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Rifles / Re: Afternoon with my 280 accumark
« on: Yesterday at 05:42:40 PM »
Nice looking 4 shot group!!! I would suggest you never shoot your 270 Bee?!! The way some Nation members gush over theirs all your other rifles will become safe queens!!!  ;D

That is so right, once you start shooting the 270 Wby, your other rifles will be sitting idle.  ::)  ;D

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Mark V with fluted barrel...
« on: Yesterday at 05:37:46 PM »
It's a Mark V Fluted Synthetic, like 257 shooter posted, they was made for a short time in the 90's, along with a stainless version. It's just an old style Mark V Synthetic with the tupperware stock, and a #2 modified fluted barrel. It's not an ultralight.

Rob


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Rifles / Re: .375H&H Vanguard
« on: Yesterday at 05:32:31 PM »
I have been looking at one of those myself.  I do not know why I need one, other than I like big hammers.  Down here in the south I am not sure what I would use it for, but hell the coolness factor alone may be the best reason ever.

Hope it shoots well.  Would be curious to find out what the recoil is like.  I have a 338 Win Mag in a Mossberg Patriot and it was surprisingly a pleasant shooting experience.

If you can shoot a 338 Win mag with 250 gr bullets, you can shoot a 375 H&H. I never found much difference in recoil between the two. I have both, and if I had to pick between the two, I would take the 375 H&H every time. It's a great old caliber.  8)

Rob

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I agree with everyone else, that it would be better just to get some 7mm wby brass, to have the proper headstamp. But, if you want to do it, all you have to do, like eford posted, is to run your cases though your 7 mm Wbyfull length sizing die. Lightly lubing the inside of your case neck,(and I mean very light lubing, you don't want  lube inside your case), will make the cases run though smoother. After you run the cases though, check your case OAL, trim to proper length if needed, and that's it, done.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Am I expecting too much from Mark V Deluxe?
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:09:35 PM »
Did you recrown the Mark V barrel? If you did, did it shoot the boat tails as good or better than the flat base bullets, that you said shot sub moa, after you recrowned the barrel?

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Am I expecting too much from Mark V Deluxe?
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:54:10 PM »
Actually I'm not talking about the early slower twist barrels. I have a 90's Mark V 300 Wby. Mag. made by Saco Defense and another Mark V Custom 270 Wby. Mag. that just don't like boat tails. Sub MOA with flat base bullets.

That's why I said some of the older rifles have slower twist barrels, I didn't say all had. It still has nothing to do in how the barrel is crowned. All of my Weatherby's are newer rifles with the faster twist barrels, and most of them were easier to find an accurate load for them with a flat base bullet. It just took a little more load developement to make the boat tails to shoot, that's all.


Rob



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Rifles / Re: Mark V Accumark Issue
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:37:16 PM »
Accumarks are 55 not 35.

+1 you torque accumarks to 55 inch pounds

Rob

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Reloading / Re: Reloading for weatherbys
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:30:02 PM »
It is a wonder I ever even hit the target with my loads. ;D No, there are no special steps.Reload like you do your other non Weatherby calibers.Start with book COL and adjust out and in to get your most accurate after you find the powder and charge that gives you good groups.

+1

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Am I expecting too much from Mark V Deluxe?
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:28:40 PM »
After owning several Mark Vs it has been my experience that they prefer flat based bullets over boattails.  Even more so the older the rifle is for some reason. My guess is it has something to do with the way they were crowned. I do have a newer Vanguard in 300 that likes Nosler Accubonds but it is an exception. With today's rangefinding equipment and scopes the little advantage offered by a boattail is not necessary, especially if you are keeping your long shots to 600yds as you mentioned.

it has nothing to do with the way they were crowned. Some of the older rifles had 1:12 twist barrels and they seemed to prefer the flat base bullets. Also, flat base bullets with most of their weight to the rear of the bullet, are usually easier to get to shoot accurate in most rifles, specially one's with freebore like the Weatherby caliber's. Most of my Mark V's were easier to get flat base bullet loads to shoot accurate, but it didn't take that much more load development to get the boat tail loads to be accurate.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:26:58 PM »
Since itís already a 300, and your considering a big hitter, how about a .375 Weatherby?  A classic and no where CLOSE to the recoil of the .378. No bolt face problems, just screw on the new tube and go.


Yep don't think for one minute that the .375 Wby hasn't been in my thoughts too. It would be the easiest to rebarrel to as well... How ever I am wanting a synthetic stocked stainless or cerakoted .375 Wby as that is a combo that I have envisioned myself using on a hippo, croc, eland etc hunt on my next trip to the dark continent. I have a DGR in .375 H&H which I may rechamber to .375 wby.

That's a good plan Brett, 1) all it would take is to run the reamer down it, 2) still have your factory open sites of your DGR, 3) can still use 375 H&H ammo if need be.  I have a 375 H&H, 375 WBY, and 378 Wby, and if I had to keep just one it would be the 375 WBY.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grading scale for Walnut
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:00:48 PM »
I just don't know about you wood stock guys anymore  ::) you're just about as misled as the 257 guys  ;D   ;D   ::)

Rob

You crack me up Rob... ROFLOL

 Just like a wood stock? ;)


hahahaha, just like a wood stock  ::)  ;D  ;D

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:05:54 PM »
re barrel into one of the big hitter's, either the 416 or 378.  8)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grading scale for Walnut
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:01:52 PM »
I just don't know about you wood stock guys anymore  ::) you're just about as misled as the 257 guys  ;D   ;D   ::)

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Copper plated barrel
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:21:44 PM »
After you have all the copper out then just take it out and shoot it and see how she does before doing anything else.

+1

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 75th anniversary?
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:17:26 PM »
To those who want a free 75th anniversary rifle if you have 15 or more bees, you can. Just trade in 5 of them and you will get it for free...lol.

Why would anyone trade in 5 Mark V Weatherby's rifles to get one???   That just makes no sense at all  :o

Rob     I think it was a joke.   :D

yes I know, no worries, Bad  8)

Rob

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