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Whitetail Deer / Re: Best caliber for whitetail
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:49:40 PM »
The 240 and 257 are fine caliber's, but the 270 Wby is better   ;)  plus if you ever want to go on an elk hunt someday, you would already be set to go with a 270 Wby  8)

Rob

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Rifles / Re: Barrel twist rate
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:18:33 AM »
likely 1:12 if it's the original barrel, 224king will know for sure, he's very informed on the old Weatherby's.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: TIme Change
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:12:49 AM »
Guess I'm lucky to live up here in Saskatchewan, we don't change our clocks, :)

The world revolves around us. ;D ;D ;D

We are just smart enough not to do it, Big Muddy  ::)  ;D

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Mark V .338WinMag
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:10:18 AM »
Thank you everyone for your help!  Ammo is on its way, Hornady Superperformance SST 200 grain.  Next, a scope with some excellent eye relief haha.

you seemed to be a bit concerned about the recoil, and you ordered super performance ammo  ::)  ::)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 10
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:07:10 AM »
good work Bad, I was a 2 1/2 - 3 pack a day smoker, and I quit cold turkey 18 years ago. I went though quite a few employee's the first 6 months at work,  :o  They would do something wrong, and I would want to tear their head off, they would quit or I would fired them on the spot.  :o That's about the only thing I'm not proud of on quitting smoking.

Rob

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Rifles / Re: 240 Wby
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:03:40 AM »
I have always preferred the heavier bullets in my 240's, the old discontinued speer 105gr hotcore, was a great bullet for the 240. The last few years I have been using the 95 gr ballistic tip's in both rifles(same load for both) and had no issue's with them. I have another 150 of them to use up, then I want to try the barnes 80 gr ttsx's after I seen my niece get an elk with her 243 and 80gr ttsx factory load. The 4831 and 7828 that you have already, works great in the 240.  8)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Mark V .338WinMag
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:51:51 AM »
No doubt it is a Stainless.

+1 it's a stainless model, I have one just like it in 300 Wby

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 143 gr ELD-X & Antelope
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:48:51 AM »
another nice speed goat  8)  you and your friends, Mike, have been having a good fall hunting so far, awesome  :D

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« on: November 02, 2018, 07:10:20 AM »
awesome,  8)  good job Oscar

Rob

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I look at it this way - I have many, many hunting rifles. I enjoy them all, but the fact is about 50 of them are seldom used. I may, at some point, consolidate my collection. It is hard for me to spend much time with most of them, so I gravitate to those that are “most useful”. I just don’t think I’ve found the singular, perfect rifle/cartridge yet...at least perfect for what I do. It is like the search for the Holy Grail.

Since I own a lot of cartridges, I’m pretty familiar with their advantages and short comings. I like to hear other viewpoints on the subject.

Actually, Boddington used to be a bigger proponent of 300 magnums, 300 Weatherby in particular. He seems to have lightened up a bit in his stance.

+1 I'm the same way, I have many rifles I rarely use, 223, 270Wby,7MM Wby & Rem, 300 Wby, 375 Wby is all I really use anymore. It's been at least 5 years since I fired my 340,3 years since I fired my 338-378 and I cant even recall the last time I fired my 30-378 and 338 Win.   :o

Rob

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Why do you care so much who makes the mark v receiver and bolt? Most companies contact out various component's on their product, it's what they do, to make their product affordable.

Rob

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With modern bullets, it's hard to disagree with his theory, for most of North America, except for grizzly, brown, or polar bears.

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 300 or 257wby
« on: October 27, 2018, 09:12:15 PM »
300 it is....i shot 2 boxes today. 2 in at 200. I think the flier is from the light barrel contour. Now i need to see some Elk and bear

moa perfect, good luck on your first elk hunt  8)

Rob

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 300 or 257wby
« on: October 26, 2018, 09:55:53 PM »
When I worked as a guide, there was always 2 things that you knew right away when the client showed up, that week of hunting was going to be a gong show. 1) if the client wasn't in good enough shape and 2) if the client showed up with a rifle they wasn't confident or comfortable enough to shoot it accurate in the field hunting. Hunting elk is no different than hunting anything else, you need to be able to make a good shot placement. I've seen elk poorly hit with a 338 go on for hours before getting them, and I've seen elk only go a few yards after a good hit with a 240 or 243.

There is no doubt if you can feel confident you can make a good shot placement with your 300, that is a lot better than your 257 on elk.  Even if your rifle is shooting 1.5 moa or even a little more, that accurate enough for hunting elk at reasonable hunting ranges.

Rob

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The run-of-the-mill hunting bullets do a fine job of dropping game if you make a good shot. Deer aren't that tough. Bonded and all copper bullets are no better for accuracy in my rifles than Hornady Interlocks or Sierra Game Kings. Feed your rifle what it likes and go with it.
A great guidline is the heavy for caliber bullet almost always is more accurate than its lighter weight counterpart.


+1

Rob

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