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So I thought I'd let you all know what has been happening with me and Weatherby over the last several months.. For those of you that remember, I bought one of the limited edition "Down Under" Mark V's that were made for Australia. Well when I went to use it I soon found out that it would not chamber a round. Ok, no big deal so I took it back. The gun shop then has to send it to Weatherby Australia to be looked at. Turns out it was a bent extractor... apparently... Rifle comes back to the shop so I have a mate that was there pick it up for me.(The gun shop is a 100km drive from my house) I gets the rifle home, try to chamber a round and nope still jamming. I give it a bit extra force and it does go. But no way is it a smooth action. Now I am not happy. After having to travel some 400kms myself so far and another 100kms by my mate I still had a faulty firearm. So back to the shop I go. I take ammo and show my mate at the shop what it's doing and he agrees it should not be that hard to chamber a round. It just so happens the Australian Weatherby rep was in the shop right then so he tries the rifle and forces the shell in and says there is nothing wrong with it. By now I am fed up with this rifle and it has left a sour taste in my mouth and I don't want the rifle back. After the rep and gun shop owner talk the rep reluctantly agrees to take the rifle back.
Now I wasn't after a refund of the $5333 I paid for this rifle, I straight away said keep the money and lets order a New Mark V Deluxe in .416 Weatherby magnum. Of course I wanted this rifle done with a lot of extras from the custom shop.
So when I get home I jump onto the Weatherby website, design my new rifle and email my mate what to get a quote for. Then the days turn to weeks and yet still no quote. Then a month and a half later I finally get a quote of $6815 and a build time of 9 months. So I say yep order it!
So long story short in 9 months (hopefully) I will put up a new post showing off my new matt, yes matt and not gloss, engraved Mark V with all the bells and whistles Weatherby has to offer.   ;D     

Reloading / .375 Weatherby
« on: May 25, 2021, 10:14:15 PM »
I had a good time at the range yesterday. Tested some loads and sighted in my Mark V Euromark in .375 Wby mag, scope is a Swarovski 3-12x42 in Tally lightweight one piece rings and bases. I then had all metal Cerakoted matt black.
I am using Australian made projectiles called Atomic 29's. They are an all copper monolithic projectile. These ones are in 300 grains. Powder is Australian made AR2208 (sold in the US as Varget)and this 3 shot group was with 78 grains of powder for 2750 fps.
I tested up to the book max of 80 grains however the group size was larger and velocity not much faster. I will stick with this load for my upcoming water buffalo and scrub bull hunt in 4 weeks.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Finally got it.
« on: March 03, 2021, 05:56:33 PM »
I have finally received my Mark V Down under edition rifle in .257 Wby. Well I got it a month ago but it had to go back with what turned out to be a bent extractor. It's not a bad looking bit of gear too. I mounted a gloss black Leupold VX3i 3.5-10x40 in low Leupold rings and bases and now I'm all set to load up some 100 grain TTSX's and see how she shoots.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Anybody seen this video?
« on: February 18, 2021, 06:03:16 PM »
This was put up on a Weatherby facebook page I am on. Just wondering if anybody has seen it?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Podcast
« on: February 15, 2021, 03:38:30 PM »
I stumbled upon this podcast on Youtube. I am not much of a podcast fan but I did enjoy this one.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / NT Hunt in July.
« on: January 26, 2021, 08:14:02 PM »
Just booked a hunt in the Northern Territory down here for water buffalo, scrub bulls and pigs. It's not until the first week of July but pretty excited already. I haven't been to the NT for several years now.
I sent my .375 H&H Euromark off to be rechambered to .375 Wby mag the other day and that is one of the rifles I will be taking. Going to be shooting Australian made Atomic29 300 grain projectiles out of it. They are an all copper style projectile.
Also going to take along my Ruger No1 in .460 S&W. I will use either the .275 grain Barnes XPT or 325 grain Barnes busters in it. I will probably just use it with the .275 grain pills on pigs.
My missus is coming to and she just wants to shoot a few pigs so I'd say she will take the new Vanguard .243 she just won to use.
Hunting with a mate of mine that runs www.highcountrysafaris.com.   

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Another Mark V for the stable.
« on: December 14, 2020, 07:23:01 PM »
I bought this never been fired Mark V EuroMark a couple of days ago. Chambered in .375 H&H. Then I put a 3-10x42 Swarovski scope I had spare on top. 
I am going to rechamber either this rifle or my Mark V DGR in .375 H&H to .375 Weatherby. I can't decide what one.

Every month Australian Sporting Shooter magazine in conjunction with Weatherby and Fiochi give away a brand new vanguard. To enter you just have to send in a photo of something hunting related and showing a box of Fiochi ammunition. So my wife and I entered this photo of a nice feral goat she shot and I took the photograph. It was then picked as this months winner and so she is getting the rifle chambered in .243 win.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Firearms websites.
« on: November 08, 2020, 05:57:10 PM »
Hey guys, I am contemplating the idea of importing a rifle to Australia if I can find the right one. I am looking for a .416 Weatherby magnum but I am after a Japanese made one with the fixed Pendleton brake. So what web sites should I be looking at over there?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Mark V Australian Edition.
« on: August 02, 2020, 11:35:02 PM »
So I received a text message from a mate that works in a gun shop near me. In the message was these photos of a rifle Weatherby have brought out for us Aussies. I had my mate ring the importers TSA and they said that they were only bringing 9 into the country... 3 in .257 Wby, 2 in .300 Wby, 1 in 6.5x300 Wby and 3 in .300 win mag. Then as it turns out there was only 2 in .257 Wby left. So me being a bit of a Weatherby fan I thought I best be getting one. They will be here around November-December.
I can't find anywhere that Weatherby has advertised these rifle though. Plus I am wondering why only 9 are being imported??
Hopefully Adam or one of the other Weatherby employees on here could give us some more details on these rifles? Like are they are a gloss finish or satin finish? 
Anyway I am happy I managed to snag one  :) :) 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Gun sale sites?
« on: February 25, 2020, 03:28:00 PM »
G'day all, can you guys tell me what online sites you all use to look for Weatherbys? I am thinking of getting a .416 Wby or .375 Wby, then get it imported to here. Just want to see what the cheaper way will be, either buying online and organising the importation. Or just ordering a new one through my Weatherby dealer here... I do not mind buying a used rifle either.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / A few articles to read.
« on: February 22, 2020, 08:52:59 PM »
Just came across this. Scroll down and there are some articles all about Weatherbys.


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