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Custom Mark V SS 6 lug

Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« on: January 31, 2020, 09:47:06 PM »
Well Ive had this Mark V 6 lug all stainless action collecting dust at my gunsmiths for a cpl years, these all stainless action are kind of rare so thought I better make use of it,

I ordered a Bell & Carlson pebbled Black coloured stock and a #3 Fluted Benchmark 1-9 twist Barrel and had Gunsmith Gary Flach give the old Wby a makeover.

He Trued and Squared the action, lightened the factory trigger to 2.5lbs, chamber the barrel in 280 Ackley, added charcoal/pewter gunkote to all metal surfaces, glass bedded the stock and I added Talleys and a Leupold VX3i 3-10x40 duplex scope, should make a very functional hunting rifle, the nice thing about the Weatherby style stocks is they fit me like a glove, no rifle shoulders better imho....at least for me.









The Weatherby 6.5 RPM...............what the 264 Win Mag wishes it was !

Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 05:59:30 AM »
Well done!!! Let us know how it shots.
Doug

Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 06:23:41 AM »
very nice looking rifle, WF65, your smith did a nice looking job  8)

Rob
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Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 06:37:16 AM »
Very nice!! Good choice in caliber also

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Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 05:10:06 PM »
That sure is one nice hunting rig you have there. I am like you in that the Weatherby style Monte Carlo stock fits me perfectly.
Aussie gun nut.

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Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 07:21:50 PM »
Great looking set up, hope she draws first blood soon. ;)
DosEquisShooter

Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 12:22:57 AM »
Thanks for all the kind comments, off to the range Monday morning to see how it shoots !
The Weatherby 6.5 RPM...............what the 264 Win Mag wishes it was !

Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2020, 09:37:44 AM »
I have a MK V UL in 280 Remington. I have often considered transforming it to a 280 AI. But, given its one hole accuracy with its original barrel I subsequently vanquish the thought.
It all started with a 280....

Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2020, 06:07:19 AM »
The 6-lug Weatherby is a really great action. The size is perfect for that chambering and that is a great cartridge choice. I can't wait to get my 280 AI build done. RWS makes 280 brass by the way.
I shoot cases with a belt because I feel the other cartridges need to pull their trousers up.

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Re: Custom Mark V SS 6 lug
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2020, 02:51:45 PM »
I have a Kimber I just bought in 280 Ackley. Put 3 Barnes 120gr. in one whole this morning. I bought Peterson brass for mine. Didn't think a light weight would do that.