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Rifles / Re: buying a used 340 Wby - what to look/look out for
« on: Yesterday at 09:53:25 PM »
I have no idea how long I've had my Mark V Lazermark .340 for nor how many rounds I've put thru it. But what I do know is that if I pull it out of the safe, grab some of my hand loaded 225gr TSX rounds and send 3 down range, It'll still shoot sub moa.
It is by far one of, if not my favourite rifle. I am definitely NOT a target shooter and use mine soley for hunting so I am not worried about burning it's barrel out.
My favourite powder is AR2213sc (H4831) or RE19 sparked off by a Federal 215M primer. The only projectile I use in it now is the 225 grain Barnes TSX. I find that pill shoots very flat and drives deep on all manner of critters big and small.   

Yep, if I know BB, and I think I do, Iím thinking Handi-Rifle, in a synthetic stock, chambered in a caliber that will really let him just hunker down and stay in one spot... :)

Haha now that could be fun  ;D

No it is to do with one of my .300 Weatherby mags I have. You guys know, the one I was thinking of selling... Well It's just going to have some "Bling" done to it. It'll be a long time till it's completed so I wouldn't worry to much about it for now  ;)

I was just out last weekend testing a new rifle rest system that some mates will be releasing onto the market soon. Part of the R&D they wanted to do was test with various big calibers and so on. So I took them out and threw a few biggish calibers on it but I also said I would take my Remington 11-87 and run some solids thru it. I also took along some #7 birdshot and some 000 buckshot. Starting with the #7 shot then 000 buckshot and finally some Hornady 325gr SST solids I really noticed the difference. The gun would barely move from the rest and I didn't notice it at my shoulder with the #7.
Then with the 000 shot it would bounce a bit and I felt a good bit of recoil. With those full power solids I had to hang onto the gun quite hard and I'd guess recoil would of been around a .300 mag type of feel. 

Bugger calling then, I will fly over there, knock on their door and ask for a paper copy if it comes with one of those rifles!

Yes well I would dearly love one. And if Adam happens to send one down here specifically with my name on it well then I sure won't knock it back.... However although I am as big a Weatherby fan as many on here, I see these as more of a collectors item. Ones not to be used. And well I buy and build mine to use.... But who knows when it comes to me, if I see one and have the cash to get it, then by gosh I'll snap it up lol

Wow that looks funny as. Reckon it'd make a mess of anything it hit though.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 2019 Weatherby Catalog
« on: January 22, 2019, 04:39:12 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!  A lot of synthetic stock rifles, and not too many wood stock rifles.  :(

Yep you said it! My loyalty is starting to waver... I bought a Sako 85 SS Finnlight in .270 Win the other day. And it fits me and is as comfortable to hold as any of my Weatherbys! They now do full custom jobs with engraving, choice of wood etc etc... Mind you I still have a lot of Weatherbys to get yet then I may switch lol. Plus some custom stuff I am having done.
One I haven't mentioned to you guys yet.. It is going to be something different...

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 8mm experiences
« on: January 21, 2019, 02:09:20 PM »
The 8mm is still quite popular here and the 8x68 S in neighbouring Namiba.

I am fortunate to have recently acquired a Weatherby MkV Europa in 8x68 S and am waiting for my permit application to be processed.

I intend to use the 200gr North Fork. There is also a 220gr available. As the importer of North Fork I am biased but it is a good alternative to consider if you need a tough bullet. If not there is the A Frame as mentioned and the Accubond for longer range use and where something less tough is required.

You will probably be able to get hold of the Nosler CC 200gr for practice / paper, but they have never made it out here. There is also a pretty cost effective Speer in 200gr.

I AM SO JEALOUS!!! I would love a Mark V Euro in 8x68s. Fancy a hunt "down under?" I am sure you will make it back home with all your belongings.... hehe  ;D

Reloading / Re: .257 / Barnes bullets
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:45:15 PM »
That there is a rifle and load is a critters nightmare no matter how far out they sit!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: So... where ya from?
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:41:54 PM »
In a rural village called Invergowrie which is about 15kms from the town of Armidale in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 8mm experiences
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:39:10 PM »
I have a Browning X-Bolt Medallion chambered in .325 WSM. I haven't used it a great deal to talk about how it performs on game. Think I have shot a feral horse and donkey with it and that's about it. I am loading the 200 grain Woodliegh PPSN in it.

Reloading / Re: Barrel tuners / deresonators etc
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:18:19 PM »
Hello Brett

You purchased two deresonators or?

Yes i bought two Limbsaver Sharpshooter X-Ring Deresonators. One bull barrel size and one sporter size.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Velvet Spike Hunt Video
« on: January 19, 2019, 05:09:57 PM »
That done the trick. That night vision device was clear enough in my eyes to take the shot.

Rifles / Re: Hello from Aregentina
« on: January 19, 2019, 02:02:53 PM »
I'd re-torque the screws that hold it in the stock first.Make sure barrel is in center of channel then re-torque the screws per Weatherby's description.

Yep I second trying this. I have done it to a few of my rifles and a couple of Vanguards. If it improves the accuracy I then bed the action and free float the barrel.
However I do believe I have two rifles here that shot so good after putting the plastic in place that I have just left it there and it has been just fine for years now.

Reloading / Re: Barrel tuners / deresonators etc
« on: January 19, 2019, 01:58:36 PM »
I have bought 2, one regular and one for magnum calibers. Am yet to put them to the test though. Maybe when the weather cools down a bit I will put in some range time.

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