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Got to take my Vanguard 257. wby Christmas present on it's first hunt. One and done. Looking forward to some hams and sausage. Not a big one, 125 pounds, but gonna be great eating.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Double commemorative??
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:12:27 PM »
Next year will be the 75th anniversary of Weatherby. It will also be the first anniversary of being in the new facility. What are your thoughts on a double commemorative issue rifle?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My 1st Mark V
« on: January 29, 2019, 04:53:42 PM »
Just picked up my first Mark V. It is the 270 Wby Fibermark from Oscar Jr. Sig Sauer Whiskey3 3-9x40 Hellfire Triplex reticle.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Floor plate engraving
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:54:51 PM »
Here is a photo of some floor plates we had engraved. The one on the left is an Interarms Mark X that was the first deer rifle I bought new in 1976 and had rebarreled in 2018 as a 280 AI. To be passed to my son. The one on the right I bought my wife this year for our 34th anniversary. It is the Weatherby Vanguard Camilla in 6.5 Creedmoor I posted about last year.This was our Christmas present to each other this year.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 75th anniversary?
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:14:17 PM »
This being the end of 2018 and knowing that in 2020 Weatherby will be celebrating 75 years, and also knowing my wife, she has stated " If Weatherby comes out with a 75th anniversary rifle, you better start saving now or you will be out of luck", I was wondering if anybody else was planning/hoping/saving for a 75th anniversary Weatherby?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Vanguard Bolt Knob
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:27:42 PM »
whenever I find an item that helps my old fingers I like to share. This is a link to a product that helps considerably. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Smooth-Bolt-On-Quick-Load-Knob-Tactical-knob-for-the-Weatherby-Vanguard/322849186448?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649. The photos are of my wife's Camilla and this knob works so well I ordered enough for the rest of my Vanguard's

We finally got to take our hunt and this is the result of my wife's first animal she harvested with her Camilla 6.5 Creedmoor. She was using the 140 grain Remington Corelokts at 50 yards she loves her Camilla. Pig weighs 197 pounds.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Free Hazmat
« on: July 25, 2018, 07:45:42 AM »
Natchez Shooters Supply has a promo code for free Hazmat with a hazmat order of $99.99, good through 7/27/2018

Here is a link about  dams that are considered at risk, 2 of which are critical to national security. Those 2 are being kept secret, But they are 2 of the five listed in the report. I guess they never thought about anybody striking all five to make sure they get the right 2.  https://www.kqed.org/news/11674378/federal-report-cites-insider-security-risk-at-critical-western-dams 

Well everything was finally picked up and here is what it looks like. Hope to get to range this coming week. My wife said she might even let me use it if I am lucky.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Help with new scope
« on: May 01, 2018, 12:55:14 PM »
I just bought a Vanguard Camilla in 6.5 Creedmoor for my wife. She has some vision problems and all shots will be 200 yards or less. She has severe tunnel vision so I want to get a scope with a large field of view and very crisp, clear lenses with excellent light gathering capability. I have been doing research and notice the Leupold has a 2-7x33 with a very large field of view, but I have also noticed that some posts here on the forum have stated that Leupold is not what it used to be. I am open to all suggestions. Looking to spend about $400 or less. If it was for me I would not have any issues, but she has only been hunting for a few years and we have a hunt scheduled for her this September. Thanks for any help.

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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