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Rifles / Re: Sand bag placement for accuracy test
« on: May 20, 2018, 05:01:49 AM »
Yep. Another good point. Practice what will occur in the field.

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Rifles / Re: Sand bag placement for accuracy test
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:41:35 PM »
I  like Dunyams suggestion of  resting the gun on the front stock screw. It's easily repeatable.
Stacey also has a good point about holding the forwnd. My experience is that improves accuracy. But not sure why.
I plan to be more methodical with the new gun and use consistent approach. Thanks guys.

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Rifles / Re: Sand bag placement for accuracy test
« on: May 16, 2018, 11:45:37 AM »
That makes sense and thanks. This is a model 700, pillar bedded with wood stock, sporter barrel. Sandbag under the single pressure point raises POI about 1 inch at 100. When I break in the Weathermark I will pay attention to sandbag placement to help insure consistency.

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Rifles / Sand bag placement for accuracy test
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:29:40 AM »
Has anyone noticed a difference in accuracy dependent upon what part of the forend contacts the front rest or sandbag? For example, at the end, middle or close to the trigger guard.
Is there  best practice or just see what the gun likes? It always seemed the gun shoots slightly high when the sandbag is at the end of the forend.

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Bore tech eliminator work's great and actually helped bring my old Remington 700 back to MOU. Interestingly, I just cleaned my brand new in box unfired  Mark V Weatherman 30-06. Needed lots of bore tech and hoppe's bench rest before patches came out clean with some light nylon bore brushing. I know from the Remingron that excess copper fouling kills accuracy.

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Folks here recommended that I call talley and I'm glad I did. They have great customer service and walked me through the available options.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Help with new scope
« on: May 01, 2018, 08:17:00 PM »
There is a lot of experience on this forum. For what it's worth I have used Leopold with no problems and just picked up a VX 3i  3.5- 10 40mm. I checked it out  on a rainy day outside the gun shop   near sunset and images were bright and clear though all magnifications. It's everywhere for 399.

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I read the FAQ's. When cleaning after each shot is that a full scrubbing with nylon brush or just running a few patches? Thanks

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Rifles / Re: Scope mounts for weathermark 6 lug 3006
« on: May 01, 2018, 05:39:50 PM »
I appreciate all of the good responses. Decided to go with the extended  steel ( front) bases and fixed rings. Figure the extra 3 oz. on an  already
light rig will be fine and possibly more shock proof. Thank again all.

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Rifles / Re: Scope mounts for weathermark 6 lug 3006
« on: April 30, 2018, 09:41:17 AM »
I am now not  sure and probably over thinking. The Weathermark is 6.25 lbs and the scope is 12.6 oz. So it's a light but not ultra light weight rig. The steel rings and bases are 2-3 oz heavier than the lightweights so the added weight between the hands may help steady the gun when shooting from position.

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Rifles / Re: Scope mounts for weathermark 6 lug 3006
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:24:13 AM »
Talley customer service was very helpful and provides two good options for the Weathermark 6 lug 06. The steel  (split) rings and bases can be ordered with an extended front base  to provide a bit more adjustment for eye relief. The lightweight ring / base combo can be turned  around  to the same effect. The lightweights are about half the weight of the steel.

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Rifles / Start a discussion on Mark V Weathermark
« on: April 29, 2018, 08:12:07 PM »
Just retired my 40 year old rem 700 BDL '06  in favor of a Weathermark  '06 topped with VX 3i. 3.5-10  x 40mm. The Rem was MOA out of the box in 1978. Fit and finish on the Weathermark is superb. Will break in soon per factory recommendation. Happy with my  made in USA rig for NE whitetail. Any Weathermark folks want  to share experiences good or bad?

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Rifles / Re: Scope mounts for weathermark 6 lug 3006
« on: April 28, 2018, 07:08:37 PM »
Thanks. The one piece rings / base combo can be turned around to provide mounting options, correct?

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Rifles / Re: Scope mounts for weathermark 6 lug 3006
« on: April 28, 2018, 03:06:01 PM »
That's helpful thanks. Both are good manufactures.

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Rifles / Re: Mark V or Vanguard?
« on: April 28, 2018, 10:17:59 AM »
Another newbie here. I went with the weathermark at 6 1/4 lbs for Catskill Mountain deer. Ultra light weights felt whippy to me. Coming from a 700 BDL that just celebrated a 40th B Day.

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