GUN Tour of Weatherby Inc. *PICS* I dryfired a $10,000 rifle

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  1. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    Went on a tour of Weatherby's factory in Paso Robles, CA on Friday.

    These pics are from the showroom (they wouldn't allow photos of their warehouse with gunsmiths, storage, etc.).

    On to the pics:

    The man that started it all: Roy E. Weatherby

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    Expensive guns:

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    close up:

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    cut away of receivers :cool:

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    wall of $$:

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    actions:

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    shotguns:

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    their entire wall:

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    please note: they encouraged us to hold and dry fire all of these guns on display.

    the rifle in the very center is valued at $10,000. I dry-fired it :mamoru:

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  2. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    any of that shit legal in lolfornia?
     
  3. Paul Revere

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    :rofl: yes, all of it.
     
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  5. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    their warehouse was probably the most expensive room i've ever stood in.
     
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    I have an O/U weatherby shotgun. It goes bang all I know about them and their guns.
     
  7. Paul Revere

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    their shotguns pointed very nicely
     
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    Hey man are those guns expensive? I can't tell by your posts.
     
  9. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    actually yeah, they are.






















    :greddy:
     
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    that pretty kickass
     
  11. purebad

    purebad I don't need your approval, right?

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    was anyone watching when you did it?
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    Cool trip.

    Weatherby makes some pretty rifles, though I never really liked the MK V. actions very much. Roy's cartridges were waaaay ahead of their time though, and I've always lusted for a fast twist 257 to absolutely crrrrruuuuushhhh shit with.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    $10k holy shit, that's like a year's salary
     
  14. Paul Revere

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    :rofl: yeah, he encouraged us to mess with them :coolugh:
    their sub-moa line is badass. we got to see how they do all the final production shit.
    hood rich nga :coold:
     
  15. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    My dad just bought me a new Weatherby Vanguard in .300Weatherby. It was cheap (like, $300), but I'm pretty stoked about it. Supposedly it's right around a 1MOA gun and that's plenty, IMO, for hunting big game, which subsequently, is all I'll use it for. I should get it here in a few days and get some pictars up.

    It's supposed to be the most powerful factory loaded .30cal rifle cartridge there is. I've heard .300RUM has more potential for reloads, though.

    BTW, sweet pictars.
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    Were these the 'Vanguard' actions (which are actually Howas), or the MK V's? I know they were doing the sub MOA thing with the Howas, which is pretty cool.

    What kind of "process" where they using? I've heard good things about the sub MOA line, but have no idea what they are doing to bolster accuracy. Any actual difference in components, or do they just bed the stock and claim "tighter" tolerances? Does Weatherby make their own tubes?
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    I thought I read somewhere that they don't actually do anything different to them. That all they do is test fire the guns, and the ones that pull sub MOA, get the fancy engraving and the steeper pricetag.

    Don't hold me to this, but I seem to remember reading it somewhere 'on the internet'. :mamoru:

    I kind of find that hard to believe, though.
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me.

    I've heard all kinds of different crap about barrel manufacturers, and how they grade barrels. Just wondering if Hoss had a word up.
     
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    Looks like Cabela's
     
  20. Paul Revere

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    thats fairly accurate to what they said. they didnt talk about a lot of the specifics because much of their process is proprietary.

    however, i *think* if you buy one of their rifles and it doesnt preform to your standards, you can send it in and have them tool on it and see how it turns out.
     
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    also, every one of their rifles comes with a proof target (with 3 rounds). you can ask your dealer to see the target for the rifles you're thinking about buying and pick the one with the tightest group.
     
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    I attended a charity clays shoot where Holland & Holland showed up with their $70k shotguns. Lots of CEO's and corporate folks there with their pricey blasters. It's coming up again this month. Should be fun. They feed us well.
     
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    I think Krieger makes the barrels. Also, Weatherby does not manufacture their own guns.
     
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    IIRC their stocks are made in japan and ammo in Sweden. i can't remember about any of the other parts, though.
     
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    I knew they were putting those Criterion barrels on some of their rigs for a while, but I was thinking I heard they gave that up. As a side discussion, the Criterion stuff is only a Kreiger in name, not in quality/manufacturing/etc. They are button rifled tubes as opposed to cut rifled. I don't usually hear people say great things about them fwiw.
     

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