Weatherby Gunsmithing?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Kobra, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. Kobra

    Kobra Active Member

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    I recently spotted a used Weatherby Mark V in 270 Weatherby Mag and the cartridge has always intriqued me so I am considering buying it.

    However I really like the look and feel of the Accumark and SBM, however at the same dealer they are about $1100 new. So I figure a new barrel (heavier/fluted which I prefer) and a Bell & Carlson stock and I would think I have made my own Accumark for about $400 or so less......unless I am missing something.

    Anyone see in problems with this plan? I know a good riflesmith so I have that angle covered. I assume he will have to get a reamer for a new barrel, but is there any other special equipment or machine work to assembling a Weatherby rifle versus a Winchester or Remington? Excuse my lack of knowledge I am a dreamer not a riflesmith.

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Kobra

    Kobra Active Member

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    The problem is solved....someone bought the rifle. So much for my theory of Weatherby cartridges being "too different" for this area. I guess there is more out there than just 30-06's and 270 Win's
     
  3. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Well-Known Member

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    You can get the Accumark i .270.