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Whitetail Deer / Re: New Boone and Crockett entry
« on: April 03, 2018, 07:24:30 PM »
This has to be the very same deer I shot last year. Shot him at 200 yards,bullet bounced off him and came back and busted my truck window.
That’ll teach you for not using one of your Weatherby’s! ;)

I really think you’ll love it! You and Roger had better both get one coming, promise you won’t be disappointed! If there were ever a “perfect” Antelope medicine, 240 Wby has to be about as close as it gets ;)

Shoots like a laser with hardly any recoil/muzzle blast and hits game like a much much larger caliber!

Found a pic back in my phone of the Muley I mentioned earlier taken with the 240, this guy was 285yds and bullet passed completely through.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Happy Easter/ Passover
« on: March 30, 2018, 04:29:05 PM »
Back at you Danno, and to the same to all our member & their families.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Mule Deer Foundation Rifle
« on: March 30, 2018, 04:26:59 PM »
Anybody seen a whole pic of these beauties?
Have a hunch that is one sweet looking rifle and chambered in 6.5-300 to boot!

The 240 is by far and away my most used Wby cal and have taken several White tail, Mule Deer, Antelope, and a Black Bear with it.
Have many other calibers to choose from however I always find myself grabbing for the 240 more often then not. Mule Deer are exactly what I’ve used my 240 the most on and is an absolutely awesome caliber for such.
The biggest Mulie I’ve harvested dropped in his tracks at 285 yds out in South Dakota a few years ago with a 100gn Hornady Spire Point completely passing through both shoulders and doing some pretty extensive damage on its way through, wouldn’t hesitate stretching the 240 on Mule Deer sized game out past 400yds if comfortable with shooting conditions, has plenty of power for it.
I have a VX-3 4.5-14 on mine and have been quite happy with the setup.
Don’t hesitate, you’ll love it.

+ Another for the 375 WBY in one of those nice Vanguards! Help boost the 375's popularity a bit more and give the guys that want one and affordable option! :)

The 340 would also be a nice addition to the Vanguard line up, I'd prefer sticking with the 26" tube though. 340 in a First Lite would be an affordable gem!!

The same group that owns Remington bought Barnes Bullets from the Brooks family around 2009-10 I think.
I believe Randy Brooks still has a big say in the things that go on there, hopefully he could get it back if things go South.

Awful similar to what Colt had going on for years, seems as though they are slowly getting themselves headed in the right direction, hopefully Remington can follow suit, havent had much interest in there products lately, would be a shame to see them completely disappear though.

I’ve shot both 378 and 416 Wby Magnums with Accubrakes and it is quite amazing at how pleasant they make a powerful cartridge such as them shoot.

Here are some charts.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Vortex Viper HS 4-16x50
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:55:20 AM »
It sure seems like a nice scope so far, especially for what I paid. Plus Vortex's headquarters are only a few hours from home so I've been pondering trying one out for quite awhile.

I think you will be happy with the Viper.Sounds like you got a good deal. Is the 204 your Pdog gun?
Yeah, that's the plan anyways, have never actually been Prairie Dog hunting yet, have been wanting for quite sometime just haven't gotten out there yet. Picked up a Remington 700 VLS a couple years back for that purpose and although I'm not a huge Remmy fan, I wanted a heavy barreled 26" and really liked the looks of the VLS so I thought I'd try it.
I hate to admit it, but the thing sure shoots and may be the most accurate I own.....at 100yds anyways.
I put a Nikon Monarch 4-16x40 on at the time and I've just never been real happy with it, so I've been wanting to try something else without spending a ton and seen the Cabelas ad.

I'd really like to get out in the near future and pluck away at some of them things, have a Browning 223 WSSM I'd like to bring with for a secondary, wouldn't take long to heat that one up though.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Got it done
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:38:33 AM »
Very cool, bet it will be a sweet shooter!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Vortex Viper HS 4-16x50
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:36:24 AM »
Anyone in need of a scope, Cabelas has a great deal on this one going right now for $379.

I picked one up the other day and is my first venture into anything Vortex, been spending the last few evenings glassing out the back of the house with it and have to say I'm pretty pleased thus far.
Im a Leupold fan through and through and I know there are a lot of mixed feelings with them these days but they have never let me down and I usually find myself regretting not spending a hair more and getting one, however it doesnt stop me from trying others and hopefully I dont regret this one.

I've been wanting to replace a Nikon Monarch that I have on my 204 without breaking the bank and seen this deal at Cabelas and scooped it up. So far so good!

Ammo / Re: 6.5-300
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:56:28 AM »
I have a 6.5-300 Mk V Dlx that I purchased during the Weatherby "free ammo" promotion.  I purchased some 127gr Barnes and received two free boxes of 130gr Swift Scirocco.  Don't ask me how but, my rifle will print both identically.  CRAZY!!!  I can head out the door and pick up either box, knowing that they will hit where I point it.  Never tried the 140gr.  Never had to. 
Glad to hear someone had some luck with the 130 Sciroccos, they were all over the map in both my ULW and Dads Accumark.

I'd have a hard time buying any of them and passing on some sort of Weatherby, was just curious on everyone's thoughts? Had a Winchester XPR in my hand the other day in 300 Win Mag with a 26" Barrel and it was on sale for just a shade over $400 and it just seemed like about the nicest "Value" rifle I'd had in my hands, nice short bolt lift, trigger was great, had the ability to run the Bolt with safety on and the stock seemed a lot more refined then some of the others in its class.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Best of the "Value" Rifles?
« on: March 19, 2018, 07:01:44 AM »
Anybody on here ever try out a Winchester XPR?
My house is pretty much filled with Weatherbys, however it doesn't stop me from paying attention to all the others on the market and just lately I've been closely paying attention to the "cheap/bargain" rifles when I walk into a gun shop of sorts, I've been handling/shouldering, etc a bunch of the Ruger American, Savage Axis, Browning A Bolt 3, and Remington 783's, etc. I do not include the Vanguards in that list because I feel they are very much ahead of those others mentioned and are much more on par with the flagship line of most rifle companies even though they are Weatherby's "value" line.

I'm sure they all are pretty decent rifles for what you pay, and know several guys that love their Ruger Americans, and Savage Axis, however in my opinion, the Winchester XPR would without a doubt be the one I spent money on if I were any of them, the fit/finish, trigger, bolt lift/smoothness, trigger, and three positon safety all seem like quite a deal for what you can pick these things up for. The Ruger Americans would probably be my second choice if they finished off the stock a bit better, its almost "sharp" up along the barrel channel and would think they could figure out a way to finish it off a bit better for not much more $$.

Anyways, just curious if anyone has shot a XPR and what they thought of it? Seems to me like the best of the "value" world, plus I wanted to play with the poll option on here.

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