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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:24:28 PM »
Ok first thing first, just the thought of selling your Ultramark is reason enough to have your head examined.   :D  I have a solution that you haven't thought of, keep all you .300's and rebarrel the Japanese .300 to .340 Weatherby Magnum that way you keep all your beautiful .300s and still have a sister rifle to your .460 Weatherby Magnum.  Also you'd have to open the bolt face to step up to a .378 or .416 Weatherby Magnum where as rebarreling to a .340 Weatherby Magnum is just a matter of screwing on the new barrel and setting the head space.


That my friend is one solution I did not think of. Especially considering how much I LOVE the .340 Wby mag! 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 09, 2018, 08:37:47 PM »
BB Rebarrel It with the 26" 300 Wby. Thats what you wanted in the first place. I am anal myself and you might as well get exactly what you want. or you will be second guessing your self at some point.


See that is why I am having a hard time deciding. A matching pair of .460 & .300 would be great combo for a 2 gun battery for Africa. I already have the .460 floorplate engraved with a cape buff. Plus the 1-4x20 VX3i has a cape buff engraved on the objective end. A .300 wby with Kudu engraved floorplate and scope would be a great looking pair. Yes the more I think about it, the more I like my original idea.
I was really only thinking of the .378 or 416 as I have to rebarrel the rifle because I am so anal about minor things like that, so it would of been a cheaper way to own one of those other two calibers. I really want my .416 Wby to be in the Mark V Safari rifle anyways. 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:47:14 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. 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grading scale for Walnut
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:39:04 PM »
Yes as most of you guys know I am definitely a wood stocked man. Doesn't have to be an exhibition grade piece of timber, although that is what I am wanting to start to head towards, but I just prefer the "Warmth" a piece of timber gives you when shooting it.
Mind you I have plenty of fantastic plastic stocked rifles and to be honest they probably get more use than my timber stocked ones. But if I am going on a specific hunt for a trophy animal then most of the time I'm packing timber. If I am just going "for a shot" then I usually just grab my synthetic .223 or .243.   

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Earl Dibbles JR
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:16:42 PM »
 ;D

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:15:17 PM »
I think I may have a decision on what I will do... I think I will get a matching big hitter in either .416 or .378. But it solely depend on whether or not the barrel maker here in Australia can put a Pendleton Brake on the barrel for me. I am not a fan of brakes but the .378 and .416 definitely needs one. So I want the older style Pendelton as it is nowhere near as loud as the newer Accubrake. I know it doesn't reduce the recoil as much but that I can live with. I am just waiting on an email from the barrel makers to see if they can do it.
If they can't then I will stick to my original plan of a matching pair of .300 and .460 bee's. (well actually my original plan was a .257 and .460 lol. But decided that my .257 already has a lovely piece of timber on it. Mind you 2 .257's couldn't hurt haha)   

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:57:30 PM »
If you really didn't want to get rid of it coming to the "Brain Trust" was a pretty safe bet. ;D


Haha yeah I know you are right Big Muddy. I really don't see myself being able to sell it...

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:56:04 PM »
I need another 300 like I need a hole in the head (some might think the later would be and improvement). So if you were to sell the UltraMark, what would you need (US Dollars) for it. I have no clue how the transfer would go.


Yeah not sure how we would go getting it shipped over there. Probably cost more money than it is worth doing.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:00:33 PM »
The only reason for selling the .300 UltraMark is because a mate has a lovely Mkv Deluxe in .378 he will sell me. Comes with scope (cant remember what brand) dies 100 cases of some fired and some unfired factory ammo..
I really do like the look of the UltraMark and I really am not one who sells rifles... especially Weatherbys!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 06, 2018, 05:40:25 PM »
Rebarrel and sell the UltraMark. Simplest solution I guess.

You could sell the UltraMark or donate it to the CptnAwesome Weatherby preservation society. I recommend the latter!


Haha yep sure I will donate it to the CptnAwesome Weatherby preservation society. I would however have to charge a small fee for the overseas postage from Australia... Somewhere around AU$4000 should cover it  ;D

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 06, 2018, 05:10:34 PM »
Well brains trust, I bought this 2nd hand Japanese Mark 5 in .300 wby mag with the purpose of having it done up with a new custom high grade stock, 24 carat gold inlay and custom engraved floorplate to be a matching pair with my .460 wby.
However as you most know I also just bought that love Royal Ultramark in .300 wby and plus I also own a "standard" UltraMark in .300 wby...
Unfortunately the .300 Jap I bought to be a sister rifle to my .460 has a 24 inch barrel only. And I am that anal that I am going to have to rebarrel it with a 26 inch barrel so as they match. So my dilemma is that I don't need 3 high grade .300 wby mags... I am building these rifles as a matching pair for say like a two gun battery for Africa.
So do I go ahead and rebarrel to .300 wby as planned and then sell my UltraMark?
Or do I rebarrel to another Weatherby caliber like 6.5-300 or .270 wby or a wildcat like the 7-300 for plains game?
I already own a SS Mkv in .270 wby and a Wonderful Custom shop 7mm wby lazermark.
Or do I build a pair of exquisite big hitters one in .460 and the other .416 wby or .378 wby?
I can't decide what to do... :-\   

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grading scale for Walnut
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:51:05 PM »
just go with a synthetic stock, and leave the wood stocks for something useful, like firewood   ::)  ::)  ;D

Rob

I am a firm believer that everyone should own at least one rifle with a synthetic stock for the bad weather days but over all wood beats bondo in my book.   ;D ;D ;D ;D


I with you on that one Chris.

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Rifles / Re: Problem solved! Mark V safety
« on: December 05, 2018, 02:54:39 PM »
Good to hear it's all sorted. Yes pics please!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 75th anniversary?
« on: December 05, 2018, 02:50:25 PM »
I don't what configuration it is in, as long as I can get one sent down under then I will be a happy boy  :D

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Baylee's wish list
« on: December 05, 2018, 02:47:03 PM »
Now there is a 3 year old who has her head screwed on right!

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