No cars this week. Back to guns, and this week we have a showdown between a Remington 700 BDL and a Weatherby Mark V. The 700 is chambered for 7mm Magnum, the Weatherby in .300 Weatherby Magnum. Both have Leupold 3x-9x variables, so scopes are a wash in this one. It’s Remington vs. Weatherby and 7mm mag vs. 300. I should point out here you do get two stocks with the Weatherby–one walnut, the other synthetic with a bonus home-painted camo job.

Matt Lavick’s Remington 700 BDL


After many years of using this gun, I am able to make fast follow up shots and have taken several bear and deer with it. The quickest was a black bear. The first shot was at 20 yards in his left shoulder. He turned to run straight away. The next shot was in the back of head. He piled up about 30 yards from my treestand. I think the speed is due to knowing the gun, and not thinking, just shooting. You can’t beat a 700.

Jhjimbo’s Weatherby Mark V


Here is my Weatherby Mark V in .300 Whetherby Mag. It has a Leupold XII 3-9 and now has a synthetic stock as well as the original walnut.

Thanks to both Matt and jhjimbo. Please email using the subject line “Gun Fight Friday Book Winners” so we can send you your copy of The Total Gun Manual for participating. Everyone else, keep the photos of your guns coming. We have some good prizes lined up.