I have owned my 300 whby for 6 years now and have killed 5 elk with it. All the animals where one shot kills from ranges of 80 yds to 328 yds. I use a 180 grain weatherby factory barnes x bullet. The ballastics for this combo are fantastic. It is a very flat shooting gun for a magnum rifle that also delievers good down range energy.
You wouldnt go wrong with owning that gun.
The 300 Weatherby definitely has the edge for the type of hunting you indicate. Your effective range will be further with it than the 338 win mag, and it is still going to do just fine on moose at closer ranges.
If you shoot it well, there's not much you can't do with it on this continent.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...