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Old 07-23-2008, 06:18 PM
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Rebarrel for Weatherby

Hi Guys,
I have a weatherby Mkv in 300 wby and i am considerin re-brreling it just after ay suggestion on wich caliber would suit the bolt face .
Only realy iterested in 30 cal and up.

Also is it possible to open up the bot faceand spread the rails on this gun to build a 338 edge out of it .

Thanks JAWZ
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:19 PM
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Jawz, the Wby Mk V would be my first choice to barrel an Edge on. If the Edge is a .300 Rum necked up or a .375 Rum necked down, the bolt face will work like it is. (Except you do need to chamfer the inside edge of the bolt lip a little). You don't have to work the rails. Just the box lips and follower. Wby has mag boxes and followers for .378 based cartridges that might work to feed the Edge. The .300 Wby box and follower probably won't without work. I like the mag length on the Mk V. It's 3.8" + or -.

The Mk V bolt is easy to open up if it does need it, like for the .338 x .378 Wby.

Good Hunting, Tom
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:02 PM
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Like Spec said. It would work just fine. A couple things. Weatherby can send you a longer follower to take up the whole mag well. Then have the smith mill out the bolt stop race way on the bolt to allow it reach the end of the mag well.(Mine forgot this step!)
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:27 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys i am very happy to hear that there is no need to do all that extra smithing.
This barrle has 1 more chance with 2 different projectiles if it fails to preform its off to the nackers for it.

JAWZ
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:05 PM
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I just built a 338 RUM for a guy on this action, it turned out great and he loves it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:02 PM
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Suggestion;
If you don't have one find someone that does and really look at your bore before rebarreling. It may just need a good and complete cleaninng, Most copper cleaners don't do a complete job.. If it is dirty clean it before scraping it. You might save $1000.00
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:50 PM
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46, I think the .300 Wby is the first one to have the full length bolt stop slot, and doesn't have the partition in the mag box. The 7mm and smaller Wby calibers and the Std Mags (.300 Win. etc) have the short bolt stop slot and mag partition. Jawz, just look into the mag box with the bolt all the way back. Shouldn't be a partition, and the bolt face should be behind the back wall of the mag box. Or take the box out and measure the inside length. Should be +/- 3.8".

Good luck on a great project, Tom
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