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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Accuguard 257’s at Cabelas
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:12:55 AM »
I was in the Owatonna MN Cabelas the other day and they had 5 NIB 257 Accuguards all lined up on a shelf on sale for $799 each if anyone’s interested. Not sure if all the Cabelas with Accuguards in stock would be running that sale or not, just thought I’d let the Nation know, seems like a good buy.

Accessories / New Wearables!
« on: January 30, 2018, 07:39:53 AM »
Just browsed through the accessories section on the Weatherby site, been a while, glad to see some new items in there! Probably old news for most of you, but recommend checking them out if you haven’t!

Thinking the Hoodie and Long Sleeve- T will be finding there way to my address.

Optics / Vortex Diamondback HP 4-16
« on: March 08, 2017, 05:44:34 PM »
Any of you guys have experience with one?
Cabelas has a good doorbuster deal coming up this weekend on them and thought about looking/picking one up to replace a scope I have on a 204 that I'm not overly impressed with.
I've been hearing decent things regarding Vortex lately, however a few years back my Uncle picked up a new rifle in 7mm-08 and had put a Vortex on it, I can't remember what model for sure, guessing either a Crossfire II or regular Diamondback, pretty positive it was a 3-9, but anyways he had asked me to see what I thought of it because he thought the eye relief was goofy on it, and it was! Definitely one of the worst eye relief scopes I've ever looked through, very picky about where you were placing your eye. That pretty much made up my mind on Vortex for the time being, but a few years have went by and their popularity is growing and growing. Just wondering if you guys have any experience with this particular model?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Level Reticle
« on: January 27, 2017, 07:50:04 AM »
Was reading an article on Burris scopes the other day and the Author was talking about this "Reticle-Tru Alignment Device", I went online and looked them up, look pretty handy. Any of you guys ever used one?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Colt's back in the DA Market
« on: January 06, 2017, 07:59:09 AM »
I know there's a lot of mixed feelings regarding the Colt company out there with the way they handled business through the years and what not, I've still always thought I'd like to see them pull through and stick around, a lot of history associated there and some pretty sweet firearms along the way, glad to see them trying the DA market again, would love to see some new Pythons/Anacondas in the future, although the guys that have them now probably don't!
It seems as though they are "trying" to price some stuff more competitively and not just based on their name with some of their latest offerings too.

Rifles / Custom 6.5-300
« on: December 14, 2016, 03:14:14 PM »
My Step Father ordered a 6.5-300 through the Custom shop a while back and was delivered last week. Man, did they do a job on it! It turned out awfully nice and thought Id share some pics.

He is very happy.......so far, in the works of mounting a scope so he can get out and shoot it. It did however, come with a very promising target!

I'm very impressed with the looks of it and love the "Kryptek" stock, maybe Weatherby should toss around the idea of making that a standard offering?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 6.5-300 RCBS Set
« on: December 07, 2016, 09:32:56 AM »
If anyone's interested, I see Cabelas has FL 6.5-300 Wby Sets on sale for $69 and there is a free shipping code you can use.
Ordered a set for myself.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / HS Precision Stocks
« on: November 30, 2016, 05:53:49 AM »
Did Weatherby ever use HS Precision Stocks?
Found something interesting while hunting with my 7mm Accumark this week, the recoil pad says HS Precision on it and had never noticed that over the many years I've owned it? Every other Weatherby I own says Decelerator, which of course is from Pachymar.
I actually bought the gun used from Scheels quite a while ago, as "like new-barely used" sitting on a shelf, but now after seeing that recoil pad, I sat it next to a few of My Dads Accumarks and it definitely has a slightly different look, the overall black color is a few shades different and the grey spidderwebbing is a few shades different and the overall fit and finish isn't quite as nice up around the action as the for sure Accumark Stocks? If you sat all the guns 10ft apart you'd probably never be able to tell, however right up close there are differences.
The rifle was/is in excellent shape and has always shot lights out, thinking maybe it had a stock swap done before I got it though?

Whitetail Deer / Successful Deer Hunt
« on: November 28, 2016, 12:32:27 PM »
Although not one of the really big guys we've had on camera all year, was able to get a decent one the other night, and the 7 Bee did its job. It's been a while since I've hunted with my 7mm and decided to go with that this hunting season, the 240 is my go to weapon of choice on Whitetail, but like to use them all.
Used a Weatherby factory loaded 154 SP, the round has performed quite well over the years and always shoots Sub MOA out of the Accumark.

