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The 7mm Wby with a 150gn bullet is great for deer. If your rifle likes the 160gn variety better than by all means use it. At the end of November I'm taking my 7mm Roy afield for the rifle season in Kansas. Long shots, and by that I mean those over 300 yards, are normal where I hunt due to the lack of cover. I'm sure if I find a the deer then the bullet will find its way where I need it.

+1 to 224King. I also have the 8x Yosemite's by Leupold. They are light, keep the focus setting and have held up well with me and my sometimes clumsy field operations. They're so good I bought two more as presents since I know they can take so rough and tumble times and still work well.

It is important to check the tension of the strap that holds the MagnetoSpeed mount to the barrel. I glossy barrel will not let the nylon strap "grab" like a slightly rough or textured barrel can. I made the mistake of not checking the tension and a bullet just barely grazed the edge of sensor bar (aka the bayonet) but it didn't damage the sensors. I was lucky.

Another nice feature is the voltage reading on the each time you plug into the screen. If you voltate is too low, you'll get an error code. I found that out the hard way but a battery change was all that it took and all is well.

I have had the Sporter model for several years. They are easy to use, store something like the last 40 velocity readings, and have no variations in speeds based on lighting. You can used the choronograph with braked barrels. For the money they are vastly superior to the light-based chronographs, in my humble opinion.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7mmwby ammo
« on: October 06, 2018, 02:34:20 PM »
Mine has an equal love of a 150gn Scirocco II, ELD-X, Partition and Accubond Long Range. It also does very well with a 162gn Interlock bullet. Since there is no real difference in the POI of the 150s, I'm going with them for deer season this year.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Accuracy Enough is Enough
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:21:40 AM »
A shot with a cross wind is my greatest challenge. Finding the range is easy. Knowing the exterior ballistics isn't that hard if you practice and have consistent ammo. Correctly juding the wind velocity and direct 300 yards away is daunting.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Accuracy Enough is Enough
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:30:46 PM »

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Suppressors The wait is on
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:27:19 PM »
To .257: A suppressor should not make a huge difference such as groups going from .5" to 2-3". The barrel harmonics must be some really weird stuff and I'm not doubting it happens. With a #4 barrel it is even stranger. I have a 9.3x62mm Mauser that prints 3" lower with the muzzle brake off compared to with it on.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Suppressors The wait is on
« on: October 02, 2018, 06:54:05 PM »
What are you putting the can on?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Shooting Sticks or Bipod
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:46:28 AM »
I have carried a tripod of sticks about three and a half feet long. This allows me to have a steady base while sitting and easily adjusting the height by moving one of the three legs. There is no back and forth wobble you can have with two sticks.

I have had impressive results with barrels from ER Shaw and McGowen. The mythical “break in” period did not exist with these barrels in 22-250 Rem, 6.5mm Creedmoor, 280 Rem, 7mm Weatherby or 9.3x62 Mauser.

You made the right move with a new stock that fits. That Boyds stock looks great but most important it fits well and shoots better. Well done. Keep us posted please on how it fits / performs in the field.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: What do you Think?
« on: September 26, 2018, 09:32:11 AM »
Not showing up or delaying it with a nonsense reason would not surprise me. I think she is part dreaming and part paid liar.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Accuracy guarantee
« on: September 25, 2018, 05:33:27 PM »
If you load your own ammo with careful case preparation, powder measuring, and pay attention to the seating depth you will equal the premium ammo consistencies. Plus, if you find your rifle likes a deep seating depth or a tad bit more powder you can make those changes for even greater accuracy. With my handloads, my Weatherby’s make shot groups under an inch and three of them are half inch shooters @ 100 yards. Don’t forget first shot, cold barrel accuracy matters most.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: sheridan weatherbys
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:20:51 AM »
I called the Custom Shop on Thursday and the man I spoke with said March 1 is the start up date.

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