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July 30, 2012, 11:37 AM
Bought this Weatherby German made in 257 Wby Mag. Well..it needed a home..oopss pic too big..film at 11

Art Eatman
July 30, 2012, 09:21 PM
Hope yours does as well as my "Dutchie" (as my German grandfather referred to his fellows). I bought a German-made Mark V in 1970, but in '06. #2 profile, 26" barrel. I had to do a minor amount of tweaking, but it has been a sub-MOA critter for forty-forevers.

July 30, 2012, 11:24 PM
Thanks..this thing is pristine...it's my first Weatherby...infact other than test fire I'm not sure it was ever used..bore is perfect after cleaning. I can't wait to try it out. Anybody else have any experience with this gun feel free to chime in.

July 31, 2012, 02:06 AM
Any Weatherby Mark V is a work of art, and your should be no different. Typically, they shoot OK, just not fantastically well, due to the thin barrels, expect about 1"-1.5" at 100 yds. I can only say the muzzle blast from 257 Weatherby will surprise you, just be ready for it. On the plus side, the 257 Weatherby shoots about as flat as a string. Congrats!!

July 31, 2012, 09:45 AM
That sir is a beautiful rifle, can't wait to hear how it shoots. I've always been a fan of the 257 Weatherby, just never had the funds to get one :(

August 1, 2012, 08:28 PM
Thanks for the compliments...I'll let ya know how it shoots as soon as I get a moment to call my own :confused:

August 1, 2012, 09:24 PM
The 257 WM is considered by many to be THE ultimate pronghorn, sheep and mtn goat cartridge.........nice find!

August 2, 2012, 05:03 PM
Thanks oneounce...I have family in Montana..so i used to hunt there for antelope...I plan on going back..this time taking the 257 wthby.:)