I have never heard of the mount holes being out of whack on a Mark 5. Loosen the bases back up and move them the direction you need and tighten them back up to 20 inch pounds. If that doesn't do it Weatherby will fix or replace it. Out of the box with the scope optically centered they are usually less than 2" off at 100 yards. What mounts are you using? What else is there to complain about? I think if you give it half a chance it will surprise you. What model and caliber is it?
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Re: Wby mk 5
And everybody complains about the quality of the 700.........
You dont see too many MkV's on the 1000 yard line or on an Alaska brown bear hunt. They sure look pretty though.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
Thanks. I don't argue with people on the forum. I just say what I have to say and go on. I have built and used BDCs. People who haven't can say whatever they want to say.
BDC is an old technology, it works.
All that said I have three scopes with target turrets.
I didn't really realize anyone was giving me a bad time. People like to bash BDCs and Weatherbys a lot. It seems to pass for entertainment here. Other days people discuss whether one should shoot game animals with Sierra Match Kings. Then if that gets boring just say "Schmidt and Bender" real loud.
"I have never heard of the mount holes being out of whack on a Mark 5."
You can't say that anymore .
It is a Wby mk5 ,fluted ss bbl , Leupold two piece turn in bases and rings . I turned the front base around to see if it was in the bases . It was exactly the same ( way to go Leupold )
As far as Weatherby fixing it ...............are you sure ? how long ? do I need the barcode that came with it 7 years ago ?original receipt , box?,..........I am sorry , but I have been in this place too many times only to be told that I did not have / meet some criteria .............and that gets old ,tiring , maddening [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
As far as giving it half a chance , you really don't want to know what " chances " I have given it .
My plan is to continue on until this rifle shoots half moa or less , whatever it takes ( new bbl / action truing is next on the list ) .
Bad thing is , it would be a lot less expensive to sell this rig ( but what do you tell those that are interested in buying ? ) and build another . That is not an option as My friend Scott does not sell guns . He only buys them .
I realize that any manufacturer on the planet can produce a " lemon " . My oldest son works for Mercedes Benz , sheesh what a mess !
Thing is with an upscale rifle like WBY one should have a serious Quality Control section standing between them and what I have experienced .