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...thought I would post some photos of my new (to me) Weatherby Mark V in 7mm Weatherby Magnum...won it on GunBroker a couple of weeks ago...don't have any ammo yet...looking forward to taking a few shots when I do...also need to find some loading dies for my Lyman press as the store bought stuff is pretty steep...scope is a Redfield Widefield Accutrac 3x9 with the rangefinder reticle...apparently the commercial version of Redfield's military model at the time...





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Very nice example of a rifle that's always interested me.

I almost bought one in 300 Weatherby Mag, but the owner let me shoot it before purchase: most uncomfortable thing I've ever shot. Much worse than a 375 H&H. The rifle was a poor fit for me.

The owner remarked that he was selling because he thought the thing gave him a concussion every time he shot it. Guess it didn't fit him either.

I didn't buy it.

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Very nice example of a rifle that's always interested me.

I almost bought one in 300 Weatherby Mag, but the owner let me shoot it before purchase: most uncomfortable thing I've ever shot. Much worse than a 375 H&H. The rifle was a poor fit for me.

The owner remarked that he was selling because he thought the thing gave him a concussion every time he shot it. Guess it didn't fit him either.

I didn't buy it.
...I've heard the 300 and up are serious recoilers...the 7mm and below are based on a shortened version of the 300 H&H case rather than the full length case...so hopefully the recoil will be tamed somewhat...I doubt I'll be shooting it a lot anyway...it's a rifle I always admired from afar...I'll probably spend more time admiring it than actually shooting it...
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They are beautiful rifles!!

I've shot the 300, 340 and 378: the last two because I had the opportunity and just to be able to say I'd shot them.

The locking mechanism on the bolt (9 lugs?) is very smooth and nicely designed.

The 7mm may well be more pleasant to shoot than the larger calibers. It will certainly do for anything in the lower 48.
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To me the Weatherby mark v is one of the most beautiful rifles ever made! Posted a few pics last week of my Weatherby mark xxii, I love it! I also own a Weatherby vanguard deluxe in 243 which looks like a mark v. The 257 Weatherby mag is I think one of the best all round cartridge. My 243 is great for deer and hogs but wish it was 257 W. Mag for anything bigger. You got a good rifle there for longer, say Montana, Colarado hunting for just about anything. Enjoy and let us know how she shoots with some trophy pics!
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My WBY MK V in 340.

With the muzzle brake, it's not that bad.
Now the WBY 416 MK V even with a muzzle is bad....
I sold it 3 years ago.
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You didn't mention whether German or Japanese manufacture. I have a German one (late 60s I think) in Weatherby 7mm Mag. I think you'll like it a lot. The 7mm Weatherby is perhaps not as popular as some of the other calibers but it is very very effective. Every deer I've shot with it has gone down in its tracks. Barrel heats up fast and mine isn't real accurate after the first couple shots; but when you only need one that doesn't much matter. Anyway, when sighting in keep in mind that the gun may not match a cold barrel shot after several rounds. I have the same issue with my 257 Weatherby; maybe just my guns. I can make you a deal on some factory 7mm Weatherby ammo if you have trouble finding some. Good luck and enjoy.

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Its been my experience that the factory ammo at retail to just way too expensive. I know, you need to shoot it. So blow the $80 or so if you must.

A better idea is to haunt the larger gun shows spending time at the small tables, not the fancy ones with tons of ammo, all neatly arranged. Often you can find "new old stock" ammo at some guys table on the cheap. Many will even sell it to you for what they paid 20 or 30 years ago. It still seems cheap. Go to the same place looking for dies.

One trick of shopping gun shows is to not just look and walk. Stop and talk. See if the guy has some under the table or at home that he didn't bother with because he didn't think any one would buy it. Don't be shy about buying partial boxes either. Most will come with some fired and some not. Treasure the once fired brass! Don't even be afraid of somone's reloads. If cheap enough, you can harvest them for the primed brass and bullet. Pour the powder you're not sure of on the lawn. Its good fertilizer. Then repack it with powder you are sure of, in a modest loading to start out.

The new tool you'll need is the hammer style puller, inertia. I once pulled a full box of .378 ammo because I didn't trust the guy. Easy when all you need to do is add back in your own, known powder.

Everyone is talking about it being mild. I think you need to hold on tight.
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...I've heard the 300 and up are serious recoilers...the 7mm and below are based on a shortened version of the 300 H&H case rather than the full length case...so hopefully the recoil will be tamed somewhat...I doubt I'll be shooting it a lot anyway...it's a rifle I always admired from afar...I'll probably spend more time admiring it than actually shooting it...
Naaah, ain't no big deal. Here's me with my .460 Weatherby with Lazermark stock. The picture isn't reversed, it is a left-handed action.

