Originally Posted by Hired Gun
Weatherby Accumarks have hand lapped barrels. Every one of the ones I have been around are all shooters. It's the closest you can get to a custom in a mass produced rifle.
Accumarks use Criterion barrels which are a division of Krieger so they are not really a factory lapped barrel although they are installed on factory rifles.
I've never seen terribly great accuracy out of the majority of Wby's I've seen. Not to tick you off about them because you obviously like them, but I don't ever think of them as a well engineered gun. At least the mark 5's. The Vanguards are a bit more sound as far as the actions go.
What WBY needs to do is mate the Mark 5 barrel and stock with the Vanguard action in a sub moa package. That would be the best of both worlds.