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6.5-300 Range Day

Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2016, 08:41:32 AM »
My 6.5 Accumark hates the Lrx's......1.5" at 100.
Without much work I have the 140 VLds under an inch and the 143 Hornady Eld-x in the .3's at 3425 fps.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2016, 09:01:05 AM »
Welcome to the Nation, and congrats on the accuracy you've achieved with your Accumark.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2016, 09:17:17 AM »
Welcome to the Nation!!! Glad to see another 6.5 Fan here. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2016, 11:04:29 PM »
Just an update on my Mark V Outfitter RC 6.5-300, got to the range again with a box of 127gr LRX and 3 different handloads, 140gr LRAB,140gr VLD, 140gr SST, we shot 4 three shot groups that strung vertically down and to the left as much as 6 inches ? it did the same thing with all the bullets ???

So that's 5 different types of bullets 2 factory loads and 3 different handloads, 2 different scopes, and three different shooters, myself, my gunsmith and a buddy of mine that used to shoot competitively and all had the same results ???

I'm assuming its either the bedding or the barrel is faulty......, I just can't imagine being a RC rifle it left Weatherby shooting like that ??

I own and have owned a pile of Weatherby rifles and never had one shoot like this.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2016, 12:47:43 AM »
that's rough luck WF65, I would be contacting weatherby about it. Unfortunately, for us Canadian's, we sometimes have to wait a long time to get the rifle, and then if it's a dud, and has to return it to get it right, you have to wait long time again.

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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2016, 04:01:12 AM »
That is terrible.A lot of money spent in ammo as well as the rifle.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2016, 04:34:08 AM »
I'll return it and they will make it right I'm sure, Weatherby is good that way.
The Puzzling part for me is it's a RC rifle which is shot before leaving the factory with a test target confirming .77" group with 127gr LRX, so what changed between there and here ?

« Last Edit: November 25, 2016, 05:06:21 AM by WeatherbyFan 65 »
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2016, 07:55:38 AM »
Sorry to hear the factory 127s didn't shoot well either, it will be interesting to here what the actual problem is. So Hopefully Weatherby can figure it out, with the stringing it does sound like a bedding problem to me.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2016, 08:02:41 AM »
WF65 I copied this from a different post, maybe it will be of some help?


Rusty McCune | Warranty Service Representative
Tel: 800.227.2016 | Fax: 805.237.0427
Address: 1605 Commerce Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2016, 08:03:52 AM »
I  think all barreled actions are test fired before a stock is put on. If so it is very possible that something is wrong with the stock.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2016, 02:27:12 AM »
I would check all the screws (rings, bases, and action) to make sure they're tight.  Did you take out the action screws and clean the oil off of them when you got the rifle and retorque them to the recommended torque?
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2016, 05:07:11 AM »
I would think something happened to the rifle. If it shot so good with the reloads and then too a plunge. Sorry to hear that happened with rifle. If it's something they can fix I am sure they will.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2016, 05:41:17 AM »
The process for All RC rifles. The statement says "every range certified rifle"

 Re: Vangaurd "Range Certified" processPosted
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Jameson is exactly right.

As far as the process for getting the "Range Certified" stamp, every range certified rifle is shot, from the shoulder (no vises are used) starting with ammunition that has historically been the most accurate for that individual cartridge. Once the exact load has been determined, the test target with the most accurate ammunition available is printed to send with the rifle and confirm our results, then sent to Ed Weatherby's desk to sign and verify that everything is correct.

The entire process is very meticulous and is a great way to find out what your rifle will shoot best without taking the time and money to go through a bunch of ammo on your own. Plus, you get a really nice target, signed by Ed, proving what your rifle will do.Director of Marketing
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I'll return it and they will make it right I'm sure, Weatherby is good that way.
The Puzzling part for me is it's a RC rifle which is shot before leaving the factory with a test target confirming .77" group with 127gr LRX, so what changed between there and here ?


« Last Edit: November 26, 2016, 05:47:13 AM by danno50 »
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2016, 07:23:21 AM »
I would check all the screws (rings, bases, and action) to make sure they're tight.  Did you take out the action screws and clean the oil off of them when you got the rifle and retorque them to the recommended torque?

When I received it as a bnib rifle, no I did not remove the action screws, clean them and retorque them, as I have done in the past I mounted the scope, bore sighted it and shot it using the only factory ammo I received 130gr Sciroccos,

I gave the rifle to my gunsmith and checked everything over, shot it with the same results with the brake on and off, when he got home from the range he borescoped the barrel and did find excessive fouling on one spot in the barrel, he also found a lot of forend pressure on the barrel when he retorqued the action screws to factory settings.

So I changed the scope, no difference in the grouping.

Put the Leupold back on tried the 127gr lrx and 3 handloads with different bullets same results, so as I mentioned earlier that's 3 different guys, 2 different scopes, and 5 different bullets, and still the same issues, we also backed the action screws off this last time at the range before shooing our last group just to see if it would change anything and no it didn't.

Luckily there is a certified Weatherby repair center in British Columbia so after I speak to someone at Weatherby Monday morning and get some direction we can go from there.

« Last Edit: November 26, 2016, 08:55:05 AM by WeatherbyFan 65 »
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2016, 07:29:20 PM »
My 6.5 Accumark hates the Lrx's......1.5" at 100.
Without much work I have the 140 VLds under an inch and the 143 Hornady Eld-x in the .3's at 3425 fps.
BEST out of the box gun I own.
what powder are you using with those two bullets ?