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Bought A brand new 30-378 weatherby what should i do first

 
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:47 PM
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Bought A brand new 30-378 weatherby what should i do first

I was wondering what should i do first. Should the trigger pull be adjusted or worked. I bought the gun with the highest hopes in mind I cant afford to buy expensive gun for trial and error and want to avoid every error that I can. Please help me guys and girls. thanks steve
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:03 PM
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Re: Bought A brand new 30-378 weatherby what should i do first

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First off welcome aboard, with the new 30-378 the first thing I'd do (after getting a real good recoil pad [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]) is take it to the range and shoot it, might be just fine right out of the box. Next I'd have the trigger lightened just because I like em light. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 07-27-2005, 07:40 PM
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Re: Bought A brand new 30-378 weatherby what should i do first

First thing is to clean out anything the factory left in the barrel/chamber/locking lugs, than dry the chamber and lube the locking lugs.
Fire a round and inspect for traces of copper in the barrel, clean (if present) until the copper is gone or fire another round and inspect again until you can fire 10 rounds without seeing copper traces (my version of break-in relies on visual inspection not a set procedure, others use different methiods).
Early in the break-in you will be getting your scope zeroed and later shooting some groups.
Depending on how the group testing goes, will determine what areas you need to look at first.
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Re: Bought A brand new 30-378 weatherby what should i do first

kind of a catchy title,do you have a world record? i'm with the other guy,shoot it a little and go from there.recoil pad,muzzle brake,bedding,trigger job,cryogize,stock, barrel,you know,just the basics [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:41 PM
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Re: Bought A brand new 30-378 weatherby what should i do first

First purchase: 5 gallons of Barnes CR-10. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Just kiddin'.

Curious - what is the intended use of your new rifle?

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Re: Bought A brand new 30-378 weatherby what should i do first

Trade it for a Rem 700 in 300 RUM and spend the left over 800 bucks on a good scope,trigger, and reloading Supplies [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Bought A brand new 30-378 weatherby what should i do first

I bought it to be the gun that stops it all Im a trophy hunter and I wanted ultimate knock down power as well as flat shooter my friend owns a gun shop he is a wealthy person and hasthe choice to shoot any gun he would ever want but what does he bring to every hunt? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] but his weatherby 30-378 he has had no animal go more than 20 feet from where he shot it that amazes me and my thought process is I dont want to lose another b/c buck. I know people would say its over kill for a whitetail. I will nod my head and say thanks for the opinon but I would respond I love antler stew.
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