Re: Weatherby Action Length?
I hate to admit this but I have purchased six mk 5 wbys, all synthetics, in the last 2 years for $300-$500. Four were unfired in the box and one didn't have the box but if it had been fired I couldn't tell it. The other had no more than a box of shells through it. Three had scopes on them like new that were $500 scopes. After floating the barrel and bedding they all shot .5 moa or better. This economy is great. One is now our pet rifle that shoots 1- 1/2" groups at a quarter mile. I am taking it to Alaska this year for dall sheep, grizzly and caribou. Most all were convinced by many that those old wby's were a piece of junk and wanted to get out of them so they could get a good rifle.
By the way one is a 7mm rem mag like yours and is an awesome shooter after just a little work. Bargains are out there if you keep looking. Unfortunately for you Phorwath the bargains are not in Alaska. Everything is high in Alaska, even these old junk wby's.
Forgot about one, edit to make that seven. I bought a browning A-bolt gold medallion like new for $500 with a like new 2-10 nikon monarch scope on it. I kept the scope and traded the A-bolt for a like new 378 wby deluxe with a beautiful walnut stock on it. Along with the rifle I got 378 loading dies and nine boxes of 378 wby rounds. He didn't like the wby and thought it kicked way to much. He just wanted to get out of it for a nice rifle he could use. We both got what we wanted.
Good luck with your 7mm, for very little you can have it fixed like you want.
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Last edited by Long Time Long Ranger; 04-14-2010 at 08:27 PM.