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Old 09-09-2011, 08:34 PM
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Mark v?

Anyone ever use a Weatherby mark v for long range. I'm thinking about getting an ultra light or the fibermark and I'd be using it for long range deer and yotes.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:39 PM
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Re: Mark v?

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Anyone ever use a Weatherby mark v for long range. I'm thinking about getting an ultra light or the fibermark and I'd be using it for long range deer and yotes.
I personally think it is the best factory action made.

I normally build the rifles that need a magnum bolt face on a Remington 700 action
but the bigger cases like the Lapua.Rigby or the 378 cased rounds all get the Mark 5
and are realy the way to go.

They are very well made (Precision) and very smooth.

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:30 PM
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Re: Mark v?

The Ultralight can be a bit, um, picky. There are some who have difficulty maintaining acceptable accuracy with the thin barrel used on that rifle. Others do not. My Dad took antelope at 500+ and 800+ yards last October using his Ultralight so it's definitely possible.

His next long range rifle will be the 338-378 Accumark that he purchased recently. It's hard to beat that one for the money.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:52 AM
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Re: Mark v?

I hear that alot about the ultralights being picky. But I have really been looking at a fibermark in a 300 wby I just don't want to be disappointed in accuracy for the cost they are. I like all my long range guns be atleast sub moa. All my guns are also heavy barrels never had experience with light barreled guns at long range.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:49 PM
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Re: Mark v?

i have a friend who has a 30-378 in an accumark and it shoots sub .m.o.a. closer the half inch side with hand loads and factory ammo
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:06 PM
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I hear that alot about the ultralights being picky. But I have really been looking at a fibermark in a 300 wby I just don't want to be disappointed in accuracy for the cost they are. I like all my long range guns be atleast sub moa. All my guns are also heavy barrels never had experience with light barreled guns at long range.
Note that the Fibermark (current version) is a regular Mark V with a Bell & Carlson stock. It only has aluminum "pillars" and not the full aluminum from "tip to grip" as the B&C Medalist does. And yes, I own 2 of the newer versions and one of the older ones so I've seen it first hand. My 7mm Fibermark has not been touched and is a sub-moa rifle.

If you are looking at a new rifle, consider the price of a Mark V synthetic and then swapping to the B&C Medalist in a color of your choice. Remove the barrel "pads" in the forearm, open up the barrel channel a bit, bed it and have fun! I'm doing one right now, just waiting on a part or two before I move on to the next step of the project.
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