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Old 05-10-2011, 12:38 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

I picked up a NIB 300 Wby Ultra Lightweight off of gunbroker last year for $1100. Mine is a shooter and I haven't done anything to it other then working on the factor trigger. I would certainly recommend it for a high mountain hunt and you wanted something you could pack all day.

Having said that, I did put a muzzle break on mine, the recoil was a little too fierce for that caliber being in a lighter weight platform.

Regardless of what others say, I like the Mark V weatherby rifles and all of mine are shooters.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:23 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

those guns are made requiring 60 lbs torque on forearm screw to pull the barrel down into the forearm tip resulting in a slight barrel bend. i couldnt get my 300 wby mag to shoot at all rigged free=floated. ditched it. i wonder how it would have done holding on target if there was a lt of up force applied to forearm on long shots with a harris bipod.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:25 AM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

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Originally Posted by ralph cockrell View Post
those guns are made requiring 60 lbs torque on forearm screw to pull the barrel down into the forearm tip resulting in a slight barrel bend. i couldnt get my 300 wby mag to shoot at all rigged free=floated. ditched it. i wonder how it would have done holding on target if there was a lt of up force applied to forearm on long shots with a harris bipod.
My Dad's 7mm Wby ULW has been bedded and freefloated.
He took antelope at 512 and 800+ yards last year, so I don't think that the pressure points on the Weatherbys are mandatory for good results. Each rifle of any brand will vary.

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Old 05-13-2011, 05:12 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

mine is a vanguard, so it is not there premium action. Then if you want to restock to cut weight it starts pushing same price. I have seen several used and floated, mine is floated by me 257WM
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:22 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

dr, the best i could get with action/barrel elevated was 3-4 in at 100. now, you make me wish i would have had it bedded. i sure wish i had it back. it had great balance, compared to mt 300 rum. dr rc
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:49 PM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

I would look for a used one but I have one in 270 wby and it shoots less than a inch at 100 yards.Great guy.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:00 AM
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Re: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight

Ralph has a point , torque spec's important. Most manufactures rarely supply you with that info. I've heard Weatherby's are touchy about that forward pressure point . Sounds like if one does free float - bedding is a must and best do it right. I don't try to shoot groups with big calibers . Rocks make great targets.
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