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Old 12-27-2010, 10:34 PM
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Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

Would like to get some feedback on this rifle. The price tag is fairly steep for not being a custom.

I have been considering this gun in a .257 Weatherby for a high country rifle, but wonder if it would be better just to build.

Anybody have some experiences to share?
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:29 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

Ithought I saw one in the classified section, they have a very light barrel contuor.Im going to put a light stock on my Vanguard and get the same weight one of these days.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:28 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

Had one in a 25-06 24" barrel after I free floated it and did some load development I got the sierra 117 prohunter to shoot into 1/2". The trigger was not like my jewel triggers, I was going to replace it but ended up trading it. One of the dumbest things I've ever done. Get a little misty eyed when I think about that rifle. I thought it was a awesome gun.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:05 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

What are you going to be hunting? Browning has tit. offerings that I think are under 6 #'s, I looked at a 325 WSM, SIMILAR PRICE
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:00 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

Muley's would be the primary quarry. Maybe a sheep every 50 years or so, when I could draw a tag.

I have a Browning A-bolt Micro in .284 Win now, just looking for something a tad zippier. May even consider a .270 WSM.

Mainly wanted some real world feedback on the Weatherby to know if it's worth $1500.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:42 AM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

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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.

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Old 03-25-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

Thanks for the advice Jeff. That's pretty much what I was looking to find out.
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