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Old 05-05-2009, 09:08 PM
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Detachable magazine for MKv weatherby

I'm thinking of getting a A5 stock for my 338 edge but was wondering if you can get a detachable magazine for it with new bottom metal.

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Old 05-05-2009, 09:32 PM
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Re: Detachable magazine for MKv weatherby

None that I'm aware of.

Other more salty Wby guys should weigh in here to make sure.....I'd drop these Wby guru's a PM to make sure.....TRGRMAN, JE Custom, Broz, specweldtom, Magnus.

The best option I'm aware of is the factory "378 Wby" center feed internal box which measures at approx 3.815 from front to rear. Most will load at a lesser length to ensure proper function...say 3.808 or less. This box may require some gunmithing to fit/operate properly in your action, depending if it started out as a .540 bolt face or was a 378 based case to begin with.

For bottom metal, you can order from Wby, specifically from their custom shop, a product that is called a "drop box kit". This is a one piece bottom metal, that allows for +1 of internal mag capacity with the above center feed mag, and a flat center feed mag follower. This will come with a flat mag center follower. It protrudes a little farther down than the factory metal and looks like:

That above pic is borrowed from Magnumdood at weatherby.dk

You could make the factory metal work with the Center feed box, but you might only get 2+1 on capacity with the Center feed box and factory bottom metal. Since your looking for a DBM, I'm assuming capacity is important to you.

The part numbers:

Box, Magazine Large Caliber: 6816
Drop Box Kit: CBA2038
Flat follower: I don't have the part number for that handy...sorry.

Hope that helps.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:59 PM
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Re: Detachable magazine for MKv weatherby

Awsome reply thankyou.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:15 PM
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Re: Detachable magazine for MKv weatherby

Parts list that was used to take a .540 bolt face Mark V Weatherby action to a .580 bolt face.

Drop box kit still uses a hinged floor plate, but add one to the internal capacity.







And this is what the bottom metal looks like on a rifle. Good luck!

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Old 06-06-2010, 02:05 PM
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Re: Detachable magazine for MKv weatherby

Autorotate is the MAN!

I was looking for a magazine solution for a Mk 5 with a 378-size round and found this post.. the Wby listed dealer didn't have a clue and never mentioned the drop box.

I'm brand-new green in the long range world and there are no smiths in the area that work on target rifles.

The custom shop guy was great at Weatherby... Rodney set me up with the parts you listed.. especially, the large caliber extractor to use when the boltface gets opened up.

I just started reading LRH, so it will take a few months to get myself oriented here. Again, thanks for the answer to the question I had on making room for the big boomers!
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:23 AM
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Re: Detachable magazine for MKv weatherby

Autorotate,

Tell me about the stock and the scope mount. Is that a 20 slope on the scope mount?

I looked for stocks, but they are all for the brand X actions. Was this a Weatherby inlet to begin with? What else did you do to it?
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:52 AM
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Re: Detachable magazine for MKv weatherby

Bell Carlson Tactical stock part # 6629-## (##=color code). Same stock used on the Weatherby Threat Response Custom rifle that Weatherby offers from the factory custom shop. No special inletting required, other than the barrel channel. Barrel channel is inletted for a Weatherby #4 contour, which is somewhere around a Light Palma contour. The barrel you see on that rifle is a Brux Heavy Palma with a 3" shank. Weighs 4.4 lbs. Adjustable everything, tough as a brick.

Scope mount link

Near 20 MOA mount, you're absolutely right on the slope. Arguably the finest bases you can buy for any rifle, and one of the few that makes one for the Weatherby Mark V action. His bases come machined for 5 attachment screws, but you can of course just use 4 if you don't have/desire to have your receiver machined for the 5th attachment screw.

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