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Old 12-05-2017, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Weatherby accuracy?

May be able to get my hands on a 300 WBY Mark V rifle in a trade, It's used but in what looks to be good shape.

I know with any gun there's always some variables that come into play but excluding any unseen issue how was the accuracy on these rifles generally?
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:59 PM   #2
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Mark Vs are top notch rifles. They can be as accurate as anything you could find. There are variables, of course. Is the barrel shot out? Did somebody screw up and free float the stock (removing the pressure point)? Is the load you're shooting accurate in that particular rifle? Etc....
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:02 PM   #3
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Mark Vs are top notch rifles. They can be as accurate as anything you could find. There are variables, of course. Is the barrel shot out? Did somebody screw up and free float the stock (removing the pressure point)? Is the load you're shooting accurate in that particular rifle? Etc....
Agreed. I know its a bit of an open ended question but the little research I did generally held the Mark V in high regard.

I'm waiting for some better pictures tomorrow. Ill post them up, the guy who has it got it in a trade and he has zero idea on the model year or anything else with it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:03 PM   #4
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Shanes account seems to be popular but I have owned or worked with 4 different Weatherby rifles and none of them shot well
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:08 PM   #5
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Shane’s account seems to be popular but I have owned or worked with 4 different Weatherby rifles and none of them shot well
I could see that side of the table too. But heck pretty much every brand ever has had its duds.

My weatherby experience is very limited. The only one I was ever familiar with was a synthetic stocked 300 and it was a cannon. I never saw any groups it shot but I did see it make a kill at 415 yards give or take.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:11 PM   #6
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I could see that side of the table too. But heck pretty much every brand ever has had its duds.

My weatherby experience is very limited. The only one I was ever familiar with was a synthetic stocked 300 and it was a cannon. I never saw any groups it shot but I did see it make a kill at 415 yards give or take.




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Old 12-05-2017, 09:12 PM   #7
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My weatherby mark V does not shoot well. As soon as I get the funds it will be getting a new barrel and stock.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:14 PM   #8
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I've had a few, along with a few that my dad has/had. I haven't seen one that wasn't accurate yet. We reload everything for the Weatherbys. I haven't had any experience with factory ammo, so that's a variable as well. This was the most recent load I worked up for a 7mag Weatherby. Found a good load for that particular rifle.

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Old 12-05-2017, 09:28 PM   #9
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Shane’s account seems to be popular but I have owned or worked with 4 different Weatherby rifles and none of them shot well
And on the other side of the coin, I have a mark v in .300 wby
A vanguard sporter and a laserguard both in .257 mag
And a vanguard wilderness in 7mag

They are by far the most accurate rifles i own
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:13 PM   #10
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I have a Mark V Lazermark in .300 Wthby, it’s the best shooting gun I own. It’s been a 3 shots touching grouper since day 1, straight out of the box. It’s been a safe queen for the last 15 years so I brought her out this year, still 3 shots touching group.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:24 PM   #11
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Doesn’t weatherby have a lifetime warranty on their barrels. Guaranteed 1” groups or they will replace the barrel? With weatherby ammunition that is

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Old 12-05-2017, 10:29 PM   #12
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I have a Mark V 270 wthby mag. It’s my main shooter. The only gun I’ve ever owned that shot as well was my Sendero 7mm STW. I love mine.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:15 PM   #13
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I have owned three. My 300 WBY groups just under 1 inch at 200, my 257 Wby is better than that. Had a 270 WBY Mag that I loved to shoot. Got it for my son. It was the same as the others. Of course I worked up a load for each of them to get them there. Factory ammo produced 1" to just over 1" groups at 100. The way I see they should be stacking on top of each other at that range.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:06 PM   #14
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I have a vanguard in 300 win mag and my buddy has the exact same one but in 7mag hes getting sub moa groups at 400 with the Hornady eldx factory ammo. Im still working with mine most of my inconsistency is me.


