Weatherby Picatinny Base

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by drenner43, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a good 20 MOA picatinny base for a Weatherby Mark V Accumark. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks

    Daniel
     
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    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I believe NightForce makes them too. Any of these menioned so far are nice bases. But I will add, if you ever held or installed a Near you will see the quality in it. It has a recoil lug too which is great for the Weatherby big boomers. Especially if you are mounting a heavy tactical scope.

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  4. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. It is a 30-378. Is the near base going to be that much better than the others, it is almost double the price?

    What about rings? I'm thinking about possibly trying out the huskemaw scope.
     
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    Also, what about the EGW's or U.S. Optics? They both make them to I just fuond.
     
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    I just installed an EGW 20moa base on my weatherby 30378 last nigh along with a schmidt and bender 5-25 Police marksman II. Have not shot it yet but quality looked real good. Will let you know as soon as I shoot it.
     
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    My advice from repeated problem is avoid EGW at all cost.

    Jeff
     
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    Thanks for the info. What about the US optics?

    Also, I assume any brand picatinny rings will work with any brand base? Or will I need to purchase the rings and bases from teh same manufacture?
     
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    Broz what was the problem with EGW? Know I am worried and don't want to waste time and money with reloading if they aren't any good.

    Thanks
     
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    In my opinion from two I have used.

    Very flimsey and you can bend them with ease.

    Non conforming to the action. I bed every base I install but it will be stronger if they are at least close to the same tapers.

    Canted moa way off. One on a 22-250 wby SVM was suppose to be a 20 moa base. I could barely get zero at 100 with a Nightforce 5.5x22 NXS that has 100 moa of adjustment. That means my 20 moa base had about 50 moa. Probably due to the fact that it was not a good fit and you could actually see it bending as you tightened the screws.

    I am done with them. See my other posts with interesting pics of cheap crappy bases. I have been involved with two other threads lately pertaining to this.

    Disclaimer: Not looking for an argument, just stating facts of what I have had in person. I hope it saves some others some grief and money.

    Jeff
     
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  11. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I have never used a US optics base. But the other prodcts from them I have used are great.

    There can be some issues with ring and base compatability. I really like Nightforce rings. And I have had good luck with IOR too.


    Other threads of interest.

    Make sure to read the entire thread or at least look at the pic of the cheap flexy base bending on page two that I posted.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f37/help-figuring-moa-rail-base-50911/




    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f18/titanium-rail-bases-pros-cons-51038/


    Jeff
     
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    Jeff,

    I bought one from NF 3 years ago, and they mistakenly thought the Remington 700 and Weatherby MK V action took the same rail; they don't.

    I called Richard Near next and he got me lined out.
     
  14. drenner43

    drenner43 Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at the Near pieces and it looks like they only have 10 MOA and 40 MOA for the Mark V magnum. Is there anything to installing these? Or just a simple bolt on?