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Posted 12/05/200911:19 AM

Hi I live in Colorado and I'm looking for a 300 Weatherby Magnum.   Since I gave my tried and true Rem 700 in 270 (35 years old and many successful hunting seasons behind it) to my son, I'm left with my Springfield LongSlide in 45 Super and my CZ Safari Classic in 500 Jeffrey.  My two sons have divided up the other guns, but I' still have 15 years of hunting left.  I've been looking at the earlier Southgate Weatherby's based on FN mauser actions as well as the Mark Vs.   The ad for SN H1052XXl says it's a Mark V  made in Japan.  I'm primarily shopping for a hunting rifle, but want something my two sons will fight over lol  when I'm gone ... (actually one's left handed the other right so it's not an issue).  Is there a quality difference between the early Southgate rifles, German Mark Vs and Japan Mark Vs I should be aware of?

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Chuck
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Posted 12/05/200902:29 PM

Chuck :  I have to say you have the bases covered with the 45 super and 500 Jeffery.  What cannons.  There are other guys like Duby and Fox who are much more versed in the MK V's than I am.   If you are looking at used then buyer beware regardless of model.  Anything in FN Mauser design is usually top of the line, is it better than the MK V design ?  both have advantages.   Some people say the machining on the Jap models is a little better ?  My own personal preference for a good solid hunting rifle that I'm not worried about getting a few scratches on is a Vanguard synthetic, drop a timney trigger in if needed, and really good optics. Very accurate out of the box for a whole lot less money. 
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Posted 12/05/200905:19 PM

Thanks, I have been thinking of a synthetic stainless rifle in 300 Weatherby ...
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Posted 12/05/200905:49 PM

Chuck Weatherby no longer makes a ss in vanguard or the Mark V Sad i wish they did i love the looks of a ss firearm. Y ou might want to check and see if your dealer can get on from the suppliers before they are gone.Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill
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purplefox66

Posted 12/05/200906:45 PM

 purplefox66,

I think Weatherby still makes the Mark V accumark with a stainless barrel.



WARTHOG
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Posted 12/05/200906:53 PM

Warthog you are right. Unfortunatly that is the only one now. SadGood Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill
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purplefox66

Posted 12/05/200910:44 PM

Chuck :  I noticed you have a CZ safari classic in 375, beautiful wood.   How do you like it ?  Just reading the write-ups it seems a little on the heavy side,  which is probably not a bad thing in that cal.   Does that model come with a single set trigger ? If so how does it feel ?  Been trying to make up my mind on which one to buy.  I like the 375 Ruger Alaskan and the Wby mk V in 375.  I would really like a pre-64 model 70, but prices are thru the roof.  It would only be used as a medium bore in Africa and very heavy elk rifle.  What do you think about the quality, fit and finish, trigger, and accuracy on the CZ ?   Thanks.  Ron 
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Posted 12/06/200901:50 PM

Actually, both the Accumark and the ULW have stainless barrels.  The ULW is just blacked out all over, while the Accumark is blackened only in the flutes.  It is a shame you can't get a stainless gun from Weatherby anymore, I think, but I understand it's all a matter of supply and demand and the cost of doing business.  Oddly enough, the stainless suffered most from the success of the $399 blued synthetic Vanguard!I believe this is a practical world, and in it I can count only on what I can earn.  Therefore I believe in work, hard work. - The Auburn Creed
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Andrew Carnegie
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Posted 12/28/200910:33 PM

hey  Buddy we might have just what your looking for .. a friend of mine has one that he is thinking of getting rid of since the twin to it was his sons and the stock blew up and weatherby wouldnt fix the problem without money being paid out on a rifle that was under warranty
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Rich Tunget

Posted 12/29/200902:28 PM

Hey Rich, tell your friend to stick his W where the sun doesnt shine, you stick it there also.
Joined: 09/12/07
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Posted 12/29/200908:36 PM

Oh my,whats a W Aggiedog ? Grin Chuck a Mark 5 is a great rifle in any of its models but pricey,I have a 300  WBY in Vanguard Sub Moa that is an excellent shooting rifle that said I also have a Vanguard synthetic in the same caliber that shoots just as well talking 1/2 to 3/4 inch with handloads and just as well with Rems 180 gr load.The stocks havent exploded on either of them Shocked    Now is the good old days.
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Posted 12/29/200910:46 PM

I love the Mark V's, I really do. In ref to the above posts on stainless, I had one of what was apparently the last of the ULW Mark V in stainless with grey/black synth. Should never have let that one go! But for the money, the Vanguard is hard to beat! I've had them in many diff calibers, and they all shot! And you can own a couple of them and some good quality optics for the price of one Mark V. I reserve Mark V ownership for years when I get a good tax refund or a nice bonus at work to blow!
Joined: 12/29/09
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Posted 12/30/200912:44 PM

Hey, Rich, tell your buddy if he's interested in selling both rifles, I'd maybe be willing to make an offer, with a right to inspect and refuse within three days.  PM me and we can exchange contact information so he can get me plenty of pictures of both guns.  I need a project or two...I believe this is a practical world, and in it I can count only on what I can earn.  Therefore I believe in work, hard work. - The Auburn Creed
The older I get, the less stock I place in what men say, and the more I place in what men do.
Andrew Carnegie
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Posts: 3321

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