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Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

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Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

Is the scope on the Weatherby a proven scope?? Sounds like something is wrong here to me. All Accumarks I have ever been around were real shooters.

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    Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

    The scope on the Accumark is a Leupold 4.5x15x50.

    The other scopes were a Zeiss 6x20x50 and Swarovski z5.
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    Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

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    The scope on the Accumark is a Leupold 4.5x15x50.

    The other scopes were a Zeiss 6x20x50 and Swarovski z5.
    Well there are many things to check. Like action screw torque, mounts or rings loose, recoil flinch etc. But one thing I have had on some of my Weatherby's is Leupold failure. Two of the higher end Leupolds in one season, both on Weatherby's. I would run through the check list then swap scopes just to see.

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    Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

    Ok, thanks for the reply. I have a spare scope to throw on there and see. I was using a lead sled so recoil was not a factor.

    What is action screw torque?
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    Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

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    Ok, thanks for the reply. I have a spare scope to throw on there and see. I was using a lead sled so recoil was not a factor.

    What is action screw torque?

    If my memory is correct for the Accumark in the HS stock with aluminum bedding rail it is 65 inch lbs. But better check that out.

    Also FWIW, every one I have owned or worked on has shot better after I epoxy bedded it. But they all shot much better than yours right off the bat.

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    Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

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    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.
    My 257 shot a 3/4 inch group at 200 yards with factory 110 Accubond ammo. Perhaps you got a bad one?
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    Re: Range report: Accumark, legacy, and 700

    As others have said, check all screws and switch the scope. I do not like shooting over lead sleds. To many variables. If I can't get a rifle to shoot the old fashioned way, with a bipod and rear bag or over a cement bench, because of recoil, you shouldn't be shooting it anyway.
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