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Rifles / Re: Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby
« on: November 26, 2018, 07:14:21 PM »
My moose taken with my Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby Mag, 200 grain ELDX Presicion Hunter ammo by Hornady. 


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Rifles / Re: Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby
« on: November 26, 2018, 07:04:24 PM »
Iím curious as to your expected range youíll be shooting at. When is 4 shots at 100 yards at 1.5 inches bad? Moose are big. Many, many moose have been brought down just fine with rifles that shot a lot larger groups than that. I think youíll be fine with whatever load you go with. Wish you the best in your hunt.

I did have a successful hunt!  Got a great cow moose ( had a cow tag) with my rifle. The shot (after all that prep) ..... 130 yards and basically I was tracking, came around a wooded bluff and ran face to face with her.  Not sure who's eyes were bigger .... hers or mine.  Anyhow, quick off hand shot, slightly high but very effective.  Dropped right there , never took another step.  That was with the Hornady 200 gr ELDX Precision Hunter ammo. 

I will post picture soon as well. 

Yeah, 1.5 inch group would be plenty fine for hunting and in days gone by a great result from any rifle, I just have a real OCD when it comes to tiny groups.

Cheers,

R

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Reloading / Re: Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:01:21 PM »
I gave the Hornady ELDX 178 gr a try in my reloads but I could not get them to group well. Best I got was 1.5 or so MOA at 100 with a load of 81.5 grains of RL22. That said the 200 grain version in the factory ammo is shooting very well with sub MOA. My rifle shoots the NAB and Barnes TTSX 180 well but not great. The 200 gr NAB is a lights out shooter in my particular gun.

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Reloading / Re: Looking for Reloder 26 Load Data for 300 Wby Magnum.
« on: October 06, 2018, 04:50:36 PM »
Thanks!

Appreciate it. 

Awesome group by the way!

R

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Rifles / Re: Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:49:14 PM »
UPdate ..... Well .... still no luck with the 178 ELDX in this rifle. I have tried from min to max and the best my rifle would group the 178 Hornady bullets was a 4 shot group on 1.5 inches at 100. Looks like going with the 180 gr Nolsler Accubonds and Barnes TTSX in 180 gr. Both group in the  3/4 MOA range. Also going to give the 200 gr NAB a go.  ( I want a load with a bit more SD in the stable for big critters!).

Odd thing is the Precision Hunter ammo with the 200 gr. ELDX shoots sub-MOA. Maybe I give the 200 grainers a try at a later date in my hand loads. No time to fart around now ... moose season in less than a month. Got to get squared away! 

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Reloading / Re: Hornady Brass
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:32:34 PM »
I amusing Hornady brass for my 300 Wby.  So far so good. I did notice the first time shooting it the cases all needed trimming but after that all good. 

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Reloading / Looking for Reloder 26 Load Data for 300 Wby Magnum.
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:07:08 PM »
Hey folks,

Anyone have load data for Hornady ELDX (178 or 200 gr) and/ or Nosler 180 AB bullets and Reloder 26 powder?  I found some on the Alliant site for the Barnes bullets but not the ones listed above. 

Thanks!

R

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Optics / Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« on: September 24, 2018, 07:26:26 AM »
Nikon fan here. Have a Prostaff 4-12 on my Savage 93 17HMR and a Monarch 3 on my Vanguard True North (300 Wby) and Browning X bolt in 308 Win. The Vanguard is a 3-12 x 42 and the xbolt is a 2-10 x 42 model.

On my Vanguard S2 in 243 Win and 257 Wby I have Redfield 3x9 x 42 scopes. These work well and are very clear.

I have a Hilux CMT 1-4 tactical on my 336 Marlin. Great combo on this type of rifle. This is my "tactical rifle" and goes everywhere on the ranch with me. Great for all forms of critter control.

On my Mk V  Accumark I have a Vortex HS-T in 4 to 16 (my long range target/hunting gun). And finally on on my Remington 700 VTR 223 Rem I have a Burris Fullfield II tactical in 6.5  x 20 x 50.  This is my coyote/little vermin gun

All this to say I prefer the Nikons. Clear glass, really usable magnification ranges and basically a lifetime warranty. Seems to endure the western hunting environment as well. That is cold, wind, sleet and snow. Not to mention bumps and thumps climbing the valleys. 

Good luck on your quest for a good Scope.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Magnum Primer Survey ?
« on: September 23, 2018, 04:06:41 PM »
CCI 250 in my 257 and 300 Wby loads.

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Rifles / Re: Pictures of your "Bees"
« on: September 23, 2018, 03:17:43 PM »
My Vanguard True North in 300 Wby.  Great shooter!  These were a special run here in Canada in 300 Win Mag, 30-06, 270 Win and 243 Win through the now out of business Wholesale Sports.  What caught my attention is the Weatherby actually produced these in a 300 Wby Mag but never brought them into Canada.  That meant I needed one!

The barrel and action are Cerakoted inburnt bronze and the stock is the VG Sporter style. 24 inch barrel.  I had the Weatherby Accubrake installed from the factory. So far this rifle is shooting great with many sub-MOA results with a variety of ammo both factory and reloads.

Happy shooting everyone.

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Rifles / Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:32:31 PM »
Hey folks! Just finished coming back from the range after firing my new True North in 300 Wby Mag. Had awesome results. I had whipped up several hand loads with three different types of 180 gr bullets - Nolsler AB, Hornady ELDX and Barnes TTSX.  I used middle of the road powder loads and took them to the range.  Also brought a box of Weatherby factory Select 180 gr and a box of HORNADY Precision Hunter 200 gr ELDX. 

The Nosler and Barnes in the 180 grain shot the best. Sub-MOA with a 5 shot group from the AB and 4 shot with the Barnes. I pulled a shot with the Barnes high and to the right. One of the Barnes bullets went virtually through the same hole. I actually thought I missed until I measured the hole and saw it was wider that it should be. These were using Reloder 22 powder. 

I also did a second Barnes load using RL26.  This load did very well and other than my called shot it produced sub-MOA as well.

The 178 ELDX did not group at all with this powder load (80.5 grains RL22) and my rifle. The "group" was about 3.5 MOA at 100 yards. 

The factory Weatherby did not group as well as I thought it might either. About 2.25" group. The Hornady Precision Hunter 200 ELDX however was 1/2 MOA!  That is pretty good factory ammo! 

All in all, I am very satisfied with this rifle. Brand new out of the box it is a shooter with several types of bullets. With a little finessing of the loads I think I see great things for this one. 

Anyhow, thought I would share and certainly if anyone has thoughts love to here them. 

Cheers!

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Rifles / Re: Defect gun
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:09:52 PM »
I am call BS on this one.  Paging Dr. Troll, are you there you lying bag of .....

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