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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Martinis
« on: April 03, 2020, 07:27:46 AM »

[/quote]  Amen! Good to hear from you, Petey!  Hope all is good there!

Here in CT we are a bit too close to the war zone, but as of today there are 18 cases in our town of 60,000.  The kids have been learning online since March 13 with no end in sight.  The wife is a teacher in town so she is doing the online teaching for high school math. 

I have stocked freezers and pantry (which isn't any different than any other non pandemic day) so we don't have to go anywhere and can eat for months.  The weather is starting to warm up so I'm working on my garden and I keep bees and chickens.  I'm blessed to have a great family and we all exist well together and go for daily walks, have family meals and play board games.

I hope everyone else is well and if anyone decides to coordinate a Nation Hangout, I'd be happy to log in. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Martinis
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:35:54 PM »
This house has been doing internet work, internet school, internet birthday cakes.....  I have not yet done the internet Martini.

Any Nation members done the 'online hang out thing?'  Maybe we need a members only happy hour.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Pheasant hunters
« on: January 26, 2020, 07:34:13 AM »
CT has a bird stocking program.  I know some old timers that follow the stocking truck around all season.

My club stocks its own pheasants.  We used to have a big family hunt and my girls have gone with me several times, and were old enough to actually hunt the past few times.  Unfortunately I don't have a dog so I have to rely on going out with other hunters which is why the club was alway fun.  I've been going out with some of the old guys in the club (mostly because they worry me) for the past 15 years or so and it's a good time hearing their stories and we never go home empty handed.

Lately though I just don't find a thrill in stocking a dozen birds and then an hour or two later going to where you stocked them and shooting them.  We tried planting grass and cover and food for them, but they never stay on our property, and the ones that do get taken out by coyotes.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Terminator
« on: December 22, 2019, 12:35:48 PM »
Man, i haven't been on the Nation in a while.  I saw the thread title and was hoping that wouldn't be the news.  I'm really bummed out.

Roger always had something nice or encouraging to say on this site.  I asked some really stupid questions and he always made me feel good with his replies.  I called and texted with him as well as PMing here on the site.  He was a really cool guy and I'm very sad. 

It's gonna be a bourbon kind of night. 


On January 3 a "Weatherby Official" posted this. "Quote from: Weatherby Official on January 03, 2019, 03:14:31 PM
Understood guys, we will do our best to keep you informed. We are sorry for the neglect that has happened during our transition to WY based staff. "

 With that post we expected that we would get the news just like the other forums that are posted on.

We had heard this several times over the years 11 years I've been on this site.  I even suggested using software that automates posting to several platforms at once.  At work I used software that posts simultaneously to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or home page, our blog and several other sites.  We set up our communications a week in advance and everyone was included.  It looks like this page will continue to be a great place to hang out with other Weatherby fans.

At this point, since I cannot get a paper catalog sent to me and the blog page that I visit several times a week will not include any company or new product information, I think my time on this blog has run its course.  I'm not a FB follower because the comments are pointless.  The real discussions are here but we will still need to get our news elsewhere first.  That's too bad. 

Thanks you Weatherby for making great rifles.  I'm still a fan, but only from afar these days.  I get emails, mail, catalogs etc. from a hundred other firearms and outdoor activity manufacturers.  If I have to go seek out information on new Weatherby products, I'm just going to continue be in the dark.

Thanks to all the members who make this site great.  It's been a great run.  Stay safe and shoot straight!

See you in the woods.


Oh, well.  That's a bummer. Thanks for calling Roger.  You saved me the effort.  I can get over missing a year.

On another note, I didn't get to call yesterday and remembered they are closed on Friday, except they are not anymore.  The website says Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm mountain time.  That's cool. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 2019 Weatherby Catalog
« on: January 24, 2019, 05:16:28 AM »
Just FYI - The digital 2019 catalog is available on the Weatherby website.

Uh-oh...  they took down the catalog request page.  I guess I won't be getting one in the mail.  I hope they still offer paper catalogs.  I'll have to give them a call and see if I can get one.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Buying from websites
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:54:43 AM »
Always good to hear positive feedback about other peoples' experiences.  Thanks!

As usual, a day late and a dollar short, I will chime in and say that I have used Grabagun.com.  They had an item in stock that I couldn't get elsewhere and that most vendors won't ship to my state.  Ordered it and got it promptly.  I usually hate paying for shipping, but when you can't get something anywhere else you do what you have to.  No complaints here.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Update
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:05:01 PM »


Petey, where does your wife work that you're looking for a place in just a wide variety of states?  I live in Pennsylvania and there's some reasonably priced places near me and then there's some that make you wonder who they think could afford the prices they're asking.

I'm looking to pick up a second house outside of CT.  We are looking within 3-4 hours of our current house so we can take off for long weekends or the summer.  My wife is a teacher, so we are rooted in town during the school year, but they get lots of vacations and long weekends.  I was hoping to pick up some acreage and a decent house that we can either retire to or sell for another source of funds when I move in with Roger.   ::)  My sister in law also lives in the finger lakes, so central/northern PA would be closer to her (lucky me!!   ;D)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Update
« on: January 06, 2019, 02:21:47 PM »
Heck yeah Petey. They need a fresh perspective from the real world. I had thought you might be moving to the free Republic of Texas but Wyoming might not be so bad.  ;D
I wish I could join you down in Texas.  I'm stuck here for another 9 years and counting so my wife can get her pension... of course she likes her job and they treat her well so I'm not complaining.  Right now I'm looking for some space in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine or Pennsylvania that is only a couple hours away.  Of course you weren't suggesting that I move to Wyoming and I can send for my wife after she retires, were you?  Hmmmm....  that just might work!  I'm gonna miss her!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Update
« on: January 06, 2019, 01:02:17 PM »
What Weatherby needs is a 'man in the field' on the east coast.  Someone who understands social media, website content, customer engagement, marketing and is an avid Weatherby fan.
Wait, I got laid off in May an I'm still looking for a job.  I just might be your man!!  ;)  Maybe I should fly out to Wyoming for a factory tour and to sign some employment papers. 

Rifles / Re: New to Me Vanguard
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:43:25 PM »
Cool find!  I have a few 'S1s' and they are all shooters. 

The trigger was an issue on some of them.  I have a 30-06 that has a really creepy trigger.  Weatherby did offer to adjust it for me for free because there was a batch that left the factory not quite right.  The others are great and the stock trigger on my .243 is the second best one I own right out of the box (the best trigger being on my S2 accuguard).

Try it out and let us know how she does! 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Did you hear?
« on: September 01, 2018, 05:07:43 AM »
Good one!! ;D

Rifles / Re: First bolt action rifle - verify the mounts are correct
« on: August 30, 2018, 04:48:25 PM »
I never used mounts before because I've seen so much confusion.  I always just ordered the talley lightweight rings directly from Weatherby.  They say "Vanguard" right on them and I've never had an issue.


Rifles / Re: Weatherby 257 magnum
« on: August 26, 2018, 05:08:20 PM »
Glad you got it shooting well.  I've never had a problem when using the Talley rings.  If you experiment with different brands of ammo or if you handload, that 1.5 inches will come way down. 

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