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.378 WM
« on: April 27, 2015, 10:19:11 PM »
I bought a .378 MK5 and modified it a bit, added a synthetic stock, custom made open sights and recknagel twist off mounts with a 3 x 10 leupold Vari X 3 to take to Africa, had never hunted with a 378 before. What an awesome cartridge, it drops african animals at 400 yards as if they had a heart attack. Shot a lion my guides figured was 330 kg to 335 kg which is 725 lbs on the light side, he never left his bed. I would not say the recoil is excessive but it takes concentration to master. I am taking this rifle back to Kodiak island with me next year for grizzly (never got drawn the first try but went for the tour anyhow). I was told the gun would be destroyed of rust by  the end of the trip but every night used oil cloth and bore snake to prevent the rust, the gun still looks brand new. I can't say enough about how it preforms, flat shooting and performance with the barnes 250 TTSX bullets is outstanding. That poor kodiak might as well just surrender - more power than I need but comforting to know as well. I own a 340 accumark that would easily do the job but the 378 has the edge for me.
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Re: .378 WM
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 05:43:30 AM »
Welcome to the Nation.  Post pictures of your hunts, would love to see that lion. :D

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 03:53:33 PM »
Once I figure out how to post the pictures I will be glad to post them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 05:42:58 PM »
Macuff---Welcome to the best firearms and hunting forum.  With a 378 Wby I doubt there is anything that can't be taken.

In the 1960s my dad hunted on Kodiak with a 375 H&H. He still talks about it like it happened yesterday.
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Re: .378 WM
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 06:12:50 PM »
I see there are issues with the trophy room importing pictures so I can't upload pictures, i will post them when that is fixed.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 11:51:06 PM »
I see there are issues with the trophy room importing pictures so I can't upload pictures, i will post them when that is fixed.

I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for them to fix the trophy room. It has been like that for some time now. We have had discussions on here before trying to get Weatherby Inc. to fix it...
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Re: .378 WM
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2015, 04:52:26 AM »
I think the only way to post pictures is to use Photobucket. 

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2015, 09:54:14 PM »
Pictures of my lion and a few other game pictures are oh my Facebook page.
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Re: .378 WM
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2015, 07:16:23 AM »
Welcome and congratulations on your two very fine Mk Vs. And, if you look at the specs,
the .378 Weatherby blows away most of the .416s and completely wipes out the .458 Winchester. As for the .340 Weatherby, the specs show that it put performs the .375 H&H. So, you have two very fine Mk Vs and I think that I can see that Grizzly waiving a white flag..

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2015, 07:45:28 PM »
How do you use photo bucket - dumb question but I have to ask
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2015, 09:36:00 AM »
Photo bucket is east to use.

The site allows you to upload onto their site your photos. Then when you want to post one of your pictures on a forum like this, you go to their site, select the photo you wish to share, and a code (link) will be provided for that picture. You post that code on the forum and your picture will appear.

It really is easy...
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Re: .378 WM
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2015, 08:36:35 AM »
Where are those pesky pictures?

Re: .378 WM
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2015, 01:48:47 PM »
it is truly an awesome round all right, ive shot everything from cats to buff with it and they are quite ok at distance as you say.

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Re: .378 WM
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2016, 09:47:52 AM »
What is your load for your 378
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