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Rifles / What grain bullet for '67 7mm Mark V
« on: January 18, 2019, 10:46:51 AM »
From my understanding this rifle has a 1:10 barrel twist.  I've shot 140 grain partitions extremely well but I might consider going up to 160 grain for Elk.  Will the 1:10 twist stabilize a 160 grain bullet well enough out of this rifle?  Any other suggestions for an ideal bullet for elk & mule deer?  Shots will likely be under 400 yards.

Rifles / Re: MK V 7mm wby mag
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:28:19 PM »
I have a Mark V in 7mm as well.  I love it.  what year is yours?  Here's a group i just shot with 140 grain Partitions.  There's 4 shots in that group to the left of the quarter.

Rifles / Re: Sudden and drastic inaccuracy
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:14:04 PM »
UPDATE:  I replaced the Leupold dovetail bases with Talley Lightweights and i replaced the Bushnell scope with a Leupold VX3i 3.5-10x40.  I went to the range and i'm back to shooting well.  These were my final 4 shots just to the left of the quarter.  Shooting factory ammo with 140 grain partitions.

Rifles / Re: How far off is your 1st shot from a cold barrel?
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:58:21 PM »
Cold and clean is usually not as close to the aim point as cold and fouled. Iíll define fouled as the scopeís zero was confirmed by two or three shots where they need to be and I leave the barrel ďas isĒ when I go hunting after that. If I know there is going to be drizzle or snow when Iím hunting Iíll dry punch the barrel and still be confident the first aimed shot will be where I want it, cold barrel and all.

Thanks.  I'm thinking primarily cold and fouled.  No cleaning between range and hunting.  I've always been very close in the past, at least the animals haven't noticed a difference  ;D,  just wondering what other's experiences are and how far a cold barrel shot can stray from a warm barrel group.

Rifles / How far off is your 1st shot from a cold barrel?
« on: November 19, 2018, 04:34:03 PM »
Say you go out and get a perfect 3 shot group from a slightly warm but definitely not hot barrel.  How far off from that would you expect your first shot to be from a completely cold barrel?

Rifles / German Mark V Trigger
« on: November 08, 2018, 01:51:12 PM »
I have a '67 Mark V in 7mm WBY and since forever it has been my only rifle.  Recently I got a Ruger American .270 to plink around with and the trigger on the cheap Ruger is much nicer than the one on my Weatherby.  Is there an adjustment on the WBY or should I look into swapping it out for an aftermarket trigger.  If so which one and is it a DIY job or a gunsmith job?

Optics / Re: Most Consistent/Repeatable Scope Mount?
« on: November 08, 2018, 01:42:13 PM »
I ended up going with Talleys.  Tons of positive reviews and i liked their design and weight savings vs steel.  I know there's many other good ones out there, i appreciate everyone's input.

Rifles / How to clean your Weatherby without impacting zero
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:55:09 AM »
Just curious what you guys do to clean your Weatherbys after a session at the range when you know the next time you take the gun out will be on a hunt and you dont want to impact your zero.  Do you do nothing?  Run a patch with a little solvent on it and call it good? 

I want a clean barrel but every time I give it a good scrubbing I have to re-sight it the next time out.

Optics / Re: Most Consistent/Repeatable Scope Mount?
« on: October 23, 2018, 11:08:25 AM »
Looks like a grab bag of suggestions.  Everyone has their preference and there's no real consensus.  How about this?  What should I stay away from?

Optics / Most Consistent/Repeatable Scope Mount?
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:42:32 PM »
I currently have Leupold bases and rings but I'm trying to eliminate as many variables from my setup as possible and since the Leupolds have multiple parts and screws there is more to go wrong.  What base/ring setup would you recommend for the ultimate in consistency and reliability?  I'm shooting a '67 7mm Mark V.

Rifles / Re: Sudden and drastic inaccuracy
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:47:08 PM »
Thanks guys I'll give a different scope a try and report my findings.

Rifles / Re: Sudden and drastic inaccuracy
« on: October 13, 2018, 01:15:06 PM »
I forgot to mention that it has ridden about 20 miles or so in a rifle holder on the front of my ATV over pretty rough terrain so maybe that knocked something out of adjustment but i haven't done anything to it that would have nicked the crown.

Rifles / Re: Sudden and drastic inaccuracy
« on: October 13, 2018, 12:39:59 PM »
shots from a week ago

Rifles / Sudden and drastic inaccuracy
« on: October 13, 2018, 12:38:14 PM »
A week ago i took my 1967 7mm Wby out shooting and I left the range after putting 3 shots inside a circle the size of a quarter at 100 yard.  Yesterday I missed a 4x4 mule deer at 350 yards 4 times (he wasn't a very smart deer).  I didn't think i was that bad of  shot so when i got back to camp I shot my gun and was spraying rounds all over the target, maybe a 7" group.  I checked my action screws and they are tight and my scope ring screws are tight.  Could it just be a failure of my scope?  It's a 12 year old Bushnell Elite 3200 ($200 scope).  Any other suggestions?

Ammo / Re: Early 2000's ballistics
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:17:00 PM »
This is perfect, thank you so much!

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