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Old 07-18-2012, 08:39 PM
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Model 700 Classic 7mm Weatherby Mag

Hi all, newbie question here.
I found this while surfin the net the other day on auction arms.
It a new in box Rem Model 700 Classic in 7mm Weatherby Mag.
I am not familar with the Weatherby Magnum cartridige as far as its accuracy, or even ballistics, but I have a bro in kanas who swears buy the round.
Can anyone shed a little light on the rifle / round / accuracy/ for me?
also is $700.00 a decent price for a new in box 700 in this caliber?

Thanks to all who have the time to answer,
Roland
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: Model 700 Classic 7mm Weatherby Mag

Nice rifle, and at least a decent price. The 7mm wby falls right between the 7mm rem and 7mmstw in real performance. I shoot both of those but do not own any weatherby calibers. I'd go with rl22, rl25, h1000, I 7828, or retumbo and 140-175 grain bullets with it. If it is a 1-10 twist you'll be stuck between 140 and 168 or so(some 7mm wby rifles are 1-10 and I'm not sure about the rem's). I'd start with the rl series and try h and then Imr if rl doesn't work. There is plenty of data online to start with. A 215 is your friend here.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:43 PM
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Re: Model 700 Classic 7mm Weatherby Mag

We own several 7mm Wby rifles - though they are all Weatherby Mark V's.
I was shooting the Ultralightweight today, in fact.

As with any rifle, accuracy depends on the rifle, not the caliber.
The rifle I was shooting today has taken antelope out to 800+ yards with factory ammo ((Hornady 154 InterBonds) so there is definitely some long range capability.

I'm just getting ready to handload some 160 Nosler Accubonds for another one of the rifles using either H-1000 or H-4831SC. Currently I'm leaning towards the H-1000.

We've toyed around with buying a Remington in the 7mm Wby caliber to round out our collection (have a Sako already) but haven't yet done it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: Model 700 Classic 7mm Weatherby Mag

I bought a new Rem 700 Classic in 300Wby many years ago. Very nice little rifle but if your 7mm is like my 300, it has a 24" barrel. It will suffer with velocity compared to a 26" of even 28" barrel. Also it will have a small raised piece at the forend of the stock putting upward pressure on the barrel to supposedly enhance accuracy. Mine never shot good until I had the action bedded and completely free floated the barrel. I guess it depends on what you intend to do with it, but for LR it will need some mods.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:05 AM
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Re: Model 700 Classic 7mm Weatherby Mag

Thanks for the input everyone.
Is the cartridge case belted like the 7mm Rem Mags?
I am still on the fence about this rifle. It is a decent price but perhaps I should just stick with the 3006.
Roland
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:33 AM
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Re: Model 700 Classic 7mm Weatherby Mag

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Thanks for the input everyone.
Is the cartridge case belted like the 7mm Rem Mags?
I am still on the fence about this rifle. It is a decent price but perhaps I should just stick with the 3006.
Roland
Yes, it is belted.

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:43 AM
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Re: Model 700 Classic 7mm Weatherby Mag

FYI- 26 inch barrel and a Weatherby Mark V:

Weatherby Mark V bolt action rifle 7mm WBY Mag : Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com

Even better value:
Weatherby MK V 7mm Weatherby Mag VERY NICE GUN! : Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com
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