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The owner remarked that he was selling because he thought the thing gave him a concussion every time he shot it.
Wikipedia says 200gr @ 3000' fps. Yep, that'll do it.
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Nothing recoils like a .378 Wby (and I've fired some big ones). Bigger bores tend to push and rock rather than punch, thanks to the Ackley shoulder and all of that powder. I have a German Custom .378 and take it out occasionally. Doesn't have a muzzle brake, clears the sinuses.
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Make sure you have a lot of eye relief for the scope. All Weatherbys kick a bit and you do not want to get what we call the 'Weatherby Eye' which will take about 28-30 stitches to fix. Other than that risk these are superbly designed rifles especially with their down sloping comb which will protect your face from bruising. As for hunting rifles, their accuracy and quality is second to none.
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You didn't mention whether German or Japanese manufacture. I have a German one (late 60s I think) in Weatherby 7mm Mag. I think you'll like it a lot. The 7mm Weatherby is perhaps not as popular as some of the other calibers but it is very very effective. Every deer I've shot with it has gone down in its tracks. Barrel heats up fast and mine isn't real accurate after the first couple shots; but when you only need one that doesn't much matter. Anyway, when sighting in keep in mind that the gun may not match a cold barrel shot after several rounds. I have the same issue with my 257 Weatherby; maybe just my guns. I can make you a deal on some factory 7mm Weatherby ammo if you have trouble finding some. Good luck and enjoy.

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I've had 1 Mark V. It was in 375 H&H and bought it new. The come with a 3 shot target to prove that the shoot 1.5" or less, mine was with Remington 270 gr spire point ammo and just under 3/4" group. Probably the worst group ever from that rifle from a rest! I got 1/2" or smaller with good hand loads. Offhand I got 5/8 the one time I tried! All 100 yard groups. The guns are just incredibly accurate!

A LGS had a used 460 in the early 80's, I looked into ammo. I could but 100 brass, 100 bullets, 100 primers, 2 cans of powder, Weatherby brand dies and shell holder and save a little more than $100 over buying 5 boxes of ammo! But who would shoot that thing 100 times?

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The 378 should be called the "evil" 378. I've got a .30-378 that seems to have tamed the recoil at the expense of noise. Not just ear ringing noise, its shatter the earth kind of noise. Its best to use ear plugs and muffs with it.

On the other hand, you can use it to annoy those who are tough and don't need ear protection. I once saw a non-believer stand there and watch a .50 BMG go off. No muffs, no covering the ears with his hands, just a stupid look. Then the concussion hit and he ran off screaming! Fun times.

Most magnums make a sound. The more powder the more sound.
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Like many others I always thought the Mark V Deluxe rifles were beautiful. I solved the problem of excessive recoil and expensive ammunition by buying two examples in .30-06. Both are Japanese. I don't know if Weatherby offers these in .30-06 anymore. Some of the problem of deteriorating accuracy as the barrel heats is caused by the upward pressure on the barrel at the forend tip. These are not free floated.

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Most magnums make a sound. The more powder the more sound.
+10 the more Magnum=the more sound!

At matches a guy was complaining about my 338 Lapua
, then he had a 300 Norma built, then a friend built a 300 Lapua. I think the loading date is in 10's of thousands of db.'s! you know, shove 38,000 grains of sound over a magnum Primer, and let it SCREAM!

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I'm 5'8" and 200 lbs. I have owned just about every Weatherby MKV available in the US. From .224 to .460. My favorites are the .257 and the .340. Currently I own a mk V .300 and a Magnum Research Mountain Eagle .340 which is built on the Sako action with a Kreiger match SS barrel with internal muzzle brake and a HS Precision stock. Both are less than 1 MOA with My handloads and the .340 shoots at 2.5 inches @ 500 Yds, not that I would try to take game at that range.
Nice looking rifle. Look at 160 grain bullets and IMR 7828 when You reload. I've found that to be a great combo in the 7mm and 270 WM.
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Beautiful rifle. My dad had always wanted a .300 Weatherby so I bought him one around 1994. But in 7MM which was his actually favorite bore size. He just loved it, but was too old to go out and use it by then. It never clicked as an heirloom like his other rifles so after extensive soul searching I sold it about eight years after he died. Now a guy in L.A. loves it to death and it is a future heirloom for his sons in their family. I feel total contentment looking at pictures of it knowing it's in caring hands. It had the most kick @-- fancy wood I ever seen in person.

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Awesome. My .257 Weatherby Mag is one of my favorites. Shoots flat and is everything you need for deer and nothing you don't.

My father wore his poor .270 Weatherby mag hard, but it piled up many a deer and a few elk.
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Some great pics of beautiful wood! Recall seeing a couple Lazermarks in the early 80s. Believe Claro wanlut is used. Now even black walnut with no figure is getting so expensive. Thanks for showing some fine examples.
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