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Unread 08-10-2008, 08:34 AM
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weatherby action?

Hi to all

I am looking at buy a weatherby rifle, and was wanting to know are the weatherby actions good for custom work and long range accuracy? Is it a action that gunsmiths recommend for custom rifles?

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Unread 08-10-2008, 10:07 AM
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Re: weatherby action?

The weatherby action is certainly a good strong action. It is most certainly capable of precision work. I have seen a few that have been trued and shoot exceptionally well. Come to think of it if you send 115vld a message he can tell you a lot more. He has a custom 257 Weatherby built on a weatherby action. I have shot this rig and it is outstanding.

With that being said I tell you this. Weathterby actions don't have as many aftermarket goodies as a Remmy but they are stronger. Thus you may have to look harder for things like stocks and bases but they can be found.
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Unread 08-10-2008, 11:20 AM
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Re: weatherby action?

Most of my rifles are based on Weatherby MK 5's or Remingtions.

My normal recomendation is for the really big cartriges with a powder capicity
more that 90 grs or a bolt face Dia. larger than .534 I like to use the MK 5 (It
also has a .100 longer magazine) and anything that will handle the 460 Weatherby
has got to be strong.

And for all others the 700 LA,700 SA,Mod 7 and the 673 Remingtions work well
and can be made to shoot very well.

I do not own a Weatherby vangaurd ,I have the Rem,s on this class of
rifle, I'm sure they are good actions but I see no advantage over the Remingtion,s

What caliber are you thinking about ?


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