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Old 01-13-2012, 03:50 PM
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Opening bolt face on Weatherby

Can the bolt face of a Mark V in 300 Wtby be opened up into the .585 range?
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: Opening bolt face on Weatherby

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Can the bolt face of a Mark V in 300 Wtby be opened up into the .585 range?
Yes. very easy and the extractor for a 30 378 can be used with little if any modifications.( you
can order the extractor from Weatherby).

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:28 PM
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can order the extractor from Weatherby).

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I would order a spare while you are at it...

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:41 PM
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Re: Opening bolt face on Weatherby

Alright, thanks guys. I found a japanese Mark V in that caliber and it seemed like a decent price. Thought I might pick it up for a future build.
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Re: Opening bolt face on Weatherby

.338 Lapua??

The extractors are pretty weak, this is the only down fall of this action as far as I am concerned. But they have only broken for me when I was doing load development and got a little pressure sign.

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.338 Lapua??


Jeff
Yeah, something in that range. I can get this action for quite a bit less than going custom so thought I would give it a try.
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Re: Opening bolt face on Weatherby

Old thread, but someone should chime in.

The 30-378 or 378 Weatherby has a Lapua-Norma boltface correct. Would that mean it is stronger than buying a 300 Weatherby and opening it up?

That was my impression anyway. Who might know that answer?

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