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Rifles / Re: Anyone had an out of the box MK V
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:47:56 PM »
My Accumark is stock. It shoots sub-1/2 minute out to 1000 yds.

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Whitetail Deer / Re: How’s It Going So Far?
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:39:44 PM »
Let’s go Mrs. Cbloom!.... And she is equipped with a bad*ss rife.

Deer steadily on the camera and it's a chip shot ftom the blind. Testing out 90 gr Accubonds this year. I like her odds!

And thanks, Terminator.

Whitetail Deer / Re: How’s It Going So Far?
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:48:45 AM »
I'll be relying on my wife to fill the freezer. Off on another business trip. Hopefully she has repeated success with her 243 Camilla.

Shotguns / Re: 1980 centurion 2 DU
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:24:14 PM »
buy into a CD and get a return on what your putting in the safe.

+1 Danno
If I buy a gun, I intend to shoot it.

Custom Shop / Proof Research Carbon Barrels
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:21:02 PM »
This one is for the rumor mill until someone at Weatherby sees it.

I know Weatherby has a Mark V offering with a proof barrrl now. I was thinking about getting my Accumark rebarreled. Will the custom shop soon offer rebarreling with the Proof barrels?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Best hunting bullet(s)
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:39:53 AM »
All my rifles have a pet load for the Partition that is sub-MOA. Except my wife's 243. She requested reduced recoil loads and I guess the Partition didn't like flying that slow. I switched it for an Accubond and boom. Sub-MOA.

I also develop a "target practice" load for each rifle, but typically use a hunting bullet it as well for just in case. Hornady SST/ELD-X are my go to. They fly straight, are cheap and I could put down an animal if I had no Partitions left.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7mm
« on: September 15, 2018, 07:24:39 PM »
My thoughts are that if you don't consistently shoot sub-minute groups out that far, you shouldn't shoot at an animal that far. If you're not at the range, practicing at and beyond those distances, you shouldn't shoot at an animal that far. You owe it to the animal to make a killing shot and recover the animal.

Should you decide you need more projectiles, Shooters Pro Shop has some blemished 30 caliber Partitions for cheap. I typically use them for load development and see no adverse effects on accuracy. Then I end up using the for finished loads because I'm cheap. Honestly though, I have a hard time spotting the blemish!

Best of luck loading.


Rifles / Re: WTS: German custom .378 package $2500
« on: August 23, 2018, 01:41:22 PM »
Pictures would help. Some of us have a hard time with words...

Rifles / Re: Accuracy expectations - Mk V Outfitter in .270 Win
« on: August 21, 2018, 09:33:23 AM »
Besides the sub-MOA guarantee, I'd imagine the accuracy for handloads depends on the loader.  This rifle is pretty much the same as the Ultra Lightweight. There are lots of posts on here of people bragging about the accuracy results of their ULWs.

If you've always wanted a 257 WBY, it seems like an easy choice to me. If you want to hop on the 6.5 wagon while it's rolling, 6.5-300 will give you a little bigger bullet traveling a little faster. Both wiuld be bad news to deer or black bear.

Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:55:13 PM »
I'm a sucker for woodgrain. I REALLY want a Deluxe in 257 WBY. If it was Roy's favorite, it's gotta be good. Plus I love quarter bores anyway.

I own a Accumark in 300 WIN. Bought it to fill a completely different niche than that 257 would.

Is the rifle you're looking for going to be a Jack of all trades? Is it going to be a fair weather rifle? Sitting in a Texas deer blind? Or humped across the Colorado Rockies? There are lots of different Mark V's because there are lots of different ways to use a rifle. If you're looking at the German vs Japan vs US made rifles, I think it's a matter of personal sentiment. A Weatherby is a Weatherby, from my experience. And a good gunsmith can bring an old rifle back to life if need be, to retain sentimental value.

When I do my part, my Accumark in 300 WIN has no problem at the 1000 yd line. Pictured is a 3 shot group at 1000. The load was 212 gr ELD-X, Nosler Brass, CCI LMR and a healthy charge of H1000.

Custom vs Factory will give you tighter tolerances in most cases. The Mark Vs are very well built (as are all Weatherby's from my experience). If the shooter has the skill, and the ammo is up to the task, the rifle will perform.

I'd be interested to see what that round did to the innards of the coyote...

As a side note, if yall need someone to pick up freshly killed pigs, just let me know. My family (and I once I get moved back to Texas) don't live too far from you and we're more than happy to pick up pigs if folks don't want to eat them.

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