Re: Weatherby Mark V Giving me fits. Keep it or trade?
I've floated and bedded probably 20-25 Weatherby's over the years and never had any problems. I'm not sure who your gunsmith is/was, but I have never heard about the locking lugs before. My gunsmith, Howard Dietz, has never said anything like that to me.
Again, the only problems I've ever had was out of two UL Accumarks, all my others have shot at least 1 MOA or better. The regular Accumarks have shot much better than that. I just got in a 338-378 Accumark and we'll see how it does.
I'll post the results. If I were going to build a LR rifle, I would not choose a Weatherby action, just because of expense, I would go with a custom action at that price. Otherwise, I would use a Remington or Winchester.
Weatherby hasn't been in business for nearly 60 years for no reason. They make a fine rifle, albeit more expensive, and they have a good reputation.
Learn from others mistakes, you won't live long enough to make them all yourself