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Rifles / Re: Got my 300 Weatherby Mag
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:29:56 PM »
Awesome cartridge... wanted one since I was a young boy and saw my older cousin with a 300 weatherby.  I now own 4 and consider it the best middle of the pack.  It was my 1st and has killed more game by far, but I have really become fond of the 270 in recent years.  Milder recoil with enough to kill most any game in NA other than the Brown Bears ... and maybe moose.  But if I were to hunt a brownie, I would be packing a 340, 378, or 375H&H ... Still consider the 300 the most versatile of all.   

Optics / Re: 416wby scope
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:05:03 PM »
I presently have no scope on my 416 but it is a dgr from the custom shop with open sights, barrel ban, and Teflon coating.  I have consider either a 1.5 to 5 or 2.5 to 10 but so far I have left both off the 416 rifle.  I have a 3.5 to 14 on my 378 so I really consider the 416 for really up close and personal. 

Rifles / Re: Weatherby Mark V vrs Sako 85
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:28:19 PM »
I have a Sako 85 in 270 win. It is a very fine rifle.  Although I am partial to the weatherbies ... and obviously have collected quiet a few, my Sako 85 is shorter and lighter and a very fine rifle and shooter. I would not hesitate to purchase another Sako 85 and have considered a grey wolf or stainless hunter in 338 or 375 H&H for sometime, but only because of length and weight over my 340 or 378. Just depends upon if you plan to pack it long distances. 

Rifles / Re: .257 EuroMark For Sale - Like New - USA Made
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:01:15 PM »
Still for sale?  I need a euro mark for my collection ... either 257, 270, 300, or 340. 

Rifles / Re: Questions about Ultra Lightweight Mk V
« on: March 24, 2016, 05:14:40 AM »
Not all older ultra light Mk Vs are grey with ss barrel.  I have two, one older (over 10 years) with grey spider web stock and ss barrel in 270 win and a new one in 270 wby from around 2008 or 2009 with tan spider web stock and black coated barrel... and no, they are not new only to 2016.  The ultra light Mark V has been around for at least 10 years or more. 

Rifles / Re: Year My 378 wby was made
« on: March 07, 2016, 11:05:51 PM »
call weatherby and they can give you the date

nice rifle...  one of the 2 weatherby calibers i have never owned....hmmm

Rifles / Re: 6.5-300 Or 300WBY
« on: March 07, 2016, 10:57:14 PM »
Now, I would love to buy a 6.5-300 in an accumark for many reasons, but if I was hunting deer and elk, I would stick with the tested and proven 300... but i would not recommend the ultlight.  I love my 270 in the ultlight and accumark but I do not get the accuracy from the ultralight that i do from the accumark.  Maybe it is me or just my rifle but I have heard and read about many who find the ultlight to not print as well as the others.  Maybe it is the lighter barrel and heat up, but my does not print as well as he accumark. 

I have tried it all... even the ozonics device.  Nothing beats using the wind - if you are up wind, they will smell you and if you are down wind, they have a difficult time smelling you unless they are really close.  I also try to avoid hunting prime hunting areas on windy days when the wind is swirling or blowing hard... I do not want to mess up my chances and spoke deer on a bad day.

Also, I do everything to minimize scent including unscented soaps and detergents and even use natural scents from the area to help cover my scent.  However, mature deer will bust you if they are down wind and you may not even know they are around.  Some younger deer like to snort and warn other deer but the mature bucks will just change their direction.  I have also learned that deer will pattern people if a certain stand or location is hunted a lot.  I have tried chocking up - stopping short and down wind of normal stand locations especially later in the season, only to catch deer walking down wind of a stand or location and walking toward the stand or location looking and smelling for any kind of human scent or other danger.  Let's face it, they live there 24/7 and learn the area much better than we will ever know it and mature deer notice any changes, especially during hunting season when hunting pressure is on.

