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Problems with new 6.5-300

Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« Reply #165 on: June 08, 2018, 12:27:28 PM »
so it has been quite a long time johnp you must have news on your friends rifle?
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Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« Reply #166 on: June 08, 2018, 12:58:04 PM »
I would like to ask Weatherby a general question. What could someone do to totally  destroy a Mark V  in such a manner, without pointing any fingers?   :)

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Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« Reply #167 on: June 09, 2018, 06:58:29 AM »
I would like to ask Weatherby a general question. What could someone do to totally  destroy a Mark V  in such a manner, without pointing any fingers?   :)

Good question! I suspect there could be a myriad of scenarios. But I wouldn't expect Weatherby to proffer ways to destroy their own product on an open forum.

This has been an extraordinary thread. Could a reload render a Mark V unusable? The case for a reload was not stated by Weatherby themselves and while folks correctly presumed a different colored primer might give away a reload, no one mentioned that the appearance of die resizing marks would also verify a hand-load or a reload.

I guess a lot of us suspect it could be the possibility of an incorrect chambering of other than a 6.5-300WBY round, but I doubt Weatherby would be inclined to grant a public forum that information.

This has been a great thread to remind us all of safe and sound-thinking shooting and taking proper measures to ensure healthy hunting and shooting.  8)

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Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« Reply #168 on: June 09, 2018, 07:50:11 AM »
January 27th was johnp034's last post, so I suspect he doesn't want to give us the satisfaction of knowing that his "friend"lied to him after he had boasted about his friends honesty. That or johnp034 committed the rifle catastrophe himself and doesn't want to look like a fool by telling the truth. Just a thought.
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Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« Reply #169 on: June 09, 2018, 02:29:22 PM »
I don't give a flying fork about the O P !  I was just asking how it was possible to destroy one of the single toughest action known. I have been told the Japanese Ariska was for years the impossible to destroy action. I was asking in the mindset how to avoid destroying a Mark V . I don't give a rat's ass about how J P destroyed his. I still bet he used handgun powder  in a rifle cartridge. A unrelated to this event comment is possible from Weatherby.

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Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« Reply #170 on: June 10, 2018, 05:09:46 AM »
I still bet he used handgun powder  in a rifle cartridge. A unrelated to this event comment is possible from Weatherby.
THAT sir, would be a good bet - highly plausible. Detonation, too, is a prime possibility or some non-6.5-300 cartridge that could fit into the chamber and explode the receiver's action area.

But I agree with you, that's one tough rifle to totally destroy, without some very good explanation!

Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« Reply #171 on: June 10, 2018, 06:41:03 AM »
I am also puzzled how you could destroy one. In Roy Weatherby's book on page 198 he gives a detailed description of what it took to break one and it is amazing the abuse he put it through.
John

Re: Problems with new 6.5-300
« Reply #172 on: June 10, 2018, 07:56:28 AM »
I read where P.O. Ackely use to pressure test actions to the point that they would blow apart with his cartridge designs and if I remember right it took over 100,000 psi to wreck a modern action of his time.
Since Roy was a big fan of P.O. I would presume he watched his experiments closely when designing his rifle action.
This also could explain why you can push a Ackely improved cartridge to some very high pressure with out seeing any signs( don't ask me how I know ). ;D
TD