500 Jeffery Project

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  1. dogfog1

    dogfog1 New Member

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    Hi,

    Being left handed and looking for rifle for a basis of the 500 Jeffery project, has anyone built one on say a Weatherby or Remington RUM action rifle.

    A quality new barrel would be far cheaper than finding a LH safari rifle in that calibre.

    Any idea's

    Many Thanks

    G
     
  2. bebo

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    I bought my CZ 550 from the CZ Custom Shop in 375 H&H (right handed) some years ago. After a couple of years I decided it didn't have enough recoil so had Harlan Satrang at the CZ Custom Shop rechamber/rebarrel it to 500 Jeffery. I love the gun. You could call Harlan and ask him what it would cost to build you a left handed one. Here's a link.

    Safari Classics | Triple River Gunsmithing

    Here's a picture of my 500 Jeffery

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    My son's left handed also, I thought about buying him a GMA Left handed action in 505 Gibbs, putting a Krieger barrel on it but sanity prevailed and I found him a LH Winchester stainless M70 Classic in 416 Remington.
     

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    Yes !!! Fabulous ! :devil::devil:
    "African Weapon par excellence" as we say!
     
  5. bebo

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    Re hello from France,
    One of the best gunmakers in Europa , a french gunmaker.

    http://www.dorleac-dorleac.com/

    Old english style ... ultra hight quality ! :acclaim:

    prices ... not for my possibilities ...:crying:
     
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    My 500 Jeffery has a 1 in 10" twist McGowen barrel. It will twist a bit in your hands with stiff loads. Here's a three shot group taken at 50 yards (no false advertising) shooting 570g TSX's at 2410 fps . If you haven't shot one of the big 50s before, I recommend you do. The recoil can be a little sporty ...

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    I M P R E S S I V E !
    Like with a .22LR ....:clapping:
    Stronger ? maybe ...
     
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    Thanks bebo the credit goes to the gunsmith, Harland Satrang of the CZ Custom Shop and the barrel maker McGowan. Even I can shoot off of a rest ...

    :)
     
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    Certainly, but I think it 's easier to carry DG on the range , have you try ?:laughing:
     
  11. dogfog1

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    Hi Colorado,

    That is a nice gun, I did speak to CZ Custom a while back about doing me a LH version and never followed it up after I got a rough price. Didn't really want to spend a that much at the time. That's why I was looking for a straight LH rifle to re-barrel.

    G
     
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    Hi,

    Finally got the project started, a gunsmith is re- barrelling a Weatherby MK5 sleeper in 460 to 500 Jeffery, so the long wait for perfection has just started.

    G
     
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    Long wait ... Let's keep in touch!
     

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