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weatherby mark v accumark LH

04 Mar 2016
@ 10:00 pm (GMT)

Sebastian Shand

gidday all

I've been looking around at left hand options for long range hunting set up, i would like a remington 700 sendero but they don't do leftys.
I'm just wondering what weatherbys are like for custom work bedding triggers etc?
im not set on having a left hand action as i grew up shooting right hand actions most of my younger days but i thought if i can find something decent then i will go lefty. I'm thinking something around 300 win mag ball park.

also any thoughts on zoli rifles? they do have a few left hand options but don't do stainless unfortunately.



04 Mar 2016
@ 11:42 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: weatherby mark v accumark LH
Its the stock shape that will catch you out on the WBY. Unnecessary recoil. Bush hunters may not notice this but when you get into precision work, it can knock you around. The WBY threat response stock is better but I have not checked for a left hand variant of late.

You could possibly get Chris Murphy to make up a "varmint" stock for the basic Mk.V. In this sense, you would want to buy the cheapest Mk.V variant and ditch the stock.

Otherwise, you could just try the Accumark stock. My perspectyive is a bit jaded because I have shot two 7mm Rem Mag rifles side by side, one with a varmint stock and the other with the original weatherby Accumark, same ammo- both completely different to shoot. The 7mm Rem Mag is about the upper limit. Once you get into .300 win mag and .300 WBY mag, the recoil gets harder (and people buy brakes). This stock suits the .270 Win and .257 WBY OK if you have good technique. It is also OK in .30-06 but like the 7mm, this is the limit for precision work and like I said with the 7mm (same recoil level as the 06), you can find that you are getting knocked around / well off target for no good reason.

Hard to believe really- from a company that is all about power. Perhaps "feeling the power" is all a part of the marketing. Anyway, you'll note that when it comes to accuracy work they did not muck around with traditional lines and got straight to business with the threat response rifle.

Again, refer back to the books as these have the watch points.

Also have a look at the Montana M1999 if you get a chance.
05 Mar 2016
@ 05:40 am (GMT)

Sebastian Shand

Re: weatherby mark v accumark LH
hmm yeah the stock was a concern i had. i guess i'll have to way up the cost of a stock change if i go down that road.

i looked into the Montana m1999 looks like they make nice rifles and leftys aswell.

so my next problem is there anywhere in new zealand that stock weatherbys or montana? the only thing i could find was steves wholesale in wellington but who do they supply?


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