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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:23 PM
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Weatherby mk V

Would you own a Weatherby mkV as a hunting rifle?
As for I will just keep my old Springfields and my Remingtons.
Keith Sage.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 08:13 PM
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Re: Weatherby mk V

I have a stable of Remington 700's, a Browning A-Bolt II, a Weatherby Accumark, and several other brands of rifles.

I don't own crappy guns, abd I still have all those rifles, so...That oughtta tell you something. However, I always have, and always will be partial to the Rem 700 action.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 08:58 AM
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Re: Weatherby mk V

I have a Mark V, 3 Vanguards, 3 Remington 700, 1 Model 70, a couple Mausers and more.

My favorite action is the Mark V,
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Unread 11-17-2013, 09:57 AM
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Re: Weatherby mk V

I own four Mark V's, .257, .270, 300 and30/378. Wish the prices were less, dies and components were easier to find, but I am addicted to the Weatherby calibers, actions and classic style. They all shoot VERY well with hand loads.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 02:10 PM
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Re: Weatherby mk V

I'll take a Mark 5 any day over a 700. They are great hunting rifles.
Build a man a fire and you heat him for a day.
Set him on fire and you heat him for life.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

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Unread 11-17-2013, 07:06 PM
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Re: Weatherby mk V

No mkV's here, but they are growing on me a bit after I've helped get a couple of them shooting for friends the last few years.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 09:47 AM
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Re: Weatherby mk V

Yep, a Mark V Deluxe in 270 Wby Mag. It easily beat the accuracy guarantee right out of the box with 3 of the factory loads I tried..130 sp, 140 bst and the 150 sp. Shoot nothing but hand loads now and have no issues finding sub-moa perf from several combos. Pretty impressive to get that kind of accuracy from such a high intensity cartridge.

Weatherby's aren't for everyone, but for the person who is looking to gain an extra edge in performance and also appreciate the quality and strength of the Mark V action, they're hard to beat. I find most people who turn their nose up at Weatherby typically have never owned one.

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