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Rifles / Re: Scope rings?
« on: April 05, 2017, 05:48:00 PM »
i had conetrols for a while and called Richard at Near mfg and he built me a custom set of alphamounts and never looked back. he speaks weatherby.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: barnes tsx bullet
« on: May 04, 2015, 09:11:54 PM »
very few bullet recoverys for me, just piles of animals.
big fan of barnes ttsx

Rifles / Re: 257 barrel life
« on: March 16, 2015, 07:11:19 PM »
I put a new bbl on after 10 years and 100 rounds a year. I didn't have it bore scope or anything and it shot as good as ever.
Had an oppurtunity to put a custom gain twist. I load hot so it wouldn't surprise me it's rough.
With ultra performance comes hi wear, like a dragster vs a Jetta.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 257 question
« on: March 16, 2015, 06:55:30 PM »
In my opinion, the 240 and 257 are somewhat the same.
I'd think the 270wby would be the next jump
Course I don't have a 270wby so I don't have a real world experience with one.
257 with 100 has smashed everything I've pointed it at. I don't feel under gunned at all.

inever seen one.
Alberta only a few snakes , rattle snake, garter snake and a bull snake. rattlers are only in tiny tiny areas and are somewhat protected.
rats are very scarce and if one is found in the province it usually makes the newpaper headlines.
raccoons are very rare too, but getting more common, i have never seen a live one in my area.

double standard in society, one of many and it is rather ambiguous and can mean many things to many people or in the context its used.
i refrain from its use and i personally consider it to have less-than-pleasant connotations..
Rogeriticus 30:06 if a man lays with another man, he had better be in a two-man tent on a stone sheep hunt

...your proud when being identified as one.
when i was in africa, the term redneck has a completely diffrent meaning and i dont quite remember exactly what it was, but like in north america it wasnt flattering.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Imr 4831
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:30:50 PM »
when i was runnng imr 4831 and getting 3650 with 100gr TTSX., never tryed anything heavier than that.
bought a four lb'er so i was using it until was gone. didnt do so great for my 257 but the wifes mark5 257 is stellar with the exact same load.

i think we are paying around $35 to $40 per pound with the exchange right now.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Chris Kyle
« on: February 27, 2015, 05:52:17 PM »
i had never paid much attention/heard of him before until the program on snipers and such on history channel the other day.
sounds like a heck of a guy though.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: groups
« on: February 25, 2015, 08:43:48 PM »
 pretty grinny there rigger!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Never heard of Weatherby's
« on: February 23, 2015, 06:43:46 PM »
yes chris,
3500 should be no problem hitting that mark.
in alberta  i paid for 257 accumark UL $2250, swaro $2500, alphamount $350 .smithing, pimpin, tuning another $1000 easy...
quality programming eh guys!!!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Dan Weatherby Knives?
« on: February 16, 2015, 07:16:18 PM »
Hi dan,
If I'm reading your join date correctly and since the nation  wasn't near as popular in 1947??, im going to guess you have just had a birthday!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: bipods
« on: February 16, 2015, 07:10:15 PM »
I've used Harris forever.  Got 4 different ones. I added a second swivel stud to the forearm especially for the bipods and the other swivel for the sling. I used fingernail polish as a threadlocker.
Much less effort for taking on and off without having to deal with unhooking the sling.
Just put it far enough apart do the pods fit on either swivel.
I like them when rattling for white tails or calling wolves they keep the gun out of the snow and being parallel to the ground it requires less movement to get it to the shoulder as when compared to leaning the gun against a tree or fence.
When seated on the ground I put the pods feet on the top of my toes( boots). It allows me to follow faster moving targets and corrects elevation without repositioning my entire body. 

im certainly not some guru of african stuff, but while in south african, I used the PH's 30-06 brno on everything (10) that we collected. I do not feel that the 257 would have been an underperformer.
both my wife and I shoot mark 5's in 257 and would have taken them but sightseeing and the extra week we spent travelling made firearms transport in africa more challenging than we desired.
it would have dispatched evrything in our collection, at least in the limited exposure and conditions that i had.

That wood looks gorgeous.
The mounts remind me of putting a scope on a 3030 lever gun.
"Practical but Most Unappealing Award" goes too....

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