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Rifles / Re: 257 Projectile For Elk
« on: Yesterday at 01:58:22 PM »
    I agree with both of your comments Silverbulletmag. The .257 weatherby mag is an outstanding cartridge but is on the light side for elk even with the barnes type projectals.  ctw

Maybe you or someone else on this forum can explain why an ackly improved cartridge reaches a higher level of performance than its original one with standard degree on the shoulder. I have to disagree with you that the shoulder angle has little to no bearing on a cartridges performance.  ctw   

 I have done some research on the venturi effect with the double radious shoulder, and it isn't just a gimmick. It actually works, the venturi effect works so well in fact that it is incorporated in some diesel and gas engines to get the most horsepower obtainable.  Just stating what I have discovered. To go along and agree with african leadwood. Sometimes we all seem to know more than we actually do. The one person that could possibly educate us all on this matter could be Ed Weatherby himself; as he surly was privy to such information. ctw   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Ballistic Superiority
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:55:36 AM »
  No doubt about it. Last summer my son in law was drinking the 6.5 creedmore kool aid. I persuaded him to go with the 6.5-300 weath. mag. for obvious reasons as you have just stated. ctw

  Looks like I missed that one. To bad there's any kind of rift at all. I can't help but think this sight isn't near as healthy with out the communication between weatherby and the nation members. That is what made this sight so appealing to me and others in the first place. ctw

Rifles / Re: 30-378 Group Issues
« on: December 29, 2018, 12:59:23 PM »
  Is there a gunsmith in the room? I guess there is. There you go ktmtim a member here willing to let you pick his brain. I say go for it. He just might solve your problem. Sounds like a good deal. ctw

Rifles / Re: 30-378 Group Issues
« on: December 29, 2018, 07:13:51 AM »
  I can feel your frustration at buying factory rounds at $165.00 a pop. I would advise taking up reloading your own. The cost of the equipment will soon pay for itself after a few box's; not to mention the satisfaction you will have in rolling your own. And please forgive me for my manners, welcome to the nation.  ctw 

Rifles / Re: 30-378 Group Issues
« on: December 29, 2018, 06:21:25 AM »
   I think you might have an issue with the scope. Sounds like a parralex  issue. If your grouping 1/2 inch or under that should hold 1/2 inch minute of angle at other yardages until other things come into play,such as the atmospheric conditions around you or shooter discrepancy's. Try a different scope, and see what takes place. ctw

    Sorry, but i am not impressed. Left a lot of meat on that carcass. When he pulled the backstraps off there was a lot of the back straps left on, and he didn't get all the tender loins. I saw a lot of potential burger meat go in the gut tub. The knife he used to skin with is a Wyoming Skinner, or Wyoming knife. ctw     

Rifles / Re: German Mark V trigger housing
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:54:50 AM »
    Timney has a replacement for the german made markv. Check timney's web sight out or go to midway usa., they handle that trigger. ctw

   Work  that bolt like you mean it. When you chamber that cartridge do it with one solid motion. When you work the bolt slowly as you have said in your opening post, the shell will pop up ahead of the bolt from the magazine spring leaving it to be in a position where the bolt face will hit the head of the shell out of center pushing it out of alignment with the chamber.And welcome to the nation. ctw     

   I read yesterday that marlin and others who had pensions and retirement plans lost everything they had in them. The bankruptcy court let the investor groups and stockholders pick it apart. Once again the hard working men and women get the shaft. That's the travesty of it all. ctw   

  I was a big Remington fan and I still am,but since the quality went in the tank, I haven't even considered Remington anything. I own several weatherbys now,and I couldn't be happier. The weatherby vanguard has been my go to replacement of the Remington 700. The moa guarantee that comes with the vanguard and mark v is a big selling point for me. Although if Remington go's belly up it will be a big loss for the gun industry. I sincerely hope they can pull it together. ctw     

Rifles / Re: Stiff safety on new weatherby mk v accumark
« on: March 09, 2018, 04:31:36 AM »
   I had one of my accumarks do the same thing as yours. I took some wd-40 and sprayed the safety real good and made sure that the penetrating oil got down inside real good. All the while working the safety back and forth,freed right up.  And welcome aboard chamilton. ctw

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby boxes
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:56:39 PM »
   I save mine, Do's make the rifle more valuable if you sell it with original box. Or so I have been told.   ctw

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