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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:45:23 PM »
Well, it looks like I won't make it to the range until I get to California. I've got so much to get done for the move. Once I'm settled in, I will hit a range & get it sighted in. I've been picking up a little ammo here & there, and have 6 boxes. Can't wait to go shooting!!!!!!!

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Rifles / Re: First bolt action rifle - verify the mounts are correct
« on: September 04, 2018, 11:31:42 AM »
I just called Talley to see what size scope rings I needed for my Mark V. I have a 50mm Objective Leupold, and they said high rings.

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:34:35 PM »
Got my scope back today, and just finished mounting it! I'm taking a day off this week to get it sighted in. Leupold sent a letter saying they replaced the objective assembly, reworked erector system, replaced erector spring, replaced eyepeice assembly, replaced windage adjustment, replaced elevation adjustment, and did a complete internal inspection. The only issue I have is, before the scope had adjustment knobs I could turn with my fingers. Now, they are slotted, so I'll need a coin or something to make adjustments. At least I have it back, and I can't wait to shoot it!!!! I also found a 50mm 2 1/2" sunshade for $5 at a pawn shop that I couldn't pass up. I will post some pics after I hit the range!

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: August 15, 2018, 05:34:33 PM »
Leupold answered my email finally, and said it will be another 2-4 weeks due to summer vacations. I guess I can't complain, as they are fixing it for free. Hopefully my next post will be of some tiny groups!!!!

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: August 11, 2018, 08:28:38 AM »
Well, Leupold has had my scope for over a month now. I've got my Talley rings & fat wrench all ready to go. Last time I called, they told me I should have the scope back by the 10th. Hopefully, it won't be much longer. I'm dying to go shoot it, to see what it can really do.

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Rifles / Re: Oldest sons Bday present....
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:17:44 AM »
That's an awesome gift for sure!!!!

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 31, 2018, 04:57:41 PM »
I didn't know him, I was at Tyndall from 1991 - 2000. I'm sure we know some of the same people though!

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 28, 2018, 10:19:48 AM »
I retired out of Hurlburt Field AFB. I remember when I was stationed at Tyndall AFB back in the early 90's we sent Firefighter's down to Homestead after the big Hurricane to help out.

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 26, 2018, 02:38:10 PM »
I finally called Leupold todayto check on the status of my scope. They are backed up, and it's going to be about two more weeks. I am dying to shoot my gun again!!! I'm just sneaking a box of ammo here& there until I can get back to the range. I should be getting my Talley rings next week. Fingers crossed, I get my scope back sooner!!!

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:51:00 AM »
Well, Leupold has had my scope for two weeks as of this past Thursday. I hope I'll get it back this coming week. I haven't heard anything from them yet, so hopefully I'll be getting an email soon letting me know it's on it's way!

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:21:39 AM »
I will keep everybody informed when I get my scope back from Leupold.

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 07, 2018, 08:16:53 PM »
That's good news I won't have to lap the Talley rings! I just worry about getting the cross hair's perfectly aligned. Any tips on that?

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:23:41 PM »
Thanks for all of the advice!!! I Gorilla taped the vice grips, and the screws came out without the need of the heat gun. Now, I took the gun apart for a wipe down. Next order of business is to call Talley Monday!!! I was thinking about buying a Wheeler scope mounting kit, as I imagine having a gunsmith lap the rings & mount the scope would be about the same price. What do you guys think?

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 07, 2018, 08:16:11 AM »
I am going to give it a shot today after work, so I will post up how it goes. My scope got to Leupold on Thursday, so I'm hoping to have it back by the end of the month. My son bought me another box of the 130gr SP's :), now I'm really dying to get this all sorted out so I can hit the range!

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 05, 2018, 02:53:24 PM »
I've been working on the house all weekend long, but I'm grabbing some vice grips on my way home from work. I really hope I can get that short screw out without scratching up the finish. Anyone have any tips? I was going to use some tape, but I'm going to use the heat gun to loosen up the locktite?

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