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Since we are on the subject of favorites, what is your favorite model of WBY? 

1.The Accumark style, i.e. Accumark, Terramark, etc?
2. One of the lightweight models?

3. Something in wood?


5. Vanguard of some type?

6. Anything else?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Thoughts on a "Loaner" Rifle?
« on: October 11, 2017, 02:56:33 PM »
I may have a friend coming down this year to go on his first ever hunt with me, possibly end of general season or during our "special" doe and spike only season. If he comes I will pretty much be supplying him with most of his gear, rifle included. I used to use my Ruger M77 in .257bob for these sorts of occasions, but now that gun resides with my B-I-L at the moment. I don't think it would be any sort of issue should I need to "borrow" my gun back form him to let my friend use it, but having any reason to get in the market for a new (to me at least) gun is always a plus. Do any of y'all have a gun that you would consider your loaner rifle, and if so, what is it?

Couple of things I am thinking, 1. I would probably want to keep it to a very manageable recoil level, thinking 25-06 or under, since most people needing to borrow a gun probably aren't tremendously experienced shooters, 2. Probably want to go with some type of "synthetic" stock just because I don't want to have to worry about loaning out something to get banged up. 3. Probably looking for a caliber that has cheap/easy to find ammo. 4. Probably looking for an economical/entry to mid level rifle.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / A Journalist’s Guide to Guns
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:09:58 AM »

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Pics From One of My Trail Cams
« on: September 27, 2017, 12:03:43 PM »
Filled some feeders and checked the SD cards last weekend. Here are a few pics from one of them.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Range Day
« on: August 12, 2017, 10:46:35 AM »
Took 3 of my WBY rifles to the range yesterday after I slipped out of work about an hour early. One was my 270 WSM Sub-Moa that I have recently replaced the scope on from a Nikon Prostaff 5 to a Nikon Monarch 7, as I've posted about on here.  Today I was able to actually get pics of my groupings. The rifle is definitely still holding up it's end of the bargain.
 First pic is from the 270 WSM from 100 yards. Second is of the Bee's that went with me.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My Pig Mount is Done
« on: August 08, 2017, 06:39:54 PM »
The taxidermist called this afternoon to tell me my pig mount was done. He beat his original timeline by about a month. I Probably won't be able to make it down for a few weeks to pick it up but he sent me this picture.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Ordered A New Scope Today
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:36:10 PM »
Received the Natchez catalog a few days ago and they are running some pretty decent deals on scopes and some other things right now. They were running the Nikon Monarch 7 4x16x50 for $579 and I decided to pull the trigger. Now I just have to decide if its going on a current rifle or if I'm going to be forced to buy another gun so this scope isn't lonely.  :)  :)

Right now, I'm thinking about replacing the prostaff 5 on my 270 WSM with it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Once In A Lifetime Tags
« on: July 13, 2017, 08:23:24 PM »
Heard on Randy Newburg's podcast today that Adam Weatherby drew a Bighorn sheep tag (in Oregon if I remember correctly).  If that's the case, congratulations Adam!!

Sure this has been asked on here before many times but I'll ask again, What "once in a lifetime tag" would you most like to draw? I would probably have to go with the Bighorn my self. I know the Missouri Breaks region in Montana supposedly holds the big ones, but due to the singular nature of that type of hunt, and being from Texas, I think it would be really cool to somehow draw the TX Bighorn tag.

Went to my "home"  range today to shoot my new shotgun, had that thing for a few weeks now and it was driving me crazy that I've been so busy I couldn't get out to shoot. I stopped by the rifle range before making my way to the sporting clay course. I wanted to shoot the breeze with my buddy who runs the rifle part. He informs me they have opened up a new 1000 yard range. New being anything from 300, all the way to 1000 yards. But to be able to shoot on this range you must qualify at 200 yards, which was previously the farthest yardage available.

 The qualification is to shoot a five shot group MOA  at 200 yards.. no mulligans, no if's, ands, or buts. I did not want to try and qualify that day as. I would not have time after shooting the sporting clay course and how long it would take my barrel to cool between shots in 96  degree heat.

 After thinking about the rules he laid out for a little bit it got me to thinking, how many regular shooters out at our place could use the practice at least 300 yards, and probably 400, but cannot shoot well enough (their hunting rifle, 5 shots MOA)to qualify? And also afford something that could?

 I broached the subject with  him about this  and got an answer of, more or less, yes  "these are the rules that were decided on."  He is a great guy and by no means in charge so I did not push it any farther, we just talked and I congratulated him on his new upcoming job. (He is going back into law enforcement)

Honestly I can see a little of both sides, and even though (and I am in no way ashamed to admit) there is a good chance I don't qualify for that on my first try (or 3)...I know I'll get it. I also know I personally hunt with a fella or two who would have a dang hard time grouping their old hunting rifle 5 shots MOA at 200 yards but I have absolutely ZERO qualms with them taking the shot when an opportunity presents itself 320 yards down the hill.

So, my tremendously long winded question is this, where do you fall on having that kind of qualifier at 200 yards to be allowed access to 300 yards if nothing else? And I suppose I should add, I'm coming at this question purely from a hunting/hunting rifle perspective.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Free Shipping at MidwayUSA
« on: June 07, 2017, 03:53:07 PM »
Not the best deal ever, but maybe handy for someone thinking of ordering something anyway... it's good till midnight central time.

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