Post up yer Weatherby Pics!!

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by 270 MKV, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. 270 MKV

    270 MKV Well-Known Member

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    while I am waiting to get mine back, post up your Weatherby builds.
     
  2. Autorotate

    Autorotate Well-Known Member

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    30-338 Lapua Improved
    Built by JE Custom
    Build thread here

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    338 Lapua SAAMI
    Built by Straight Shooter Supply
    Build thread here

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    338 Lapua Ackley Improved
    Built by Joe Starnes
    Brux Medium Palma 9.8 twist 28"
    Holland QD Radial Muzzle Break
    McMillan A5 stock
    Weather Drop Box kit
    Timney Trigger
    Tubbs Silicon firing spring
    Koss bolt knob
    Near 25 moa base
    104 gr Retumbo 2920 fps w 300 SMK

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    338 Excalibur
    Built by a Master Smith that frequents this forum
    Brux Heavy Palma 10 twist 31.25"
    Hollan QD Radial Muzzle Break
    H-S Precision Tactical Stock
    Weather Drop Box kit
    Timney Trigger
    Tubbs Silicon firing spring
    Near 25 moa base
    122 gr BMG 3072 fps w 300 SMK

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    Hope this gets you fired up, and encourages others to post up their builds.

    Be sure to post up a build thread when you get your rig. gun)
     

  3. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    What does your Excalibur weigh? I went with a Brux 28" heavy Palma for my 6.5 build and trying to get an idea! Thanks
     
  4. CConnelley1

    CConnelley1 Member

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    MK5 Alaskan
    Douglas barrle
    Vias brake
    Leupold 6.5 x 20
    B&C stock
    .338-378
     

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  5. Autorotate

    Autorotate Well-Known Member

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    14.5 lbs without rings/scope/bipod I believe. I'll hang it on a scale tomorrow for you. The stock is a very rigid/tough and heavy stock. I think the stock is 4.4 lbs.

    My research and weighing different barrel blanks led me to use the following rule of thumb for barrel blank weight planning:

    4-4.5 lbs=Light Palma
    5-5.5 lbs=Medium Palma
    6-6.5 lbs=Heavy Palma

    Of course all depends on your batch of steel, bore/groove diameters, and the slight differences in what different barrel mfgs call a Palma contour.
     
  6. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your response. I did the figures and I should come in about 13-14 lbs total. I have only seen a few other heavy Palma barrels on builds here on LRH.

     
  7. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    oh man i did a med and it was murder sold that rifle off asap bad decsion on my part
     
  8. lsm62

    lsm62 Well-Known Member

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    my 300 Weatherby mark V
    Hart 24in heavy palma barrel 1:10 twist
    Kirby pain killer slim muzzle break
    Bell & Carlson adjustable stock
    my detachable mag system
    SS 5-20 super sniper scope
    and a versa-pod
     
  9. 270 MKV

    270 MKV Well-Known Member

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    well, it's finished...

    got the builder to snap a couple of quick pics before they boxed it up for shipment.
     

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  10. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    270V, what is the contour of your barrel? That's a nice looking rifle!
     
  11. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Autorotate, where do you get the Wby actions? Are you picking up donor rifles? I sure would like to put a 338-378 together using a Wby action and a heavy palma barrel. I really like those rifles you have done!
     
  12. 270 MKV

    270 MKV Well-Known Member

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    It's a heavy varmit barrel, not sure on the exact contour...basicly I wanted something with as little flex as possible...that way if I ran out of ammo, I could use it as a club.