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At my local gun store there is a Remington 700 Classic in .300 Holland and Holland that I've had my eye on for a while. I think they want a little too much for it, but still, everytime I go in there, I check to make sure it hasn't been sold.

I've never owned, or even fired a .300 H&H. And, yes I know it's an outdated cartridge, expensive and hard to find ammo far, and it's performance has been exceeded by now much more common calibers like the .300 Winchester Magnum.

But I'm sorta drawn to the old classics, and at one time the .300 H&H was a major player, and I still sort of think of it as a rifleman's caliber (not that I consider myself a rifleman).

Currently the most high-powered rifle I own is a 30-06, which, if I were honest, is enough gun for anything I'm likely to need to shoot. But I've been thinking about getting something with a little more ooomph just to have it. The .300 H&H looks to be an intermediate step between the ought-six and the .300 Winchester Magnum.

Anyone with strong postive or negative feelings about this vintage caliber?

Oh, and they want about $800 for the Remington 700. Decent price?

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At my local gun store there is a Remingon 700 Classic in .300 Holland and Holland that I've had my eye on for a while. I think they want a littel to much for it, but still, everytime I go in there, I check to make sure it hasn't been sold.

I've never owned, or even fired a .300 H&H. And, yes I know it's an outdated cartridge, expensive and hard to find ammo far, and it's performance has been exceeded by now much more common calibers like the .300 Winchester Magnum.

But I'm sorta draw to the old classics, and at one time the .300 H&H was a major player, and I still sort of think of it as a rifleman's caliber.

Currently the most high-powered rifle I own is a 30-06, which, if I were honest, is enough gun for anything I'm likely to need to shoot. But I've been thinking about getting something with a little more ooomph just to have it. The .300 H&H looks to be an intermediate step between the ought-six and the .300 Winchester Magnum.

Anyone with strong postive or negative feelings about this vintage caliber?

Oh, and they want about $800 for the Remington 700. Decent price?
personally, i don't think we have to have a need so much as want for something! i think you ought to go ahead and get it IMO. you know you want it.

if it's in really good shape, $800 is probably reasonable. does it have a scope?
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No scope. Doesn't look like it's ever had one.

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Buy it,but a 300 H&H with a scope mounted probably will give one a nasty gash,over ones eye brow..

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With hand loads, it will equal or exceed the .300 WinMag.

Cases are easily made by necking down .375 H&H which are readily available.

They are easily rechambered to .300 Weatherby, if you so desire, but I'd leave it stock. A great old classic cartridge.

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Get a .375 instead.

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At my local gun store there is a Remington 700 Classic in .300 Holland and Holland that I've had my eye on for a while. I think they want a little too much for it, but still, everytime I go in there, I check to make sure it hasn't been sold.

I've never owned, or even fired a .300 H&H. And, yes I know it's an outdated cartridge, expensive and hard to find ammo far, and it's performance has been exceeded by now much more common calibers like the .300 Winchester Magnum.

But I'm sorta drawn to the old classics, and at one time the .300 H&H was a major player, and I still sort of think of it as a rifleman's caliber (not that I consider myself a rifleman).

Currently the most high-powered rifle I own is a 30-06, which, if I were honest, is enough gun for anything I'm likely to need to shoot. But I've been thinking about getting something with a little more ooomph just to have it. The .300 H&H looks to be an intermediate step between the ought-six and the .300 Winchester Magnum.

Anyone with strong postive or negative feelings about this vintage caliber?

Oh, and they want about $800 for the Remington 700. Decent price?
I feel ya on wanting something with a little more oomph just because. I've been wanting a .375 H&H just for sh!ts and giggles for awhile now. Just for the power and knowing nothing can really stop it. I'd get it!
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With hand loads, it will equal or exceed the .300 WinMag.

Cases are easily made by necking down .375 H&H which are readily available.

They are easily rechambered to .300 Weatherby, if you so desire, but I'd leave it stock. A great old classic cartridge.
They are all built on the belted H&H magnum case, just a different bullet.............
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This thread should have been titled "Look what I brought home!".....with pics of course. It is an efficient cartridge that should still be offered by manufacturers IMO. I think Ruger is the only one still offering it in their No.1. Damd belted magnums killed it off, I think. Been looking for one myself. Buy it!

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This thread should have been titled "Look what I brought home!".....with pics of course. It is an efficient cartridge that should still be offered by manufacturers IMO. I think Ruger is the only one still offering it in their No.1. Damd belted magnums killed it off, I think. Been looking for one myself. Buy it!

Uhhhhh...... The .300 H&H IS a belted magnum.
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