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6.5-300 Range Day

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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2017, 07:18:00 AM »
Great to hear they have taken care of you, hope the new rifle arrives soon. Did they give you any idea of what the problem was with your original rifle?
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2017, 09:44:43 PM »
Great to hear they have taken care of you, hope the new rifle arrives soon. Did they give you any idea of what the problem was with your original rifle?

No not yet and I doubt they will, I'm assuming a bad barrel as not a lot else to affect accuracy like that as we eliminated any other possibilities.
Either way Weatherby has been nothing short of first class to deal with.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2017, 03:47:24 PM »
Ok I thought I would pass along an update on my 6.5-300 Outfitter RC

Weatherby's Service rep has called and informed me that they're building me a new rifle and it will be shipped out the end of February all going well,

I guess with having to export the rifle back from British Columbia the time frame just made more sense to build a new one and ship it out,
 they probably wouldn't even receive my rifle back from the Warranty Depot in BC by the end of February !

Very good of Weatherby to call a few times and keep me updated of the progress of my situation.

WF
Great update. February is right around the corner and I'll bet your new Outfitter will shoot lights out.
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Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2018, 08:20:34 AM »
Hello WF65. I am new to this group, hunted my entire life, currently own multiple different rifles and brands, custom builds as well. I know this topic hasn't been talked about in a long time but I was doing some searching online about the same issues with the 6.5mm and found this discussion board. I have a 6.5-300 in a Mark V Ultra light in the Canadian Northmark Edition. I have read your posts about dealing with Weatherby warranty and having to return your gun to them. Did you ever receive your new rifle and how does it shoot now? My gun is all over the map, 2 different scopes, multiple shooters, gun vises, weatherby factory ammo only ( $700 worth burnt up ) and this gun will not group at all. My local hunting store is a small one and they have not sold many of these rifles, mine was the first. But I have called around to some of the bigger dealers and they have expressed some concerns over this particular rifle and told me that they have returned these guns to Weatherby. Basically I am just looking for some assistance in what to do next. I think the gun will be an amazing once I can figure out what the problem is. If possible let me know how you made out, also if anyone else has had any luck with one of these guns and what to do. I will contact the warranty guys as well to discuss options. Thanks for the help.

Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2018, 08:29:52 AM »
Welcome to the nation!  I'd give Weatherby a call on Monday.  :)

Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2018, 05:22:43 AM »
When reloading Swift SiroccoII in my 338Win I found they like a lot of jump to the lands at least .100" of jump.
Seating depth for these can make a big difference in accuracy.
TD

Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2018, 09:21:35 AM »
WF65

I purchased a V2 in 6.5 CM this last spring.  Not an RC.  I followed the break in procedure as offered by Weatherby and still I was shooting 3"~4" groups with everything but the 143 ELD and the 120GMX.  With the 143 and 120 I was shooting 2"~3" groups.  I re-torqued everything, swapped scopes with no change.  I finally sent it back to Weatherby.  They returned it with the attached Oehler printout.  (They didn't say how many tries it took them to get sub MOA.)  They did say that the problem was carbon and copper fouling and recommended I buy/use CR-10.  I did.
I can only surmise that I happen to have a pretty rough barrel.  (I've been cleaning barrels for some 55 years with no previous problem.)  Anyway, some 200 rounds later and with frequent judicious cleaning, maybe things are smoothing out.

Just relaying my experience.  Stay with it.

Grouser

Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2018, 10:30:24 AM »
Thanks for the info. I have called Weatherby 3 days in row and have left messages each day. Still waiting for a response back. Hopefully soon. The previous warranty rep that was mentioned in this thread no longer works at the company.

Re: 6.5-300 Range Day
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2018, 06:01:54 AM »
I'm no expert but here's what got my A-Bolt 7mm mag to shoot sub MOA groups, a Limb Saver barrel de-resonator. The A-Bolt has a 26" barrel and was shooting 2" groups no matter what ammo was used. I watched the video on You Tube and decided I'd give it a try. Boy was I glad I did, this rifle now shoots 3/4" groups. The longer the barrel is the more you need something to tame the barrel vibrations. I'm not saying this will work on your rifles but I know it greatly improved the grouping on my 7 mag. Worth a try.
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