Looking for a Smith

270Weatherby

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I would like to put together a rifle from the pieces I have: Weatherby MK V donor rifle, proof research .277 barrel blank, McMillan stock, timney trigger. I would like it cambered in .270 WBY.
Any quality gunsmiths that you guys could recommend? Sent a few emails out waiting to hear back.
 

lilharcher

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JR Shultz @ Shultz Precision Machine Just put together a rifle for me in about 30 days......his reviews are stellar and the rifle he did for me exceeded my expectations (in a fraction of the time it takes most other smiths). My build was a new Muzzleloader, but he is a rifle guy. You can see details of my build in the Muzzleloader section.
 

Rich Coyle

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Here is my 'smith's info. He is near Coos Bay, Oregon. Shawn and Brady Menzenberg. Home (541) 297-6500, cell (541) 297-6510 They are 2 3/4 hours one way from where I live.
 

Idaho Lefty

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I would like to put together a rifle from the pieces I have: Weatherby MK V donor rifle, proof research .277 barrel blank, McMillan stock, timney trigger. I would like it cambered in .270 WBY.
Any quality gunsmiths that you guys could recommend? Sent a few emails out waiting to hear back.
The Factory triggers are fine if modified by a good "Smith" I've had 2 weatherby MK-5's one in .270 Wby Mag another, I customized to a .338 Win Mag. with a 25" Douglas Premium Barrel that shot "Clover leaf's". Here's MY thought, why not chamber your New Barrel to .270 WSM ? The WSM's have 35* shoulders, NO belts, about the same Velocity, thick Brass mfg by several makers and I believe the WSM cartridge is more accurate than the Wby. AGAIN,..just a thought ! The .270 WSM would be my choice of the 3 factory, .270's on the market, today ! You might ask your new Smith's opinion.
 

JJMoody

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Weatherby site has a step by step on replacing the trigger spring and doing a polish job. Mine turned out great. Side by side with a very nice Jewel, I can't tell the difference
 

Idaho Lefty

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The .270 WSM will produce, 3,150 - 3,200 FPS in, a 24 inch barrel with, a 140 Nosler AccuBond and RL-26 can get up to 3,300 FPS with 140 Berger Classic Hunter ( the Berger, has a shorter Bearing surface than, Nosler, AB's, BT's and Part's)
Give it a "thought", if you have a 1-10 twist !
 
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jjmp

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True Idaho lefty but the op mite be vested in his 270 (BEE) Weatherby magnum , ps my 270 wsm has a 24 bbl ....But with a new 8 or 9 twist & 26 bbl I think it could hang rite with the 270 Roy , ps I get yur speeds now with mine and haven't tried the 140 B/vld........ Op did you fine yur smith ? Thks
 

jjmp

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Ok good on you Kevin's built three tac/drivers all on Left hand BDL /Rem 700 actions for a great friend of mine ! Thks keep us posted .
 

JJMoody

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Been in the same dilemma with my 340 wby. Newer better sexier yadda yadda is readily available, but with a Factory pencil barrel, plastic stock, belted magnum, reworked trigger, 400 cases, dies, sends out a 250smk at 3000fps. Having a hard time justifying a change. It freaking kills stuff too!
 

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