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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Husqvarna rifles
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:14:35 PM »
I was talking with my Dad about older gun companies and he mentioned Husqvarna and I was wondering if anyone knows if they're still made.  I googled it but couldn't come up with an answer.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Buying from websites
« on: December 28, 2018, 09:43:33 AM »
Has anyone ever ordered anything from GrabAGun.com, 1800GunsAndAmmo.com, or GunsMidWest? 

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My Brother decided to get a Leupold Vari-3Xi 4.5x14 with the BDC dial to mount on his rifle and mounted it with Talley rings and bases he bought through Weatherby.  Yesterday I went with him to sight it in and to say he's extremely happy with it is a total understatement.  When his girlfriend bought it for him the salesman gave her a box of Hornady 285 grain Match Hollow Points and we used them to break the rifle in.  The accuracy with them was around half inch groups and then we finished sighting it in with the bullets he's going to hunt with, which are Hornady's Custom Ammunition with the 250 grain Spire Points.  The Spire Point's accuracy was even better, both of us were constantly getting three shot groups that were touching, can't beat that in my book.  The one thing that I noticed is the match bullets left a lot more fouling in the barrel opposed to the Spire Points.  While we were breaking the rifle in we would clean it after each shot and the patches from the match bullets came out completely black while the patches from the Spire Points were almost clean.  To confirm this we cleaned the rifle and fired a shot from one bullet then cleaned it and shot the other bullet and cleaned it.  We did this four times and shot each bullet first twice and each time the results were what I had mentioned. 

We both shot it with and without the break several times and with the break on the recoil is along the lines of a .270 Winchester in my opinion.  Now without the break she definitely gives you a good swift kick.  I didn't think it was extremely bad but my Brother he's had enough of shooting it without the break after six shots and decided he wanted to put the break on and leave it on.  I agree he made the right choice on that but I have to say I didn't let the opportunity to pass by to bust on him about it.  Over all the quality and craftsmanship of his rifle is exactly what I expect from Weatherby, top notch all the way.  As for the accuracy it's a tack driver with the Hornady 250 grain Spire Points and to make it even a bit better it's not a Range Certified model.  When I end up loading for it I'm going to stick with the Hornady 250 grain Spire Points since the factory version shoots so well.

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Rifles / My Brother's Accumark in .338 Lapua
« on: November 25, 2018, 01:22:39 PM »
My Brother decided to get a Leupold Vari-3Xi 4.5x14 with the BDC dial to mount on his rifle and mounted it with Talley rings and bases he bought through Weatherby.  Yesterday I went with him to sight it in and to say he's extremely happy with it is a total understatement.  When his girlfriend bought it for him the salesman gave her a box of Hornady 285 grain Match Hollow Points and we used them to break the rifle in.  The accuracy with them was around half inch groups and then we finished sighting it in with the bullets he's going to hunt with, which are Hornady's Custom Ammunition with the 250 grain Spire Points.  The Spire Point's accuracy was even better, both of us were constantly getting three shot groups that were touching, can't beat that in my book.  The one thing that I noticed is the match bullets left a lot more fouling in the barrel opposed to the Spire Points.  While we were breaking the rifle in we would clean it after each shot and the patches from the match bullets came out completely black while the patches from the Spire Points were almost clean.  To confirm this we cleaned the rifle and fired a shot from one bullet then cleaned it and shot the other bullet and cleaned it.  We did this four times and shot each bullet first twice and each time the results were what I had mentioned. 

We both shot it with and without the break several times and with the break on the recoil is along the lines of a .270 Winchester in my opinion.  Now without the break she definitely gives you a good swift kick.  I didn't think it was extremely bad but my Brother he's had enough of shooting it without the break after six shots and decided he wanted to put the break on and leave it on.  I agree he made the right choice on that but I have to say I didn't let the opportunity to pass by to bust on him about it.  Over all the quality and craftsmanship of his rifle is exactly what I expect from Weatherby, top notch all the way.  As for the accuracy it's a tack driver with the Hornady 250 grain Spire Points and to make it even a bit better it's not a Range Certified model.  When I end up loading for it I'm going to stick with the Hornady 250 grain Spire Points since the factory version shoots so well. 

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Last night on the news Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey announced he's considering running for President in 2020.  I wanted to get this out now so people can start warning their friends and get the word out.  Casey is NO DAMN good and is 100% anti-gun.  I've had the misfortune to having been assigned to security details for him at work and when I tell you he's a TOTAL SCUMBAG that's being extremely nice about it.  He plays the kiss the babies and shake hands game very well and will tell you exactly what you want to hear but I'd trust a den of rattle snakes over him every time.  He isn't as corrupt as the Clintons but he's definitely cut from the same cloth. 

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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?

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 




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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. 

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