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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 27, 2018, 04:19:37 PM »
I guess the funny part is, if Weatherby is so sure it was driver error, why not tell the man what he supposedly did wrong?  Why keep it a secret?  If Teresa told him the gun was unfixable and not under their warranty, they must know what the problem is.
 Tell you a quick story about another incident.  When I was working at the store in Columbia, a customer had purchased a Ruger rifle in 7mm mag.  He inadvertently inserted a .270 Win. in the chamber, and proceeded to explode the gun in about 4 pieces, luckily he wasn't injured.  He told Ruger about the problem, admitting that he had screwed up, they sent him a new gun, not for free but at their cost.  I thought that was pretty honorable considering he told them what had happened was totally his fault.
Whether or not Andy was at fault, he deserves to know what caused the unfixable state of his rifle, and Weatherby knows what it is.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Sad News
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:52:05 PM »
Sorry for your loss, Doug.  God Bless!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:50:10 PM »
Hunting is real good in Tn!  Thank you, DW.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 26, 2018, 03:48:14 PM »
Thank you Roger, it somes a lot of folks consider themselves to be the judge, Jury and the executioner.  It would be nice if everyone would wait until the facts come out. As I said before, if Andy is lying about the ammo he was shooting, I'll be the first to admit it, but I really don't think he is.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 26, 2018, 01:58:30 PM »
He has not heard from Weatherby since his phone conversation with Teresa.  He did take it to a gunsmith who said he would suggest sending it back to weatherby, rather than trying to figure out what was wrong with it.  I also emailed Adam Weatherby as some one suggested, have not heard back from him.  I told you I would post any info I would get, but there is none to be had at this time.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:03:39 PM »
I have a correctoon to add.  I mistakenly said that Weatherby said reloads caused the damage. That was premature on my part.  Weatheby just offered the 2 options as Teresa stated with no reason for the damage. I apologize for that.  Andy bought 2 boxes of neww Weatherby ammo from Teds Sporting goods in Columbia tn. at a cost of $99 per box.  1 box of 127 gr and one box of 130 gr. Teds does not sell reloads.  I know. I worked there for 7 yrs. I know that if Andy had shot reloads and screwed up, he would fess up.  He owns over 75 rifles and ahotguns aand more than a few are weatherbys. He does reload but has not even got his equipment to start on the 6.5.   Could he have loaded the wrong round?  Sure. But how would he know iff they wont tell him what was inside?
Thank you all.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 23, 2018, 03:22:52 AM »
All I can end with saying is that, if Weatherby is so outstanding in their customer service, why wouldn't they tell him what the problem was that caused this?  Wouldn't it help him understand what went wrong instead of saying, your rifle is unfixable, but we can't tell you why?  I think anyone would want to know.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:04:58 PM »
All,
My name is Teresa from the Service Department at Weatherby.  We feel confident with our evaluation of this customers Mark V Accumark chambered in 6.5-300 Wby Mag. Due to the damage that has occurred to this rifle, the customer was given two options, either receive the damaged rifle back or if he prefers we could destroy it since it is unusable.  This choice is up to the customer who we are dealing directly with along with his local dealer that sent the rifle in for him.
Thank you.

With all due respect, Teresa, why can't we be told what Weatherby has determined what the problem is that caused the total damage to this rifle?  Was there any sign of neglect or wrong ammo involved? 

Also, in response to Chris's post, my friend is not computer savvy and doesn't know about Weatherby Nation.  He also did not request me to write about it, he was just telling me what happened and I offered to see if the Nation could offer any assistance.  After hearing from Teresa, I think this is a dead issue.  I thank some of you for you thoughts.  Won't bother you anymore. 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 22, 2018, 01:23:58 PM »
Could very well be, and I will be the first to admit it if it turns out that way.  I just don't think my friend or I should be judged as to whether or not we should own Weatherbys.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:36:45 AM »
As I said before, this one smells funny. IF Weatherby has said rifle, and IF they have recommended it be destroyed, it is guaranteed they know full well what happened and can prove it. My suspicion is, this is a bunch of half-truth, and we will eventually find out the rifle was modified by the owner/shooter, or in truth reloads were used which were grossly over pressure, or the wrong ammo was chambered and fired in the rifle, or some such. Likely we will never know, and my guess is, based on the whole "I'll post more info later" the whole thing is made up to see how this forum would react. I'm inclined to say, as well, since I live not far from Columbia, TN, that these guys should be barred from owning and shooting firearms based on either deliciousness or stupidity, or both.

My BS meter is pegged.

Mr. dubyam, I asked for help, not your opinion on if my friend or I are eligible to own a Weatherby product.  You are awful quick to judge with out knowing the full story.  If I am wrong or was fed wrong info, I will be the first to admit it.  You must be a Weatherby expert to come to your conclusion without having all the facts.  Maybe we should ask Weatherby to send the rifle to you so we can get your expert opinion.  We are not feeding anyone BS.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:11:13 AM »
Danno, I don't live in Columbia at this time, but i see him from time to time.  As I said, as soon as I get more info, I will make it available. I'll also see if I can get a pic of the box of ammo and post it. 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:02:04 AM »
It wouldn't be the first time a big ammo manufacturer had ammo way too hot, or a rifle maker  built a rifle out of spec,  and either needed a possible recall.    It wouldn't matter whether it was a vanguard or mark V  or any other large  commercial rifle maker who chambered a 6.5 x 300 assuming everything was to saami specs all those rifles are built to handle specific  test over charges.   I'm kind of curious as to what Weatherby wants him to sign and why ?    At this point it's all speculations until someone in the know say's something to put it to rest and I doubt that would be Weatherby for obvious reasons.

Side note:   I just seen on this website a Vanguard synthetic 26"  # 2 barrel @ 7 1/2 lbs  in 6.5x300 , not a bad idea.  ( haven't really looked at all the new Weatherby rifles in a while I'm glad to see more Weatherby chamberings in the Vanguards ).

I tend to give a person the benefit of the doubt until I hear the other side of the coin.

Thanks zonie

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:49:38 PM »
The 127 gr. factory Barnes he was shooting was lot# B653, and was Weatherby Select Plus ammo.  Weatherby is sending him some paper work, as soon as I get a copy of it, I will post it here. 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:45:38 AM »
he was shooting Weatherby ammo with 127 gr. Barnes bullets, I'll have the lot number later.  He spoke to a woman named Theresa in customer service, she said the rifle was unfixable and wanted to know if he wanted them to destroy it.  They are sending him some paperwork that they want him to sign, I guess to release them of any liability.  He is going to send me a copy of it.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:00:58 AM »
As soon as I get back in touch with him, I will post additional info, and I will get the lot number of the ammo. 

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