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Weatherby rifles and cartridges

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Unread 01-29-2005, 01:17 PM
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Re: Weatherby rifles and cartridges

The most accurate and cheapest rifle weatherby have is the Vanguard, it is certainly worth a look, its the same rifle as the Howa 1500.
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Unread 02-02-2005, 12:47 PM
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Re: Weatherby rifles and cartridges

I have several friends that own Weatherbys and they shoot tight groups! The thing I have against Weatherby is another friend had a 30/378wby and it would not group as advertised he sent it back to Weatherby and they wouldn't make it up. If your main selling ponit is accuracy you should not mess people over with rifles that will not shoot as advertised!!!!!
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Unread 09-05-2007, 06:48 PM
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Unread 09-08-2007, 07:16 PM
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I have an opinion on Weatherby rifles and I just replied so I don't know how I should vote in the poll
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Unread 09-08-2007, 08:07 PM
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Weatherby Rifles

This is like swimming in a pond full of water moccasin but hear goes.

Weatherby and remingtion are my two favorite factory actions
to build custom rifles on.

The reason is that they are well made and respond to bedding and
blue printing very well.

The Weatherby MK 5 action is one of the strongest actions made and
normaly the only thing I have to do to the action is to lap the lugs in
(NOTE : I have never seen a factory action of any brand that had
100% lug engagement).

And from action to action I find the Weatherby tolerances very close to
the same.

One thing to remember is that each action (Remington, Winchester,Ruger,
Weatherby,Sako,etc require different methods of bedding and blue printing
to make them shoot there best.

I have been very pleased with the performance of all the Weatherbys
I have built or tuned.The best to date is a 30x378 mk 5 on a #7 Shilen
that shot a .092 5shot group. also I have a 30x378 accumark that will shoot
a 5 shot group of .277 all day long.

It,s to bad when someone gets a bad rifle of any kind but S*#$ happens
and you just have to move on.

As a gunsmith I am not afraid of building any custom rifle on a Weatherby
action and guarantee that it will shoot under 1/2 MOA.

Just my 2 cent's
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Unread 09-08-2007, 09:17 PM
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Over the years, I've had two .340 Wby deluxes, one .340 Accumark, and one .460 deluxe. (all factory stock) The .340's all made the Wby guaranteed 3 shot 100 yd group. The .460 would shoot .7-.8" with factory 500gr gate crashers.(an honest 8,000 #ft of energy). I once told a guy at the range that it really didn't hurt once you got used to momentarily blacking out! I don't remember who it was that compared Weatherbys to Harleys, but it's ironic that I sold the .460 to help buy a Harley. (I've had 3 Harleys in 50 yrs, all have been stone reliable). Everything else I worked on at night so I could ride the next day. I feel the same about the Wby's as I do the Harleys.
Right now, I have a .30x.378 that I built on an Alaskan action with a Hart hvy barrel that shoots sub 1/2 moa 5 shot @ 100 yds. I'm building another Alaskan in .338x.378 with a Shilen #7 select match barrel. I want to tune it for the Sierra 300gr mkhp's.
I won't build a rifle chambered for one of the .378 based cartridges on any other commercial action but a Wby Mk V. They're stronger than a wet goat and they're straight.

Allright, that's my 2 cents, Tom
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Unread 09-08-2007, 09:32 PM
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Like em or hate em, there was an early post expounding on the Weatherby being AMERICAN. I don't think so. Personally, you couldn't give me one. Remingtons are American though. mtmuley
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