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Old December 23, 2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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New Rifle Browning vs. Weatherby

I am looking into getting a new rifle and some of my options are the Browning A-Bolt in 30-06 or the Weatherby Mark V in 30-06. I was just wondering what everyones overall opinions where on both rifles and which you think would be a better choice and why. Thank.
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Old December 23, 2006, 11:55 PM   #2
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Browning

Exactly which models?

MarkV Synthetic?
mark V Ultra lightweight?
A Bolt White Gold Medallian?
A Bolt stainless stalker?
A Bolt Mossy Oak brush?

I prefer White Gold medallian for fit and finish as well the Browning is about 2 inches shorter. Prices are essentially the same. The browning is about 1/2 pound heavier. Medallian has a wood stock.

I dont think you go wrong with either.
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Old December 24, 2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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pdt1793db,

Glad you asked that question because I have got into the rifle buying mood again. I have got Model 70's and 700's in right hand models but l shoot left handed. Now that several of the companies have started to make rifles for us left handers I am looking for something different in a Browning or Weatherby in stainless steel. Both of them have a short distance the bolt has to be rotated. Come on you gun experts which one is the best for the money...Browning A Bolt or the Weatherby Mark V ?????
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Old December 24, 2006, 12:49 PM   #4
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I think very highly of my A Bolt, but prefer the Mark V action. Either will serve you well.....Essex
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Old December 24, 2006, 12:57 PM   #5
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Weatherby mark V ,hand down .why not get the 300 Weatherby mag just for fun,lots of ammo at a good price check Midway .
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Old December 24, 2006, 01:02 PM   #6
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Go with the Browning.
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Old December 25, 2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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This selection would be a toss up for me. I have a Mark V in a 7mm Weatherby mag and a A bolt in a 300 win mag. They are both excellent rifles and very accurate. There both going with me to South Africa this summer. I love the action on the Weatherby. It's as smooth as they come. The action on the A bolt would be a close second. The short bolt turn is very nice. The thing about the Weatherby is the stock is so nice on it, I'm always parnoid about dinging it up. So it doesn't get out of the blind with me much. The A bolt is the synthetic Stalker, so I'm not to worried about it getting banged up. Both shoot sub MOA, but the A bolt was glass bedded before I got it. I don't know how much that improved the accuracy. You wouldn't go wrong with either rifle. If I was going with the Weatherby, I would stick with the Weatherby caliber. My 7mm Weatherby kicks about like a 270.
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Old December 26, 2006, 10:43 AM   #8
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I got the browning stainless stalker and love it. Its light and very accurate. Still, I think I would get the weatherby if I could afford it.
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Old December 26, 2006, 11:24 AM   #9
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I've always owned Browning A Bolts, never let me down.
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Old December 26, 2006, 11:57 AM   #10
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If you are tied to the 30.06, go with the Browning. If you're open to trying a Weatherby Magnum in say .270, 7mm or .300....go Weatherby Mark V Accumark. It's stainless/synthetic with great fit/finish and extremely well balanced. My .257 Accumark was submoa out of the box and is a pleasure to shoot. I've become a huge Accumark fan if you can't tell.

My next rifle will be a Weatherby Accumark to replace my Sako 75 in .300, just not sure if it will be in
.300, .30-378 or .338-378. Good Luck!

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