Re: Weatherby rifles and cartridges
pulled the factory wthby barrel off my MK V and rethreaded/headspaced a remington 700 bdl s/s barrel in 338RUM to it,...THEN IT SHOT WELL,..NOT UNTIL THEN THOUGH. 3 shots,..extractor crapped out and the bolt is at wthby right now. The 3 shots were 3/4in with rem core-lokt ammo The actions are tuff,..but to get 9 lugs working in union,..you either get lucky with a good one out of the box or you pay someone to get all 9 lugs tight. Other than that I'll skip the freebore and spend my money on rem700 actions and a good smith any day of the week.
I have been unimpressed with every one I have fired. 2 city boys came to the range last year before hunting season with their accumarks s/s in 300wthby and zeiss glass. These guys started slinging their 1.5 and 2" groups and talking about how these things were the best rifle going (pre-canned sales pitch). Imagine their suprise when the sendero sf in 7mmrem printed 1/2" with factory loads and a burris signature scope. They soon went inside to find someone else to tell about their great rifles,..they knew they were wasting their time on me [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.