has anybody heard any concerns about wear on the barrel.i was just curious my son recently bought a used 1 rifle is in great shape .
nope, know two guys that swear by them and take them to Africa every year.
thats a question not a comment.. they were a "reasonable" great rifle.. Not Holland and Holland but then again a rifle shouldn't really cost more than your home..
I know they started to be made in Japan at one point.. don't know if thats still the case.. For all i know (hate that "google" thing) the Nippon ones are better..
What's that?...lol http://www.weatherby.com/company/history
You got me there for a min..thought i was wrong.. heres the deal, i remember seeing the Japan thing in some SGN adds.. The book im reading says shootguns were made there..
also semi auto rifles were made in both Italy and Turkey..
seems that many were MFG in W. Germany as well.
ive got pictures to share...first time on the new lap top.. so be patient..
im hoping it will "auto" guide me ..
Dont want to get all "emo" on ya all.. but sitting here thinking that theres no one id rather share these pics with... sheeesh i need to get out more huh..
Nope im having one of those moments Hamp had the other day.. Blessed to know you guys, and ..ok nuff trying to suck up for being so lame... here we go..
Yes, barrel and throat erosion is an issue with that caliber if you do any serious amount of shooting. Most normal hunters who use that caliber won't notice anything, because as we all know, the average hunter shoots maybe a couple boxes when they first get the gun, then maybe a box (if that) to confirm their zero before hunting each season. The .300 Wby has a huge amount of powder for that caliber, so barrel life is degraded considerably. I've read anywhere from 3k to 5k rounds per barrel, but at the price of that ammo, that's a decent life unless you plan to use it for long range rifle competitions, and in that case, .300 Win Mag is probably a better choice and cheaper.
thats about what i figured runaway thanks for your input.