Originally Posted by cornstalker
Mainly wanted some real world feedback on the Weatherby to know if it's worth $1500.
I have owned two in 270 Weatherby Mag with 26" tubes. They are light, shoulder quick and feel great to me. But in my opinion they are a limited range rifle and not a good group shooter. The very light contour fluted barrel heats up quick especially with the charge from the Weatherby calibers. Both of mine were 1 1/2" @ 100 yards three shot groupers at best. If you are looking for a rifle to shoot to 300 yards or less this would be it, and the .257 wby is an awesome round. But if shots are going to exceed this distance go for an accumark. When you need to make that 500 yard plus shot you will be glad you were packing that few extra pounds.
You should be able to pick up a very nice used ULW for $1100 or less. I sold both of mine for $1050 ea.