Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns
 What's with the bias against Weatherby?? >

What's with the bias against Weatherby??

Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

What's with the bias against Weatherby??

Old 08-09-2007, 10:13 AM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 118
Default What's with the bias against Weatherby??

There seems to be somesort of bias against Weatherby products, I shoot them and liove them. However whenever I bring them up in conversation people either bash me for useing them, or tell me that other products are better. I understand that ammo is expensive but all premium ammo is expensive reagrdless of who makes it (Federal, Remington, Winchester etc.) Does anyone have any bad experiences or reasons why they don't care for Weatherby, or have people just not tried their products out?

Good luck to everyone this season!!
tempehunter is offline  
Old 08-09-2007, 11:17 AM
  #2  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 749
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

weatherby's are great. i have a vanguard in 300 wby and dad has a first vanguard 3 #ss in 243 that shoots like a champ. he also has a mark 5 in 257 wby one hole shooter.
Bbj270 is offline  
Old 08-09-2007, 11:26 AM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,329
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

I would never bash someone for owning a weatherby but I don't really like their rifles chambered in Weatherby only cartridges. I wouldn't own one that is for sure. In a standard cartridge I wouldn't mind. They make a really nice rifle. Thier wood on there higher up models tends to be exceptional.

Tom
statjunk is offline  
Old 08-09-2007, 11:39 AM
  #4  
Boone & Crockett
 
bigbulls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,679
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

i have a vanguard in 300 wby and dad has a first vanguard 3 #ss in 243 that shoots like a champ.
Both are Howa's and not Weatherbys.

I have sighted in a good number of Weatherby rifles for customers and they certainly aren't the most accurate rifles built. You pay a lot of money for a rifle that will get out shot by something else costing hundreds less.

I'm not going to bash someone for shooting a Weatherby but if they ask I will give my opinion about their rifles.
bigbulls is offline  
Old 08-09-2007, 12:05 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Pine Hill Alabama USA
Posts: 1,278
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

I don't see them bashed.Most people I know think they makefine rifles.

I understand that ammo is expensive but all premium ammo is expensive reagrdless of who makes it (Federal, Remington, Winchester etc.)
Well there's expensive and then there's waaay expensive. Pointing out the cost of some of those Weatherby only cartridges to a person considering such a purchase is a legitamate issue and that's why you hear it mentioned so often. I mean some of those suckers are 50 dollars a box. That's not chicken feed to a working class Joe like myself.
Todd1700 is offline  
Old 08-09-2007, 01:10 PM
  #6  
bigcountry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

My bias is I have owned them and do not like the freebore of weatherby rounds. I don't like the weatherby action and all the lugs.

The freebore is not needed anymore and at one time was quite innovative with the powders available. Lastly, one can get better performance cheaper.
 
Old 08-09-2007, 03:06 PM
  #7  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 118
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

so the primary complaints are lugs, and the guns not being very accurate. The lugs part I can't argue with, all I know is you pullthe trigger (which is adjustable) and the pin hits the primer and the gun is fired, the lugs affect it how? I just don't know. As far as the guns not being accurate, this is a first, mine shoot lights out and they are only vanguards. If some one can do it cheaper than 430$ then go right ahead. But how accurate do you need your shots to be? I shoot 1-inchgroups at 100 yds. useing sand bags. At 300yds they are all about the size of an orange. I guess i just don't understand, but I will say shoot what makes you happy, and I do appreciate the responces, please keep them coming!!!!

Good luck to everyone this season and stay safe out there!!!

P.S. I will be sighting in my new 257 Wby Mag next week fitted with a Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14X42 and can't wait I'll let ya'll know how it goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tempehunter is offline  
Old 08-09-2007, 03:07 PM
  #8  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 118
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

Now what is a freebore????
tempehunter is offline  
Old 08-09-2007, 03:45 PM
  #9  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location:
Posts: 215
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

The distance from the front of the case til the bullet touches the rifling..when the bullet engages the land and grooves the pressures builds..they get alot of their extra velocity because the bullets travels longer until it does touch and cause the pressure to go up...they have more powder to burn in a larger area until the pressure goes up...
Frank in the Laurels is offline  
Old 08-09-2007, 03:54 PM
  #10  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 118
Default RE: What's with the bias against Weatherby??

OH, so does weatherby have freebores? is it good to have or not???

All new info to me!!

thx
tempehunter is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.