building my weatherby

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by lsm62, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. lsm62

    lsm62 Well-Known Member

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    Ok here it goes. Ever since I was a little kid I have wanted a Weatherby Mark V rifle. This stems from my grandfather’s love of his 270 Weatherby mag which he hunts deer and elk with and his brothers 7mm magnum also built on the Mark V action. When I was about 14 or 15 I was given a Weatherby Vanguard chambered in 300 win mag, while it was a beautiful rifle it was not a Mark V. Well I grew up and moved to Las Vegas where there is not a lot of hunting still I wanted a Mark V and decided to start on the road of Building one for a long range target shooter. I started by finding a cheap rifle on line and purchased it.
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    The first thing I did was to place an order with Hart Rifle Barrels to re-barrel the action. This put me on the 9 month waiting list. While I waited I began to modify the rest of the weapon starting with the stock. I purchased a Bell & Carlson fully adjustable stock and bedded the action.
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    I also put a Versa-pod stud in the for-grip to utalize the Versa-pod system
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    The next step was to paint the stock to give it some shine.
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    Then I Patiently waited for the phone call from Hart to tell me they were ready. Soon the day came and I began to get anxious as I waited for my rifle to return. Just before Christmas it did.
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    Now all I needed was a detachable mag system and I would be ready to go. This became a problem as it seemed there where none on the market. Luckily I was given a low end milling machine for Christmas and started working on making my own.
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    Once finished a friend of mine convinced me that we should make the mag system available to other shooters that also would like a detachable magazine system. So we have.
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    The mag that we are using is Wyatt’s longest mag so the shooter can load to a COAL of 3.79in. This allows for shooters to lengthen out there cartridges to get closer to the lans. While for some calibers it does not give quite enough space it still provides a fast, easy and reliable reloading process. For more info click the link below.
    Weatherby DBM Mark V - Sniper's Hide Forums
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    Now it is finished and shooting it is a blast.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esVMNEmdC-Y]Detachable Mag Weatherby Mark V long action - YouTube[/ame]
    I still get a lot of guff from my family as paper targets do not eat as well as elk but they all still admire the rifle.
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    Lsm
     
  2. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    ISM62, Great thread and pictures. Liked the video too. If you haven't done it, you should post on Weatherby Rifles Forum. The DBM rig is very business-like. Impressive work.

    I'm surprised you didn't do your own barrel work.

    Did you leave the rifle in .300 Win Mag? The magazine would handle .300 and .340 Wby, and Rem Ultra Mag factory length ammo easily. If the Wyatt box would feed the .378 Wby based cartridges, it could also handle factory length ammo in those calibers. Should feed the RUM ammo too.

    A really fine project.

    Good hunting, Tom
     

  3. lsm62

    lsm62 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Tom. the rifle is chambered in 300 Weatherby for a little extra umph. I've been looking for a good Weatherby forum, thanks to you I now have one.

    Thanks lsm
     
  4. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    Your DBM and rifle are already being discussed on Weatherby Rifles on the Gunsmithing Board.

    You're correct, it is an excellent forum with real good members and a lot of info on Weatherby firearms.

    Tom
     
  5. Nitronova

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    I must say this rifle is a shooter. He is the real deal. This rifle will shoot 208gr Amaxes at 3060fps with better than .5 Moa. The mag system works flawlessly. The only problem is that the .300 weatherby was smoking my .300 win mag in a remmy 700. But I still got him on price per round and maybe if I switch to retumbo I can match the speed.
     
  6. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Nitro. Thanks for the info. That thing just had to shoot.

    Tom
     
  7. lsm62

    lsm62 Well-Known Member

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