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I've been having conversations about my new .300 Weatherby and I've been getting a little off topic in all of the forums so I've brought it home. I would just like some input from the experts on what the best courses of action would be when I start to develop this thing. I've already decided on a Leupold 4-12x40 Rifleman scope and im considering adding a clip, but im not sure if I will have to sacrifice my trigger, which is not a option.

I'll take all the help I can get along the way. It may take a while, but I'll try to post some pics. along the way.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the standard weatherby Mark V action was set up for an internal magazine well and uses a hinged floor plate to remove unfired rounds, just like the Remington 700. Unless there is something strange about the trigger set up or safety (but I am certainly not an expert on Weatherby), someone should be able to fit the rifle and action for an external magazine without too much difficulty. They make this change to / on the Remington 700 action all the time. At a minimum, you'll need to replace the bottom metal (which can run $200+), and obviously find a magazine that you want to use.

I'm answering both of your threads with this answer.
 

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Thanks

That sounds about right. The bottom of the action is covered with a metal plate, I'm assuming that that's the bottom metal. I guess I can get that replaced with a clip and not have to mess with the trigger.

I appreciate the answer, thank you.

Now I have to worry about a new stock. The one I have is pretty good, but lets just say that it has an awful lot of "character". Any sugguestions on a good affordable stock?
 
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