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Are the Weatherby's worth the money?

Old 10-24-2002, 09:56 PM
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Im with ruger, if i were you i would go buy a nice Ruger M77 and blow the rest of the money on a nice scope, just my opinion, i mean really, who needs a gun that will put a hole inside of another hole at 200 yards off a bench with sandbags? is it really gonna help you shoot more deer?

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Old 10-27-2002, 06:58 AM
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I have owned two weatherbies and will never own another.They were no more accurate than my factory 700's and not as accurate in many cases.If you want to spend that kind of money look into a semi custom rifle.Even tikka has a better accuracy guarantee for much less money.
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Old 10-27-2002, 04:04 PM
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i duno jack about weatherbys except they are expensive...if i was spending 1500 on just a gun it would be a custom made off a mauser 98 action...i would rather have a custom made with the barrel and stock made to my liking and have it all fit me perfectly than buy a factory rifle....just my thoughts...


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Old 10-27-2002, 11:24 PM
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To me they're not worth the money. There are much better rifles on the market for half the money. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if you think it's the best rifle in the world then it probably is for you.
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Old 10-28-2002, 12:22 PM
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I have also been looking at a weatherby. I think however I will go with either a Ruger or Remington and buy a Bell and Carlson stock, with the Monte Carlo cheekpiece so it will fit like the Weatherby. I will still be under the price of the Weatherby, but I will have the same fit. Hopefully. Just my two bits worth.

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Old 10-28-2002, 12:45 PM
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A ground squirrel does not know the difference between my 22/250 or my brothers 257 Weatherby mag. When it comes time to buy ammo or brass to reload my brother sure does.

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Old 10-28-2002, 07:53 PM
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For that money you could order a remington 40x from their custom shop.
I am willing to bet that wheatherby won't match it in accuracy.
If you really want a gun to shoot small groups them you should start reloading your own ammo anyways.
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:02 PM
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I personally don't care for Weatherby rifles. If I liked Weatherby rifles, I am sure I could justify paying 1,500 bucks. They are solid rifles and their barrels seem to last a long time given the high velocity rounds they are chambered for. If I were looking at a .308, I would probably prefer a custom rifle built on a Remington action. I have spent a couple thousand dollars on a handgun many people didn't feel was any better than a Ruger Super Redhawk. Beauty and value is in the eye of the beholder.

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Old 10-30-2002, 01:15 AM
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DRIFTRIDER,
IMHO, NO! I've been helping a friend with loads for his .30-378. The first thing I noticed was number of stamped parts. We got his rifle shooting pretty good and he took it on his elk hunt. When he came home I think I could have bought a Weatherby rifle real cheap. Climbing up a hill, the front sling swivel pulled out of the stock. He did get a shot at an elk, and that's all he got. A SHOT! When he tried to chamber a second round, he found the first case still in the chamber. Seems the extractor broke. He finally got an elk a few days later with a Remington M-700 BDL in .300 Win. Mag. He got it while still looking for the first elk he'd shot at. I don't care if the rifle is covered by warranty, I expect a lot more from a $1500.00 rifle.<img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 10-30-2002, 07:24 AM
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BigBob...what parts are stamped ? The 1 piece floorplate assembly is diecast. Everything else is machined where is the stamping?
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