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Howdy!
« on: July 13, 2020, 06:18:10 PM »
Hi all, new to this site and new to Weatherby. I recently traded for a Mark V Deluxe in 300 Wby, 26” bbl, with a Leupold VX3 3.5-10 scope. Rifle is practically new. When was it made? Serial # PB01xxxx, Atascadero, CA.

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 07:00:08 PM »
Welcome to the Nation! The info I have puts your rifle prod. date at about 2004. Whats the story behind the trade?
DosEquisShooter

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 07:25:31 PM »
Thanks for the info! A local gunshop had 3 used Deluxes, all 300 Wby, that I have been eyeing for the last couple of months. I finally couldn’t resist and traded a couple of guns that I wasn’t married to toward the nicest of the three.  This rifle was a “safe queen” with only a few “storage marks”. All 3 Deluxes came from the same person, a Weatherby collector.  I have wanted a Weatherby Deluxe in either 257 or 300 Wby for years and I finally found a nice one at a somewhat reasonable price (with good glass to boot). Next will be an Accumark!

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 08:37:38 PM »
Welcome to the Nation! Now all you need is that 257 and you will have everything in North America covered!
Doug

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 05:55:20 AM »
Welcome aboard. The 300 Wby is up to taking anything in North America. It all comes down to your confidence and accuracy. The 180 grain bullets will probably be the most accurate with your Mark V. That’s the bullet weight the cartridge was designed around.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 06:16:25 AM »
Congrats on acquiring such a beautiful rifle, and welcome to the Nation. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2020, 10:26:57 AM »
Welcome aboard and that's a nice rifle in a great caliber. From my experience, the scope will serve you well too. Enjoy.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2020, 05:22:16 PM »
Beautiful rifle! Welcome to the Nation!

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 09:53:01 PM »
Welcome! Awesome rifle! Where about and what do you hunt Copperhead?
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2020, 05:39:28 PM »
DW5, I’m a military retiree (USAF) in eastern Nebraska, south of Omaha. I typically hunt deer and elk in northwestern NE. I’m looking at popping some pigs in Missouri or Oklahoma some day.

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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2020, 01:22:54 AM »
Very nice rifle. Congratulations and welcome.

You will find that Weatherby MkV's seem to multiply in your safe.
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2020, 06:16:54 AM »
Copperhead, what AFSC did you have in the AF?  I retired from the AF 2 1/2 years ago, and I'm still working on base as a GS employee. :)  I was supposed to be in your neck of the woods this year for a course, but everything got cancelled due to COVID.  Maybe next year.

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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2020, 06:25:46 AM »
Got a few USAF vets around here.  I was a 64550 at the old Westover AFB, 3097 ADS Stoneybrook from 63 to 67. Again, welcome to the forum.

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2020, 07:20:29 AM »
DW5, I’m a military retiree (USAF) in eastern Nebraska, south of Omaha. I typically hunt deer and elk in northwestern NE. I’m looking at popping some pigs in Missouri or Oklahoma some day.

I’ve always wanted to hunt in Nebraska! A buddy of mine and myself have pondered a whitetail hunt out that way.

Welcome again, and please share some of your hunts if you’d like!

On the pig hunting front I do quite a bit of that myself, will probably be in a stand tonight actually. I might recommend, if you want the lest restrictive means and methods available to you, and don’t mind a little extra travel, give some places in TX a look. A lot of pig activity happens at night and it’s 100% legal to hunt them then here. Just make sure the outfitter is willing. The majority are.
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2020, 09:08:05 AM »
PARA45,

I was a 703X1/3R0X1 (Printing Mgt - “Repro”) and was forced to cross-train due to elimination of the career field. I ended up as a 6C0X1 (Contracting Mgt). I’m now a GS employee with USACE.