Originally Posted by Broz
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.
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.
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