Mk V 6.5-284

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Sikadog, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Sikadog

    Sikadog Active Member

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    I have had my Weatherby MK V 30-06 rebarreled in 6.5-284 and it wont load from the magazine, any ideas how to sort this problem before I take it back to the rifle smith, who has said he will adjust it, but I would just like a heads up before I take it back.
     
  2. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Does your magazine box have the spacer in the back?

    I can try it in my 30-06 and 338WM Mark Vs. If it feeds in the 338 and not the 30-06 then I can have a look to see if there is a difference that is easy to fix.
     

  3. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I think whoever picked this conversion cartridge made a poor choice. A 6.5-06 would have been a trouble free conversion. If it was my rifle, I would lick my wound and rebarrel it again.
     
  4. Sikadog

    Sikadog Active Member

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    Edd
    Its a long story the conversion has been going on for 14 months its too long of a story to go into but it was my choice and I will have to live with it.
    The rifle shoots very very well I just need the loading problem sorted.
    I live in the UK and it is not as easy to sort rifle problems here as it is in the US.
     
  5. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    This should work. Is this a 6 lug Mark 5 or a 9 lug? What is it doing specifically?
     
  6. Sikadog

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    Its a 9 lug if I load one round in the mag 5 times out of 6 it will load the round. On the 6th one it just jams but if I put more than 1 round in the mag it just wont load any off them they just jam into the bottom section below the barrel.
     
  7. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    You might fix it by tweaking the feed lips a little looser towards the front but it sounds as if the barrel is machined wrong where the bolt recess is. Weatherby Mk5 actions need a small bevel in there or VLD type bullets will bump into this spot and jam just like you are describing. Very common mistake trying to fit a MK5 barrel like a Remington. If you look at a factory rifle closely you can see the bevel.