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Rifles / FS: Weatherby Mark V Accumark
« on: September 20, 2017, 06:10:49 AM »
Up for sale is a like new, 2016 model, Weatherby Mark V Accumark in 300WM. The round count is 20, it went out once to be sighted in and hasn't been touched since. It was capable of a three shot group of .383" at 100 yds with Barnes TTSX 165gr upon breaking it in and cleaning it. This thing is a laser. I have decided to run another gun I already had in my safe for my elk hunt so this is no longer needed. It'll come with a Vortex PST 4-16x50 FFP MRAD mounted in Talley LW rings. All of these items were purchased new and remain in new condition and will come with the original packaging. Asking $2100 shipped to your FFL in the lower 48. Willing to split up if the rifle sells first. Email me for any questions or for more pics.

Trades I'd consider:

* Gen 4 G19 in full FDE (non-cerakote frame) or in Battle Field Green

* KAC SR-15 Mod 1 Carbine 14.5" dimpled upper

* Labradar Chrono

* Leupold Mk4 spotting scope

* Really Right Stuff tripod setup

Rifles / Thoughts on MagnaPorting
« on: January 09, 2017, 03:11:06 PM »
What is the consensus on Magnaporting a rifle? I am looking at a 270 wby ULW that has been Magnaported. Owner hasn't shot it since it came back from being done but had worked up loads prior to that and was getting sub moa groups with 130's, the best being 5/8". Does the porting reduce accuracy, do you technically lose that portion of the barrel in terms of velocity? I've read reports that it controls muzzle rise quite well but does nothing for felt recoil. My biggest concerns are accuracy and perceived sound to the shooter and bystanders. Magnaport claims it doesn't increase the report of the rifle but I just don't see how that's possible. Anyone here with first or second hand experience?

Rifles / Grey stock
« on: January 08, 2017, 03:23:14 PM »
When was the last time Weatherby built the Accumark in a grey B&C stock with black webbing?

Rifles / Accumark groups
« on: January 05, 2017, 05:12:52 PM »
Well I got around to finishing up the second half of my break-in on the Mark V Accumark in 300WM today. I do all of my break-in at 25 yds to get it on paper (not a fan of laser bore sighters) and make the sight-in process that much easier. Twenty rounds later and a lot of dirty bore patches and oil on the table and I was ready to stretch it out to 100 yds and get this thing sighted in.

I bought factory loaded Barnes TTSX 165 gr for hunting pretty much anything I'd ever come into contact with here in Texas and that's what I decided to use to sight it in. The first three rounds out of the rifle at 100 yds were only 6" low and grouped quite well at .725", well below the 1 moa grouping I was hoping for.

I fiddled around with a few more groups slowly walking it up and over until I was satisfied and ready to shoot for a final three round group at 100 yds. Winds were right to left at 7 mph and gusting to 10 mph, the early onset of the cold front that will be blowing in later tonight. I took my time and focused on my breathing and trigger discipline and squeezed off each round as consistently as I possibly could. I couldn't be more ecstatic about the results, especially when you consider that this is a low round count rifle that's still breaking in and the fact that I was shooting factory loaded ammunition. Now don't get me wrong, this is quality stuff but it's not a worked-up hand load either.  The final group measured .383" which is in my opinion astounding for a factory rifle, firing factory ammo, from a rest and a bag. Im sure I could have faired slightly better had I put the rifle in a braced rest or lead sled but I am not a fan of using a crutch to sight-in a rifle that won't be used in such a manner, it makes for bad habits when that crutch isn't there to assist you.

I plan to get 180's or 200's for my Elk hunt but if these groups continue to hold close to these results I am not so sure I should go messing with a good thing. Color me impressed with the Mark V Accumark, I do believe this rifle is a life long keeper.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 257 Wby vs 6.5-300 Wby
« on: January 02, 2017, 07:02:10 PM »
Velocities are close in the lighter weight bullets but obviously the strength of the 6.5 is to step up into the 140+ gr bullets. If you had both in front of you and were to pick one for deer, antelope, etc. which would you pick and why?

Rifles / Bolt shroud movement
« on: January 01, 2017, 10:17:01 AM »
For those of you with Mark V rifles, do you notice movement of the bolt shroud from right to left as you disengage the Safety? It makes a slight sound (which I find funny because everyone raves about how quietly one can disengage the safety on the Mark V) but it doesn't concern me, I just wasn't sure if this was normal or if I should tighten down the screw on the shroud?

Ammo / Best factory 257 wby ammo
« on: December 30, 2016, 07:35:36 PM »
Im looking to pick up some factory loaded ammo for my 257 wby. I plan to use this rifle for white tail deer, antelope, and mulies. I have heard and read a lot about the 100 gr spitzers breaking up on impact so I think I am leaning away from those at the moment. I feel as if a 100-120 gr bullet will be better for my use than the sub 100 gr options, could I be wrong? I am a big fan of the Barnes TSX and TTSX and a lot of buddies prefer the Nosler Partition and Accubonds which are both great for hunting. What says the Nation?

Waterfowl / South Texas 2016
« on: December 30, 2016, 08:15:57 AM »
Early teal

Christmas hunt

Upland / Some pics from 2016
« on: December 30, 2016, 05:35:36 AM »
Bobwhites I nabbed jump shooting on the farm.

SD Pheasant in October.

South Texas dove

Rifles / New to the Nation
« on: December 23, 2016, 08:37:55 AM »
Hello all, new member here from Texas. I grew up always coveting Weatherby rifles and I've recently acquired my first two, a Mark V Accumark in 300WM and a Mark V  Accumark in 257 WBY. I bought the 300 for use on Elk hunts and the 257 for deer and antelope. I must say I've quickly become quite obsessed with the brand and their unique cartridges and I definitely foresee more Mark V's in my future, the biggest problem will be deciding which caliber to get next?!

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