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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / What to do?
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:38:24 PM »
I had a 300 wby on an FN Mauser action that I really loved. However I made a promise to the person that I received it from. This was a P.O. Ackley model that his best friend had and when he passed he asked that it be passed onto a person that would use this for it's intended purpose, hunting, no safe queen. I was chosen. I used it for hunting from 2012 until 2017. I am no longer as young as I used to be and I have two great friends that are considerably younger and both have at least 3 hunting age children. I decided that instead of waiting until I'm gone I would give it to one of the families, and I did just that. The look on their faces was priceless. The "what to do" part is because my local Sportsman's warehouse has the Vanguard on sale for under $500.00 OTD and they have it in stock in the 257 wby and the 300 wby.  I have always wanted a 257 but I don't have the reloading dies or brass. I also loved the 300 wby and I already have the dies and over 150 pieces of new Nosler brass. I already have loads worked up that should be close enough to only require minor tweaking. I don't really need another rifle but need, has nothing to do with want. So would you recommend the 257 wby or the 300 wby? I have standard calibers in 223, 243, 250-3000, 270 Win, 7m/m-08, 280 AI, 308 win, 30-06, 338 Federal. Magnum calibers are 264 win Mag, and 7m/m Rem Mag in a Weatherby custom shop  VG2.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Taking over
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:41:42 PM »
It appears there are more of them with more time, than there is of us. Pretty discouraging  :( :( :(

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Thank You
« on: July 31, 2013, 07:54:18 AM »
Thanks to everyone that contributed to Spike camp on how to paint stocks. I finally got up enough nerve to give it a try. Lower rifle is the wife's and we are both happy.Still trying to figure out how to post photos. It is in trophy room.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Newby
« on: December 27, 2011, 03:10:21 PM »
I'm new to Weatherby nation but not to Weatherby rifles. Everybody out there probably knows this but one of the great bargains is the production upgrades available for Weatherby rifles. I Didn't,  until a few months ago, but I took advantage of this and ordered a new Vanguard 2 in 7m/m Rem. Mag with muzzle brake and other options that help accuracy and reduce recoil as I have medical problems and can not handle much recoil. The price was actually less than the competitors production rifles without the features. 

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