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Old 10-17-2006, 07:24 PM
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So here is my question,
- I have a friend who asked me if i was interested in buying his Mark V, .340 weatherby magnum, he said he had a few boxes of shells that i could have too. I asked him how much he wanted for it, and he said that he didn't care, just too look around and see how much a used one cost and he'd cut a deal with me.

Says the gun is in great condition, composite stock,older guy who doesn't need the firepower anymore and feeling pretty generous i guess, lol.

I am looking for a heavy hitting, big game rifle so this was def good timing. I am planning to go to africa and alaska next year if i can pull it off, and i would be awesome to take this along.

So what do you guys think a fair price would be?
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:02 PM
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What model is it?There are a few composite stocked models and the price will vary.Before you buy it ,shoot it and see how you feel about the recoil.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:50 PM
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I am not acutally sure of the model, not too worried about it, says he has a wood and composite stock for it, the barrel has a boss sytem on it and i am used to high power rifles... so not worried about recoil.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:12 PM
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The .340 is not a round for everybody. Even if you're used to shooting you might want to test it first. And if you don't handload the Weatherby ammo is quite expensive. Awsome round though.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:17 PM
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Yeah recoil is not an issue, and the guy is giving me something like 4/5 boxes of ammo also so overall it is a killer deal.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:15 PM
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To give you a fair price we still need to know what style of Mark V it is. I own a Weatherby Mark V Sporter in .340 Wby. Mag., and I am extreamly happy with it. Also, ask your friend how it landed up with the BOSS System. Good luck.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:21 PM
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I thought that Weatherby used the Accu-Brake system?
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:39 PM
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I would be very surprised if it has a BOSS system installed.More likely just a muzzle brake.But who knows what some people will do.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:53 PM
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hmm that is a great point, thanks. I will check into that. He was telling me he put a synthetic stock and a break system on, i thought he said boss, but who knows. He said he would give me the walnut stock also, but that the synthetic was better.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:57 PM
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No Doubt that it would do the job you want done. I had a client that used one for Mule deer every year that he booked. He sure didn't like to shoot it unless he had to. Its more than a match for any plains game or anything running around Alaska.
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