Re: WEATHERBY ACCUMARK V 338/378- WHAT ACCURACY TO EXPECT ?
I was in your same situation. I went out and bought a weatherby 338-378. The gun was a very well built rifle. I unfortunately could not get the rifle to shoot. I tried 2 different factory loads and several handloads...300 gr. sierra's, accu-bonds, 200 gr. NBT. The best groups I could get were around 2 moa at 100 yds. Some as much as 5". This in my opinion is unacceptable. I contacted weatherby and they told me to return it to one of their repair centers and they would have it fixed as soon as they could. So angry with the situation I took the rifle into my dealer where i bought it, traded it on a savage and a scope. I have a 30" pac-nor 338-300 ultra barrel on order that should be here this week. You can buy one of these from pacnor in the contour of your choice for $400. That is for their premium stainless steel, super match, hand lapped, chambered and treaded for the caliber, number of grooves, crown and twist of your choice. You can pic up a new savage action for around $300 with an accutrigger. Bell and carlson Duramaxx stocks are around $100. So for around $800 you can have a 30" 338 edge that will easily do 1/2 moa. Savages are easy to work on and you can change barrels and bolthead to fit endless calibers in the comfort of your home. I have a pac nor barreled 6mmbr that shoots consistently in the low .2's with sierra 107 gr. matchkings. Just my $.02
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