Spike Camp

Your Gun Rack => Equipment => Topic started by: Clarkw on May 20, 2015, 01:25:18 PM

Title: New to the nation
Post by: Clarkw on May 20, 2015, 01:25:18 PM
Hi all,

Please allow me to introduce myself in the most appropriate way.  I have recently celebrated my one year anniversary with my wife.  She introduced me to four legged game hunting while dating. (grew up bird hunting).  I started my career with a used Remmington 700 in  .270 , redfield 3x9 scope.  After two years and several successful hunts, I told her I wanted to make lots of improvements to my rifle. (new scope, trigger work, float the barrel)  So I started researching and talking with a close friend about what I am finding/ hoping to do.

I mention the anniversary because she tells me year one anniversary gifts are paper.  I buy into this and make all kinds of effort to follow the rules.  Well, I come home after celebrating over dinner to a large box in my bedroom.  I look at her and say what is this.  She said I should open it.  Mind you, the big box was not there when we walked out the door.  I open the box and discover a pelican travel case.  I am stunned and very excited.  I thank her and start to move on.  She asks, aren't you going to open the case.  So, I do and to my amazement, there is a Mark V Accumark in .270 with a Leupold VX-3 4.5x14 in the case.  my jaw hits the floor.  Speechless! 

So, I have signed up on this forum and have read tons.  Nice to meet y'all.

Clark
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: FryeBaby on May 20, 2015, 01:51:14 PM
You better love that woman big time. How in the world is she going to top that. That is a great surprise. I have bought my wife so many great gifts I can't think of anything to get her anymore. Either that or I grew up to be stupid. It sounds like you have a great wife and you better use your imagination for her gifts in the years to come.
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: weatherbyman22 on May 20, 2015, 01:58:48 PM
First off, I'll say, don't you ever let that girl go, great rifle choice, great caliber choice, great scope choice, and to top it off its protected by a Pelican case!! Very nice!!
Secondly, welcome to the Nation, this place is full of very knowledgable/helpful guys.
You'll be addicted shortly.
There's only one bad thing about owning a Weatherby, they are very addicting, can't ever have just one, good luck!
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: adamweatherby on May 20, 2015, 02:05:24 PM
Welcome the Nation Clark.  I hope you enjoy your new Accumark for years to come.  Glad to hear your woman has great taste :)

Good shooting,

Adam
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: PARA45 on May 20, 2015, 04:26:17 PM
WOW!!!!!!  Welcome to the nation!!!!!

You my friend, are a very lucky man, and like many have said you have a wonderful wife and don't let her go.  She obviously has great taste in firearms, so I think you need to buy her a matching Weatherby Accumark maybe in 257 Weatherby..  ;D....LOL!!!!!

Again, congrats and welcome to the nation. 

Oh, and before I forget, there is no cure for the Weatherby addiction, you'll be dreaming of which other Weatherby to buy, and before you know it, you'll have a safe full of them.  ;D
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: weatherbyman22 on May 20, 2015, 04:51:01 PM
Clark, was that a 270 Weatherby or 270 Win, just curious?
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: BB340 on May 20, 2015, 07:18:35 PM
Well Clark I have one question for you.... Does your wife have a twin sister that is single???  ;D

Anyway, welcome to the nation and congrats on getting one of THE BEST hunting rifles available. It sounds like a perfect setup that will provide you with years of enjoyment. And like others have said you will soon find yourself craving more Weathersby's.

Happy hunting,

Cheers,

Brett 
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: grizzly340 on May 20, 2015, 07:53:45 PM
Welcome to Weatherby Nation Clark
That is A Awsome story for sure. Thank you for sharing it with us. Im sure it will serve you well for the rest of your life. And may that be A very long time.
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: terminator on May 20, 2015, 08:56:53 PM
Congrats.Let us know how your rifle shoots.
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: GTOM on May 21, 2015, 06:16:05 AM
Welcome to the nation!

Great story - if that is how you have started your married life you surely are going to be very happy in the coming years  ;D

I was lucky enough to get a 270 accumark for my birthday last year, which was a gift from my wife to whom I have now been married for 29 years.  Seems like yesterday we were saying our vows.  BTW my profile pic is the 3 shot group I got out of the box with factory ammo after the break-in.

Hope you are as happy with yours as I am with mine (both wife and rifle)  ;)

Long life and good hunting.
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: Clarkw on May 21, 2015, 07:09:20 AM
Clark, was that a 270 Weatherby or 270 Win, just curious?
[/quote

Thanks for all the welcome replies.  Excited to be here. 

The rifle is .270 Win.

Clark
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: weatherbyman22 on May 21, 2015, 01:15:39 PM
Nice, great cartridge either way!
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: Marishka on May 21, 2015, 01:34:29 PM
Welcome and thanks for sharing, To hear that was heart warming. Nice wife. Its easy to see that she knows her guns.
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: eford on May 21, 2015, 02:01:18 PM
Welcome to the best firearms forum on the inter-web. You have a great rifle and an wife who appreciates great stuff.
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: Unclekax on May 21, 2015, 05:11:53 PM
YOU, my friend, are one VERY lucky fellow!
Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: Chris on May 21, 2015, 06:02:45 PM
Welcome and congrats
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: Clarkw on June 10, 2015, 02:53:53 PM
Well, I finally got to the range with my new rifle.  It was a hot day, so new I would have to be patient letting the rifle cool.  I made it through 16 shots.  First shot was low and right, but on paper.  With the help of a good friend we made an adjustment.  got the level correct, just needed to move horizontally now.  Very close to where I wanted to be for the day.  After my last adjustment, (3 total) I was painting the bulls-eye at 100 yards.  Mind you, I am not an expert shooter, but a little above average.  After 11 shots fired and a range cease fire, it was time for an attempt at a five shot grouping.  The first shot was a flyer that hit high left about 4 inches up and left.  I had just run a brush through, but thought hmmm.  The next four were all MOA.  I have never done that before.  My friend said, "I am not too familiar with Weatherby, but if they all shoot like that, I am impressed." I cannot wait to go back to the range,make the fine adjustments for even more enjoyment.   I am one happy guy!
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: badsection on June 10, 2015, 03:11:54 PM
Very cool and typical of a Weatherby!    ;D
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: Blackbear3 on June 11, 2015, 08:23:48 AM
What ammo are you putting in your 270 win? Sounds like you a had great time, both my Weatherby's were shooters right out of the box. Only 4 months to hunting season!!!   ;D
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: Clarkw on June 12, 2015, 07:18:10 AM
Short answer is Remmington Core Lokt 130 grain.  I did not want to use my Barnes ($$) to break it in.  It will be interesting to see how the gun likes the more expensive ammo. (also 130)
Title: Re: New to the nation
Post by: GUINESSGUY on June 15, 2015, 05:31:44 PM
Great gift from your wife, and great results from the gun!

My wife doesn't know much about guns, which can be very advantageous when adding another to the cabinet ;)