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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Shooting Sticks or Bipod
« on: September 29, 2018, 07:38:01 AM »
Thanks I never used either for my hunts but was curious if I was missing something. There's good experience on this site.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Shooting Sticks or Bipod
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:55:07 PM »
Looking for suggestions for 200-400 yard  shooting when hiking and stalking Elk with my 06. Thanks all.

For what it's worth, I followed closely the Weatherby break in procedure. After that I tried 5 different factory loads and 2 different bullet weighs. I noticed a  difference between 2 inch and 3/4 inches. Just my .2. Good luck with your rifle it looks like a shooter.

Rifles / Re: Weathermark sight in
« on: September 09, 2018, 11:32:06 AM »
Hey terminator, the rig is for Catskill Mountain whitetail. Lots of carrying in steep terrain. For a light weight set up I can't ask for anything better.

Rifles / Re: Weathermark sight in
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:13:36 PM »
Thanks. I'm having a blast trying different ammo.
The trigger is very easy to adjust without removing the action. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Barrel break-in procedure
« on: September 08, 2018, 07:48:27 PM »
I used the 2 boxes of ammo to shoot metal plates.
They are big enough to hit without being perfect and I used the time to get used to the trigger. Weathermark shoots great after the break in.

Rifles / Weathermark sight in
« on: September 08, 2018, 07:19:07 PM »
Completed break in  of my weathermark and started shooting for groups. Very pleased that my 30-06 shot a  5 shot group that  is less than 3/4 inch at 100 yards . Can cover the holes with a  quarter. Likes Nosler ballistic tip 180 grain. My first weatherby. Stock and trigger excellent. I'm  believer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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