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Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378

Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« on: July 20, 2013, 02:31:14 PM »
I'm ready to buy my first hunting rifle after always borrowing one every time I successfully get drawn for something. I mostly hunt mule deer, antelope, and elk in the open country of northern Arizona. I was between the 340 and the .30-378 and then the Fibermark or Accumark. I believe I narrowed it down to the .30-378 in the new Fibermark thats out this year but was wondering what someone's thoughts were before I pulled the trigger on this. The Accumark is so much more expensive and while I like the stainless fluted barrel I don't like that grey ugly stock. I can pick the Fibermark up for just under $1400 and then put the rest into a good scope. Plus i like the tan with black spider web stock it comes in this year. The Accumark is around $2200. Is an extra $800 worth it? What are your thoughts on the new 2013 Fibermark chambered in the .30-378.  Thanks


Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 02:39:37 PM »
I have a Accumark and several Vanguards. Take the vanguard in any 30 caliber, sink some of the the extra in a scope! JMO!    :)


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Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 03:02:26 PM »
I have a Vanguard in 300 Weatherby, and it will easily kill anything you mentioned on your post.  Plus the ammo will be a LOT cheaper than the 340 or 30-378, specially if you don't reload.  I took this Vanguard to Africa with me, and I killed everything with one shot, with the exception of the Wildebeest that took two shots,and that was my fault.   If you want a Mark V rifle, then the Fibermark in 300 Weatherby is also a great choice!  Put a real good scope and get some ammo. 

Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2013, 05:13:36 PM »
If you have the dollars why not go with a Mark V Accumark in the 30-378.Something not everybody has.
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Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 02:07:58 AM »
The difference between the Accumark and the Fibermark is not only the color of the stocks but the Accumark has a bedding block in it while the Fibermark is pillar bedded.  The bedding block is much more rigid and in turn stronger.  My advice is to go with the Accumark.  As for the Accumark having a grey stock it doesn't, its stock is black with grey spider webbing.  The Fibermark has a grey stock.
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Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 05:06:37 AM »
Save the money, gt a Vanny in 300. Put the diff on glass and ammo.
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Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 05:07:58 AM »

Are you sure you want a 30-378 for a first rifle?  I think its a luxury caliber and way to expensive to shot as a only rifle for practice.  You might be way better off getting you a 300wby or even a 30-06 if your set on the .30 cals in whatever configuration you like and putting good glass on it and spending time at range. In the end its your money get what you want but don't skimp on optics and range time.

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Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 09:32:26 AM »
Either the Fibermark or the Accumark will serve you well,I have a a 30-378 in a Stainless Synthetic and the same gun in 300wby,
both are a pleasure to shoot but more often than not I grab the 300wby,it's a little lighter and the ammo is a bit cheaper but both will kill anything dead if you do your part.
I shoot 180gr TSX out of both.
Five of our family members all shoot the same rifle,Mark V SS 300 wby and thats another reason as we all also shoot the same 180gr TSX,so if we run short on ammo we can borrow on a long trip !

Just beware of the Muzzle Blast from the brake if hunting with some one beside you,I have the Muzzlebrake on my 30-378 and on my 300wby Ultralight,I use the brake at the range but take it off for hunting purposes.
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Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 09:46:45 AM »
Check out this Accumark on Gunbroker. It looks like it can be had for $1,500.00 and it could be your solution.

« Last Edit: August 14, 2013, 09:48:45 AM by Marishka »

Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2013, 10:05:27 AM »
I  would tend to agree that A 300 wby. would make more sense. And I would lean toward the accumark. Its stock will be more ridged at that means accuracy. Plus the money you save on ammo would pay for the difference in A short time.
That's the fun part is buying what you want. Good luck in your dissuasion. What ever it is will be the right one.


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Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2013, 10:19:17 AM »
I'll cast my vote for a Vanguard in 300 Wby over the 30-378 , especially if you don't reload. You can spend half to a quarter of the money on a Vanguard compared to what a Fibermark or AccuMark costs. The accuracy with any of them is more up to you than the rifle.

The 180 grain Hornady Interlocks have been lights-out for white tail and mule deer with my Vanguard 300 Wby.

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Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2013, 07:08:06 PM »
without hesitation I would choose .340 Wby.

I would take a 300wby or 340wby over a 30-378 but that's just me.

is 225gr Tipped TSX at 3100fps not fast/flat enough? not big enough?

Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2013, 07:31:11 PM »
My vote or opinion, not that it matters is for a 7mm Wby, 7mm Rem, or a .270 Wby, but that's just me. As far as what rifle you decide, its what ever you like and turns your crank, Accumark, Fibermark, Deluxe, Vanguard, etc. Let us know what you get. I have a 30.378, but will grab my 7mm Rem or .264 Wby. first anyday.

Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2013, 12:40:13 AM »
As mentioned above there are a lot of things to chose from. Just don't overlook the 270 and 30-06. They will handle anything in the lower 48 and the ammo is available almost anywhere. You don't really need anything else for Mule deer, Antelope or Elk. Plus there a lot of different bullet weights for them as well. And less expensive. Enjoy what ever you pick.


Re: Fibermark VS Accumark .30-378
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2013, 01:42:32 PM »
i own a 30-378 love it got a 10x40 leupold custom elevation  turret from leupold 200g nozler accubond @3300fps dont let anyone tell you different go with what u want the only two i like better than that is my 338-378 and 50 Bmg but that one is a little different. You can kill anything from 0 to 1000 yds with eas. words that were told to me when i was very young buy the best buy it once  happy shootin
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