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Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

 
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:42 PM
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Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

So I took three rifles to the range all using factory ammo. Started off at 100 yards and here are the best groups.

Nosler Model 48 Legacy .270 win Hornady Superformance 130grain SST
Best group: .90"

Model 700 7mm mag. 150grain core lockt
Best Group: 1.8"

Weatherby Accumark 300wby 180grain soft point
Best Group: 3.8"

Is it weird that the Weatherby is shooting this poor? Should I send it back to Weatherby? What would they do to rectify the problem?

Please advise. Also, could I shoot better with hand loads?

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:31 PM
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Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

What brand ammo in the Weatherby - was it theirs?

Wby factory uses the 180gr spire point and 165 Barnes to test. At least try those but don't be afraid to try others too. Factory 180s come in Barnes, Accubond and Partitions.

And yes, with time and effort you would most likely find an excellent handload.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:55 PM
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Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

Yes, it was Weatherby ammo, 180 grains.

Has anyone ever sent a rifle back to Weatherby?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:03 PM
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Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

any other advice?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:17 PM
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Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

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Yes, it was Weatherby ammo, 180 grains.

Has anyone ever sent a rifle back to Weatherby?
It's far cheaper to buy a few different kinds of ammo. My guess (based on previous comments by others) is that Weatherby will ask what ammo you tried and then suggest others. You might as well try a few others first before going this route.

FYI, one bad ammo does not an inaccurate rifle make.

Also, don't be afraid to check the torque on the action screws, scope rings, etc to be sure they're tightened to specifications.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:24 PM
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Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

Just curious if you used a chrono on the weatherby? I used a accumark .257wby with 2 boxes of factory 110 accubonds. We got 3moa at 100 yards and as much as 175fps differance between shots on the same box of ammo. This left us scratching our heads. At $70+ a box I would have thought it would be better.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:04 PM
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Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

No, I need to get a chronograph. Thanks for the advice. I used to reload in the past and just thought I could use factory ammo but it looks like Im going back to reloading. Thanks for the advice.
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