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I still dont know big muddy.  I gave up. But I did go out and buy a heat gun and heated it up real good. And no go. If I want a softer recoil pad. I will buy the bell & carlson stock with one on it. Im sure it would be more accurate also. Those old fibermark stocks are hard to come by. And I dont want to cut the pad of it. But I will take a mettal detector to it. My brother has a couple I will borrow one.

Mark, your likely right on the B&C stock being more accurate. I got a made in japan fibermark 7mm Wby NIB few years ago. Right off the bat, I hated that stock, and the rifle wouldn't shoot better than 2 moa, with any ammo I tried. I switched out the stock to a B&C and it started shooting 1 moa right away.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: What grain bullet for '67 7mm Mark V
« on: January 18, 2019, 03:17:32 PM »
the 1:10 twist will stabilize the 160 gr partition and similar bullets, but it's up to the rifle if it like them or not. You just have to try them and see. In factory ammo, I used various bullets for 140 to 175 gr with the 154, 160, and 175 the most. My rifle's really likes the 154 and 160 gr factory loads. Reloading,I stayed the 154's and 160's, and a few 175's. Any of these weights will work for mule deer and elk.  8)

Rob

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that looks great Mark,  8)

Rob

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If it's so difficult to get tags in AZ, I wonder how these TV shows get tags in AZ?  It's so deceiving that here they go and hunt with XYZ outfitter, and they get these monster elks.  No mention of how long they've been applying for tags, etc, etc, etc.   >:(

when you have show on a tv network and sponser money, you can hunt just about anywhere you want  ::)

Rob


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Rifles / Re: 257 Projectile For Elk
« on: January 17, 2019, 07:00:17 AM »
Take they biggest caliber that you can comfortable and accurately shoot in field positions at reasonable hunting ranges. Your 257 will take elk.  If you want to try a bigger caliber, but don't know about the recoil, why don't you find a friend who has a 300 wby, or even a 300 win, and try shooting it some in various field positions and see if you can handle the recoil? If you find it uncomfortable, and can't shoot it accurately, no use getting one.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Synthetic vs Wood
« on: January 17, 2019, 06:49:12 AM »
I agree with what Mike and dubyam posted, unless you can hit your target's at 400-500 yards everytime shooting from field positions, why are you worrying about making a shot like that?  99.9% of elk are shot closer than that every year, dispite what the internet know-it all elk hunter's say, that you can't get an elk under 500 yards. Which most have never shot an elk before, or too lazy or out of shape to really hunt elk. I've seen this many times, when I used to work for a outfitter, either the client would be in not the best of shape or he would bring a new rifle that he wasn't comfortable or use to shooting, because some blowbag told him his 270 or 30-06, that he was used to, could not kill elk. Your 06 will be fine, practice shooting from field positions, and get in shape. You will have a great hunt.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Husqvarna rifles
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:47:24 AM »
it's in northern Saskatchewan, the hassel of the paperwork, to get it there legally, likely not worth your time.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:42:32 AM »
I don't have one, but a guy I use to employ has a custom made single shot, it's fun to shoot. But it's expensive, and hard to find ammo around here, he rarely shoots it.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Husqvarna rifles
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:51:27 AM »
interesting, I should tell the brother, to take that one he has out of the safe, and take it to gun show, there might be someone wanting to but it for a custom project. It's been sitting in the safe for years, no one here has  use for mauser actions, wood stock rifles.

Rob

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sweeeet,  8)  I like it.  Now just about everyone knows what I think about wood stocks, and I poke you wood stocks guys some times a bit, just to get you going.  ::)  But the reality is, not that people want to buy rifles with wood stocks any more, and there is not much use of producing products that won't sell well.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New products for 2019?
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:35:22 AM »
All the ideas for new calibers look pretty good. I was thinking more along the practical lines. The only Weatherby calibers I have so far are great, but with the velocity and power they have, and the new longer range high ballistic, bullets available, it would be nice to tighten some of the twists. How about 1:8 for the 240, 1:9 for 257 & 270, etc. even if they only offer it in a custom shop option?

I was thinking along the same lines. KCR 7mm wby mag with 1:8.5 twist, Sheridan Wyoming

I agree, specially the 7mm Wby, it should have at least a 1:9 twist or faster.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New products for 2019?
« on: January 06, 2019, 03:01:30 PM »
I would love to see them bring out a bigger hitter than the .460... Something like the .500 A-Square but of course with the Weatherby shoulder and Weatherby name tag, .500 Weatherby Magnum....

+1, that would be so sweet Brett  8)

Rob

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Rifles / Re: 460 Weatherby Dangerous Game rifle
« on: January 06, 2019, 02:55:41 PM »
I haven't seen or heard of CF8506 powder that I can remember, who makes it?

It was made by IMR, and I don't know if they still make it or not. It's a short gained 4064 type non canister powder made for commercial use. It has a burning rate in between 4064 and 4320. I have about 25 pounds of it, I picked up for $10 a pound some years back. It works in a lot of calibers from 223 to 460, and is very accurate in all. Powders from 4895's to 4350's seem to work well in the 460.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: 460 Weatherby Dangerous Game rifle
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:22:25 PM »
What loads are you using in your's?  I have one in a Custom Lazermark but haven't loaded for it yet.

So far I have settled on 2 loads, one with the 500gr TSX at a chronographed 2400 fps, and one with the 500 gr Hornady RNSP at a chronographed 2500 fps. I know the TSX load is only a mid range load, but it shoots to the exact same poi @ 100 yards as the two factory RNSP and FMJ loads. The Hornady RNSP load is the same, duplicates the factory load. The factory 450gr TSX load shoots 1 inch higher but close enough that I won't have to worry about adjusting the scope or the sites. I wouldn't mind trying the 500 gr Trophy Bear Claws and Sedgehammers from Federal, if I can find some in my area. I see no use in loading bullets under 450gr's in the 460, that's what the 375's and 416's are for.

1) 102 gr CF8506 (non canister grade burning speed between 4064 and 4320)
    500 gr Barnes TSX
    Fed 215
    3.750" OAL
    2401 fps average
    0.65" average groups

2) 105 gr CF8506
    500 gr Hornady RNSP
    Fed 215
    3.740" OAL
    2505 fps average
    0.60 average groups

Rob

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Rifles / Re: 460 Weatherby Dangerous Game rifle
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:49:06 PM »
cool, if it's like mine, you won't be disappointed in how it shoots. Mine shoots one factory load 3/4 moa, and the other two factory loads  1/2 moa. Reloads, easily the same.   8)

Rob

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