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7mm Weatherby
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:04:33 PM »
It's only been 30 months in the making. This 7mm Weatherby Magnum is a sweet handling 9lb middle weight.
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 07:13:43 PM »
Looks nice. Did you rechamber or rebarrel?
Any action work done?
Mike

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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 07:45:02 PM »
The bolt face was opened a bit and the barrel is new. The receiver is bedded, with additional glass extended to the end of the stock to stiffen it. Lots if smoothing of parts was done by the gunsmith.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 08:11:06 AM by eford »
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2018, 08:02:33 PM »
Thats a real nice looking set up Eric, did you go with a Timney trigger?
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 08:11:59 PM »
Very nice!! I am sure it will be a shooter as well.What twist and brake?
« Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 08:13:41 PM by terminator »
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 06:12:31 AM »
Give us the full spec sheet please
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 08:34:18 AM »
The Boyds walnut stock has five or six coats of Tru Oil and is bedded from tang to the up of the forend for stiffness, not complete contact. The barrel floats 1Ē past the recoil lug. Bottom metal and a hinged floor plate came from a Santa Barbara Mauser. The Timney trigger is around 2.5lbs, it seems, and has virtually no travel, only needing pressure to engage it. A new bolt handle is also an additional lug. The gunsmith put a new firing pin and smothed the contact surfaces, along with beveling the extractor claw so it goes into the cartridge grove easier. The 24Ē ER Shaw barrel is a 1:9.5 twist. I wanted a 1:8 rate but didnít spend the money it would have needed. I think I will be fine with it since Iím wanting something with speed, so the 150 grain bullets are what I will likely use. All the metal has a new, zinc oxide finish, including the brake from Brownells.

I had a Meopto scope that I was going to use but switched to a Nikon Buckmaster BDC. I like the holdover points vs clicks. I will post the sale info on it later.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2018, 07:11:53 AM by eford »
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
Nice! Look forward to hearing how it shoots.
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 02:21:15 PM »
Well done.

I have a 98 that has a start to a build,but haven't figured out what exactly to put on it.My idea was to build my son a 25-06 out of it,but he's happy with his 257 Mag,5 panel,Jap Lazermark and 26" German made Varmintmaster in 22-250.With the 6.5 craze I've kicked around 6.5-257 Mag,260 Rem,6.5-284,and 6.5-06.I have even thought about a 220 Rocket with an 8" twist to shoot 60-80 grain bullets like Roger has in mind I think.Just sitting white in the safe right now.Decisions,decisions,hmmm?

All that's been done so far is trued up bolt face,Timney trigger,and bent the bolt handle.If I do something with it I think it will be for me.
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 02:43:16 PM »
Really cool Eford!
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 04:33:17 AM »
Let us know how it shoots
Mike

Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2018, 08:28:44 AM »
Very cool, nice build for sure, and on one of my favourite Weatherby cartridges !
Thanks for posting
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 04:19:00 PM »
The 7mm Weatherby has shown it likes three different bullet weights using three different powders. Not pictured is the load with 140gn Nosler Partitions over H-4831 but it was under an inch. The 150gn Nosler Accubond Long Range over RL-26 made a tiny group. I was pleased with the 162gn Hornady Interlock over H-4350, and even with the shot I pulled to the right, I tossed another shot and liked what I got.
With a muzzle brake there is no muzzle jump and recoil feels like itís a 243 Win.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2018, 05:45:12 PM by eford »
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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 04:20:39 PM »
Nice!

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Re: 7mm Weatherby
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2018, 04:25:06 PM »
Very nice. Bet your pleased with that!
Mike