weatherby action?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sniperboy, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. sniperboy

    sniperboy Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all

    I am looking at buy a weatherby rifle, and was wanting to know are the weatherby actions good for custom work and long range accuracy? Is it a action that gunsmiths recommend for custom rifles?

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  2. Longshot38

    Longshot38 Well-Known Member

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    The weatherby action is certainly a good strong action. It is most certainly capable of precision work. I have seen a few that have been trued and shoot exceptionally well. Come to think of it if you send 115vld a message he can tell you a lot more. He has a custom 257 Weatherby built on a weatherby action. I have shot this rig and it is outstanding.

    With that being said I tell you this. Weathterby actions don't have as many aftermarket goodies as a Remmy but they are stronger. Thus you may have to look harder for things like stocks and bases but they can be found.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Most of my rifles are based on Weatherby MK 5's or Remingtions.

    My normal recomendation is for the really big cartriges with a powder capicity
    more that 90 grs or a bolt face Dia. larger than .534 I like to use the MK 5 (It
    also has a .100 longer magazine) and anything that will handle the 460 Weatherby
    has got to be strong.

    And for all others the 700 LA,700 SA,Mod 7 and the 673 Remingtions work well
    and can be made to shoot very well.

    I do not own a Weatherby vangaurd ,I have the Rem,s on this class of
    rifle, I'm sure they are good actions but I see no advantage over the Remingtion,s

    What caliber are you thinking about ?

    J E CUSTOM
     
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