Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

Mark 5 Weatherby - Japan vs German made

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-18-2010, 12:56 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: St Helens, Oregon
Posts: 48
Mark 5 Weatherby - Japan vs German made

My understanding is that the Mark 5 Weatherby's that were made in Japan are accurate and are as well made as the ones made in Germany, but the ones made in Germany are more collectible, does any one know of this is correct?
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-18-2010, 08:37 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,914
Re: Mark 5 Weatherby - Japan vs German made

I have owned many of each vintage. Germ, Jap and USA. The German are the most collectable and have more freebore. The Jap and US I have owned were more accurate. This could well have been that the older German ones had been shot more too. If you are going for collector value, go for a 26" barreled German. If for hunting you will be fine with either the Jap or US and I prefer the 26" version for the extra 50~60 fps velocity. I will add that the USA Accumarks I have owned (about 6 or so) have all been the most accurate factory rifles I have ever owned right out of the box.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-18-2010, 08:49 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,535
Re: Mark 5 Weatherby - Japan vs German made

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
I have owned many of each vintage. Germ, Jap and USA. The German are the most collectable and have more freebore. The Jap and US I have owned were more accurate. This could well have been that the older German ones had been shot more too. If you are going for collector value, go for a 26" barreled German. If for hunting you will be fine with either the Jap or US and I prefer the 26" version for the extra 50~60 fps velocity. I will add that the USA Accumarks I have owned (about 6 or so) have all been the most accurate factory rifles I have ever owned right out of the box.

Jeff
+1

They are all very good rifles and Weatherby has kept a tight rein on Manufactures Quality
no matter who made them, The same goes for stocks; If the quality falls off they change
manufactures. I did not know about the free bore being greater on the German rifles But
you learn something new every day on this site.

I have never collected them just shot them and built custom rifles on the Mark 5 actions
and have never been dissapointed.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-18-2010, 08:57 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,914
Re: Mark 5 Weatherby - Japan vs German made

Quote:
Originally Posted by J E Custom View Post
+1

I did not know about the free bore being greater on the German rifles
I have never collected them just shot them and built custom rifles on the Mark 5 actions
and have never been dissapointed.

J E CUSTOM
I hope I was correct about that, but it may not be true to all Germans as things were changing alot with Roy and his company back then. Ever read the book " Weatherby, The Man The Gun The Ledgend" ?? Very good read if you are even remotely into Weatherby rifles. Also I spend quite a bit of time on this forum too Weatherby Rifles Forum - Weatherby Rifles Forum If you want to know something about a Weatherby, these boys are very into them and know. Good site to visit.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-18-2010, 10:48 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,535
Re: Mark 5 Weatherby - Japan vs German made

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
I hope I was correct about that, but it may not be true to all Germans as things were changing alot with Roy and his company back then. Ever read the book " Weatherby, The Man The Gun The Ledgend" ?? Very good read if you are even remotely into Weatherby rifles. Also I spend quite a bit of time on this forum too Weatherby Rifles Forum - Weatherby Rifles Forum If you want to know something about a Weatherby, these boys are very into them and know. Good site to visit.

Jeff
Thanks Jeff.

I have never been afraid of free bore so the difference does not matter but it is nice to know.

I have read the book and he was an innovator in many areas.

Thanks again.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-18-2010, 02:06 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: McLean, Virginia
Posts: 985
Re: Mark 5 Weatherby - Japan vs German made

Slightly off topic, but what is the difference in price between them? Specifically i'm interested in a left hand mark V, don't care too much about where it was manufactured. Just asking about price and quality.
__________________
"Out of range" is a theoretical concept as far as I'm concerned. Send it!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Mark 5 Weatherby - Japan vs German made
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Vintage 1960's made in germany Weatherby Mark V in Weatherby 300 mag. stover954rr Guns For Sale 3 12-18-2013 09:53 AM
Japan Weatherby Mark V Alaskan 300Wby barrel RockZ Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 4 02-02-2011 07:00 PM
240 Weatherby Custom Deluxe German/Sauer Made ctkelly Guns For Sale 14 12-24-2010 01:34 AM
Weatherby Deluxe Mark V, 270 Wby Mag, "Japan" thechamp Guns For Sale 2 07-19-2010 10:47 PM
1968 Weatherby Mark V in .300 German made Webbr Guns For Sale 1 05-22-2010 08:15 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC