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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Wood stocks with the most figure
« on: September 03, 2018, 07:01:49 PM »
I've seen lots of Weatherby rifles over the years built in South Gate, Germany, Japan, and U.S.A. and from what I've seen the Japanese versions have the most highly figured wood.  It's almost like if you see a Mark V Deluxe with highly figured wood you can almost bet it was made in Japan.  Don't get me wrong I wouldn't not buy any of them but for me I love a highly figured wood stock.  My Dad has a Mark V Deluxe in .300 Weatherby Magnum and the stock on that is very unique, the top of the cheek piece is blond and the rest has a tiger tail grain.  One other thing is I miss the skip line checkering, personally it's one of my favorite patterns.  What do you guys and girls think?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Bean Counters Be Damned
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:35:40 PM »
I need some advice and have to vent a bit.  I absolutely hate, loath, and detest these damn bean counters.  It never fails when you find something good the damn bean counters have to get the bright idea to stop making it. Over the past few years the victims of the bean counters that I know of personally are the Hornady .338 200 grain spire points, AA3100 powder, Remington's 8mm Remington Magnum unprimed brass (you have a better chance of finding golden hen's teeth and I refuse to pay the crazy price Nosler wants for it), and now the General Grabber AT2 tires to name just a few.   

I have to get new tires for my truck and my wife's Ford Escape, should be simple right.  NOT!  I called the tire store and found out that some bean counter had the brilliant idea to stop making the General Grabber AT2's.  They said they're replacing the ones for my truck with the Grabber A/TX's, which are ten ply tires, and are only going to make the APT's, which are sunny dry road tires in my opinion, in the size for my wife's Escape.  I liked the Grabber AT2's a lot because they lasted, I didn't have to remortgage the house to pay for them, were aggressive, and I don't have to worry about her getting stuck with the kids somewhere since we need since we don't get plowed out for a day or two after it snows.  I don't need ten ply tires since I don't haul a lot of weight and can't see spending at least $40 or more for a tire.  What are you guys getting for tires that are aggressive that aren't mud tires, aren't ten ply, and don't have to remortgage the house to pay for them.  The sizes I need are 275/65R18 and 235/70R16.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Discount Code
« on: May 24, 2018, 02:31:28 PM »
Does anyone know a discount and or coupon code for Weatherby's site?  There's an option to enter one in the shopping cart page but I've never heard or seen one. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Optics Agent website
« on: May 02, 2018, 02:08:15 PM »
Has anyone bought or know someone who bought something from the Optics Agent website?  I found a good deal on a Leupold VX 3i that my brother wants and their price is better than any where else that I can find.  I'm just curious about their customer service and how reputable they are.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / R. Lee Ermey
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:25:44 AM »
Some may or may not know but R. Lee Ermey passed away on Sunday, 15 April 2018 from complications of pneumonia.  He was a great man and spokesman for all our service members and gun owners and will be missed by many.  God bless you Gunny.  Semper Fi

I recently purchase a Riihimaki Sako that has the Kuharsky scope mounts but the instructions didn't come with it. I'm trying to figure out how much each click adjusts the scope. I don't have a bore sighter handy and was wondering if anyone knows off hand.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Dickinson shotguns
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:58:36 AM »
Has anyone heard of or have any experience with Dickinson shotguns?  I just got an email from CDNN and I saw their side by sides, the SL Prestige,  and over and unders, the OL Royal, and they look really nice and the price is $3,399.99 for either one.  I've never seen any of them or even heard of them but from the price I'm guessing they're high quality but figured I ask here. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Accumark in .338 Laupa
« on: December 18, 2017, 06:32:06 AM »
A friend of mine is getting one and I was wondering what ammo and loads anyone has for it.  He's going to be using it to hunt deer with so I don't think he's going to want to use hollow points.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My .338-378 brought me luck
« on: November 29, 2017, 05:15:58 PM »
As most people on here know I have a total love affair with my Accumark .338-378 and it has brought me luck hunting many times.  Well this year it really out did itself bringing me luck.  On Monday, the first day of buck season, I got this beautiful bruiser.  I know some people will claim it's too much gun for white-tailed deer but as I always say it's in the shot placement.  I managed to cause minimal damage, broke two ribs going in and a small exit wound through the brisket by taking the textbook archery shot from a little back from the middle of the body and having the bullet exit the brisket.  Needless to say it dropped like a ton of bricks.  I'm sure it goes without saying but I'm extremely proud of this buck and it has the highest rack out of all the bucks I've ever shot. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Help with a tail camera
« on: November 24, 2017, 05:17:00 PM »
I know I'm going out on a limb with this one but has anyone ever used or owned am All About Game trail camera?  A friend of mine, who passed on a few years ago, gave me one and I'm trying to figure it out.  It seems pretty straight forward but I don't have the instructions and was wondering about how it works.  I'm going to set it up for security purposes since my one neighbor has become an issue by causing property damage. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 2018 Weatherby Catalog
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:12:29 AM »
I got my copy of the 2018 Weatherby catalog.  The new stuff includes a Mark V Camilla Deluxe with a 24 inch barrel that some of us have been asking for, a Mark V Krieger Custom Rifle (both standard and range certified, a Mark V Altitude (both standard and range certified).  Oh I almost forgot, the Lazermark is back to having five panels rather than the four.

The one in the Vanguard line that caught my eye big time is the Vanguard Safari which comes in .30-06 and .375 H&H Magnum and is sporting an oil finished European Walnut stock with Fleur-de-lis checkering and what appears to be a rose wood for end tip and pistol grip cap.  Basically it's identical to the Mark V Safari except for the Vanguard action and a whole lot cheaper.  One the sad side of things there's still no .224 Weatherby Magnum in the Mark V Deluxe line but we can keep hoping.  I really didn't check the ammo line up but the one thing that I did check for was .340 ammo with the 200 grain Hornady SST, which is the replacement for the Interlock Spire Points, heads but they don't have them.
 Hopefully Weatherby will offer them because they were very accurate and reasonably priced.  Over all  Weatherby has a great line up and there's more than a few things that I really like.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Vanguard question
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:48:39 PM »
Does anyone ever remember Weatherby chambering the Vanguard in .270 Weatherby Magnum?  I'm 99% sure they didn't but wanted to double check to make sure. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / .270 WSM factory loaded ammo
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:26:20 AM »
I was looking for a box of bullets and found two boxes containing 39 rounds of factory loaded Winchester Supreme 130 grain Ballistic Silver Tip ammo.  I'll sell them for $50 for all of it plus shipping, which according to UPS is going to run at most around $15.00.  If interested I can find out the shipping price and let you know before we agree on the deal.  I accept PayPal.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 270WSM brass for sale
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:19:20 AM »
I have 79 once fired 270WSM nickel cases for sale in the original Winchester Supreme boxes for sale.  I'm asking $70 plus $14 shipping.  I accept and prefer PayPal.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Photobucket issue
« on: July 08, 2017, 03:53:14 PM »
I've noticed on other sites people's pictures that were loaded from Photobucket aren't showing up anymore and where the picture was there's a picture saying Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting.  Well after digging around I found out they are making people pay $400 to load pictures from their site to other websites.  I'd say they just priced themselves out of business.  Here's the link to the article I found on it:


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