n my area it is popular to use grunt and other calls during the rut, but in my experience a mature buck will always approach a grunt call from down wind and carefully check the area.  I like most pure bow hunters believe that the wind is the most important factor in being successful hunting mature game.  Don't get me wrong, I will do everything else that I can to minimize my scent and especially any unknown or foreign smells or fragrances but I always try to approach and hunt down wind of where I anticipate the deer movement.  Just my experiences.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Pretty good deal......
« on: July 05, 2015, 01:09:58 AM »
That is a good deal.  That appears to be the Mark V fibermark.  My 270 wby accumark is my go to deer hunting rifle.  I have a hard time deciding which is my favorite, the 270 wby or the 300 wby.  What type of 444? Another old favorite wood hunting rifle of mine.  I have Marlin 444 lever action sporter from the early 1970s when I was a young buck.  It was my first deer hunting rifle.  I had to be different than my friends with Marlin lever actions in 30-30 and 35 remington.  My next was a winchester model 70 in 300 win mag, also in the 1970s.  However there was always two guns that I wanted when I grew up, a Mark V deluxe in 300 wby and a Browning BAR in 338 win mag.  I remember dreaming of those two rifles as a kid.  I still have the old 444 and 300 win mag, plus the Mark V in 300 wby and Browning BAR in 338 plus many more. Nevertheless, virtually all of my deer hunting in the past 10 years has been with the 270 wby accumark or on occasion, one of my 300 wby Vangaurd SS SUB MOA with a 6.5 x 20 scope for open country but mainly because of the high magnification of the scope.

Good luck on the 270 wby.

Rifles / Re: Need advise on deciding 338-378 vs 340 vs 375
« on: June 04, 2015, 12:54:32 AM »
if you need some ammo, I have 10 boxes of Weatherby factory ammo that I would sell for a fair price and below the current market price... I plan to sell my 338-378 also. Just never found the need for it.  I am perfectly fine with my 257, 270, 300, 340, and 378 (and maybe the 416) for anything I desire to hunt. The 270 and 340 are my favorites.  I just have no need for the 30-378 or 338-378 (both never fired), except to put them in my safe and collect them.  I just bought them to have one of every Weatherby caliber ... Maybe you are a much better marksman than me because I can't see myself shooting a game animal at 1000 yards... I have no problem shooting game at 300 yards and have made a few shots at 450 but that is about my limit on game.  There are way too many variable to shoot game at 1000 yards for me... now, I may shoot at predators at 1000 yard but not any game animal.  Maybe I am just not that good of a marksman, but I do shoot at the range up to 500 and 600 yards. 

Rifles / Re: Need advise on deciding 338-378 vs 340 vs 375
« on: June 01, 2015, 11:46:12 PM »
FYI, I have all except the 375 but I have a 378.  I really do not see the advantage of the 338-378.  I personally think that the 270 and 340 is the best overall weatherbys and if the 340 is not enough gun then you should step up to a 378 or 416.  The marginal difference in velocity and point blank range in the 338-378 over the 340 is just not worth it in my personal opinion.   

The problem is big banks - they are out of control and really unregulated.  I am a lawyer also and have been involved in some litigation with banks engaged wrongful acts if not fraudulent acts against customers who can't afford to lawyers. 

Rifles / Re: Weatherby Accumark
« on: May 31, 2015, 12:34:54 AM »
Not all new Accumarks are range certified.  Although I don't the range certified is a big deal since both are basically the same rifle and barrel except one comes with a certificate and some engraving of range certified...and an small increase in price.  In my experience all accumarks are capable of sub moa with the right bullet and load.  So I think it does not make that much difference unless you just want to pay a little extra for the certificate and the added engraving. 

Accessories / Re: What is the best rifle scope out there
« on: May 31, 2015, 12:26:35 AM »
Depends on budget and purpose.  I really like the old Leupold VX 7s if you can find one.  I did see a good deal on a VXL 7 4.5 x 18 x 56 NIB today.  I have more than 10 VX7s and they are much better than the VXiii or VX3.  If I was looking for a new hunting scope and money was not an issue, I would try a Swaro Z6 or Z6i and I am sure I will.  I have not tried the VX6 or the Zeiss but I am not really fond of Zeiss...although they are a excellent scope in the upper end models.  Also the VX6 looks like a cheaper version of the VX7 with more magnification deferential.  If I was looking for a target scope I would look at Night Force or the Leupold Mark 4.  There are many other good scopes and it depends on your purpose and budget... then it boils down to which one you like and feel comfortable with. 

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