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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 338-378 Weatherby brass
« on: September 12, 2022, 09:03:18 AM »
I’ll try to look on the store shelves around here locally. Last time I looked, it was around $200/box.

Spendy…

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Rifles / Re: Santa Barbara Actions and Magnum Rounds
« on: September 10, 2022, 12:01:58 PM »
I’ve never heard of this with a large ring Mauser action. I would be more cautious with a magnum cartridge and a small ring Mauser action, but it doesn’t sound like that applies in your situation.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7 mm weatherby
« on: September 08, 2022, 08:20:44 PM »
Same as all above - I have both of them and both are extremely effective hunting calibers.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Had an accident
« on: September 08, 2022, 08:19:01 PM »
Darn! Glad to hear it wasn’t any worse. I hope you heal up quickly!

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Rifles / Re: Please Help ID This Rifle
« on: September 04, 2022, 06:55:49 PM »
Santa Barbara Mauser actions were a good commercial action. 7mm Weatherby is a great elk caliber! Should be great for an elk hunt out west.

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Rifles / Re: Please Help ID This Rifle
« on: September 02, 2022, 09:06:24 PM »
I think it is exactly as they said, a rifle based on a commercial 98 Mauser action on a “Weatherby style” stock. Not a bad rifle though!

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Rifles / Re: Action Blue Printing
« on: August 27, 2022, 03:02:28 PM »
I agree. If we were talking about a competition bench rest rifle or a varmint rifle…different conversation.

A big game rifle shooting 1 MOA or less should be more than adequate.

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Rifles / Re: Action Blue Printing
« on: August 25, 2022, 03:27:00 PM »
I’m sure! You just set the barrel back one thread and cut the chamber a little deeper - it’s done all the time.

I would also seriously question the value of lapping an action with 9 lugs…but hey…whatever.

I can buy the value of lapping a 2 lug, Remington 700…for the most part.

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Rifles / Re: Action Blue Printing
« on: August 24, 2022, 05:55:05 PM »
Hmmm…all great things, but NONE of those things require a new barrel.

Also, all those things should already be done on a high quality rifle.

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Rifles / Re: Action Blue Printing
« on: August 23, 2022, 06:35:11 PM »
I agree. Blueprinting an action really shouldn’t need to be done on a good quality rifle - the manufacturing/assembly tolerances should be of “blueprinted” quality already.

I would shoot it and see what you have. Truth of the matter is that few people are unlikely to be able to physically shoot ~ 1/2 MOA groups with a lightweight rifle chambered in a 300 Weatherby…and even fewer would ever need to.

It bears a simple question - ask Weatherby what machining steps are actually involved with their “blueprinting” and why it is worth paying for. That is a fair question.


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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Mark V Hunter?
« on: August 23, 2022, 07:11:19 AM »
I’ll have to handle one the next time I’m at Sportsman’s Warehouse and see if I need one!  ;)

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Mark V Hunter?
« on: August 20, 2022, 11:13:21 AM »
I saw a few Mark V Hunter rifles on the rack at Sportsman’s Warehouse. I didn’t handle one as I was in a bit of a hurry, but they look interesting.

Has anyone handled one or have any feedback?

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I usually full-length size when I am reloading ammunition I intend to take hunting.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Draws
« on: August 08, 2022, 06:18:49 PM »
No!!!  >:(

That said...general elk and mule deer aren't bad consolation prizes.  I have a really good place to chase elk in a general area, so we're going to head out for archery season around the third week in September.  I have my new 27 Nosler tuned in to at least 800 yards, so I am prepared for rifle season as well.

I'm looking forward to getting out in the woods and chasing some critters!

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Awesome news! The performance specifications look impressive for the 338 RPM! I have the 6.5 RPM and I really like it! I’m excited to read all the reviews and articles.

Very cool for left-handed shooters having access to the 6-lug action rifles!

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