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Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

 
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:46 PM
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Robert Turner in Austin, Texas is your Weatherby man!!!!
Texas does he have a shop name or business name?
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:44 PM
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

I have a old weather beaten MK V With a Med weight Douglas Match Barrel in 300 WBY, New barrell was added after rolling a horse in the Mtns packing an elk out 25 years ago. A friend with a known gunsmith in Colorado had it done for me. No consideration then, was made to Accurize it. I did have a muzzle break done when it was rebarrelled. It shoots to 1+ Moa most of the time. What can be done to get this to be better with, a better barrel, accurizing, Bedding, a new stock, Pillar bedding ect. I have never done anything else to this rifle, but shoot ok out to 600 yards, where it travels out too much to be an accurate 1000 yard gun at present. It seems in following this thread, it may be possible on a reasonable budget.

This is a great site, I am very new to it, and I see and am amazed with the experience and talent here!

Any advice would be appreciated, This thread is Just what I needed also!

I fully intend to also get a real long range gun in 338 - something soon. Looking at all my options now. I have talked to Shawn Carlock and may take his class and rent a rifle to check them out.
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

MTtrapper, any of the big 338's will fit well on your mk 5 action. With a headspace guage from midway you can screw a custom barrel in yourself, adjust the trigger and bed it. It will probably shoot very well.

Shawn is one of the best in the business if you want to learn long range hunting. The innovative design of his new long range rifle shows his extreme expertise. To have him build a rifle is probably more expensive than the op of this thread was looking for. But it would be a good one.
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

No, he works from his shop at home. Will pm phone numbers.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:27 AM
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

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No, he works from his shop at home. Will pm phone numbers.
thanks for that Texas, spoke to him, he certainly knows a lot about the Wby and his 20 or so wildcats in the Wby .
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:41 AM
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

No problem, he was recommended to me from this site years back and would try to talk to him about options for the Weatherby. It's nice to have someone like him that knows these guns/actions when most are building on remmy or custom actions.
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Re: Building a custom out of a WEATHERBY MARK V

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Weatherbyman Custom Guns, Inc. - http://www.weatherbyman.net

Weatherbyman Custom Guns, Inc. - http://www.weatherbyman.net

No, sorry... I am the Original "Weatherbyman" ;)

We have been building customs since 1996 and have hundreds of customers in the US from Alaska to South Africa.

Look us up.

We are the long range specialist when it comes to the Mark V Action.

CBJ
Mr. WeatherbyMan... I have a question. I have a Mark V Accumark .257 Wby and it barely shoots under 1 MOA no matter what. I bought the rifle new in 2008, and have only put maybe 100-120 rounds through it. And factory ammo or handloads I am lucky to get 1/2 MOA, but most of the time 3/4-1 MOA groups. The action or lug has neither one been bedded. Should I send it back to Weatherby or just pay even MORE money (than the gun already cost me new) and have my smith true it up and get it shooting 1 hole groups? It's pretty bad when I have $1200 Remington 700's that will outshoot a $2,200 Weatherby semi-custom rifle...
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