Cheap 30-378 Weatherby mag

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by hjl, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. hjl

    hjl Well-Known Member

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    Yes I know cheap & 30-378 don't go together.
    What are my best options for a cheap 30-378?
    Brass & powder is cheap compared to the cost of a rifle.
    Would like to hear all ideas.
    Is the best to buy a second hand accumark? These are very hard to find in Australia.
    Regards.
    hjl
     
  2. hjl

    hjl Well-Known Member

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    What about rechambering a CZ [Brno] in 300 win mag?
    Is the mag box on the cz 300 wm the same as the 375 h&h etc so it will be long enough for the 30-378?
    Regards.
    hjl
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    HJl

    look for an accumark in 30/378 they are guaranteed
    to shoot under 1&1/2 MOA and most will do much better
    they come with a kriger barrel and the actions are
    very strong.

    Mine shot .700 to .800moa but I could'nt leave it alone
    so I set the sholder back .010" and touched the chamber
    to a headspace of .oo1" and now it shoots under .200"
    5 shot groups.

    I personally dont like muzzle breaks so I decided to build
    a 30/378 with a heavy(#7 taper 28") barrel and no break with
    very good results. Best group to date is a 100rd 5 shot .092
    off of sand bags.

    By the way I used a weatherby MK 5 action.

    The 30/378 is a great long range weapon but the ammo
    is very expensive unless you reload.

    Good luck Down Under
    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. hjl

    hjl Well-Known Member

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    JE Custom
    Thank you for your reply.
    An accumark is propably the way to go.New they are expensive [around $3000] here in Australia. Second hand hard to find.
    Regards.
    hjl
     
  5. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    The cheapest you will likely find would be a Mark V Synthetic or Sako TRGS. A Mark V Fibermark would also be cheaper than the Accumark.

    James
     
  6. .30-378

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    James H is right - see my signature. Did the Synthetic Matte about 8 years ago for about $800, so a used one should be in the same ballpark and I got the Fibermark 13 months ago for $1020. Leupolds drive up the cost a little, but you need something good. They both rip groups that will make you forget Accumarks - both have brakes by the way.

    Get one and have fun.
     
  7. hjl

    hjl Well-Known Member

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    30-378
    Thanks for the reply. I don't know if they import the cheap Weatherby's into Australia. I have never seen one for sale. I have seen accumark's listed.
    Great minds think alike. I have a 7mm STW too. Thinking of getting a 30-378. Do they kick much more than a 7mm STW?
    Regards.
    hjl
     
  8. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]

    Thinking of getting a 30-378. Do they kick much more than a 7mm STW?
    Regards.
    hjl

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    Is the Pope Catholic?
    I also have a 7mm STW and there is quite a bit of difference between the STW and the 30-378 in recoil.
    At the bench I shoot the 30-378 with a brake on it but for hunting I remove the brake. The only thing I notice about the recoil of the 30-378 while hunting is the increased sight recovery time because of muzzle rise, otherwise it isn't noticed.
    I don't know if I would want to shoot it prone without the brake, because of the muzzle rise you might get "eyed" by the scope.

    James
     
  9. .30-378

    .30-378 Active Member

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    I don't know how much harder they kick - I leave my muzzle brakes on all of the time and recoil that way is neglible to say the least. I shoot 140 Ballistic Tips out of the 7mm STW at 3500 and 150 Ballitstic Tips out of the .30-378 at 3700, so I would assume that with 25 more grains of H4831SC and 10 more grains of bullet weight, the .30-378 should be fairly healthy on the recoil, but not outrageous by any means. I do know that the Weatherby with a brake is the loudest rifle I have ever shot.