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Unread 05-03-2008, 06:41 PM
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Wby Mkv

I have a Wby Mkv accumark in 300 wby . I have not done alot of shooting with this rifle yet but after finding this sight i am keen to see what it can now do.
Dose anybody have any experience with Accumarks or the 300wby? Are there any mods i could make to the rifle?

New to the Game and going to ask some dumb questions so plese be patient.

JAWZ
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    Unread 05-03-2008, 07:41 PM
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    Wby MkV

    I replaced the trigger in my 30-378 accumark with a Timney. I did not think that I could get the factory trigger to 1 pound. Also I have played with several handloads. It will usually shoot .75 moa groups, if I act right. A friend of mine has one in 270 mag and it will also shoot in the .75 moa range. I have heard some people recommend bedding the rifle. I have not tried that yet.

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    Unread 05-03-2008, 07:52 PM
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    I have 3 of them. On mine I adjusted the triggers down to 14-15 ounces, (with a spring change they will go as light as 6 ounces) skim bedded them, torque the action screws to a precise 55 inch pounds. In the 300Wby mine has an Accubrake. That makes it a pleasure to shoot. I use a Leupold 8.5-25x50 scope on mine. It's the next best thing to a full custom you can buy. I use 200 grain Accubonds at 3100fps with IMR-7828SSC powder and CCI-250 primers. Mine groups well under an inch at 100. Mine is a solid 600 yard hunting rifle.

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    Unread 05-04-2008, 04:45 AM
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    I also have found the accubonds accurate in my rifle .
    What is your OAL ?

    Also by skim bedding are you refering to a thin layer of eppy glass due to the bedding block?

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    JAWZ
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    Unread 05-04-2008, 12:15 PM
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    3.7" OAL.

    I used MarineTex with a thin layer front and rear. I also do the recoil lug 100%. It's very important to get some support under it or when you tighten up the front action screw it places a lot of stress on the front of the action.
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    Unread 05-05-2008, 04:24 AM
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    Thanks Hg all help greatly appreciated.

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    Unread 05-05-2008, 10:34 AM
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    Jawz, I also have a Wby Accumark that I have upgraded. It is in 257 Wby but I do also have a 300 Wby. Mine looks like this now. (far from stock!)





    This rifle has a McMillan A5, Lilja #7 barrel, Timney trigger, Marine tex and Aluminum pillar bedding, Leupold MK4 6.5-20x50. I can still put on my original stock(which I have opened up the barrel channel to accept the Lilja barrel) if I want a slightly lighter set up. I shoot a 115gr Berger VLD at 3325fps and it shoots like this very consistantly at 100 yards.


    Here is a 300 yard group.


    And at 500
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