Weatherby Accumark Project

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Hornhunter32, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Hornhunter32

    Hornhunter32 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering what it would take to convert my 300 Wby to a 300 Norma, 300 RUM or 338 Edge?

    Regards,
    Todd
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    One of the smiths here can advise better, but since I have done few I will tell ya what I know. Mark V's are easy to convert. My .338 Lapua is off a mark V. They will feed fat scases well with little or no mods. Bolt stop slot can be lengtheded with a simple mill cut. Mag boxes are available from Wby in different lengths. So to answer your question they are pretty easily modified. I would not go from a 300 wby to a 300 rum as they arepretty close to the same now. And if it were me I would go Lapua over the Edge. Well, ya, I guess I did.:rolleyes:

    Jeff
     

  3. Hornhunter32

    Hornhunter32 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jeff!

    What about the Norma Mags? I'm very interested in the 300 or the 338 Norma. How hard is it to open up the bolt-face?

    Todd
     
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  4. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    The 308 Norma and 300 Ultra is the same rim diameter as the 300 Weatherby at .530"
    The 338 Norma is roughly the same as the 338 Lapua and the 338-378 Wby case at .580"

    What are you looking to do that your 300 Weatherby cannot do? Have you seen the new Berger bullets for 30 cal. .711 BC

    Berger Bulletin ยป NEW 338 and Heavy 30 cal Tactical Bullets
     
  5. Hornhunter32

    Hornhunter32 Well-Known Member

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    It's time to rebarrel so I thought I would try something else. I have read a lot of good things about Norma Mags. I wonder if the Berger 230's will be a decent hunting bullet?
     
  6. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    Since you have already been running a 300 mag I would definitely go to a .338 either the Lapua or Edge, 338 Ultra would do very well for you too. The .338's are tremendous rounds.