2- 257 WBYs which options on which action?

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  1. Qzilla

    Qzilla Well-Known Member

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    Ok in a previous post I mentioned that I had a rifle I really liked in 257 WBY and they do not make it anymore. The barrel in mine is gone for all practical puropses.

    Now I am also having Shawn carlock build me a 257WBY on a Remington Action sort of as we speak. He has the action and trigger but, I am not sure what all he has done yet.

    Well I decided to just rebarrel my Weatherby action to 257 as well.

    Should I send it to Kreiger or Weatherby to get it re-barreled or have Shawn Carlock(sort of partial to him at this moment) do it?

    Should I chamber the Weatherby action just like a stock gun or should I tighten it up for handloads? Or Should I have Shawn tighten the Rem 700 up for shooting reloads?

    I was thinking I would keep 1 gun able to shoot factory ammo and 1 gun to shoot handloads with some heavier projectiles? I am just not sure what to do with each action?

    Does it really matter?
     
  2. rotorhead

    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    If it were me I would send it to Krieger they have a bunch of old cranky Germans up there doing the work HAHA. Anyway they have done 3 semi customs for me. I just sent the gun and told them what I wanted. I have them basically put the barrel on the action and I do the rest. They have always done a very good job and there barrels rank up there with lilja these are the only two barrels I will use, WHY? I have never had any problems out of either one of them . I am not familiar with your smith if he is good you could just have him do the work. In my experiance when chambering the weatherby rounds you should make a point that you want the free bore diameter kept as small as possible something like 3K if they get it to big you will have to shoot flat based bullets out of it. I would leave the free bore but require the freebore diamenter to be small. I will say you have picked a great cartridge I love 1/4 bores and you seem addictied. I don't know what other guns you have but you might consider rechambering your weatherby for a differant caliber like a 300wby mag another awesome round.
    I see you didn't want to give her up on the other post, darn it. I have owned several rifles in the weatherby cartridges and I will say the 300 and the 257 are the best in my book. between the two you can hunt anything you want except maybe P-dogs but this is what the good ole 223 is for.Good luck with your choices


    Hope this helped but if not oh well I tried.

    RH
     

  3. zingdingo

    zingdingo Well-Known Member

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    Rotorhead,

    You mind letting on how much that Krieger rebarrel ran you?

    Thanks
     
  4. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I am not familiar with your smith if he is good you could just have him do the work.

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    If you do a search in this board, you'll find out there are some pretty awesome gun smiths that truly take pride in their work, Shawn Carlock is one of them. Not only that, the reports and feed back on their work is very impressive.
     
  5. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    What ever you do.........

    have them use a reamer that has the leade shortened on it. All that freebore is good for is a loss in velocity and accuracy! How can the bullet get started straight having to jump .300? Better yet, send them a round with a bullet seated to the way you want it an have them throat the barrel for that cartridge. If Kreiger can't do it, then Pac Nor can.
     
  6. rotorhead

    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    zingdingo, I have about 370 plus shipping I use CM barrels so the bluing kept the price up a little. The worst thing is it does take a while.

    keithcandler , They will do what ever you want them to. I agree you can do better by elimating the free bore, but the reason I say to leave the freebore is if you ever want to sell it you will have a bigger market because there are still alot of people that want to just by there ammunition and shoot.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    RH
     
  7. rotorhead

    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I am not familiar with your smith if he is good you could just have him do the work.

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    If you do a search in this board, you'll find out there are some pretty awesome gun smiths that truly take pride in their work, Shawn Carlock is one of them. Not only that, the reports and feed back on their work is very impressive.

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    Yes your right for some reason at the time I wrote this I just didn't put two and two together, I must of been dreaming of my next hunt or something. He does have a great reputation and I wouln't hesitate sending anything to him from what I have read on theis forum/Kirby either.

    Rh /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  8. Qzilla

    Qzilla Well-Known Member

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    Ok here is what we are doing.

    Rem 700 action, Shawn is going to build it the way he wants to build it. We are probably going to shoot some reasonably heavy bullets out of it for a decent 500-600 yard gun.

    The Weatherby action is going to be rebarreled back to the way it came to me from the factory. WE are leaving the freebore so that we can shoot factory ammo if we want to. I am going to see what he will do with the action and trigger so it is at least a decent 100-200 yeard gun with factory ammo.


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