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Equipment / Ammo holder
« on: January 04, 2018, 06:37:02 AM »
I am looking for a ammo wallet that will attach to a belt and hold 378 Weatherby rounds. I have purchased a couple that was suppose to have worked and didnít. I would appreciate advise from anyone that uses a ammo wallet for magnum rounds.

Reloading / Case Trimmer
« on: November 20, 2013, 09:15:47 PM »
I am looking for opinions of what universal case trimmer to buy. My main concerns with some of the brands I have looked at is all of the extras needed every time you change calibers. I load in groups of 50 or 100 rounds at a time so not high production (223 -200 + rounds at a time). I would like to be able to convert to use a drill for the 223. Here is a list of the calibers I am loading for at this point
 240, 257, 270, 7mm, 300, 340 and the 30-378 WBY
223 and 22-250
270 and 300 WSM

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / ATV gun holder
« on: August 17, 2013, 08:19:09 PM »
My wife has knee surgery scheduled and will not be able to any walking during this hunting season so I bought her an ATV. My problem is that I cringe knowing that her Mark 5 Deluxe will be bouncing around in a gun holder on the ATV. Do any of y'all have any recommendations of what gun rack/holder will do the least damage?  I have also looked at adding a synthetic stock but can not find a quality one at a reasonable price and a new one are 4-6 months out.

Rifles / Need German made safety hook for Mark 5
« on: December 14, 2012, 08:36:33 PM »
Some how the safety hook broke on 7mm WBY German built. I called Weatherby and was told that the part was no longer made and that I would have to buy a replacement part and get it fitted by a gun smith. Does anyone have a German safety hook they will part with or has anyone done the conversion that can share what needs to be done as I prefer to do the work myself?
Thanks Tom

Reloading / Universal Powder for Mags?
« on: April 15, 2012, 07:10:52 PM »
I am trying to get a surplus of gun powder stocked up before potential shortages from elections and hoarding make things in short supply. I am looking to buy 1-2 8 pound quantities of a powder(s) that would allow me to load  for the majority of my magnum guns.
240 WBY 100 grain Partition
257 WBY 120 grain Partition
270 WBY and 270 WSM 150 grain Partition
300 WBY and 300 WSM 180 grain Partition and Accubond
30-378 WBY new-have not decided between the 200 or 225 Partition 
340 WBY  225 partition with plans to load 300 grain Accubond
300 RUM 180 grain partition and Accubond
8mm Remington Mag 200 grain Partition
Leaning toward IMR 4350 and IMR 7828 as I was able to find random quantities during the last shortage. What else should be considered? The 240 WBY is my only finicky gun... 
Thanks Tom

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Super Varmit Master
« on: July 06, 2011, 08:07:40 AM »
Well after months of looking for a 224 WBY I settled (also know as a budget) for a 22-250 SVM . This will be my first non-Weatherby caliber and I am still struggling if I made the right choice. For what ever reason I have this hang up of owning only Mark 5s in Weatherby Calibers. Wish scopes decisions weren't so complicated, expensive...

I am trying to buy a couple of used Mark 5 every year and was wondering what used gun guide(s) was the most in tune with the values of the old and newer Weatherby's. Even though I never intend to sell any of my guns I really enjoy the pursuit of finding great deals that I will pass down to my kids and grand kids. Thanks for help...

I am looking to buy a Mark 5 240 WBY for my (small) collection but was troubled when i read some of the old threads about this caliber. One in particular stated that this is the least desirable caliber of the Weatherby's. I have found that brass is some what easy to come by, ballistics look ok.-don't understand, looking for feedback of why to buy or why not to buy. Thanks.

Had my mind made up to buy a 257WBY but found a 240WBY Mark 5 factory custom that is calling my name. I have compared ballistics and that was why I was going with the 257. The gun will only be used to hunt deer, muley and blacktail. 80% of my shot are up to150 yds, 20% can be up to 500yds. Should I stick with 257WBY or be swayed by looks of the 240 and settle for less performance?

Located one a Cabelas, but was not as described. I have found few gun shops that can answer more than basic questions about the light weight WBY and I have called Weatherby direct 2 times and had little to no results. Weatherby reps did try to help but did not seem to know more than what could be found on specs sheets. The other interesting point is that neither person hunted or owned guns. So if any one from the group has a quality rifle for sale let me know.
Also - I have read several threads about creating a "for sale category" on Weatherby Nation and would appreciate if someone could look into it. Weatherby guns seem to be heavily criticized by people that have never owned or shot one and this would help to eliminate dealing with ignorant people.    Thanks.

I read through the old threads and and could not find which gun was considered the best. Let me know  if I am on the right track....
1. Japan made-better wood, accurate.
2. German-better barrels, less made so they are more desired as collectibles.
3. USA-Good gun but lacks the mystic of the other two, Vanguard popularity (especial the MOA) has distracted and competes with sales of the Mark 5.
Truly not trying to start a ruckus-I am in the market for a used 257 WBY ultralight and need a back up plan.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Light weight 257 WBY
« on: July 18, 2010, 11:04:58 PM »
Looking to buy light weight used 257 WBY. I have looked at the SBGM and have read of suggested accuracy issues. I have found a couple of the newer versions of the Ultralight but know one can tell me much about them. Why would you pick one over the other one?
Also is the any truth that in this caliber the 24 inch barrel is the best choice?

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