Re: Freebore excess in Weatherby rifles chambered in non-Weatherby rounds?
I'm glad you guys are pleased with the performance of your Weatherbys. I really like mine. The big MK V action in the Accumark configuration is very appealing to me. One of my all-time favorites. I wanted a 30 cal with more horses than the 30-06 and wasn't ready for another Weatherby mag. (I used to have a 30-378). I was tickled to death when I discovered that Weatherby offered the 300 Win in their Accumark. I'm going after a 30-06 in the Accumark when it comes up in the batting order. It's three or four back.
The Super Varmintmaster single-shot I have in 22-250 is mind blowing in the accuracy column. I don't have high-tech, expensive bench equipment and use modest, fixed-powered scopes and it shoots really tight groups.
I wish some of the gunsmiths appreciated the MK V more, but having so little knowledge of gunsmithing, I can hardly be critical. I will quickly concede that there are better platforms on which to build custom rifles, but you could never get me to doubt the quality of the parts and strength of the Mark V's design.
Hired Gun, when I start handloading this 300 Win, I want groups like that with some 165gr or 180gr Accubonds! Very impressive!!