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  1. dak0ta

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    Anybody have experience with the new Wyoming Accumark Mark Vs compared to the ones that were made in California? Any discernible difference?

    I heard that the triggers are Triggertech aftermarket and the guns are generally even more accurate.

    Thinking of one in .300 Weatherby Magnum for Western hunting.
     
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    I'd still like a .257 WM just because.
     
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    I still want a MK-V period lol
    If the triggers ARE trigger tech, that's another plus.
     
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  4. dak0ta

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    I've heard people complaining that they're using a plastic magazine follower now. Is it better and more durable in variable temperatures? "Self-lubricating" properties. Seems odd to cheap out on that piece in a premium factory rifle, so I wonder if there's an advantage.

    Also would you guys recommend the Accubrake?
     
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    I don't see it as a huge advantage since most of your rounds are gonna drag on each other, and the magazine box worse than the follower, but it's a not a disadvantage imo either.

    I've shot one old wby that had the radial brake on it, and one that had what looked like magna ports....think those were aftermarket...
    Anyway, the brake worked as well as any radial I've ever shot, and if the guns edging your comfort level in recoil it's probably not a had idea. I think the threading is (or was) proprietary, or at least unusual.
     
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    They are. Weatherby just started using TT. Might be time I finally get one...next year. This is an AR year by necessity.
     
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    The Mark.V is still,as it has been for decades, made by ATEK in Minnesota. It is final assembled and finished in Sheridan, by pretty much the same folks that used to in CA.
     
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  8. dak0ta

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    There was a period where their Vanguards were more accurate than the Mark V, but now the Mark V's have the sub-MOA guarantee.

    Perhaps the Wyoming Mark V with the TT trigger is the better buy? How were the old triggers?

    Also what's the opinion on the Japanese Miroku Mark Vs? Are the older ones "better" or "better finished", more accurate?
     
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    The Sauer built ones are generally regarded as the pinnacle but none of them are bad.

    I would bet that technically speaking, there is not a ton of difference between any of them except for the very early commercial Mauser versions.

    I wouldn’t mind one in 257.
     
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    i had a friend that hunted elk with a .300 Weatherby. Three shots and he was done. If he had to re-sight it in, he stretched it out over a few days. This was one of the older ones with the hump back stock. It rolled up and smacked your jaw with every shot.

    He said he felt like he was in a bar fight after every session
     
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  11. WisBorn

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    I love my Mark V. It is one that was assembled in California. With Weatherby's reputation, I'm sure the quality is still top notch!!!
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    I went with the 7mm Rem Mag because I wanted a Ultra Lightweight and didn't want a muzzle break. If you are going with the Accumark you probably don't need the break. I would highly recommend the ultra lightweight, but would go with the Accubreak on it if going with the 300 Weatherby Mag.
     
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    So does the California stock with that slanted comb reduce recoil as they advertise, or kick up and punch you hard in the face every shot. Seems like there's so much variable opinion on this topic.
     
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    The design theoretically reduces perceived recoil because the comb slants downward toward the grip.

    Once again, theoretically, as recoil occurs the comb drops away from the face as the gun moves backward. However if there is muzzle rise, I suppose you could still get hit but it would still be lessened.

    Many Weatherbys have muzzle breaks that mitigate muzzle rise so maybe the stock design is a part of that whole system and is just a carryover to non-muzzle brake rifles.
     
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  14. Steve S.

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    Many years ago, I owned a Lazermark in .300 WM; I shot longer ranges at my BIL’s farm. We had 1/2” thick steel gongs at 400 and 900 yards for my Sharps LRE 45-70. I shot the .300 at the 400 yard gong on one occasion. I could hear the bullet strike and see the gong shutter in my scope but no gong sound/ ring. Shot four times - sounded like I was hitting the gong, the gong was moving but no ring. My nephew and I rode to the target for a look-see; I was hitting the target alright but the lack of a ring was due to the round blowing/ burning thru the 1/2” steel like it wasn’t even there. What a thumper, lots of recoil and lots of report - what hoofed NA game needs that kind of horsepower to kill - too much rifle for me, I am a sissy.
     
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  15. WisBorn

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    The recoil from my 7 RM is tolerable. I actually feel the stock design and recoil pad does help reduce the felt recoil. The advertised weight for mine was 6 3/4#s. With the scope, rings, ammo, and sling it's around 8#s total weight. A laminated stainless steel M77 Ruger in 25-06 that I owned weighed close to 9#s feild ready, had close to the same same felt recoil as my 7mm rm Weatherby. This is only my opinion, but I have owned several bolt action firearms from all the major manufacturers in chambers from 223 to 300 wm & 300 wsm.
     
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  16. mshootnit

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    I can't directly answer your question but my impression is that a WY Mark V will be as good or probably better than a CA rifle.
    Mine (257) is one of the later California Mark Vs. It has the LXX trigger. The rifle is amazing. It has a 26" barrel but the taper is such that it still feels like a hunting rifle. I have always liked the Weatherby stock. Both my Vanguard and my Mark V are seriously accurate, more than you need for hunting. I did have to get used to the Mark V bolt throw a little but it works fine in the field.
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  17. mshootnit

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    It works. It does not hit you in the face.
     
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    If you've been on the fence about a Weatherby, do it. They are amazing rifles. Unless the Weatherby stock just doesn't agree with you.
    I think they are a great option for the money. They get you into a US made semi custom rifle for a reasonable price, with great features and quality.
    Same for .257 Weatherby chambering. great round, just use good bullets. Partitions, Accubonds, Pro- Hunters. I might also recommend some solids like Barnes or GMX or bonded Swift Scirrocco but no personal experience with those. 110, 117, 120 gr. are my preference.
     
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    My experience with those "California" style is limited to a few wbys and some customs that use the same stock style. From what I've experienced and seen, if your one of those shooters that puts downward pressure with your head (likes a really tight cheek weld) , you'll get smacked in the cheek by that style of stock.
    One of the guns I shot was on request of the owner cause he couldn't get it to group, and it kept kicking his glasses off.
    When I shot it, the scope was so low I had to scoot forward down the slope to see properly, but didn't get wacked in recoil and shot a couple really good groups. The gun would pull the stock away from my cheek, but since I don't push down real hard it didn't hit me with the short amount of travel. His scope nailed my sunglasses on every shot tho.
     
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    Was the problem how the scope was mounted or type of scope?
     
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  21. dak0ta

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    If you threw SAKO into the mix, any advantage/disadvantage?
     
  22. mshootnit

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    Well I think they are pretty comparable quality-wise and accuracy-wise. The Weatherbys are going to have longer barrels. The Weatherby cartridges are among the fastest. The Sako is a fine rifle with a more traditional form. The Sako will have a slightly higher bolt lift, but will cycle with less effort.
     
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    A little of both.
    The guy who owned the gun is about a foot shorter than I am, and it was a smallish fixed power in the lowest mount I've ever seen. It fit the owner well enough, but was way back and really low. He really crouched over the rifle too.
     
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  24. mshootnit

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    In case you need a reason to pick up a 257 Weatherby Magnum:
     
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