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Whitetail buck- 100 grain Nosler Partition.
Woodchucks- 87 grain Hornady Spire Point.

 Weatherby Mark V Stainless (First Year Production 1996)

Rifles / Re: 240 Weatherby Magnum
« on: June 26, 2022, 08:47:53 AM »
I bought a Weatherby Mark V Lightweight Stainless 240 Mag. back in the late 1990's when they first became available in the 6 lug action.  I can attest to the fact that it is a wonderful cartridge for white tailed deer.  I have killed a number of them with it.  All one shot kills.

I guess my Ruger .22 LR 10/22 Target rifle could be classed as an assault weapon since it's a semi-auto. I know the gray squirrels think it is!!  ;)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: D-Day
« on: June 07, 2022, 04:56:48 PM »
Biden did not even mention D-Day on June 6. What a loser!

When I served it was the standard issue M16A1 rifle.  I really never cared for it,  it's still here although in a much updated version. I really did like the Model 1911 .45ACP and the M60(7.62x51 NATO) Machine Gun.  I carried and qualified with both. They are both long gone.

Now ALL our military small arms are from companies that are not even AMERICAN!  Somebody is getting their pockets lined.

Whitetail Deer / Re: Using Weatherby rounds in the woods?
« on: November 09, 2021, 04:15:10 PM »
Years ago I killed a whitetail buck in the woods with my 257 Weatherby Mag.  Dropped him with one shot instantly with a 100 Gr. Nosler handload. I was watching a field from a wood line at the time and he came in on the woods side. Killed him at about 70 yards.

The only Weatherby I use in the woods regularly is my Mark V Stainless in 340 Weatherby Mag.  I use it for bear hunting. I know I can kill him from any angle he may present and get the penetration required for such shots.

Nice!  I own a first year production Mark V SS 340 WM.  It sits under a silver finish Leupold Vari X III 2.5 x 8.  Great cartridge.  These are not easy to find as fellows that own them have no interest in selling them. Great find!  Enjoy.

Tie=  240 and 7MM.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Biden
« on: August 30, 2021, 05:17:44 PM »
I hate to admit that Biden showed some class at Dover AFB today in paying respects to our fallen. I have stood outside those gates when the military service was over and someone near me played Taps. Not a dry eye!
Yeah even when he was checking his watch to see what time it was.  Must have had something more pressing he needed to attend.  He is is the worst president in our history and I served under Jimmy Carter!  He was excellent compared to this clown.

308 Win.
280 Rem.
300 Win. Mag

Not much to reference from the photo but it's my best guess.

Although meant for animals on the lighter end of the spectrum, I think the .240 Weatherby Magnum is a little underrated.

We donít have a lot of whitetail deer here, but if that was the primary animal I hunted, I would probably carry a .240 Weatherby.
I agree.  We DO have whitetails here and over the years I have killed a number of them with my 240 Magnum.  IMO just about perfect. Not popular though as I am the only hunter around here that I know of that owns one!

I agree with the comments about the 340 Magnum.  I own one and also owned a 375 H&H at one time.  The H&H is gone.  I still have the 340. That about says it all. It hits harder and shoots flatter than the 375.

IMO though the most underrated of the Weatherby Magnums is the 7MM. I really like it and have owned one for years.  It shoots faster and flatter than Remington's version. It nips on the heels of bigger 7mm cartridges and does not knock you out from underneath your hat!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: D Day
« on: June 07, 2021, 08:29:42 PM »
God bless ALL those brave men. My Uncle landed at Omaha Beach that day and he ended up walking all the way to Germany.  He passed a few years ago.  Not many left now.

Gun shows here seem to be starting back up slowly.  The most recent I attended I saw bulk and lower quality 22LR going from a low of about $75/80 to an upwards of $150 a brick or bulk box!  I did not see anybody buying it either! Glad I stocked up before the madness started again.

Cheyenne Wyoming got a total of 32.5 inches for the storm.  My son is a Lt. in the USAF and is stationed there.  Epic storm!

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