Rifles / Cleaning a Euromark Stock?
« on: October 31, 2016, 11:52:30 AM »
Anybody have any suggestions for cleaning/caring for a Euromark Stock, spent a week hunting with my 300 and I have mud/dirt smeared on different areas of it, just curious as to what you guys use or if anyone knows what Weatherby recommends?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Norma's Oryx Bullet
« on: September 21, 2016, 06:04:23 AM »
Have any of you guys used Norma's American PH ammo or just the Oryx in general, just curious?
Looking it over online and reading reviews and what not, it appears to be one heck of a big game bullet, doesn't have the crazy high BC like some of today's long range bullets, however it looks like a heck of a Elk/Moose bullet at practical ranges and was thinking of giving it a try in my 300 if the 180 Weatherby factory Partitions I have happen to not shoot well for my upcoming Moose Hunt.
I was really hoping Weatherby would have the 180 TTSX offering before my hunt to try them also, not that anything is wrong with the TSX, my Dads had spectacular luck with them in his 30-378 for years, I just think the TTSX is a much improved design.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Picked up my 6.5-300
« on: August 05, 2016, 08:27:32 AM »
Finally had some time to run out and pick up my ULW 6.5-300 this last weekend!
Man, I like the minor tweaks Weatherby has done to the stock, the slimmer forend and grip really do improve the overall feel of the rifle, to me anyways, along with the weight of the ULW, if it shoots as good as it feels/looks, it is going to be one heck of a nice hunting rifle. I really like the feel of that wide trigger blade too, however there does seem to be a fair amount of creep/travel in it before breaking. I've heard nothing but great things about the LXX so I'm thinking I may have just gotten a fluke, I'll know more when I get out to range, however I did put the trigger pull gauge on it and it's is breaking at a clean 3lbs or a hair less every time.

Couldn't wait to open up that box of ammo, I was just like a kid at Christmas, pulling one of them sweeties out of the box brought back memories from when I was younger and my Dad had just brought home the all new 30-378 and I remember looking at that cartridge with a big grin on my face, thinking, "now that is awesome", the 6.5-300 has that same wow factor to it, it is definitely one of them cartridges that just looks good, can't wait to shoot it!!

Other Big Game / Which one for Moose??
« on: April 10, 2016, 06:38:10 PM »
Hey Guys, sounds like I may be getting a Moose Hunt lined up for the beginning of October in British Columbia. My Dad is lining it up with a friend of his that owns a bunch of property near Prince George.

I've never hunted them before and am really really looking forward to it, just wondering what your guys thought are. I'm either taking my 300 Weatherby Euromark or my 375 WBY Mag Euromark that I picked up a couple years ago. I also have the option to take my Dads 340, which is probably a "perfect" choice, however I would rather use one of my own.
I know that Moose are shot daily with calibers much smaller/less powerful then a 300 mag so I know the 300 Weatherby is great plenty, only reason I'm thinking about my 375 is that I have never hunted with it and have no idea what I would for quite sometime.
I'm no expert on Moose, however it seems that they are something you can generally get fairly close to and I can't imagine ever needing to shoot 300 or more yards?
My Dad is taking his 338-378.
If I take my 300 I would more then likely use a 180 TSX or 200 Partition depending on which shoots better. If I went with my 375 I would use the factory loaded 300 Partitions assuming they shoot well.
Sounds like the last few years their average Bull was around 45" with a few up in the 50" range.
Just curious as to what you guys recommend, I know there's no such thing as being over gunned, however it seems like the research I've done, there is a lot more moose harvested with 300's, 30-06's, and 7 Mags then 375's?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Raising an eyebrow?
« on: March 14, 2016, 08:43:17 AM »
Reading the latest shooting times magazine last night before going to bed, while reading the .30 Nosler article, I came across some statements that raised my eyebrow, and had me wondering if these writers get payed off to miss inform the reader or what?

First off, I want to say that I am all for companies releasing new products to keep things exciting, intriguing, and competitive, and don't want to sound like a Weatherby homer that refuses to like anything else.

In that article, however, there were some statements that made me chuckle, first off, Bob Nosler said, "When we first met to discuss the possibility of developing a line of Nosler cartridges, we all agreed that we would not release any cartridge that could not outperform anything in their current field", and then later in the article "the 30 Nosler propels a 180 Accubond at a solid 3200 fps, and clearly outplays the field"??
Maybe the 72 year old 300 Weatherby is to old to count?? I guess the 17 year old 300 RUM doesn't count either? How about a 30-378 or Lazzeroni Warbird, they don't count either? Maybe the current field is (30-06 length), well then what about the 300 Dakota? New products intrigue me, however lies kinda tick me off.
The 1944 born 300 Weatherby has been launching 180 grain pills over 3200 fps in both factory and hand loads for 72 years and just goes to show just how far ahead of the game Roy Weatherby was!!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Gun Control
« on: March 09, 2016, 06:52:41 AM »
I can't say that I'm a mastermind when it comes to politics or that I really keep up to date on anything involving them, however I've been paying a little attention to the primaries going on and something just blew my mind when I seen it this morning! You guys may already know, but I seen this morning that Hillary wants to reverse a bill that would essentially allow firearm manufactures to be sued if one of their products is used in a crime! This one just blows my mind! That would be the equivalent of someone killing someone with a hammer and having the hammer manufacture be sued over it.
This just really stunned me, and is just adding to one of Americas biggest problems, being able to sue somebody over anything, and I'm am just totally shocked that not only she said that, but people vote for candidates that say completely foolish things like that!
Let's allow a manufacture to be sued over something they had nothing to do with, probably go bankrupt, and toss another pile of American jobs in the garbage, sounds like a great idea!

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