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Rifles / Re: Mark V serial numbers
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:40:44 AM »
I wouldn't waste any time trying to bed that tupperware stock. They are too soft, and don't have the aluminum bedding block,just replace it with a Bell and Carlson, that what I did with all my Mark V Synthetic's. As for what ammo to try, every rifle is different to what ammo it prefers, but if I recall correctly, Weatherby uses both the 100 gr spire point and barnes load, and the 115 gr ballistic tip load for their testing. ( you can check for sure at the weatherby website under FAQ's). That would likely be a good place to start.  8)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:24:15 AM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGER’s for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldx’s had a little better accuracy.  Don’t shoot the shoulder and you won’t waste any meat.

So, from a 15 year user of Berger bullets, you have to wait for the right angle on the critter because they fragment.  What happens if you hit bone first?   :)
You'll have a big mess, and lots of wasted meat.  ;D ;D


Hahaha,  ;D  the only bullet that I've had a failure with, over the years, was a 168gr burger bullet in my 7mm Wby, on a very nice mule deer. A burger bullet dealer at a gun show later, told me, I had too much muzzle vecosity, and that I shouldn't try shoulder shots.  ::)  He got pissed off, when I responded back to him, that I guess next time I used those high priced POS burger bullets, I will make sure I back away until I'm at least 500 yards away, and then shoot the animal in the guts, so I wouldn't hit any bone, and have another bullet failure. : ::)  ;D   ;D 


Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .375 Ruger
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:01:28 AM »
I've shot a few moose and elk with a 375 H&H, and it works well. With 260/270 gr bullets it's very similar on elk/moose as the 338 Win and 250gr bullets.  8)

Rob

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 06, 2018, 08:01:21 PM »
What scopes are you guys running on those bad boys?

Leupold VX-7 1.5-6x24mm with the heavy duplex.

Rob

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I use BF Goodrich All terrain KO2's on the light trucks(1/2 tons), all the heavier trucks get aggressive heavy mud tires.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 06, 2018, 07:15:47 PM »
I've had good results with IMR 4350 with both the 500 gr hornday RNSP and TSX up to 2600 +fps. But the load I settled on is using CF8506(Canadian surplus powder), 500 gr tsx @ 2400fps. The reason I settled on that load is it will shoot to the exact same POI as both factory 500 gr loads, and it's very accurate. All three loads will shoot 1/2-3/4 moa in my rifle. I figured you don't need much more than that for anything walking on this planet.  8)

Rob

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:47:42 PM »
Press down on the bullet near the middle of the case.  That's what I do, it does take more pressure to load these magazines opposed to the ones that have the bullets staggered but it's not a big effort.

This way works ok(but not the best and still some fighting) on my 378, but not so well on my 416 or 460, but if you try it and works on your rifle ASF, cool.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:41:34 PM »
Maybe put tape on part of jaws that contact rifle. The new ring base will cover up any scratch. Regular pliers may work, hold them vertical not horizontal.

+1 on locking the visegrips on vertical, and use a good quality brand vice grip(not cheapies)with short nose(not the long nosed ones)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Independance Day
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:20:12 PM »
have a great 4th of july  8)

Rob

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:15:19 PM »
If you do find a trick for loading from the top without much effort, let me know about it. I have yet,to figure out a way, to top load them as fast, and without fighting with it, as from the bottom.  8)

Rob


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Rifles / Re: Southgate FN Rifles
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:10:55 PM »
I’d try posting this in “around the campfire” Bet you get a response or two there

+1 , 224king will likely know what your talking about  8)

Rob

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Rifles / Re: loading a 460 WM
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:07:20 PM »
Does your rifle has the standard magazine(hold 2 shells) or the drop magazine(holds 3 shells). All my Mark V DGR's have the drop magazine kit, and they are a real pain to load though the top. That is because they are designed to strip the cartridge from the center of the magazine like a single stack mag. I heard it gets easier over time to load shells though the top, but I found the easiest way to load them, is to turn the rifle up side down, open the floor plate, put in 3 shells, and close the floor plate, turn the rifle right way up, and work the bolt to strip the cartridge up into the chamber. Once you are used to it, you can reload the rifle quite fast this way. I was going to modify the lips on the top of the mag for faster top loading, but after doing it this way I didn't modify them.  8)

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: June 26, 2018, 08:50:07 AM »
WD40 is a waste of time, it won't do nothing, the only way to soften up lock tite is by apply heat(500+ degrees) or an industrial solvent. Both ways will be hard on your rifle. If you do end up stripping the screw, you will have to drill the head off, and maybe be lucky enough to get the rest out with vise grips. If the screw breaks off flush, then you will have to drill it all out and re tap the thread in the rifle.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Need some information
« on: June 24, 2018, 08:28:27 PM »
pics would be nice, but if the floor plate is a different finish than the rest of the rifle, then most likely the floor plate is not original, and has been replaced.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« on: June 24, 2018, 08:24:30 PM »
Firedawg, I would go to two piece bases and rings or Talleys those one piece bridge mounts only have 3 screws holding it to receiver. I have had back screw shear and also a had a 300 WBY rip the rear ring out of the base. If the screws are locktited and the heads strip out drill the heads off and then you can separate the rings. I believe you said in first post the other person couldn't get screws out. Good luck.

+1 on going with the Talleys


Rob

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