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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Brass
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:14:18 AM »
Thank you. Just ordered some 270 Weatherby at $19.99 per 25.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Top 3 caliber's
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:15:07 PM »
1.300 Wby
2.257 Wby
3.270 Wby&Win
  +1

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Great choice. I'm sure it will be treasured.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: More Good Humor
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:13:07 AM »
An oldie but a goody :) :)

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: A little Cowboy Humor.
« on: March 07, 2019, 06:44:26 PM »
Yep. My kind of humor too ;)

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Thank you gentlemen for all the compliments. Weatherby's are definitely addicting.

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I agree, it's time to move on. Perhaps the rules could be posted in a permanent post (sticky) that can't be edited so that others that come along after this thread is dead and buried will know what is expected of them when they participate.

I see what you are saying but really hope/wish that’s not (ever) necessary.

I think the rules of WBY Nation ought to be like the Weatherby warranty. Nothing official or any formal action taken, just something that is abided by. The warranty  because of the quality of the rifles and the company and The Nation’s rules because of the quality of it’s members.

That’s what I hope at least.
   +1

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Olchet, I see you are wearing HECS.  Does it really work?  Have you noticed anything different when you are close to an animal???  I've seen their hunting commercials, and I've always wondered if it really works by asking someone who has used it.
  I've only had it for the past 2 hunts. On the first hunt the guide closed the distance from 300 yards to 130 yards and the animals were watching us very closely. About half of them were bedded, and all of them were in the open, and we were too. After I got set up I realized I forgot my hearing protection and with me using the 300 Wby. I went back to get it. The group of bison, yak and Corriente bulls, never noticed me moving when I crept to the side by side atv, but they sure noticed the guide if he made the slightest move. Evidently the guide did something that made them nervous and all the animals stood and got very nervous and stepped back a little. One remained bedded and that was the one I had already decided on taking. On the way back I took a chance and just walked back to where we had set up. Not one of the animals even looked in my direction on my way back, but the guide was being stared down by all of them. I got back where I had started, set up on the Bog Pod and took my shot without any of them noticing me. I was in the open at all times. On this pig hunt, I and the guide were using the HECS and we got within 130 yards of a herd of 30-40 pigs in the open and neither of us drew any attention until after the shot. As far as I am concerned I will continue wearing it.

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More like this little piggy went home in a cooler.LOL
  Exactly.

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Nice work. What ammo did you use?
  Barnes 100 grain TTSX hand loads at about 3400fps. Guide and I were sure impressed that the meat damage  was so minimal. 3/4 inch hole in. 2 1/2 inch hole out, just behind shoulder, 3inch hole through lungs. Maybe 1/2 pound rib meat lost. Very happy camper.

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Got to take my Vanguard 257. wby Christmas present on it's first hunt. One and done. Looking forward to some hams and sausage. Not a big one, 125 pounds, but gonna be great eating.

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In my humble opinion, Weatherby Nation will STILL be the best place for knowledgeable information on Weatherby’s products. As for the latest and greatest stuff, as Adam Weatherby said there are other places for it and I’m fine with that. It’s the market, and let’s not forget that this is a thriving business ——- in the highly competitive world of top-quality firearms. The smart contributions to this forum will continue, I hope, and I will keep checking for answers to my questions.
Social media reaches thousands of people. As a fairly small group of fish in the sea, I’m fine with the responses I received through the Nation. Of course it’s good to hear from the Adam Weatherby when possible.
Point #4 sums it up very nicely for me:  “Weatherby will continue to communicate on various social media channels.  If you want to join them and follow Weatherby, please do.  If not, please don’t.  That choice is up to you and we respect that.  You will find out a lot of things on those channels, as that is their purpose.  Weatherby Nation, on the other hand, is designed to be a place where people can come and have some great online discussions regarding Weatherby firearms, ammunition, ballistics, etc… The different channels serve different purposes.”
Last but not least, the “remaining” Weatherby customer service personnel in California couldn’t have done more to help me with some parts I needed despite the big move to Wyoming by Weatherby Inc.
    +1

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I'm sure everyone has a good luck, bad luck karma issue. Mine is if I share the meat from my success, I continue to have success. The times I did not share it would take at least 4 trips to have any success again. I gladly share.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Rifle for Grandson
« on: February 27, 2019, 11:32:56 AM »
African Leadwood, good idea but I think I will have the floor plate engraved,
thanks for the suggestion.
  +1 on the floor plate engraving.

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