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Vanguard Accuguard #3 fluted barrel

Re: Vanguard Accuguard #3 fluted barrel
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2020, 06:14:51 AM »
You might try calling Weatherby and ask them if you pay the shipping to an authorized dealer to have the brake put on, would they authorize free shipping on the return. Just a thought. Great looking rifle, and just looks like its gonna be a shooter. Good luck!

I can understand shipping the rifle to Wby or an authorized service center IF the barrel needed to be turned and threaded. However, this rifle is already machined, from Weatherby. It seems expensive and time consuming to ship it so that someone else can thread a brake on the end of an already machined barrel.

I did figure out how to unscrew and remove the barrel end cap (sarcasm intended), so I assume that installing a brake would be just the reverse and tighten per the instructions on the Accubrake page. Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

I have tried calling Wby only to have it ring and ring and ring or roll to voice mail but no return call. I have also sent an email.
Even though the muzzel is already threaded for a brake it needs to be test fired to make sure a bullet does not touch the break. the hole is a delicate issue to big or to small make a difference in performance.

Thanks for the insight. Since this is my first magnum and I've never had a firearm with a brake before, I'm learning.
Jerry - NRA Life Member
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Re: Vanguard Accuguard #3 fluted barrel
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2020, 12:34:52 PM »
You might try calling Weatherby and ask them if you pay the shipping to an authorized dealer to have the brake put on, would they authorize free shipping on the return. Just a thought. Great looking rifle, and just looks like its gonna be a shooter. Good luck!

I can understand shipping the rifle to Wby or an authorized service center IF the barrel needed to be turned and threaded. However, this rifle is already machined, from Weatherby. It seems expensive and time consuming to ship it so that someone else can thread a brake on the end of an already machined barrel.

I did figure out how to unscrew and remove the barrel end cap (sarcasm intended), so I assume that installing a brake would be just the reverse and tighten per the instructions on the Accubrake page. Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

I have tried calling Wby only to have it ring and ring and ring or roll to voice mail but no return call. I have also sent an email.
Even though the muzzel is already threaded for a brake it needs to be test fired to make sure a bullet does not touch the break. the hole is a delicate issue to big or to small make a difference in performance.

Wait a minute, this got me to thinking. If what you say is correct, Why does Weatherby sell Accubrake ST online? $60 and you can get an Accubrake ST in your choice of 3 colors and fit for #1 or #2 contour barrel.
Jerry - NRA Life Member
SASS Member
BPCR - .40-65, .45-110
MTARNG 63N - Track Vehicle Mechanic
Army 19E - M48/M60 Gunner & Commander
Army 19K - M1 Abrams Gunner & Commander