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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.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: September 22, 2018, 09:25:01 PM »
I use the long discontinued Speer .338 275gr. Semi-Spitzer in my Mark V Stainless 340 Weatherby Magnum.  I still find them for sale from time to time at gun shows.

If l remember right that was Elmer Keith's favorite bullet in 338
Yes I believe you are correct.  He used it in the OKH series before the 338 WM.  On a side note I also use Speer's .243 105 grain Spitzer in my Lightweight Stainless Mark V 240 Magnum.  They are long discontinued.  I find them at gun shows also.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:12:32 AM »
I use the long discontinued Speer .338 275gr. Semi-Spitzer in my Mark V Stainless 340 Weatherby Magnum.  I still find them for sale from time to time at gun shows.

I used to live in Cascade Township in Pa. That is the home of the original 1000 yard range. The property is owned by good friends of mine. It was not unusual to see deer feeding down range during a match. They shot everything there up to 50 cal. they discontinued the 50's after a few bullets made it through the backstop and continued past the range. I never got that bug thankfully as it would have driven me crazy and probably broke. LOL!! Great bunch of guys and Gals there. Fun to watch and occasionally a friend would let me put one down range.
                    did you know that is the range that made the 7mm/300wby famous? In the 70,s the 7mm/300 won many 1000 yard matches.
They also used and experimented with the wildcat 6.5-300 Weatherby Wright Hoyer cartridge.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: deer loads
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:00:19 AM »
Nosler  180 gr. Bal-Tip and a stiff charge of IMR 7828.  Shoots well out of my Stainless Mark V.

Reloading / Re: What dies are you using for your Weatherby?
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:09:32 PM »
I have used RCBS dies for many years.  I never had a problem with them, ever.  I also use their neck sizer dies.

Mule Deer / Re: Long Range mule deer
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:13:32 AM »
If purchasing a firearm for myself for the OP's situation I would give a serious look to the Weatherby Mark V Accumark in 6.5-300 Weatherby with the factory muzzle brake.

If you are not doing anything wrong you should not be concerned if the Wardens are in uniform or not. As a former Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer here in Pa. many times I was out of uniform.

A long shot, but maybe they are going to finally move the business out of the People's Republic of California! I would have left long before now.

Need has nothing to do with it. If you want one , get one.  I own a 240 and 257 Magnum.  Both are USA first year production Stainless Mark V's.  The 240 is the Lightweight ( 6 lug action).  I enjoy both rifles but the 240 is much lighter and if I have to move around or do much walking I prefer to carry it over the 9 lug Mark V's. I have killed deer with both rifles but must admit I have downed more with the 240 than the 257.  Either one work very well on deer. No reason why you can't have both calibers. Variety is the spice of life!

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