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Unread 03-19-2007, 08:39 PM
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Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

Yes I know cheap & 30-378 don't go together.
What are my best options for a cheap 30-378?
Brass & powder is cheap compared to the cost of a rifle.
Would like to hear all ideas.
Is the best to buy a second hand accumark? These are very hard to find in Australia.
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    Unread 03-19-2007, 09:04 PM
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    Re: Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

    What about rechambering a CZ [Brno] in 300 win mag?
    Is the mag box on the cz 300 wm the same as the 375 h&h etc so it will be long enough for the 30-378?
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    Unread 03-19-2007, 09:56 PM
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    Re: Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

    HJl

    look for an accumark in 30/378 they are guaranteed
    to shoot under 1&1/2 MOA and most will do much better
    they come with a kriger barrel and the actions are
    very strong.

    Mine shot .700 to .800moa but I could'nt leave it alone
    so I set the sholder back .010" and touched the chamber
    to a headspace of .oo1" and now it shoots under .200"
    5 shot groups.

    I personally dont like muzzle breaks so I decided to build
    a 30/378 with a heavy(#7 taper 28") barrel and no break with
    very good results. Best group to date is a 100rd 5 shot .092
    off of sand bags.

    By the way I used a weatherby MK 5 action.

    The 30/378 is a great long range weapon but the ammo
    is very expensive unless you reload.

    Good luck Down Under
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    Re: Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

    JE Custom
    Thank you for your reply.
    An accumark is propably the way to go.New they are expensive [around $3000] here in Australia. Second hand hard to find.
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    Re: Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

    The cheapest you will likely find would be a Mark V Synthetic or Sako TRGS. A Mark V Fibermark would also be cheaper than the Accumark.

    James
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    Re: Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

    James H is right - see my signature. Did the Synthetic Matte about 8 years ago for about $800, so a used one should be in the same ballpark and I got the Fibermark 13 months ago for $1020. Leupolds drive up the cost a little, but you need something good. They both rip groups that will make you forget Accumarks - both have brakes by the way.

    Get one and have fun.
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    Re: Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

    30-378
    Thanks for the reply. I don't know if they import the cheap Weatherby's into Australia. I have never seen one for sale. I have seen accumark's listed.
    Great minds think alike. I have a 7mm STW too. Thinking of getting a 30-378. Do they kick much more than a 7mm STW?
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