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Rifles / Re: Caliber opinion's for daughters first Weatherby
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:52:27 AM »
there's something to be said for best cartridge vs. best/most popular cartridge. Especially for the non-hand-loaders.

plus the latest and greatest bullets etc... and loads will always be available first in the most popular cartridges.


Thanks again gents for the added comments.  I just found out that I was steered a little wrong in the caliber restrictions department.  In NM 24 is the smallest caliber legally allowed for elk so her 243 would be legal.  That being said I will continue with our quest for a new rifle and a larger caliber .  She will always have her 243 but I will go ahead and get her a Weatherby .  As stated I do own 240 through 340 in the WBY calibers so I will let her try them out and see what she thinks of the recoil.  I don't suspect her to be recoil sensitive but you never know. Maybe we can get out this weekend and give it a go.  I also own several other calibers in everything from 220 swift thru 300 Win mag but No left handed models in the bunch.  Being a WBY fanatic I will exclude all of those calibers and only take out my WBY's to try. Once she decides on a WBY caliber if she wants something else down the road she can get that one herself😂!  I lost my son to the dark side sometime ago 😔! He opted for a custom 30-06 I had . He always like the stock and the way it fit him. He also liked the fact he could walk into any Town and country feed store, mom and pop shop or Walmart and pick up a box of shells for 20 bucks. ( He always was smarter than me).  I hope to keep his sister on track. Thanks again gents I will keep you posted and see where we land !

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Rifles / Re: 30 caliber options!
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:11:50 AM »
you may consider the 340 wby!

high BC options....250, 265, 300...

and a 180/200gr from a 340 will smoke a 180/200 from a 300, and I think is right near what the 30-378 can do!


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Rifles / Re: Caliber opinion's for daughters first Weatherby
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:08:28 AM »
split the difference, 6.5-300wby?

off the top of my head I was thinking 257wby, being one of the most popular and great for most game, some may say it's a great elk cartridge, I would say it's on the light side. but then again can she use it for 90% of her hunts and when needing something bigger use something else or get a 2nd gun?

btw weatherby does chamber many rifles in 7mm Rem. Mag. which is a great round as well. and way more popular than any wby cartridge especially the 7mm wby, I think far and away the 257 and 300wby are their 2 most popular.

I think any of the 257, 270, 7mm wby, or 7mm rem mag. will do the job.
I think the 257 would be more pleasant to shoot 95% of the time too.

good luck! keep us posted.


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Rifles / Re: 30-378
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:35:11 PM »
get a .340wby instead.


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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: AR owners
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:26:37 PM »
I don't, but have seen them, I think they can be had for far less $$$

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Rifles / Re: Scope mounts for weathermark 6 lug 3006
« on: April 30, 2018, 03:00:14 PM »
Talley 1 piece lightweight

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Fibermark accuracy
« on: April 30, 2018, 02:40:11 PM »
Fibermark .340wby seems to do about 1.5MOA

Haven't tried every load out there, but from weatherby the 200, 225, 250, seemed to average about 1.5MOA

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Former Cop...

Not surprised.

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What could be cool is like the Ruger case... and full length H&H case, combine best of both worlds.

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check out a youtube video of Jordan Peterson, he explains it quite well what motivates many of these individuals.

Basically when you live in hell, you wish pain and suffering on the undeserving. I'm paraphrasing.


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Sorry but the 7mm-300 wby would be another also-ran in the 7mm world.

The 7mm Rem.Mag. is probably the most popular 7mm mag out there.

2nd place...?
7mm STW, RUM, 28 Nosler, 280 rem/ai.

personally if I needed more than the 7mm rem mag I think I would get a 28 Nosler.

speaking of btw, a .340wby shooting 180gr bullets will smoke a 7mm-300wby shooting 180gr bullets, and unless you're planning to shoot way past 500 or 600yards, the BC advantage doesn't apply. and that 7mm will need far more barrel length to get the job done than the 340.

I doubt wby will ever standardize the 7mm-300wby, unless perhaps they offered a trade in your 7mmwby for a 7mm-300wby program, but even that doesn't sound possible.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Air guns for deer?
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:23:08 PM »
air rifles for big game I could foresee having potential for felons to legally hunt/shoot.

on the other hand kind of ridiculous this would be the length some would have to go to hunt/own a gun, particularly for 1x non-violent felons like Martha Stewart.

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Ammo / Re: 325 grain vs 300 in 338 378
« on: April 05, 2018, 11:38:37 AM »
I think accubond makes a 265gr and 300gr for the .338

those would be my top choices.

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Elk / Re: Nosler Partion 120gr vs Swift A-Frame 120gr
« on: April 03, 2018, 02:31:59 PM »
I'd want the swift, but the nosler is still a quality bullet.

the swift will retain nearly 100% of it's mass, the nosler breaks up.

100gr TSX style bullet, faster and also awesome.

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wasn't sure if you already have the .25-06 barrel?

if not you may consider the .280 AI!

a 280 shooting 120/140gr should out pace a .25-06 shooting 120...  and do it with less barrel, ie. 22 vs 24"

if set on the 25-06 don't overlook the 100gr TTSX... 110 accubond aren't bad though either!

good luck!


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