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Old 11-21-2004, 08:36 PM
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7 Ultra Don't Waste your Money!!! you want a .257 Weatherby or a .270 buy a Rem action and start from there...A stock Weatherby may look pretty but thats about it! for the price its POS! ohh and BrianB don't worry about opening up a can -o worms on this subject ...you hit the nail right on the head! ..heck I would feel better about heading out into the field with a red Ryder BB gun than one of these POS's Take a look 7ultra at how many replies you got on this subject ...most are tring to be politicly correct but really they are all basicly saying the same thing!...they don't shoot for Sh%t and ther are a waste of money....use you best judgement. Good luck I hope I didn't get anybody's pantys in a bounch this is a forum of free speech I believe.
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:07 PM
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Long Range Demon TacKac,
I don't understand how you came to the conclusion "most are tring to be politicly correct but really they are all basicly saying the same thing!...they don't shoot for Sh%t and ther are a waste of money".

60% of us respondants that have owned and used them have been positively impressed by them. 40% were not happy with their experience.

Now if you want to argue "value" and making a semi-custom rifle that can out perform a Weatherby you may very well be able to do so. But you may not too. Not everyone wants to shop around for a used action, find a reliable gunsmith that really knows his stuff and wait for 6-12 months to put together a gun that might be better than what they can buy off the shelf for about the same money. Remember, just because a gun is "custom" doesn't mean it will shoot well.

7Ultra, Which ever way you go I wish you the best of luck.

PS I didn't get a chance to test my 257 on a living critter. I only saw two doe in 5 days of hunting. The lack of snow didn't help any.
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:07 PM
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RBrowning,
That sucks to hear (about the deer), but thanks to all for the input. I can tell you one thing though, the deer up in WI don't like the 7mm Remington magnum. Too bad the shot was at a longrange 20 yrds. Would have really liked to have seen how the 160gr Accubonds perform on longer shots.
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Old 11-22-2004, 12:15 AM
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Have you ever seen a Weatherby action in a bench rest match? Or any Weatherby in any match?I've seen many of shooter/reloaders with worried looks at rifle range.First shot couple of shots are on target than it starts going south,all for $1500.00 plus.But they look soooo coool.
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:15 AM
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I think for a decent watherby you could built a remm700 chambred in weatherby cart that will kick ass on any factory weatherbyg..and
i don't know who you use as a smith but i but maybe you need to find a new one ...thats kind of wait is CRAZY!!! besiseds if you want flat shooting ther are a few that will kick the weatherbys
***** plus the new carts b uilt by Kirby will smoke anyway weatherby smoke any .277. 6.5 and.270 [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:28 AM
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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]
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:51 PM
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I think a couple of guys here said it-get a weatherby caliper in something other than a weatherby-great caliber-poor rifle

[ 11-22-2004: Message edited by: NTM ]
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