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Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: August 01, 2018, 08:26:47 PM »
BB340,

I'm wondering how big of a guy are you? Also, how fast are you pushing those bullets?

And thanks for the feedback.

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Rifles / Re: Mk V 338-06
« on: August 01, 2018, 05:04:41 PM »
Oh man Mike,
That is exactly what I need right there! Only thing is what I want has a nice wood stock on it, but that could be added later. I have never dealt with Cabelas on guns, how does that work with their library? I'm guessing I could have it shipped to a Cabelas near me, if there was one, or just ship to an FFL?

Thanks for the tip on this one!

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Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:38:45 AM »
Thanks for that feedback, very good info.

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Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: July 31, 2018, 08:00:52 PM »
I've been kicking the idea around of getting a MK V in 30-06 and then sending it in to JES for a re-bore to 338-06.

Not sure I want the extra oomph that the 340 offers, but that may be an option. I'm just not sure I can shoot accurately and still enjoy shooting it, with that kind of recoil?

I'm new to magnum rounds, but I have just started loading my sons 300 Weatherby, we started with some 212gr. ELD-x's  and at 2640 fps. the recoil is not all that bad. So I am thinking, how would that compare to the 340 recoil wize?

Anybody that shoots both,  have any input on that?

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Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: July 31, 2018, 08:32:00 AM »
That's the rifle that made me think of the cerakote and wood, you just don't see that combo anywhere, but I love it. I do really want that in a MK V though, I'm hoping for one with a Sheridan, Wy stamp on it as well but it's likely going to be a custom job to get it where I like it.

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Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: July 31, 2018, 05:25:18 AM »
This would likely be an Elk rifle primarily, and could be used on Mule Deer as well, but I have my .270 for that. I too am a sucker for fine wood, and I'm not afraid to carry it on the hunt. My hunting is mostly, well completely spot & stalk , so yes it's going to get scratched and dinged up and I'm OK with that.

The spot part sometimes involves spotting tracks and then following them till I find what is making the track, this then requires a speedy assessment to decide whether or not to shoot. Shots can be fast and close, then they can also be fast and distant. Then it the spotting is across a canyon, the shot could be slow and distant. I don't think they make a perfect rifle for my style of hunting, so I tend to settle for my Rem 700.

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Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:42:05 PM »
I have noticed after doing more research that my initial impression of the going price was a bit high, so that has me even more interested.

What I really want is one with Beautiful wood, except not the super glossy finish, I want a nice hand rubbed oil finish. Then I want it with a Burnt Bronze Cerakote finish on all metal surfaces. As for caliber, I really want something in 338-06, but those seem to be extremely scarce.

Weight is not too much of an issue, I was surprised at how light my son's Vanguard 300 Weatherby is, yet so far the recoil is not that bad with the 212 eld-x's. So I might go for that caliber as well since I am setup to reload for it now. Something in the 7 to 10 lbs. range with scope would be fine.

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Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: July 30, 2018, 12:03:48 PM »
41 views and not one reply?

Either you guys want to know this also, or your just not saying!

Which is it?

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Rifles / Re: I will never ever buy a weatherby product again.
« on: July 30, 2018, 12:01:02 PM »
I can see why you would be Pi$#@& about that. I think It would only take a quick email or phone call to customers like yourself to give updates and people would be much more patient with the process.

I understand that in the middle of a move, folks who normally are doing just that are probably busy gettiing things setup at the new location. Also, They may be losing some personnel who may not be willing to make the move to Wyoming.

I'm not making excuses for them, just that I can see why these things happen.

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Rifles / Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:16:57 AM »
As the title says, I'm wondering which is the preferred version. I generally like things Made in USA, but German made products are a close second for me. Also, I generally despise all things California. Can't wait for the move to Wyoming. I am interested in picking up a Mk V, but they are new to me, so can someone school me on the differences and what makes one better than the other if there are any?

Generally, what are the triggers like on the older styles?

Also, I see a lot of scope mounts, Leupold style, that hang over the rear of the ejection port. Is there a one piece scope mount that does not do that? Are there any ejection issues with this? I assume that it works fine or there wouldn't be so many of them out there.

From what I can tell, around $12-1500 seems to be the going rate for a really good condition used MK V is that sound about right?

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Rifles / Re: Newbie here with a new Vanguard and questions.
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:07:55 PM »
Update: So I have a Leupold VX-3i 4.5x14x40 cds mounted on this rifle now. I started a load with 72 gr. of H4831sc and some 212gr. Hornady ELD-x's, working up to 74 gr.

I had one round each at 72, 72.5, 73, 73.5 and then loaded 5ea. at 74 just wanting to get a baseline started and see how bad the recoil would be. Keep in mind this is my first attempt at loading and shooting a big magnum.

First two shots after a quick bore sight job were just off the target, moved right 9 inches and the next 7 shots were just a half inch off the bullseye at 100 yards. My son and I took turns shooting the rifle and ended up with a 7 shot group of 1 1/4", one flyer I called as it was my first shot with this rifle. The other 6 rounds turned in a 5/8" group with one of those at 73gr. and one at 73.5gr. and the other 4 at 74gr.

I'd have to say that we have a shooter on our hands for sure. Just need to keep working this load and see what it can really do.

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Rifles / Mk V 338-06
« on: July 24, 2018, 04:55:45 PM »
Does anyone have one of these? What are your thoughts on it. I have been on the lookout for one but they are sure scarce.

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Shotguns / Re: Anyone use the SA459 for coyote?
« on: May 27, 2018, 02:08:21 PM »
I'm in central Utah . I use hand calls and I have a Foxpro Fusion as well. I feel naked without my rifle, but now I have to have the shotgun no matter what too. So I carry both now, it's a pain to do but it pays off.

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Shotguns / Re: Anyone use the SA459 for coyote?
« on: May 26, 2018, 04:41:35 PM »
Not much traffic over here I guess

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Shotguns / Anyone use the SA459 for coyote?
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:17:45 PM »
This has quickly become my favored weapon for coyote hunting. I kept having them run in charging hard to my call and then exiting twice as fast and me bumbling around with my bolt action was pathetic at times.


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