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Unread 08-23-2013, 02:32 PM
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What to do with Mark V

Have a Weatherby Mark V action. Was used on a .30-378WM Accumark. Now just have to decide on what kind of build to use it for. Considering a .338-378. Would like to be able to shoot 1200+ with it. Under 15lbs. Whats a good custom gun maker that could help with the build and supply good ideas. Lets be creative...
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    Unread 08-23-2013, 03:43 PM
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    Re: What to do with Mark V

    Dave Young - Young's Gunsmithing, Sand Coulee (near Great Falls) MT

    He does good work and is a Weatherby lover.

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    Re: What to do with Mark V

    .30-378 will get you +1500 yards... I think you're grossly underestimating the caliber.

    .300 Wby will do 1,000 as a breeze-through...And is noticeably smaller than the .30-378.
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    Unread 08-23-2013, 04:39 PM
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    Re: What to do with Mark V

    338-378 or 338 Lapua Improved both will get you to 3,000 fps with 300 gr. with the right powders and barrel length. I would go 28-30 inch Krieger barrel. Farrel 20 MOA base.
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    my lill 270 winchester weighs 14 pounds with scope
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    Re: What to do with Mark V

    I'm a big fan of the .30-378 however I already have a 7RUM, .300 RUM and 7.82 Warbird that shoot great. So I figure since I have the action I minus well go with a .338. More than anything I want the build to be done right the first time and have confidence with it. I know it will be topped with a NFX so I'm good there. With so many options in a build like this it could get really fun. I've tried emailing Kirby Allen but yet to get a response ( I'm sure he is building or hunting so I understand). But I'm open minded to any good maker though.
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    I have wanted a 7.82 Warbird for years...Awesome caliber.

    If you have all of those big bores, and it's a .300 Wby bolt face, I'd turn it into a 7mm Wby or .257 Wby Mag.

    If you're looking for a big bore expert, Kirby's about the best I've heard of.
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