.300 H&H Mag


December 24, 2006, 07:58 PM
I have been thinking about getting a .300 H&H rifle. Does anyone still make them or even ammunition for them. At a gunshop I asked to see some ammo and they said that they didnt carry it. I think federal makes some but at $50 a box. I havent been able to find any dies for .300 H&H either. Is this cartridge gone?

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December 24, 2006, 08:07 PM
It's my understanding that factory 300H&H loads are generally exceeded by the 300 Win Mag, but if you handload and are using a modern action the H&H gains an edge by virtue of it greater powder capacity and longer neck.

Another nail in the 300H&H coffin is probably the 300 Weatherby - essentially a blown out 300H&H.

I know Lee and RCBS still make the correct dies.

December 24, 2006, 11:29 PM

Here's a pageful of dies from Midway.

December 25, 2006, 12:13 AM
s4l, If you find out of any one still building in this caliber other than custom rifle's would you let me know? My grandfather used a 300 h&h for his deer rifle, my uncle has the rifle but i would like one just for old time sake. If no one makes one, i guess it will be Building time.

December 25, 2006, 06:29 AM
Hi Sniper...

Bit of "Ol' Time Wisdom" for you....

As late as the early 70s (and maybe even still), the 300 H&H had a reputation for handling bullet weights of LESS than 150gr with significantly better accuracy than any other common .30 caliber cartridge around. You probably already know it was often a winner in International competitions back in the middle part of the last century. That's hardly a surprise since .300 H&H handloads can send a 130gr. bullet down the aisle at 3500 fps without really "pushing the envelope" as far as pressures goes.

Thinking about it - a 130gr., .30 caliber bullet screeching along at 3300-3400fps with match-level accuracy sounds like one heckofa fine hunting proposition. Of course if you are addicted to heavy bullets it won't impress you because you can virtually duplicate it with a 30/06 and bullets of 168gr. or more.

Be all that as it may - to take good advantage of its' power/accuracy and get a reasonable ammo cost you will have to handload for sure.


Essex County
December 25, 2006, 03:02 PM
I've always have hah an intrest in the .300 H&H, yet I've never owned one. I 'm afraid the .300 Winchester fit my pragmatic needs better. I still love the shape of the old cartridge. Some diffrent from the .300WSM.........Essex

December 25, 2006, 03:07 PM
The Winchester Arms website lists a box of 300 H&H in 180 gr at $51.51. These are in the Supreme Fail Safe line, and that's all they sell. Weatherby lists 10 300 wby mag cartridges available from 150 to 220 grains running $41 to $59. Myself, I rebarreled my 300 H&H to 338 WM.

December 25, 2006, 03:15 PM
I have three .300 Weatherbys, they take .300 H&H just fine:D
I find no need for .338s anymore as .308 220 grain bullets are just as good.

December 25, 2006, 03:15 PM
My dad started hunting with a Winchester Mdl 70 300 H&H in the 50's..I bought a Remington 721 in 300 H&H brand new for $80.00 49 years ago.. I have both of them now, and I never felt the need for any other Hi-powered hunting rifle, and still don't.

Prairie dogs with 110 grainers, Antelope and Deer with 150's, Elk and Moose with 180's

There are others that have eclipsed the H&H's in popularity, but they are still a very very effective caliber and fun to shoot.

Nope mine aren't for sale.......:)

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