Originally Posted by jmden
Some 'smiths don't like the fact that the Weatherby action has so many lugs--basically can't them all trued and bearing. Something to keep in mind. Might look at a BAT hunting action, Phoenix or Stiller Pred/Tac 338.
Keep in mind how long you many want your cartridge OAL when talking to these folks as your magazine length may dicate your OAL, especially with the very long .378 case. If you don't mind single feeding, then it's not problem. Some here go wtih the .338 Lap for that reason as it's much shorter than the 378 case and even the EDGE case and will allow magazine feeding (with the right magazine, such as the Seekins 3.9 DM system or the Wyatt's 4.010 box) when seated to max OAL lengths (bullet boatail/major diameter junction just barely above the case neck/shoulder junction) to max case capacity. Some folks don't care about maxing case capacity. Others do. Just for consideration. Opinions will vary.
More anti Weatherby !
I hear this all the time and I can assure you there is nothing wrong with the weatherbys
except they can be used for most of the big cartriges that the Remington's and Winchesters
The bolt lugs are basically a big thread that has been interrupted ( Just like the 16" guns on
battle ships and most artillery pieces.
In fact they are the most accurately machined factory receiver on the market bar none.
I build a lot of rifles on the Mark 5 Weatherby action and the accuracy is great plus it has a
longer magazine than any other factory action and will handel much longer COL loads.
As to lapping the lugs it's actually easier because it starts out at 90% or better.
So if you want a Weatherby accumark in 338/378 go for it.
Sorry If it sounds like I own Weatherby stock (Wish I did) but I feel compelled to defend a
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