CC, it seems like I'm in agreement with about everything you post. I shoot a 300 win mag and a 25-06. Pretty much handles anything I hunt. 180 accubonds shoot real well from my 300. If you don't mind my asking, what do you shoot in your Wby?If I had to pick just one, it would be hard for me to pick between my 30-06 and .300 Wby. I think it would be the .300 because of better performance with 180 gr and above bullets.
I shoot a 25-06 on deer, antelope and feral hogs and love the caliber, but I don't think it has enough oomph (shooting a 117 gr bullet) for elk or moose.
I beg to differ with you. I have a .300 Wby that gets 3200 with a 180 gr Nosler Partition. My son shoots a .300RUM that we hand load for and we have compared a lot of different loads on the chronograph and shooting distances up tp 500 yards. In most loads, his rum is slightly faster than my Wby, but it takes about 10 more grains of powder to do it. Ballistically they are almost identical, except with 220 grain bullets where his rum is better.300 RUM a lot of people dont like them mine shoots a 168gr barns at 3280 fps probably the flattest shooting 300 out there its a little heavy but its dead on for a long poke