Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Reply

Why not Weatherby

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 12-16-2012, 09:10 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 1,596
Re: Why not Weatherby

I own Vanguards, Mark V's in various finishes and stocks including Accumark as well as a Remington Sendero. They are all great rifles in their own right.

The Accumark as well as Sendero can often be had for around $1000 to $1200 depending on caliber and condition. Ignore the MSRP on any of these rifles and don't be afraid to cruise Gunbroker looking for real world prices.

I very much like the Mark V action, short bolt throw and trigger. This year my 340 took an elk at 400+ yards, so they work well when you want them to.

Good luck in your search!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 15
Re: Why not Weatherby

+1
i really like the mark v accumark. i picked up a 1998 lightly used 300 wby mag on gunbroker this past spring from a shop in Ga. then bedded the action from 1" in front of recoil lug to tang free floating the barrel. setup talley mounts and a 3-12x50 zeiss scope with 30mm main tube. otherwise a factory gun. she shoots great.

the attachment is from a 100 yd load work up from yesterday. this one seems to like the 178 amax over rl 25 or rl 22 with fed 215gm primer, wby brass collet neck sized, trim to 2.82". col is ~ 3.627". the factory weatherby 165 sp cartridges shoot well also.
Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
Why not Weatherby-p1050399a.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-18-2013, 10:16 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 15
Re: Why not Weatherby

My 300 Weatherby, straight from the factory box, put the first three shots into a 1 1/2 group at 300 yards, using 190 grain Hornadys. It kills elk too.
RF
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-18-2013, 10:53 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 181
Re: Why not Weatherby

I love my Weatherby! I got a Vanguard SS in .243 Win. and I've been using it successfully for years now. Out of the box it shot half MOA with 55 grain Winchester Supreme Ballistic Silvertips, and around 3/4 MOA with 95 grain XP3's.

After I did a free-float, glass bedding job, and trigger job (all back when I was 16) the gun shot several 1/4 MOA groups with mildly loaded 69 grain Berger HBCFB Match bullets.

I really, REALLY prefer it to the Remingtons I've used and owned. The Vanguard is built like a tank, and it shows.

Only gripe is that the synthetic stock is made to be pressure bedded, and it's too flimsy to take a free float. After some goofing around, I just bought a Boyds' laminate thumbhole stock.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Why not Weatherby
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weatherby’s Newest Vanguard: The Series 2 And The .257 Weatherby Magnum ADMIN Gun Reviews - Discussion 23 10-09-2014 05:32 AM
FS: Vintage 1960's made in germany Weatherby Mark V in Weatherby 300 mag. stover954rr Guns For Sale 3 12-18-2013 09:53 AM
weatherby Mark V Ultralight Weight 240 Weatherby mag SOLD stevenautique Guns For Sale 5 11-20-2012 04:03 PM
Freebore excess in Weatherby rifles chambered in non-Weatherby rounds? Yorkplates Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 19 09-28-2009 08:41 PM
Weatherby Mark V Deluxe - 7mm Weatherby Magnum 300winnie Guns For Sale 1 06-25-2007 10:21 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC