View Full Version : I just enjoy saying "300 H&H"

January 2, 2014, 04:55 PM
About 25 years ago I was in a gun shop with a friend. They had a discount table with a bunch of odds and ends including maybe half a dozen boxes of 300 H&H ammo they were clearing out.

My friend said I should buy it since it was so cheap. I reminded him that I didn't own a rifle in that caliber.

"It's only a matter of time," he replied.

I thought about that incident last year when I bought this.


January 2, 2014, 05:09 PM
300 HH sure brings a chuckle to my heart.
Had a buddy buy one years ago for Texas white tail deer.
The 1st deer he shot had a tag on the box of meat from the processor that read "To DAM much gun"
I was on the same lease and saw the deer that morning.
About 75 yards, hit it in the shoulder and blew both shoulders all too hell.:eek:
Soon afterward he moved to a lease in west Texas and started hunting mule deer. That big 300 worked good out there at the long ranges they hunt at.

January 4, 2014, 10:43 AM
Nothing wrong with being a little different. :cool:

January 5, 2014, 08:14 PM
SaxP, is that one of Cabela's 50th Anniversary models? I bought one of those about a year ago. I didn't shoot it much last summer, so can't say much about accuracy. I tried several factory loads. Hornady Custom 180 grainers moved out at 2900 and kicked the snot out of me at the bench. I'm gonna do some handloading next summer, a good way to moderate the H&H for target shooting or hunting deer. I am mainly intersted in seeing how well this No. 1 will shoot. Groups at the bench, that is.

January 10, 2014, 12:51 PM
Thats a beautiful gun shooting an elegant looking cartridge. About as close to a perfect match as I can think of.

January 10, 2014, 06:04 PM
Do they still make them in this chambering? Or have they, as with the .303, discontinued this particular relic of Empire? Because I want one.

January 10, 2014, 08:04 PM
My absolute favorite caliber ever. I bought a Rem 721 in 300 h&h and it is the smoothest action I have ever handled. Very low recoil with a pachmeyer decelerator. I have loaded it down to 100 grn bullets and up to 200 with awesome results. It is my favorite long range gun. The next custom gun I build will be a 300 just because of the accuracy and range if loads that work so well in it.