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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Getting tired of winter
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:07:21 PM »
Please send that cold weather Down Under!! I am sick of the heat here. Can't get out for a shot because it is to hot for me. It is going to be 35C, 95F here today. And I live in one of the cooler areas of Australia.
Also if you have any spare rain PLEASE send it down! My state of NSW and other areas of Aus are in the grips of a severe drought. Farmers are struggling big time.... Yet in the north part of the state of QLD they are having major flooding that has destroyed hundreds of millions worth of property and livestock...

I'll send you some snow Brett,  ::) we still have at least six more weeks of snow here. This is a pic of driveway into the yard. 

Rob

Wonder what’d cost you more, the shipping cost or the cooler you’d have to pack the snow in to make sure it doesn’t melt??

That's a good question   ;D

Rob

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Neoprene in my pack if needed for wet weather and yes dust

Extra ammo? .257/.340 only need the one in the chamber  ;D

I'm the same, who needs extra ammo, I only need the one  ::)  ::)  :D

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Getting tired of winter
« on: February 19, 2019, 07:48:32 PM »
Please send that cold weather Down Under!! I am sick of the heat here. Can't get out for a shot because it is to hot for me. It is going to be 35C, 95F here today. And I live in one of the cooler areas of Australia.
Also if you have any spare rain PLEASE send it down! My state of NSW and other areas of Aus are in the grips of a severe drought. Farmers are struggling big time.... Yet in the north part of the state of QLD they are having major flooding that has destroyed hundreds of millions worth of property and livestock...

I'll send you some snow Brett,  ::) we still have at least six more weeks of snow here. This is a pic of driveway into the yard. 

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 308 Win
« on: February 17, 2019, 07:27:27 AM »
Juan, the 308 is a fine caliber, a lot of people use it around here, from coyotes to elk and everything in between. The Canadian government issues the Tikka T3 Arctic in 308, to the Arctic Rangers here, and their main use is for hunting and to provide polar bear protection to the local villages.

Rob

Wow, I would not have considered it a good choice if polar bear was on the list of required game. But at the same time it is a good deal better than many of the much touted handgun cartridges!

It would be a safe bet, that more polar bears have been taken over the years, with 303 brit's and 7.62X54 Russians than any thing else. Until recent years, that what the arctic people of Canada, Russia, and the other arctic countries mostly used. The 308 is similar in power.  My GF's grandfather lived in the arctic most of his life, and the government supplied him a 303 and ammo(they were issued both fmj and soft points), and over the years took quite a few polars bears. He used to tell me only you white guys from the south need bigger rifles, and then laugh like hell.  ;D

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Rifle for Grandson
« on: February 16, 2019, 10:31:42 PM »
150 grainer out of a 270 mag will kill any bear in the states

I vote for the 270 Wby also, any of the 130 gr monolithic bullets will easily take any bear in the lower states also.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 308 Win
« on: February 16, 2019, 10:27:22 PM »
Juan, the 308 is a fine caliber, a lot of people use it around here, from coyotes to elk and everything in between. The Canadian government issues the Tikka T3 Arctic in 308, to the Arctic Rangers here, and their main use is for hunting and to provide polar bear protection to the local villages.

Rob

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Ammo / Re: Hornady 130 gr. InterBond bullet
« on: February 16, 2019, 06:55:08 AM »
I have used them in my 270 Wby with mixed results, BUT the ones I used was blems, so you kind of have to take my results with a grain of salt. The frist box of bullets had discolored tips, but was able to work up a decent hunting load quite easily( I don't recall my load offhand). When I got into the second box, they looked just like new, but they sure didn't shoot like new, they shot flyers everywhere. I found out after rolling them on a flat surface, the bullets had a wobble. They were just a really bad batch of blems. With new bullets, I'm positive, you should be able to get a decent hunting load with them.

Rob

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Ammo / Re: weatherby select ammo why No 200 gr. accubonds in 300 wthy.
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:59:41 AM »
I don't know what kind of sales it would have ( I doubt the 200 gr partition offering is their big seller) but it would be a good load for the 300.

Rob

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Ammo / Re: What bullet do they use (Select 6.5-300 140SP)
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:55:13 AM »
they use the Hornady 140 gr interlock in the 6.5-300 select ammo.

Rob

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good looking rifle,  8)  the clip should feed better after a little use, and it will shoot nice when you find the ammo it likes.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speaking of Weatherby haters
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:40:22 AM »
F$^K him, that is about all the time I would waste on an idiot like him.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Powder and Primers
« on: February 05, 2019, 08:09:05 PM »
I'm using WLR( the ones that has on the box,can be used for both standard and magnum calibers) and CCI250 primers from the 80's, and some powders that are just as old. They still work fine.

Rob

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That is a purpose driven great rig DW. I like.

Thanks Terminator. I’m excited about it. Looking forward to having superb accuracy in a 22-250 again.

Also, Catskinner, I will keep your recommendation in mind for a potential project down the road. I do like everyone of my rifles that sit in a B&C. My next 22-250 project though (I think anyway) will be fixing up and doing something cool with my old Savage.

Just before Xmas, I seen a Tikka T3 in 243Win with a snow camo B&C stock. It looked and felt awesome. It was a guys varmint rig and it shot factory Hornady's 58 gr v max ammo 1/4 moa  :o

Rob

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sweet rifle Brett,  8)  you will never hear any slack from me for getting a Sako. Like I said in the other post, Weatherby's, Tikka's and Sako's are the only rifles I buy or shoot.  :)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Mark V range debut
« on: February 04, 2019, 01:19:26 PM »
looking good  8) 

Rob

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