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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Mark V Weathermark Limited
« on: September 15, 2020, 09:10:08 PM »
Just was looking over on the Weatherby website and seen these. I'm liking the spiral barrel flutes  a lot 8) 8) I'm enjoying where Adam is going with the new stuff, keep it coming.  8)

https://weatherby.com/store/mark-v-weathermark-limited/ 

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / that time of the year again
« on: August 28, 2020, 08:12:43 AM »
After doing a little welding last night after supper, going across the yard from the shop to the house, heard the elk bulging  8) It's that time of the year again  ;D  Anybody, going for elk in the near future?

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Hey Big Muddy
« on: July 24, 2020, 09:32:23 PM »
Do you listen to Gromley on the radio? They were chatting today on his show, about the Big Muddy Valley area, and how nice and interesting area it is to see and visit?

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 6.5 RPM ammo in Canada
« on: April 23, 2020, 08:10:03 AM »
If any canucks are looking for 6.5 RPM ammo Eagle Firearms has both the 127gr LRX and 140 gr accubond in stock, and at a decent price at under $90 a box.

https://www.eaglefirearms.ca/weatherby-65-wby-rpm-140gr-nosler-accubond-n65rpm1.html

Rob


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Reloading / new old school 300 wby elk and moose thumping load
« on: April 08, 2020, 03:31:53 PM »
a month or so ago going though some reloading stuff I got from an estate auction some years ago, I came across 250 bullets in 308 cal, that weight 200 gr. The old boy had a german 300 Wby with the 1-12" twist barrel, and I found his old elk and moose load for his rifle. Out for curiousity I load some of his load up to see what it will do in one of my 300's. It averages just over 1 moa 5 shot groups in my Mark V stainless, and will work fine for a elk and moose thumping load out to 400 yards. Let's see if anyone can guess what these old school bullets are???  They are 200 gr and were likely last made in the early 80's.

Rob

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Reloading / 240 Wby 80 gr ttsx factory ammo COAL
« on: March 25, 2020, 07:01:57 AM »
Does anyone have any factory 240 Wby 80 gr ttsx ammo, and could measure the COAL for me?? The barnes website use 3.100", but I'm curious on what the factory ammo is?

Rob

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Reloading / lyman 310 hand loaders
« on: March 16, 2020, 02:13:42 PM »
Has anyone used these before? and if you did, what caliber did you load? I found these going though some crap I got at an estate auction a while back.  These are for reloading 22 hornet, and I never had a 22 hornet before, so I can't try these out. It sure looks like a real slow way to reload, but I guess it would work, if you had to.

Rob

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Reloading / Weatherby Reloading Dies
« on: February 28, 2020, 05:46:56 PM »
https://www.gunpost.ca/reloading/presses-dies/winnipeg/rcbs-rockchucker-supreme-rcbs-various-weatherby-magnum-dies-brass 

If any of the Canadian  members  want some Weatherby branded reloading dies, I seen these for sale on gunpost. I'm not interested in any of them, but someone might be looking for some for your collection.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / new factory ammo offerings
« on: February 12, 2020, 02:12:11 PM »
Has anybody else noticed on the ballistic chart on Weatherby's website, they are showing ballistics for  110 gr ELD-X 257 WBY , 180 gr Interbond, and 200 gr ELD-X 300 WBY factory ammo.

Rob

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https://www.petersenshunting.com/editorial/weatherbys-best-mountain-rifle-mark-v-backcountry/370525   found this article searching around for some personal reviews and reloading data for the 6.5 RPM. I found it interesting when they said they heard whispers of a 338 RPM in the future.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 240 and 7mm twist rates
« on: February 07, 2020, 06:57:33 AM »
Maybe Adam or someone from weatherby can chime in and say for sure what the twist rates are for sure in the new 240 and 7mm Wby's.  One of the newer members posted in the weathermark thread that he talked to someone on the phone at weatherby and was told the 240's and 7mm's still have the 1-10" twist. The website did say at frist the new 240's had a 1-7.5" and the new 7mm's had a 1-8.5" twist, now it says both have the old 1-10".  It would clear up some confusion.

Thanks
Rob

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If any Canadian members looking for a new Weathermark or Weathermark Bronze, Prophet River Firearms just got some in (257, 6.5-300,300, 6.5 creed).   8) 8)

Rob

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Reloading / 270 Wby and 129 gr Barnes LRX
« on: January 02, 2020, 12:50:40 PM »
Has anybody tried the 129gr Barnes LRX in the 270 Wby? and if so what was the results on game? accuracy? speed? I'm thinking should be able to get at least 3450+fps with some of the newer powders, and if the accuracy was good,that would put it damn near on par with the 6.5-300 Wby 127 gr factory load.  It would smoke the 257 100gr barnes load, with quite a bit more energy, be flatter shooting, and would be suitable for elk.   8)

Rob

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Reloading / 300 Wby case volume
« on: December 29, 2018, 06:33:37 PM »
I got looking thought some of my reloading stuff(the stuff that was stolen last winter), to see what I can use. I found 300 once fired 300 Wby brass, I forgot I had, various brands. So I was curious on how different the case volume's was, I see how much I would have to adjust my loads. So I took 5 cases of each brand, fill each one to the top with WC867 ball powder, and then weighed the powder in each case, then averaged the five of each brand. This is the results of the approx. case volumes:

Wby cases- 98.7 gr

Fed cases- 93.8 gr

Rem cases-94.8 gr

PMC cases- 99.3 gr

Nosler cases- 100.1 gr

That's approx. 6 gr's difference between them. For the new reloader's or for people thinking of getting into reloading, this is why 1) you always sort your brass by headstamp 2) always look on what brass they use for the data in reloading manuals 3) always start at the starting load in the manual, and work up slowly, watching for pressure signs. 

Rob

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Reloading / Weatherby once fired brass
« on: December 21, 2018, 09:56:33 PM »
I wonder what Weatherby does with their once fired brass they get, when they do their accuracy testing. It would be a sweet deal, if, say once a year, offered it for sale on their website or though here somehow.  I'm sure they would have no trouble getting rid of it.   8)

Rob

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