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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Bragging on WBY Rifles
« on: December 07, 2017, 05:42:44 PM »
I went to the range this afternoon. My main goal was to figure out what in the world is going on with my new 240, not a gun issue, but a scope/mounts/base issue (another story for another day, that one) but I also took along a few other Beeís for various reasons. There were 2 father/son groups on the rifle range when I got there, after about 40 mins or so I broke out the .257 Lazerguard. It wasnít 3 mins of having it out that both of the Dadís were right over by me telling me what a beautiful rifle I had and asking all sorts of questions about it.

Skip ahead about an hour in the day and the young man who recently started working out there is looking at my 240 in pro shop, a couple of younger (early 20ís Iíd say) guys were in there too... both were shooting custom rigs of some sort, one from a shop in College Station TX Iíve never heard of but am going to look into... but I digress... they started commenting on the Vanguard Wilderness and asking what all was custom work and what came stock and how cool it looked.

To each their own, but it seems now more than ever, everybody can find a Weatherby they like, even if they donít know what they are liking at the moment.

Received this email today and thought it was a pretty good deal if anyone happens to be in the market for something comparable. I have a Sig rangefinder and have nothing but positive things to say about both quality and performance. Ad says itís a $200 savings...


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weekend Success!
« on: November 18, 2017, 08:21:24 PM »
It seems acorns are insanely bad this year at our place. NOTHING  is coming to feeders, but the rut can be a cure all.... Dad caught this guy chasing a doe in the worst spot possible (getting a shot off wise) from the stand he was hunting. He threw open the door on the stand and made a free hand shot at about 100 yards on this fella. He then made another follow up shot that turned out to probably not be needed... never such thing as too dead though. He was shooting his .300 win Vanguard Deluxe, running 165 Hornadys through.

We will go out again tomorrow morning for a stand sit and then lots of rattling starting about 8:30ish... but already a great hunt, he made a tremendous shot in a year where the deer have all but disappeared dating back to around Oct. 25 or so due to the bumper acorn crop.

Heading down to the lease in the morning with my Dad. Hoping to get out of work early enough to make an afternoon hunt, weíll see. This is the first time Iíve been able to get out since opening weekend. Going to be warm tomorrow but cold front is supposed to be moving in sometime Saturday. Howís the rut looking for the rest of you TX guys?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Opposite Of Ethical Hunting
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:32:00 PM »
Michiganhunter  shared his story of character in the field and also a personal experience of why it is important to have that, if for no other reason than for yourself (probably the most important reason). He is the type of hunter I feel proud to associate with.

 This I think, would qualify as the polar opposite end of the spectrum. Here is what I was greeted to, 300 yards from my gate, in the ditch, as I left my place today. Almost certainly shot somewhere else and then dumped by my place. Looks like they chainsawed the head off. >:( >:( :'( :'(

Wondering if anyone was using Vortex Razor glass and if so, what your thoughts are? What other scopes/binos you might compare it to?

Iíve got a couple of Diamondback scopes, a couple of Vipers and a pair of Talon binos but Iíve never looked through Razor glass. Iím trying to make my mind up if I want to invest the money for the Razor LH 3x15x42 or swap my Swaro z3 off my lazerguard onto the new wilderness.

Iím leaning toward switching out the swaro and putting a Nikon prostaff5 I have in the safe on the lazerguard. I havenít ruled out going a completely different route, but I am intrigued by the lightweight Razor.

This is from Texas Game Wardens...Anyone have any idea what the actual violation may have been here? I will readily admit to being ignorant of the regulations here but I was unaware you needed documentation to possess a black bear mount??

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Ordered a .240 WBY
« on: October 27, 2017, 12:38:57 PM »
Well, it will not exactly be a "loaner rifle" but I just ordered a Vanguard Wilderness from Buds today. I figure a .240 should do okay for a new hunter should the need arise to outfit them with a gun and this way I get to scratch a few itches for myself as well. Namely, another WBY caliber in the safe and a light, easier carrying Bee   8) 8) . I might still pick up something cheap in .243 if I happen to run across it in my travels.

 Now I get to figure out what glass i want to run on a light carry rifle.

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 Journalistís 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.

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