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Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
« on: Today at 02:15:22 PM »
I had a couple of conversations yesterday with Weatherby. The first one they asked me to send photos of the serial number (box end and gun). A couple of hours later received a phone call back. They had some people look at the photos including the company historian. All said they had never seen anything like it before, and that for some unknown reason Anschutz stamped a "W" at the end of the serial number (and it was then boxed with the same number). I'll probably keep the gun unfired. It'll make a neat conversation piece. Afterward I did some quick research on Weatherby serial numbers. It appears the Anschutz XXII's have the longest (most characters) serial numbers with eight. As such this may be the only nine character serial number gun ever made by Weatherby (at least until someone else discovers another "W").

Yep I would keep it unfired too. Will be a great conversation piece. Maybe even worth a bit more than a normal MKII. I might just go and check my rifles serial number now too lol

I can see that some people may want a magazine on a MKV. But as 224King said they would be more expensive. Especially because they would need to be made to match the gloss metal work on most MKV's.
Without sounding rude Hewater maybe you could practice loading and unloading your rifle in the dark? I have never had a problem doing it in the dark as I have the feel for it from doing it for so many years on all sorts of rifles.

I say go for it. You won't regret it! My .240 is in a MKV Lightweight and wears a Swarovski  4-12x42. It is a great do it all for deer, feral goats, pigs and varmints. It's nice and light that comes to the shoulder quickly and comfortably.

Nice BB.The 375s have a little muzzle rise don't they. :o

Yeah they have a little bit of oomph to the shoulder and muzzle rise. But I find them rather comfortable to shoot. Especially the Weatherby DGR. It controls the recoil really well. I was consider rechambering to .375 Weatherby but think I may leave it as is...
I have another .375 H&H on a ZKK 602 action and that thing wallops me a bit because the stock is way to big for me and doesn't fit me properly.

What plans do you have for the dangerous game rifle BB?

Firstly I am taking it on a hunt for Texas longhorns down here in March. A bloke has had them running wild on his property for several years now. So hopefully it will get blooded in. I will be using either 300grn Woodliegh PPSN's or 300grn TSX's. I have both loaded up ready to test.

My latest addition. Its a MKV Dangerous Game Rifle in .375 H&H with a Swarovski 3-9x36 scope.

Rifles / Re: Help Me Choose (and Need Some Info) - First Post
« on: January 14, 2018, 01:14:55 PM »
Welcome to the nation mate. Look forward to seeing and hearing how your rifle goes.

i have read, that the "official" reason the .460 S&W is not offered in a bolt gun, is because it is rimmed.  Yet Remington offered their Model 788 in .3030- and .44 Magnum, there are a jillion .303 British bolt guns around, Savage offered a .30-30 bolt gun years ago. the .22 Hornet has been in scores of bolt guns, i always see shotgun bolt guns, and millions of .22's that feed from a vertical magazine.  I would think that all that would be required in a .460 magazine, is a slight rearward slant to the magazine.  Perhaps Howa engineers could figure out a reliable magazine that would work in the Howa/Vanguard line.  Offer a flip up secondary rear sight for when using "plinking" ammo like. 454 Casull or .45 Long Colt.  MM

Yep you hit the nail on the head there MM. Big Horn Armoury do the .460 and .500 in a lever action which I would love but it would cost me way to much to have one imported down here.

Another one to add to my list of must have rifles...

I wish they had of chambered it in the .460 S&W. It is a far better cartridge. In my Ruger No1 I get 3000fps with a 200gr XPB, 2600fps with the 275gr XPB and 2400fps with the 325gr Barnes Buster. Powder is LiL' Gun.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: COLD
« on: January 01, 2018, 11:31:55 AM »
Ahh you blokes are teasing me! Would love to be in that nice cold weather right now. I live in one of the coldest parts of Australia and it's going to be 30C (86f) here today. And I feel the heat big time. Some parts of my state will hit 45C+...

BB, how cold does it get when it does get cold where you live?

Not all that cold unfortunately. During a good winter it may get down to around -10C or a bit less. With the days around 10-12C. She is a hot old country down under. We have some snow fields but nothing like what you guys have.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: COLD
« on: December 31, 2017, 04:17:33 PM »
Ahh you blokes are teasing me! Would love to be in that nice cold weather right now. I live in one of the coldest parts of Australia and it's going to be 30C (86f) here today. And I feel the heat big time. Some parts of my state will hit 45C+...

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Year
« on: December 30, 2017, 05:21:06 PM »
Yep a Happy New Year to all the Weatherby Nation and Weatherby workers.
Cheers, Brett

Whitetail Deer / Re: 257 terminal performance whoas
« on: December 28, 2017, 03:18:31 PM »
I am a huge fan off Barnes TSX's and have never had one fail me. But because they are such a strong projectile I think you will find if you aim on the shoulder and try to hit bone then they will perform much better. I always try to break the front shoulder of any animal be it big or small as you will still take out heart and lungs plus ruin the locomotion of the animal.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My worst Christmas ever
« on: December 26, 2017, 02:35:57 PM »
Sorry to hear about your miss fortune Roger. Major pain in the rear end right there. But then also glad you had a successful hunt.
All the best my friend.

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