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Give them a call, I bet they would get you some.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 257
« on: March 06, 2023, 05:52:25 PM »
Good job!

Today I noticed a 7mm wby 35th anniversary mark V for sale at a local gun shop.
I had to take a look its unfired and really like new.
Gun shop: Outdoorsman in Ontario Or
Their asking $2400. it's on consignment.

I have no relationship with the shop except as a customer. I have no idea if the price is high/low or even negotiable. But it's a nice gun for a collector. I buy shooters. 

Really cool story and photos.

I like many odd ball calibers, have owned 30030 Ackley Improved, 33 Winchester.  I still have the 3030 in a Winchester 94.
I had got a Remington bdl 700 in 8mm rem mag. I and my mom went in together for dad in lates 70s. I am left-handed and they were only made in right hand. Dad offered it to me before he passed but I passed it up as a friend really wanted it and later elk hunted with it. He also passed just 2 years ago. His family would only sell it to me at current value only. I can't blame them for that, but I passed it up again.
I am still looking for a rifle chambered in .22 Earaspiltinloudenboomer. It was listed in PO Ackley as a wildcat. As I recall its a .375 Weatherby necked down to .22.

It's made for match shooting, like the 6.5 CM. I haven't looked at it but bet it doesn't have a belt and the neck is slightly longer than the 7 rem and 7 wby.
No, I don't want one. My 7mm Remington mag and 7 mm Weatherby are hunting rifles and do a fine job.
Will it take over the 7 rem mag sales in gun and ammo for hunters? I doubt it but I also don't care.
Marketing will be a big factor if it gets into hunting camps in any large numbers.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Vortex
« on: February 23, 2023, 09:34:34 AM »
I remember when Vortex hit the market. I am a solid Leupold fan and poo poo'ed Vortex. But they hit the market at reasonable prices with great scopes and a customer service as good as Leupold.
I own 2 Vortex scopes, one binocular. Very pleased with them. Everyone I know that has purchased them is happy. One had a problem and they sent him a new scope.
I may be placing a Leupold vx-7 1.5-6 30mm tube that was about a thousand bucks when including the mount and Leupold lens caps in 2001. For a Vortex with a better reticle for my eyes at about half of that price in 2023. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Stock inlays...yes or nah?
« on: February 15, 2023, 09:34:35 AM »
I have liked that look; doubt will ever buy one. Being left-handed, If I ever come across one in LH at a great price and caliber I want, I would own it.
I now have 3 composite stocked rifles and like the function and looks of those. 30 years ago, I would never have thought about buying a composite stocked rifle. But with those I pick the colors and stock style.       

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Spotting scopes
« on: February 09, 2023, 11:03:46 AM »
Spotting scopes is that tool that one will not work out for every range or hunting use.
In the early 80s I got a Bushnell 45 degree spacemaster for high matches. It has a bunch of different lens you could buy. It has a 50mm front lens, it is really not big enough for good light gathering ability at long ranges and high power. I dumped the 20 to 45 power lens and use a 12x or 25x. Scope is to big to carry in the field and can't see a bullet hole at 200 yds in paper. I got a small bushnell spotting scope about 10 years ago to carry in the field, tried it and sold it. I think the front lens was 40mm.
I am back to using the old spotting scope at the range for 100 yd or using it when on the ATV to spot game.
10x42 binoculars in the field and I upped rifle some rifle scopes for the 30mm tubes, 4.5 to 14 power with 50mm front lens. 
If I change or add anything it would be a spotting scope with a 80mm front lens for range use or carry on ATV.     

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: IMR 7828 vs IMR 7828 ssc
« on: February 02, 2023, 03:53:18 PM »
And don't do like I did. I know better but I did it. Round one that day had hard bolt opening. I did not look over the case/primer. 2nd round a minute or so later same problem. I should have just stopped shooting all together. But no, I fired again. I felt lucky I only needed a new stock.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: IMR 7828 vs IMR 7828 ssc
« on: February 02, 2023, 08:55:01 AM »
 I load/loaded the older 7828 in .338 RUM and had ran out several years ago. When switched to 7828SSC I used the same loads in the 338 and have not had a problem. I have loaded bullets in the 185gr, 210 and 250.
In 7mm wby, I have only used 7828SSC. Without going into which loading books and charges. I was firing bullets in 150 and 160 gr. I had loaded/fired about a hundred plus before firing in outside temps near 110-115f. the first 2 rounds had hard extraction. The third round cracked the stock and blew the floor plate open. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out why. The load was under max in the book I used but over another. The brass had been reloaded about 6 times. It split just above the belt. It was an overpressure load but why? wore out brass, outside air too hot, chamber to hot? I backed off the charge and no other problems since.         

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Borescope
« on: February 02, 2023, 08:28:51 AM »
Update, I have inspected 14 of my rifle's barrels with my teslong borescope. Searching the web, I found what I described in the chamber is commonly called "fire cracking" a friend who owns a rifle building gun shop said its "Heat cracking".   
Someone posted a good photo of it on here. My buddy said it's actually damage to the metal and cannot be removed without a reamer.
My Mark V in 7mm wby, has a blackened burned wood type look and texture. My 7mm rem mag has it as does a FN Mauser action in .358 Norma Mag. Some newer rifles just have a small narrow ring of it that appears only as a blacken area. The 3 rifles I listed all look like blacken burned wood.
My buddy also said this, after scoping thousands of barrels looks can be deceiving. Some look like crap and preform outstanding while others are bright and smooth that don't shoot worth a hoot. Clean the barrel when needed, but if it shoots accurately don't mess with it.
All of my rifles either shoot well or I sell/fix them. The 7mm wby shoots 3 shot groups at 100 yds some at about .50 of an inch, all loads I have used shoot around or under 1 inch. At 300 yds the 3 shot groups vary plus or minus 3 inchs. Not match grade gun but fine for hunting. At 65 years old I am not sure my eyes will let me shoot any rifle much better.         

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Borescope
« on: January 30, 2023, 02:50:56 PM »
I have not tried it but read about that oil. I looked to get some last week but local hardware was out.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Borescope
« on: January 22, 2023, 09:09:05 AM »
 What I am seeing in some of my guns (Rifles and handguns) leads to more questions. I have not even scoped half of my stuff. I found what I believe is a carbon ring in the mark V 7mm wby. in the neck or shoulder area of the chamber. It is built up in a type of chucky material. So far it has not caused any chambering or brass problems. The barrel is a aftermarket barrel in a medium heavy 26 inch. I purchased it used with a varmint reticle Leupold and unknown how much it's been fired. It shoots tiny groups with 140, 150 and 160 bullets. Rifling is in great shape with 1 in 9 twist.     

Most of the rifles I am looking at have a dark ring in the chamber where the mouth of the case sits just before the rifling. With the freebore of this rifle, I first guessed that is what I am seeing, but there is a dark ring where the case mouth sits like other rifles. I am measuring the chamber by having the bolt closed than measure the length of borescope cable that come out the muzzle until I am lined up with the marks. Not the best way of measuring.
I tried putting a 10-gauge brass brush soaked with bore cleaner on a cleaning rod connected to a drill. It did not remove anything that I could tell. I am going to do a little more research before attempting anything else.

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