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Unread 03-28-2013, 04:43 PM
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Action Question

I want to build a custom 378 Weatherby Mag. Which actions can I use? Any custom or factory actions? Where can I get one?
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 06:21 PM
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    Re: Action Question

    I would suggest finding a Weatherby Mark-V action that was previously for a .378 case round and using it...Such as .30-378, .338-378, or .378 Wby. not sure, but the larger caliber Weatherby might be based off the same parent case, but I'm not positive.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 06:34 PM
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    Re: Action Question

    I like the weatherby actions but I am curious if any other actions are capable of handling it.
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 06:41 PM
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    Re: Action Question

    I am a big fan of the Mark-V actions as well. I love the 60* bolt-throw. I have a Mark-V AccuMark in .257 Wby Mag, and it's one smooth shooter. I want another AccuMark in .30-378 Wby just for fun.

    Well, there's alot of guys building custom .338 Lapua's on trued Remington 700 magnum actions, and having great success with them. So I would assume that it would be able to handle the .378 Wby as well. Plus, the 700's are a tried & true action. Parts are readily available. And every smith knows how to true one of them up. Personally, I'm a huge Rem 700 fan. Alot of guys on here aren't for some reason. I've always have good experiences with them over the years.
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 07:10 PM
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    Re: Action Question

    I am actually researching the m700 ultra mag action. I am not having much luck finding anyone who has built a 378 on anything other than weatherby actions. I am still hoping more possibilities out there to build on.
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 09:18 PM
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    Re: Action Question

    For what purpose are you building this rifle?
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 09:26 PM
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    Re: Action Question

    I am building the rifle for a couple big game hunting trips we are scheduling as well as pretty much one upping my two buddies who have 375 h&h and brag endlessly.
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