Weatherby MarkXII

Discussion in 'Small Bore' started by stoogots, May 14, 2004.

  1. stoogots

    stoogots Active Member

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    I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with the .22cal MarkXII from Weatherby. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Logjam

    Logjam Super Member

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    I bought one of the first Weatherby Mark XXII's made. It's a Belgium gun, no forearm cap. Has a single shot lever, so that it opens after each shot and doesn't close. You push the lever forward to chamber the next round.

    Came with two magazines; a five and 10 rounder. Has a steel butt plate. Fihish is old Weatherby black shiny blue. It has an adjustable trigger, but it is creepy. Has a thumb safety on the wrist.

    The gun feels nice, it's man sized. It shoot okay, but it's not a target rifle.

    I also have the original Weatherby scope but the cross hairs have broken and I've removed it and attached another.

    Wood is a dark, honey colored golden brown. Nice straight grain. Mine has a pretty good ding in it that it got from laying next to a dune buggys hand brake.

    Some where made with tubular magazines. The later ones were Jap, and they feel beefier.

    I don't think they made THAT many of them. They were always expensive. I paid $125 for mine, with the scope attached in 1966. At the time it was the most expensive .22 around.

    Keep your gun and shoot it. They are pretty simple to field strip btw; so it's not hard to clean, but it must be done from the muzzle. The bolt comes out easily.

    Enjoy your gun.
     

  3. ken w.

    ken w. Member

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    This is my first post here and I have a Weatherby XXII and I love it.It's made in Japan with a rose forend cap.It's very accurate with the right ammo.I have a good many rimfires and don't shoot the Weatherby as much as others,I still take it out and use it. :D
     
  4. Logjam

    Logjam Super Member

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    Re: re: Weatherby MarkXII

    Does yours take a clip or does it have a tubular magazine?
     
  5. 1gsplover

    1gsplover Super Member

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    :?: What kind of $$$ should a sane person expect to pay for a used W'by .22? (Pls don't refer me to the Blue Book... it doesn't seem to apply to folks and their guns around here.)
    Thanks,folks.
    ///olde 8) pharte///
     
  6. ken w.

    ken w. Member

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    Sorry about the delay in answering this. Mines a clip fed.I have a 5 and 10 shot magazine.It's very accurate and very fast.It fits good and comfortable to shoot.