold barrel it will consistently group inside a quarter everytime with 3 quick shots from a cold barrel at 200 yards.  
 
Couldn't be happier.  
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Finalized my load today. Dropped the seating depth just a hair, still at 83.8 gr. Retumbo, and 208 A-Max @2950. This is what I ended up with. I'm done messing with it. It'll probably outshoot me.

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