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Old 12-06-2017, 07:03 PM   #15
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If the accuracy isn’t there it’s not the rifle! It’s you!
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:08 PM   #16
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Riley has the Weatherby Girls hunt too vanguard accumark in 22-250 and that thing drives tacks
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:13 AM   #17
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Accuracy has so much to do with barrel harmonics and load development that it’s easy to see why one person says they’re not shooters while another says they are.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:33 AM   #18
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If you are a Weatherby owner it sure pays to be a reloader at the $ of the ammo. Benefit you get to taylor your ammo to your rifle.

At one time Weatherby guarantee of accuracy was 1 1/2 inch at 100 yards and there was a test target included with each rifle. As far as I know they were the first to provide that.

The ones I have shot and loaded for were all accurate, not saying all are by any means but they are generally good quality guns with a distinctive look and feel.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:20 AM   #19
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I have several accumarks. 270 wb, 300wb, 257wbx2 I love them. all are superbly accurate. i'll never buy another off the shelf rifle again that is not a weatherby....(well, as long as they don't follow the path of Rem!!)

that being said, the cost of WB ammo is what prompted me to reload
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:35 AM   #20
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Yep. Cost of factory ammo is why I've always reloaded. Customizing a load for a specific rifle is a huge benefit of it too though - probably a bigger deal than cost, no more than I shoot my hunting rifles.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:00 PM   #21
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Every weatherby I have will shoot lights out. That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind.

1) weatherbys are picky about having the proper torques on all screws. If you over or under torque a screw that ties the action to the stock, accuracy will go out the window. So pau attention to screw pressures and follow factory recommendations.

2) they like a lot of freebore. Handloads excel in weatherby rifles because you can optimize how far your bullet is seated off the lands. That’s why handloaders Have really good success with these rifles.

3) from my experience, they like loads closer to Max loads. Don’t be afraid to shoot hot loads, as accuracy tends to improve.

4) weatherby factory tests all their rifles with Barnes Ttsx bullets. They will recommend these bullets out of their guns, and I have found they are one of the most accurate bullets out of my weatherbys. It’s an odd deal, and doesn’t seem like it should matter that much, but it is what it is.

Hope you buy it and put it to good use.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:01 PM   #22
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I have vanguards in 3 different calibers. All shoot great IMO. They all came with the test targets referenced in an earlier post.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:20 PM   #23
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I own three Weatherby Mark V rifles and a .22 lol.

A .257 Weatherby Magnum

A .270 Weatherby Magnum

A .300 Weatherby Magnum Accumark

A .22 Weatherby Mark XXII


With the exception of the .22 they all shoot tight MOA groups.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:35 PM   #24
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I own three Weatherby Mark V rifles and a .22 lol.

A .257 Weatherby Magnum

A .270 Weatherby Magnum

A .300 Weatherby Magnum Accumark

A .22 Weatherby Mark XXII


With the exception of the .22 they all shoot tight MOA groups.
My 22 even shoots tight groups! Can your Savage out shoot your Weatherby?

Forgive me! I had to
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:45 PM   #25
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Another fan and my Weatherby 22-250 it my killing stick
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:25 PM   #26
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Some Weatherbys shoot and some don't. I have shot and owned many..
I currently own 3..

My best shooter is a Vanguard VGX Deluxe made in the late 70's.
It's a 7mm Rem Mag... I took out the pressure point, bedded the action and relieved the barrel channel as to float the barrel..
It's a tack driver now..
It would not shoot better than 2" at 100 before this work..

It will out shoot my MarkV .257 now.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:28 PM   #27
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i've got a 300 vangaurd. shot all over the place b/c the trigger sucked. Put in a timney trigger and a break and it shoots great now.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:02 PM   #28
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I have a .257 and a 6.5-300 wby. They are making the vanguard now with a 26” in some calibers which is pretty good value.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:04 PM   #29
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Have 2 Vanguard .308s and 1 7mag all are great guns with the right ammo. Shot a lot to find what they liked.
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