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Interesting. Perhaps common sense will finally prevail there, since the lefty approach didn't work (as usual). I wonder if the Democrats are paying attention (probably not).

Absolutely beautiful.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Ballistic Superiority
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:23:57 AM »
If I had to choose to have only one of these, it ain't the Creedmoor.

I'm not an engineer, but although ignition happens in a small fraction of a second, I think it may be possible or likely that there would be less turbulence in the gasses coming out of the neck if there are rounded corners to facilitate smooth gas flow instead of sharp corners for this to occur. Not entirely unlike air flowing around a vehicle in a wind tunnel - sharp corners, especially inside corners, cause turbulence. Just a thought.

Absolutely agree Dub. He was a smart guy all around and was wise enough to have guys like John Wayne and Roy Rogers using and endorsing Weatherbys. Maybe Steve Jobs copied him, as he did the same approach with Apple products - you had to have a Mac computer to run the Mac OS and vice versa..

Interesting. Had not heard the reamer story or realized that a radius is (more like was) that much harder to fabricate than an angle. Sounds logical and probably true. While it would be naive to think that marketing appeal never entered Roy's mind, I do believe the passion, perfection and effort that is evident in the rifles and cartridges he introduced bear the signature of somebody interested in far more than making a fast buck.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / The Weatherby rounded shoulder
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:09:11 AM »
Of course, the easiest way to spot a Weatherby round in a bunch of cartridges is the famous radius shoulder as opposed to the standard angled shoulder of pretty much everything else. As I have understood it, this shoulder shape increases pressure and also increases burning efficiency = more velocity. But, I don't know the process of how Roy Weatherby went about developing the design and the science or whatever that was behind it. Does anybody know the story behind what made Weatherby case design different?

The vast majority of political and celebrity gun haters have armed bodyguards. Hypocrites all, whose mind set is - guns for us, but not for you. As Dana Loesch said in her book "Hands off my gun," they just have other people carry their guns for them.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:06:06 AM »
Have fun, but double up on the hearing protection.

I don't doubt I would like living and working there, but I am one of those people whose fingers (and sometimes toes) freeze up really bad in very cold weather. Circulation I suppose. I had to live in Maryland for a time many years ago and saw temps as low as single digits down to 0 and hated that, as there were no gloves thick enough (for me to spend much time outdoors those days). Fortunately, average temps ranged more like 25-40F. I did enjoy some decent hunting there, despite their horrible gun laws. When I would get out in the field early it would typically be maybe 20-25 and often get up to 35-40 by noon, so that wasn't too bad. That was plenty cold enough for my thin blood though and was happy to get out of there. Hunting here in TX at 40-50 in the mornings suits my fingers much better and allows me to keep them LOL. I'm sure there are others who also deal with this problem.

That was pretty good. Logic usually escapes the fantasy world lefties live in. The Demo-rats are fighting the wall tooth and nail for two reasons: A- they hate Trump as much as humanly possible, so he cannot be allowed to win by fulfilling a campaign promise, and B- illegals always vote Democrat, so they see millions of future voters on their side after they sneak in to the country. To Dems, WE are the enemy, not the criminals slipping into America (like MS-13, for example).

I wasn't trashing Wyoming (mostly the opposite, in fact), just saying too cold for my taste. If we're going to throw barbs, it's currently 63 sunny degrees and absolutely beautiful here right now. Golf anyone?

I'm in agreement with Roger, too damn cold - although it's beautiful country with good hunting. There was an office job posted I am likely qualified for, but I would not want to endure the winters. It would be a lot harder to visit my daughter in Dallas too. Now... if they had moved to Texas, I would have applied a long time ago.

Very nice, although I also would like to see more wood stocks. The gorgeous stocks are what got me hooked on Weatherby many years ago. The 700's and 70's of that time were nice, but no comparison to a Weatherby.

Ammo / Re: Winchester Super X 150g Power Point .308
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:15:48 PM »
They're both the same price where I live. My Vanguard 30.06 also prefers the Remingtons, but the difference is not that much.

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