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Old 11-20-2012, 11:25 PM
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Re: weatherby mark V action possibilities

Originally Posted by fisherman983 View Post
i have a 300 weatherby mag in a mark V action sitting in the corner that i no longer enjoy shooting, it kicked the snot out of me and i added a holland quick discharge muzzle break and the noise is so unbearable that i hate shooting it just as much as i did before adding the break so ive been pondering the idea of a semi custom rifle built on the action...im a 264 win mag freak and have 3 of them so at this point that caliber is out of the equation...im looking for suggestions on what to build and here is a small list of what im looking for
a caliber that does NOT need a muzzle break to shoot it comfortably
fairly flat trajectory
good bullet selction
not horribly expensive as far as components, such as brass to come by and or fire form
i would consider this rifle a "hunting weight" rifle so nothing too heavy
it would be used for deer/antelope/bear and possibly elk
i like the thought of having a 7mm stw but not sure i would like the recoil so fire away with your suggestions
How about a 6.5-284 or a 6.5-06
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:53 PM
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Re: weatherby mark V action possibilities

my opinion of the 6.5-284 is that its a good cartridge that is very accurate but its still a wanna-be 264 win mag...i think after some careful deliberation that i'll keep the action and have it rebarreled into a 257 weatherby at a later date
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:16 AM
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Re: weatherby mark V action possibilities

If you dont trust a .257 WBY then you have issues. That is one bad arse round. it was one of Roy Weatherby's favorite chambering's and he shot it more than any other for the very reason you are looking for. Lighter recoil, devastating on game.

Have you considered just simply going to a lighter load on your .300? Reduce it down and I bet it would be a pleasure to shoot.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: weatherby mark V action possibilities

i trust the 257 roy 100%, i just didnt trust my personal rifle as much as my goto win model 70 264. as i had traveled almost 1200 miles to hunt and i was doing it solo with sparce game i wanted to be confident that when i pulled the trigger the bullet went where it was supposed to and i just couldnt do it with the 257 i have now as it doesnt shoot as well as it was said to
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