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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Mark V KCR
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:45:31 PM »
Has anyone seen these for sale or have an idea when they will be available?

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Last Pheasant of 2017
« on: January 01, 2018, 06:55:25 AM »
One last pheasant hunt yesterday. It was a hunt club hunt, all time allowed

I did get a Black Hen, that is cool

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / RCBS rebate sale
« on: December 17, 2017, 11:23:44 AM »
Precision Reloading has a sale on rcbs, also Lapua bullets and brass is on sale

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Commute to work
« on: December 06, 2017, 07:28:19 PM »
Seen these bulls on my commute to work yesterday morning. Herd of mule deer and a couple coyotes this morning. Snow is pushing them down to the foothills

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 6.5-284, range time
« on: November 30, 2017, 02:42:38 PM »
I know this isn't a weatherby but I sure like shooting this rifle

2- 3 shot groups at 100 yards
1- 5 shot group at 200 yards

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Back to wyoming/ .257
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:38:17 PM »
I had one more antelope tag left after the hunt with my Dad's savage 99.
Went back today only I took my rifle this time

4 hour drive, 2 hours of hunting, 4 hours home again, I must really like antelope hunting  8)

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 340 weatherby
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:34:13 PM »
I finally got it all put together. New to me accumark in 340 weatherby, vortex viper 4X16X50 LR. Nightforce base and rings.
Hopefully get to the range tomorrow

Have to excuse the mess in the background, hunting season is really hard on that room  8)

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Pheasants, latest mount
« on: November 10, 2017, 05:08:34 PM »
Got this back today, very happy with the way it turned out
Upland bird hunting is another one of my passions.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Savage 99/ Antelope
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:15:23 PM »
I leave in the morning for Wyoming. Taking my dad's rifle that he handed down to me a few years back. Its a savage 99, in 300 savage.
The last animal he was able to take with it was a 4pt mule deer in Wyoming. Right after getting it I headed to Wyoming and took a 4pt with it also.
He always wanted to get an antelope, and an elk, but time ran out before he got it done. So tomorrow I am taking his rifle and going on that antelope hunt
He purchased his rifle right after the war new. He was looking for a 99 in a 250/3000 but the only gun the shop had in the gun rack was the 300 savage so he bought it

Too be continued

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Colorado drop camp
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:35:20 PM »
The hunt did not start out well. The night before we left l shot my .338 one last time, could not hit a 2' plate at 400 yards. Didn't have time to do any checking what had happened. Loaded the .257 and headed to camp. Attached photo is the  result. We were 2 for 3 on bulls, everyone seen legal bulls. The one guy just didn't get a shot at the one he seen. All in all a great trip. The Flattops are as good as l always heard they were

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Friends Moose hunt in Colorado
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:43:43 PM »
My friend drew a moose tag after 16 years. He did a lot of scouting this summer and it paid off. He took a very nice moose for Colorado Monday evening.
Got back to camp around 11pm after getting him quartered up. Went back Tuesday morning and packed him out.
My taxidermist leaves done the road about a mile, Tom should be dropping the moose off there in a few minutes.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Wild Fires
« on: September 04, 2017, 07:13:11 PM »
As far as I know there are no major fires here in Colorado, but the smoke sure is thick on the mountains. My throat is sore from being outside all weekend in it.

Is there any fires by your house or in your state??

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I am glad I didn't get a bolt action 338-378. The main reason was to go on a grizzly hunt in BC
I don't know a lot of facts about this but it looks like this fall will be the end of it. No Trophy bear hunting
Does anyone have more facts about this

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / recoil/ 338-378
« on: August 10, 2017, 07:57:07 PM »
Looking at a used accumark in 338-378 ported. Just wondering how bad the recoil is. Would be loading 200 to 225 grain bullets

Does anyone have any comparison's ?

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / .257 bedding the action
« on: August 08, 2017, 06:51:57 PM »
I didn't care for the bedding in the recoil lug area of my .257 so I re-bed the lug area. It still shoots the 100 grain TTSX bullets sub MOA, some groups sub 1/2 MOA, but now it shoots the berger 115 gr into a 2 1/2" group. Before bedding it shoot them into a .75 group. I must have changed the pressure on the pressure points in the stock.
I thought about just taking the pressure points out and free floating the barrel but,, what happens if it than no longer shoots the TTSX bullets, which I really want to use in this rifle for hunting. The bergers are just for long range practice.
Do I just leave it alone or do I take a chance?? I would be upset if it no longer shot the barnes

Any thoughts or ideas

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