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Greetings all,

Have a chance to buy an SB prefix sn ultr light in "perfect" condition. From what I can find that prefix puts it made in late 90s early 2000s from Saco in US. It has the black stainless barrel with black flutes, tan and black stick with the wby Accubrake. It also has rings with it.

Anything to be concerned with? I know it's not bench rifle but some reports say horrible accuracy. Any first hand experience? Place a dollar value on said rifle? Thanks
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I had the Ultralite in .280 Remington on the small MK V action with the bare stainless barrel, black flutes and action. The stock was gray with web pattern in a lighter color.  It was a consistent sub MOA rifle with 120 and 140 grain handloads.  Other than color schemes the two rifles appeared to be identical to me.  I was not a fan of the Weatherby style comb but had no issues with fit, finish or function.  It was a very good rifle of similar vintage from the same production source as the one you are considering.
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P. S. I have seen two used ones on the small actions like mine in gun shops in the past 12 or so months with asking prices of $1,200 to $1,250 with evidence of use but not abused.  
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Thanks, this one with brake is 900 so seems good on price. Glad to hear you had good luck, I might call weatherby today just to ask a few what ifs....
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I had an ULW in 338-06 and it was a solid rifle.  It shot inside of an inch with Barnes 185gr TSX bullets in necked up '06 brass.  Sold it when my eye wandered to a new toy.

It was great mountain rifle and light weight made it easy to carry all day.  Pencil contour barrel did have a tendency to heat up when I was sighting in, but that was expected and easy to compensate for.

338-06 was the top end for me with this lightweight rifle.  Recoil was stiff but manageable.  I expect with the 7mm Wby will get your attention when shooting from a bench.

$900 is an excellent price for the rifle.  Used ones I've seen recently run in the $1100+ range.  I'd pick another one up if the opportunity presented itself.
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I bought it..what the hell. Will it recoil more than a 22 LR? 😉
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It's a 7 Mag.....    Whatever
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If you only ever shoot it at animals or the enemy you won't notice the difference in recoil.
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Lol sorry just poking fun at the recoil sensitive folks that buy light weights and are surprised. This one has the brake too so all said outta be a 243ish feel.
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I often regretted trading in my Mk V .280 Ultralite and I just recently replaced it with a Steyr Pro Hunter .280 on which I had the barreled action, 20 MOA Talley rail and SS scope rings Cerakoted in Patriot Brown complimented by a Kryptec Highlander hydrodipped stock.  For break in and load development it is currently running my Weaver 3-15 Tactical which I will eventually switch out with my SS 3-9 HD. With about 150 rounds down range it is turning into a real sweet shooter and the recoil is way less than your new 7mm Weatherby.  When I was young and bullet proof I owned and shot a bunch of magnum calibers up through .338 Win and .340 Wby Magnum.  Now I know better and mostly shoot the small stuff.  Let us know how you like the Weatherby and what kind of accuracy it delivers.  Cabela's sells strap on magnum recoil pads in case it hurts too bad! 
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