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Ammo / Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:45:47 AM »
Both will work, but the 150gr will cause a lot of meat damage at those ranges,and I wouldn't try for a shoulder shot with the 150's. The 180's will be better, if your rifle will shoot them accurate. Anything under 1.5 moa is lots for moose at those ranges. I'm a canuck from the praires also.  8)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7mm
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:38:39 AM »
I've taken a fair number of elk over the years, and have been on just as many or more elk hunts being a guide or family hunts. I can honestly tell you, none of those elk we taken was shot over 450 yards. It always amuses me, when I hear people trying to bullsh$t me, that you cant never get elk unless you can shoot 1000 yards. Most of them are just too lazy to really hunt. I've taken elk with rifle from 243 to 375 h&h, and about every thing in between, and unless you do a head shot, spine shot, or a shoulder shot with a large bullet, you are rarely going to knock them down on the spot. The 7mm mag will work fine on elk with good bullets at reasonable hunting distances.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Strange ballistics
« on: September 11, 2018, 08:17:08 PM »
I have no idea either on why it would group good at 100, it was the same with my neighbor's rifle. Glad you figured it out.  8)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Strange ballistics
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:58:03 PM »
I've left scope on 6 put parallax on 100 then went to 15 put parralax on 500 and same holes at   100 and 300 I've checked everything it's all tight adjusted scope every way that could cause problem it didn't . I've been shooting guns like this forever and know ballisticly it's not possible that's why it's bothering me so bad. Same gun has had three new scopes on it in 6 months thinking they where problem cause I couldn't find a load it would shoot including weatherby factory  stuff finally found perfect load now it's doing this.

This is why I think it's something else than a scope problem, 3 different scopes, and a hard time finding a factory load or other loads to shoot well. This will be interesting to find out what the problem is.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Weathermark sight in
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:52:38 PM »
I've always thought the 30-06 was one of the best big game calibers in North America, but it seems to have fallen out of favor in my neck of the woods.  They generally sell slower than other calibers and I've heard more than one gun show expert talk about "that's one caliber I ain't got no use for".  Yet they'll rave about their 270, 280, or 300 Win mag.  I guess it's just been around so long that it's not as "cool" as some other cartridges.

just because they are a "so called" gun show expert, that doesn't mean they are a real gun expert. It just means they are expert enough at telling bullsh$t to get a tv show.  ::)  ::) ;D  The old '06 is still a great all around caliber.


Rob


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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Strange ballistics
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:54:19 AM »
I would take the brake off, have a good look at the crown for damage, and any marks on the inside of the brake. Then try shooting it without the brake on. If you see anything not right on the crown, or any marks inside your brake, sent it back for repair. On my neighbor's rifle, when the local gunsmith, threaded the barrel for the brake, he damaged the crown, and end of barrel abit. They ended up cutting off the damaged part of the barrel, but a 21 inch barrelled 300 Win isn't much better than a hot loaded 30-06. 


Rob

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That ammo with only give me 2 MOA groups in my rifle also. I just buy it every once in awhile if it's cheap enough, for the brass.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Strange ballistics
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:42:18 AM »
have you tried shooting it without the muzzle brake on, and see what happens?? My neighbor had similar problems your having, with his tikka rifle, after he had a brake installed.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Off to South Africa.
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:32:20 AM »
good luck Brett, and have a great trip. I load the same bullet in my 460, so it will be interesting to see how it works on cape buffalo, even though we both know how it will work out already  ::) ;D

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: September 04, 2018, 07:49:27 AM »
juan, don't worry about your English, we can understand what your saying, it's all cool.  8)  There was times when I was younger, we didn't have a lot of choice in reloading componants either, we had to use what the small local store had available, but the ammo we reloaded still worked  8)

Rob


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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: September 01, 2018, 07:14:58 AM »
+1 eford, I've used the 270 gr BTSP in a 375 H&H, they are very accurate, and worked great on moose and elk.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: August 31, 2018, 07:34:15 PM »
I've used them in various of calibers and they worked good, the discontinued 243 cal. 105gr bullet was great in my 240 Weatherby.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Weatherby 257 magnum
« on: August 28, 2018, 07:37:04 AM »
from your pic you posted, it looks like your using the 100gr spitzer load($50-60 a box) now. Weatherby also offer a 100 gr spire point load, which is a different bullet, and usually is about $85 a box here in Canada.  Like CR just posted, Epps is a good place to look if your in the east, if your in the west, like me, Prophet River, Bashaw Sports, Corlane's, are a good place to start. Prophet River had some 257, 120 gr partition ammo in stock, when I was in there the other day, my rifle shoots these well. Since Wholesale Sports closed, factory Weatherby can be hard to find at times here, sometime you just have to shoot what you can find, unless you reload.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Weatherby 257 magnum
« on: August 27, 2018, 01:22:01 PM »
Cabelas Canada is a joke, I rarely get anything there anymore, they are slowly phasing out Weatherby products in their stores,but I would try to find some factory 100 gr ttsx or 115 gr ballistic tip ammo, else where, and try it out. That 1.5 moa groups are most likely the ammo. My 257 will only shoot that 100 gr spitzer load 2 MOA at best.

FYI, if you don't reload, don't toss your once fired brass away, there are people at the gun shows, here in Canada, that are always looking for Weatherby used brass, and will buy it.

Rob
 

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I've seen range fires coming to a road and the VFD thinks oh good this hwy is going to help us stop this fire from spreading,and a few field mice or a skunk will run across the road on fire and start the burn on the other side of the road.

I've seen this lots fighting forest fires, we get a nice fire line cut with the dozers, and a rabbit on fire runs across it and starts the other side on fire  >:(

Rob

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