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S&W Model 64 2 inch barrel 38 Special.  I carry it in a Hunter IWB holster.  Loaded up with Winchester "Ranger" LE ammo, 130 grain bonded core HP +P.  I also carry an extra speed loader and a Bianchi speed strip.

Many years ago (like 40) I had a Voere chambered in 300 Weatherby Mag.

Rifles / Re: 240 v 25-06
« on: December 26, 2018, 10:15:58 AM »
I have killed whitetails with both the 25/06 Remington and the 240 Weatherby Magnum.  IMO it's a draw.  Both cartridges are very effective on deer.  The 25/06 may have a slight advantage due to the heavier bullets that are available but the difference is miniscule. Brass and ammo are easier to find for the 25/06 Remington.  When I bought my 240 Magnum I  purchased a good supply of brass for that very reason.

Ribeye steaks on the grill.  YUM YUM!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Heavy recoil / scopes
« on: December 26, 2018, 10:05:20 AM »
I have a silver finish Leupold Vari-X III 2.5 x 8 on my Stainless Mark V 340 Weatherby.  Never had a problem.  Leupold scopes stand up to recoil!

Whitetail Deer / Re: Best caliber for whitetail
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:52:45 PM »
I have killed whitetails with the 240 ,257 ,7MM and 300 Weatherby Magnums.  All worked fine.  I shot the most with my Mark V Lightweight Stainless in 240 Magnum. If  I could have just one however it would have to be the 257 Magnum. It is a death ray!

Rifles / Re: MK V 7mm wby mag
« on: November 26, 2018, 03:30:14 PM »
 For deer I shoot Nosler .284 150 grain Ballistic Tips in my Mark V Stainless . Years ago I made my longest shot(419 yards)
 ever on a whitetail  with that bullet out of my Mark V.  He folded right up DRT.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Random Thought/Question?
« on: November 26, 2018, 03:27:20 PM »
270 WSM
30/06 Springfield
22 Hornet
243 Winchester
35 Whelen

He is not his father who was Pennsylvania's governor years ago and a good one IMO.  Not even close!  He has been in Congress for twelve years and has done NOTHING! 

Rifles / Re: 240 Wby
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:08:12 PM »
I can recommend the Nosler 95 gr. Bal-Tip and the now discontinued Speer 105 gr. Spitzer.

Whitetail Deer / Re: Best caliber for whitetail
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:03:28 PM »
Maybe you should consider the 240 Magnum. Great cartridge for whitetails.  I have killed a number of them with my Mark V Stainless Lightweight.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Mark V .338WinMag
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:56:13 AM »
Thank you, eford.

I could not tell you for sure but looking close at it, Iím 95% sure itís stainless.  I contacted Weatherby as well to get more info from the serial number.  I know it was made sometime between 1994-2002 based off the SS.  Sadly, I canít find a dang gun shop around me that sells a .338 WinMag.  I must be the only idiot in Indiana to buy a .338 WinMag for deer LOL  Iím sure this thing will whack the daylights out of a whitetail though.  We will see in 2 weeks.
No reason not to use it on a Whitetail.  I killed an 8 point years ago with a Winchester Model 70 338 Win. Magnum. Shot him high through the lungs with a handloaded 200 gr. Hornady .  He run off about 25-30 yards and fell over dead.  My 270 Winchester would have done more damage.  A deer does not offer a lot of resistance to most .338 caliber bullets.  I traded that Model 70 and got a Weatherby Mark V Stainless in 340 Weatherby Magnum.  No regrets! BTW your rifle IS Stainless!

I did not see the article but if limited to one rifle for ALL North American big game to include the big bears it would be my Mark V Stainless 300 Weatherby Magnum. Exclude the big bears and I would opt for my Mark V Stainless in 7mm Weatherby Magnum!

Reloading / Re: 240WbyMag loads
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:47:37 AM »
My Mark V Lightweight Stainless has a 1-10 inch twist.  To my knowledge all Weatherby 240 Magnums have this twist.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Magnum Primer Survey ?
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:13:42 PM »
I use Federal 215M Gold Medal Match primers in all my Weatherby magnums with the exception of the 240 Mag.  In that I use the Federal 210M.  I bought a bunch of these primers years ago and still have quite a few on hand.

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