Mark V Backcountry 2.0 Ti

Which caliber for a lightweight rifle would you prefer?


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GAHunterJim

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If you like to shoot, not just hunt, ammo availability and cost can impact your decision. I had two rifles in Weatherby chamberings, 240 and 257 Wby mag, and ammo was very hard to find and always expensive. I do handload but Wby loads to max pressure so it's not always easy to match factory velocities. 308 is available all over the world, probably the #1 cartridge internationally.
 

TURNER208

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I just purchased a Weatherby Backcountry 2.0 in .308 Winchester with the steel receive….. It is really light weight, maybe to light….. I am glad I went with the steel receiver vs the titanium receiver…. The extra weight savings just does not justify the added cost of the titanium in my opinion……
How does this shoot for you?
 

muledeerchaser

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Well to be perfectly honest it does not group well for me… I sent it back to Weatherby and ended paying to have it evaluated under warranty. .It placed 3 rounds into about .38 inches… on their test target. As a consequence I ended up paying for the accuracy test. For me the rifle is just to light, I am going back to my rifles that weigh 6.5to 7.5 lbs.
 

BjornF16

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Well to be perfectly honest it does not group well for me… I sent it back to Weatherby and ended paying to have it evaluated under warranty. .It placed 3 rounds into about .38 inches… on their test target. As a consequence I ended up paying for the accuracy test. For me the rifle is just to light, I am going back to my rifles that weigh 6.5to 7.5 lbs.
Did you send ammo back with it or did they use ammo they had on hand?

If they used theirs, what were they shooting?
 
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