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Old 08-24-2013, 05:27 AM
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Re: What to do with Mark V

I haven't heard anything good about those actions. I think you should just box it up and send it over to me. :-) Welcome to LRH.
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:22 AM
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Re: What to do with Mark V

mudrunner: great idea but it would be similar to a 6.5 Weatherby I already have.
sugarbear: naw, I think ill go ahead and keep it. Thank you for the welcome, Ive learned a lot and seen some interesting things of here, so I decided to join to get input.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: What to do with Mark V

sweetest factory action out there, totally worth a big .338 build. I don't think that Kirby works on Wby actions as he has so many customers wanting a build on customs.
I would PM Broz as well. He had a memorable .338 Lapua built on a Mark V.
I think that if I was going the custom route with the Mark V, I would make that action work a little harder. The .338-.378 improved (.338 KAHN), .338 Terminator (I think the MV will handle it) or the .338 AX ( Lapua Improved). Could even check out the Titan. I would make it weigh 14.5 lbs totally loaded.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:41 PM
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Re: What to do with Mark V

Would having one of those rounds be worth the extra effort? ( fire forming brass, little extra powder, barrel life) How much gain would it be over the .338-378 WM?
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:17 PM
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Re: What to do with Mark V

You might want to check out this thread...

Convert Weatherby Accumark .30-378 to .338 Lapua
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:21 PM
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Re: What to do with Mark V

Personally, if it was me, I would sell the Mark V and put the $$$ toward a custom action and build a 333 LM Imp.

A conversation with Kirby Allen set me straight on that...
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:45 PM
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Re: What to do with Mark V

I would definitely build a big 338 on it. I have been working with a accumark 338-378 at long range and it will match what I could do with my customs.It is a excellent action to work with.A guy that holds some word records at 1000 yards has a Lapua improved on a Mark V action and it has shot unreal to even past 2000 yards.Guys that bad mouth the Mark V action don't know what they are talking about... It is a very capable action and is very strong. It would be tough to beat a 338-378 or Lapu AI
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