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Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JLB-MT, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. JLB-MT

    JLB-MT Active Member

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    I am about to rebarrel my burned out 30/378 Weatherby Accumark. I am looking for a reputable gunsmith to do this task for me. Am not able to find anyone locally that gives me the comfort that they know what they are doing. My desire is to have a quality rifle when done.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Telling people where you live might help?? And are you on some sort of tight budget??
     

  3. JLB-MT

    JLB-MT Active Member

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    Sully,

    Thanks for the response. I live in Montana and Michigan. As to budget not too constrained. I am willing to ship it to a good gunsmith.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure Kirby Allen would be willing to help you out. Never had him do any work personally, but I hear he's one hell of a smith. He's on here, too. Uses the name "FiftyDriver".
     
  5. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    What part of MT, Billings GF Missoula Helena Kalispell? There are some great smiths in the state.
     
  6. JLB-MT

    JLB-MT Active Member

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    Kalispell
     
  7. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    Are you planning to rebarrel in 30-378 Wby Mag? Are you interested in shooting at long range (1000yd or more)? Consider the ballistics of the 338 Norma Magnum which can shoot lower drag bullets from that action giving more downrange energy, more supersonic range, and (especially) lower wind deflection. It will also give considerably longer barrel life. Cost of the rebarreling should be the same.
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Dave Young of Young's Gunsmithing is very well versed in Wby Mark V rifle rebarreling. He is in Tracy Montana east and south of Great falls. But I think his mailing address could be SanCoulee (sp?) Just don't be in a hurry, I always ask for a completion date...:rolleyes:

    Jeff
     
  9. pitbull320

    pitbull320 Well-Known Member

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    I would not have Dave young do anything he has done some work for me and some friends and lets just say my friends and I will never have another thing done by him or his employe's
     
  10. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.
     
  11. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I've only heard good about Dave Young and He's doing a 300 RUM build for me on a R700. He likes Mark V actions and has probably worked on hundreds of them, maybe thousands, and he is also 30-378 fan. He tried to talk me into one but I opted for the 300 RUM. He probably has as much experience and knowledge of the Weatherby's and Mark V's as anyone.


    406-736-5367
     
  12. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i can't reccomend a smith. i would reccomend a krieger barrel . there are others