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MK V ultra light 270 wby

MK V ultra light 270 wby
« on: October 24, 2018, 10:18:21 PM »
Just put on layaway....my local gunstore still does this...a MK V ultra lightweight in 270 wby topped with a Leupold VX 6 illuminated. Only 15 shots. Was $2000 , I think the gun alone was worth that. Plan on using fpr deer bear amd who knows. Anybody have feedback on this rifle or caliber ?

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Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 04:20:18 AM »
In my not dmso humble opinion, that's the best all-around Weatherby clambering (or maybe just the best all-around chambering) for everything but the great bears, the African Big Five, and maybe a few of the largest hooved game around. For everything in North America aside from prairie dogs and the great bears, it is ideal. Mine is spectacular on white-tails, and I'd have zero qualms about taking miley's, elk, moose, or caribou with it, too.
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Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 06:16:50 AM »
I've had mine for 20 years. Have taken lots of deer, both muley and whitetail, three antelope, four sheep and a few coyotes. I use 140 gr Win Failsafe bullets (no longer made) over 79 gr of RL25. Velocity is 3300 fps. This is a max load so start lower. I bought 8 boxes when Win quit production, should have bought more. GJ
« Last Edit: October 25, 2018, 06:41:40 AM by GrandeJuan »

Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 12:48:14 PM »
What dubyam said, I have owned lots of WBY's from 257 to 378 and if I could only own one it would be the 270.
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Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 02:18:33 PM »
Agree with the former posts! My 270 WBY is the 33rd ever made Mark V from 1958. The 270 was Roy's first magnum.  Probably the second most favorite gun I own! A S&W my dad left me is#1.

Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 03:10:27 PM »
In my not dmso humble opinion, that's the best all-around Weatherby clambering (or maybe just the best all-around chambering) for everything but the great bears, the African Big Five, and maybe a few of the largest hooved game around. For everything in North America aside from prairie dogs and the great bears, it is ideal. Mine is spectacular on white-tails, and I'd have zero qualms about taking miley's, elk, moose, or caribou with it, too.


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Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 05:49:25 PM »
Thanks, can't wait to get it. Im hoping to move the 280 to the back of safe

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Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 05:51:22 PM »
Congratulations on a fine rifle and caliber!  What Duby said is spot on.   You can't go wrong with a 270 Wby, I own one, and the other caliber I like as much as the 270 Wby is my 257 Wby.  ;D

Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 07:50:28 PM »
I agree with everyone else's posts, the 270 Wby is a great caliber. My Mark V Ultralight 270 Wby is by far my favorite mule deer and sheep hunting rifle. My rifle by far prefers the 130 gr bullets, and I  have no problems using premium 130's on moose or elk. 

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Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 07:56:21 PM »
I think this will be my all around favorite gun. With a 257,270 and 300 wby i should have it all covered. Im looking forward to the 2-14 VX 6 scope. Also the illuminated reticle looks awsome

Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 11:31:38 AM »
Congratulations! I recently bought a 270 Wby Mark V Deluxe that was on consignment at my local gun store. It's sighted-in and will be high in the rotation this deer season!

Let us know how it shoots!

Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 10:08:09 PM »
I think this will be my all around favorite gun. With a 257,270 and 300 wby i should have it all covered. Im looking forward to the 2-14 VX 6 scope. Also the illuminated reticle looks awsome

Really a shame your missing a 240 ;) ;D
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Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2018, 06:32:21 PM »
Juan, how do those fail safe perform. I've got 150 or so never used them.

Re: MK V ultra light 270 wby
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2018, 12:06:54 PM »
Sold my 240 on a moment of weakness. It WILL be replaced. Im selling all my guns and replacing with weatherbys