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Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

 
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:23 PM
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

My hunting buddy has just been dabling in LR last few years.He is archery nut w/many custom recurves.He cant see the $$ in rifles.He shot a 3 1/2 '' 3 shot group last week with his stock Contender 25-06. His stock Sako he hit 3 1/2 dot and had 14'' group.other shot was 6'' from bull.This was at 1000. His Sako is $1500,Lieca LRF 1600=$650.That is small investment, he shot a 180 type muley last year at 500 +.Yes HE likes my full blown custom,but he is not spending the$$ and I CAN ALREADY tell his Sako Finnlight in 300 WIN is a shooter, my scope cost more than his rifle.The group at 1000 out of 06 was with a 14x scope,he just 1/4 paper.No you dont need to spend a bunch,but you have to spend the time working on rifle.His is a few weeks old and 200 Bergers are down the tube.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:32 PM
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

It depends entirely on your taste.

A full custom is mighty nice. However, a $200 truing job, $35 factory trigger tune, and using existing bottom metal and magazine will get you a lot of performance, for a lot less money. Compare this to a $1000 action, $300 trigger, and $300 mag system.... The difference is make or break for a lot of folks.
You won't have all the nice features. But, you won't want for accuracy, function, or looks.

Point is, a guy on a budget can have a mighty nice custom!
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:28 AM
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I agree with Grit and JE. The Mk5 is an excellent action for building on. The factory trigger just needs a little work and it is fine for hunting. The magazine and action length are long enough for most magnums without modification. Back in the 90's when I did all the 338-300 RUM's the MK5 was my action of choice. Screw the barrel in and with a little work you're ready. Feeds great with the rum's. Let a good smith who knows wby's work on it and you will be in good shape. I have several excellent long range hunters built on wby mk5's.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:20 AM
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

Thank you I felt like they were very good. Your right I need to find a smith that know's Wtby's around Dallas Fort Worth. do you know any good ones? What would be the Cal. of choice?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:35 AM
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

We are have biult a .300 Supermag on a Wby MkV action It is a 30/378 doner shell
and it has been modified to hold around 137 grns of powder, it has a 32" Lilja
heavy varmit barrel

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:15 PM
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You can send your action to Pac-Nor and have it rebarreled into the cartridge of your choice at a fair price. Google pac-nor barrels and look at what all they can do for you. I have a number of pac-nor barrels that shoot very well.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:18 PM
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

Robert Turner in Austin, Texas is your Weatherby man!!!!
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