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  • jhjimbo
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    Here is the description of one model. The new recoil pad is interesting but, I would have taken it one step farther and had an air system where recoil actually expelled air at a controlled rate - maybe adjustable for caliber. After a shot the chamber would naturally return to it's resting condition. Similar to what you see on the back of work crew trucks on the expressway that when hit in the back expell copious amounts of water to absorbe the shock. Mark V® Backcountry 2.0 Carbon (weatherby.com)

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  • jhjimbo
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    I don't know what their accuracy claim is for the BackCountry models, have to ask. Also not sure what calibers they are in.

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  • DakotaMan
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    It's a trade off jimbo. The question is do you want "accuracy" or do you want "ultra light weight"?. The only way to get to 5 pounds is to use a really skinny barrel because that is where all the weight is. My Mark V feather weight started out shooting around 3" groups at 100 yards; and that was after a year of load optimization. When I talked to Weatherby about their 1.5 MOA guarantee with their ammo, they said "Not on the ultra-light rifles". I tinkered on it with various bedding techniques for 2 years and now it shoots well enough to shoot a deer pretty well at 200 yards. I won't shoot it at ranges beyond that and it remains the least accurate rifle I have ever owned. I keep it for sentimental reasons and it sure is easy to carry in the mountains.

    The custom rifles I mentioned are capable of shooting deer at 1000 yards (if you are capable) and pretty well shoot with bench rest precision and top velocity for the cartridge. The 25-06 AI shoots about the same as the .257 Wby with less powder and higher precision. The long Sendero barrels would normally weigh about 5 pounds whereas the carbon fiber barrels are about half that with great precision.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by DakotaMan View Post
    Light rifles are certainly nice in the places where the ground is usually on a 60 degree angle. I use a Mark V Featherweight that weighs just 5 pounds. I'm just finishing several custom long range builds for a friend and his wife. They all have titanium actions, light synthetic stocks and 26" Proof Research carbon fiber Sendero contour barrels. They all shoot with amazing accuracy to 1000 yards or so and weigh under 7 pounds. They are chambered in 6.5 PRC, 25-06 AI and 25 WSSM. The 25 caliber barrels have a 7.5 twist rather than the old fashioned 10 twist so they can shoot the new 131g to 135g bullets. Light rifles, light recoil and deadly fast.
    Weatherby ad said the magnums weigh under 5lbs.

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  • DakotaMan
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    Light rifles are certainly nice in the places where the ground is usually on a 60 degree angle. I use a Mark V Featherweight that weighs just 5 pounds. I'm just finishing several custom long range builds for a friend and his wife. They all have titanium actions, light synthetic stocks and 26" Proof Research carbon fiber Sendero contour barrels. They all shoot with amazing accuracy to 1000 yards or so and weigh under 7 pounds. They are chambered in 6.5 PRC, 25-06 AI and 25 WSSM. The 25 caliber barrels have a 7.5 twist rather than the old fashioned 10 twist so they can shoot the new 131g to 135g bullets. Light rifles, light recoil and deadly fast.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Hunting High Up

    If you do hunt high up check out the Weatherby Bsckcountry line. The Mark V is the Cadillac and is still reasonable at around $2500. I have two but have taken them out of original wood and put them in synthetic. Both carry well, (24" barrel in left hand) and shoot even better. Mark V (weatherby.com)
    Check out their new recoil management system and how it functons.

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