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German weatherby Mark v

German weatherby Mark v
« on: June 23, 2020, 11:24:57 AM »
I'm been looking at the German weatherby Mark V found one that is 1972, does anyone have any experience with the german rifles it's a 300 wby. I was wondering about quality, accuracy, barrel  compared to the rest of them.

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Re: German weatherby Mark v
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 06:39:04 PM »
There is essentially no difference you can tell in how the German-made Mark Vs perform compared to others. Some of the 300 Roy’s made in Germany had 24” barrels. I don’t know why.
I might be wrong, but I thought some of them had a barrel stamp Made In West Germany. I like that.
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Re: German weatherby Mark v
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 06:57:02 AM »
The barrel on my 270WBY is stamped "Made in W Germany"  It shoots as well as my Japan made 300 WBY.  The 270 is U S made that was re barreled during the time the barrels were from W Germany.  :)   

Re: German weatherby Mark v
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 05:01:33 PM »
I had a 1972 Mark V in 257.  I sold it due the slow twist rate in the bore.  It would not stabilize anything over 100 grains.   I learned the hard way that some Weatherby rifles made in Germany had the slower twist rate.  Not sure about the 270s, but you might want to check that.  Otherwise she was a beauty. 

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Re: German weatherby Mark v
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 02:19:53 AM »
My 270 WBY is 1 in 12. Yes, it only stabilizes lighter bullets. With today's bullets, I don't feel this is a disadvantage.  :)

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Re: German weatherby Mark v
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 05:24:55 AM »
By 1966 the 257's twist rate had been changed to 1 in 10.I suppose you could order one with 1 in 12 until the Jap made model came out though.
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Re: German weatherby Mark v
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 12:43:59 PM »
The major difference with the German rifles is the trigger.  The German trigger housing is longer, and is secured to the action with a pin, whereas the other triggers are secured by a screw. Timney makes a replacement trigger for the German rifles, which I would recommend.