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sweet looking rifle and a great caliber  8)

Rob

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We hang our wild game(elk, moose, deer ) for 14 days, and beef for 21 days.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Mark V Accumark
« on: August 10, 2018, 07:30:41 PM »
I'll echo what everyone else already posted, use whatever the rifle likes. I have known of quite a few moose and bear being taken with a 130 gr 270 cal bullets, so I would have no problem using the 130 gr TTSX load.  8)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:44:24 PM »
Congrats on your hunt. What guide did you go with? Terrible about the rifle case. I would also contact SKB. I have always used Pelican cases and they are pretty beat up but never a catastrophic failure like you had.

+1 on pelican case, mine look rough, and had quite a few locks go missing off them, but never a problem with the firearms in them.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Mark V serial numbers
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:39:45 PM »
here's a pic of the Mark V synthetic spec's from a weatherby catalog, your rifle will be a #2 contour.

Rob


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I have always found 7mm Rem load data mild, most of my loads where above book data.  ::)

Rob

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Handguns have been restricted here since 1934, which means you have to get a restricted firearm licence to buy and own most handguns. It's not that hard to get the licence. Handguns that have a barrel less than 105mm(4 inchs), 25 cal, and 32 cal are prohibited, they are banned.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Mark V serial numbers
« on: July 30, 2018, 08:12:51 AM »
#2 barrel contour

Rob

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of course the federal libturds, will consider this, it's election year next year, and Toronto is one of their voter base's. It will be interesting to see what that useless Ralph Goodale, comes up with.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: deer loads
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:57:59 PM »
i have about 300 165 grain sierras in the spizer bout tail.what do you think would be a good powder to try with them?i got the bullets for about 8 $ per hundred,
gary

i have about 300 165 grain sierras in the spizer bout tail.what do you think would be a good powder to try with them?i got the bullets for about 8 $ per hundred, I have had my best loads with the 165 grain bullets with IMR4831 at about 3100 FPS by what the book says.
gary

+1  IMR 4831 is a great powder to start with, using 165 gr bullets in the 300 wby.  In most reloading manuals, you will find, IMR 4831 is  powder they recommend when using 165 gr bullets in the 300 Wby.  8)

Rob

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I've had great accuracy and performance from the 130 gr Hornady spire point in my 270 Wea.

I agree with Canadian Reloader about the 130 grain Hornady Spire Points.  We tried them in the custom Euromark that I bought my Dad for Father's Day and they shoot half MOA or better depending on how well we do our part.  As for their performance on deer they're great, he shot over a dozen with it and never had one take more than two steps after being hit. 

+2 on the 130gr Hornady spire points, I've had good results with them as well on deer and are accurate 8) 

Rob

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Go for the 270Wby. It does everything the 257 can do, plus a little more, and does it all slightly flatter and faster.
  +1  (even if my 270Wby is 1 in 12 twist)  :)


+2 on the 270 Wby

Rob

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If your handloading don't over look Nosler 130g ballistic tips, I have shot many large mule deer with them at around 3500 fps and they kill like lightning. Shots varied from 20 to 450 yards.

+1 , I've have had good results with the 130gr Ballistic tip in my 270 Wby Ultralight. The load I use is not the fastest (3350 fps) but the rifle shoots them well, and I have taken quite a few mule deer, an Ibex, mouflin sheep, and a fallow deer, all 1 shot kills, with that load.  8)

Any of the bullets Dubyam suggested will work fine also, just find the one your rifle likes.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Mark V serial numbers
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:40:44 AM »
I wouldn't waste any time trying to bed that tupperware stock. They are too soft, and don't have the aluminum bedding block,just replace it with a Bell and Carlson, that what I did with all my Mark V Synthetic's. As for what ammo to try, every rifle is different to what ammo it prefers, but if I recall correctly, Weatherby uses both the 100 gr spire point and barnes load, and the 115 gr ballistic tip load for their testing. ( you can check for sure at the weatherby website under FAQ's). That would likely be a good place to start.  8)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:24:15 AM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGERís for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldxís had a little better accuracy.  Donít shoot the shoulder and you wonít waste any meat.

So, from a 15 year user of Berger bullets, you have to wait for the right angle on the critter because they fragment.  What happens if you hit bone first?   :)
You'll have a big mess, and lots of wasted meat.  ;D ;D


Hahaha,  ;D  the only bullet that I've had a failure with, over the years, was a 168gr burger bullet in my 7mm Wby, on a very nice mule deer. A burger bullet dealer at a gun show later, told me, I had too much muzzle vecosity, and that I shouldn't try shoulder shots.  ::)  He got pissed off, when I responded back to him, that I guess next time I used those high priced POS burger bullets, I will make sure I back away until I'm at least 500 yards away, and then shoot the animal in the guts, so I wouldn't hit any bone, and have another bullet failure. : ::)  ;D   ;D 


Rob

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