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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Mule Deer Foundation Rifle
« on: March 30, 2018, 04:26:59 PM »
Anybody seen a whole pic of these beauties?
Have a hunch that is one sweet looking rifle and chambered in 6.5-300 to boot!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Vortex Viper HS 4-16x50
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:36:24 AM »
Anyone in need of a scope, Cabelas has a great deal on this one going right now for $379.

I picked one up the other day and is my first venture into anything Vortex, been spending the last few evenings glassing out the back of the house with it and have to say I'm pretty pleased thus far.
Im a Leupold fan through and through and I know there are a lot of mixed feelings with them these days but they have never let me down and I usually find myself regretting not spending a hair more and getting one, however it doesnt stop me from trying others and hopefully I dont regret this one.

I've been wanting to replace a Nikon Monarch that I have on my 204 without breaking the bank and seen this deal at Cabelas and scooped it up. So far so good!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Best of the "Value" Rifles?
« on: March 19, 2018, 07:01:44 AM »
Anybody on here ever try out a Winchester XPR?
My house is pretty much filled with Weatherbys, however it doesn't stop me from paying attention to all the others on the market and just lately I've been closely paying attention to the "cheap/bargain" rifles when I walk into a gun shop of sorts, I've been handling/shouldering, etc a bunch of the Ruger American, Savage Axis, Browning A Bolt 3, and Remington 783's, etc. I do not include the Vanguards in that list because I feel they are very much ahead of those others mentioned and are much more on par with the flagship line of most rifle companies even though they are Weatherby's "value" line.

I'm sure they all are pretty decent rifles for what you pay, and know several guys that love their Ruger Americans, and Savage Axis, however in my opinion, the Winchester XPR would without a doubt be the one I spent money on if I were any of them, the fit/finish, trigger, bolt lift/smoothness, trigger, and three positon safety all seem like quite a deal for what you can pick these things up for. The Ruger Americans would probably be my second choice if they finished off the stock a bit better, its almost "sharp" up along the barrel channel and would think they could figure out a way to finish it off a bit better for not much more $$.

Anyways, just curious if anyone has shot a XPR and what they thought of it? Seems to me like the best of the "value" world, plus I wanted to play with the poll option on here.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 220 Rocket
« on: March 02, 2018, 08:00:43 AM »
Flipping through the 2018 Nosler Catalog last night, I was reading through the 22 Nosler section and glancing at the 22 Nosler vs 22 Valkyrie comparisons and seeing these 70, 85, & 90 grain LR offerings in 22 cal, had me thinking it'd be a great time for Weatherby to bring back the 220 Rocket. With todays powders and long range high BC bullet offerings, Weatherby could not only have the fastest 22 center fire on the market, they could release it with a fast twist to handle these new bullets that most of your 22-250, 220 Swifts can not, and set itself apart by more then just speed.
I know its a crowded caliber, however with the Nosler and Valkyrie being suited for the AR world, and most 22-250's, 220 Swifts, and 223 WSSM's more then likely not handling the new LR bullets, they would have something that would definitely intrigue me, how about you guys?

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.

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