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Ammo / Re: Hornady GMX projectiles
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:09:25 PM »
Those of us who shoot the 270Wby often wonder what the allure of the 257 is. The 270 was first (the first, in fact) and it's just slightly flatter and faster with equal weight for caliber bullets (comparable SDs), so it truly does everything the 257 does, and a bit more.

To your question, IFeelRecoil, I haven't tried RL22 in my 270Wby, having found IMR7828ssc and MagPro to be excellent performers. I'm sure it would be fine, but my use of it in 300Wby showed me a lack of consistency so I dont use it much at all.

Ammo / Re: Hornady GMX projectiles
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:03:59 AM »
Hahahahaha! I was about to say the same about 130s in the 270Wby making the 257 superfluous!

In all seriousness, the 130 is perfect in the 270Wby. Think about IMR7828ssc, Accurate MagPro, and RL19. You should get 3400-3500fps before you are over pressure. I personally have and good results with the 130gr Nosler E-Tips, but it took some fanagling with seating depth. StRt them deeper than you would lead core stuff, by .050-.100". I also had good groups from Barnes TTSX and Hornady Interbonds. The Barnes fouled too much for my liking, and I ended up going with the E-Tips. I've been imminently satisfied with them in both my 270Wby and my 300Wby. The deer around here hate them.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7mm
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:00:19 PM »
My thoughts are that if you don't consistently shoot sub-minute groups out that far, you shouldn't shoot at an animal that far. If you're not at the range, practicing at and beyond those distances, you shouldn't shoot at an animal that far. You owe it to the animal to make a killing shot and recover the animal.

Yep. When you can hit a minute of angle or less at 1000, after doing windspronts for 2min, consistently, you're ready, personally. As for the rifle, the reality is, you're going to need to shoot the heaviest bullets your barrel will stabilize (175gr or heavier). Even then, the reality is, you're not shooting the best option for game at that distance. Heck, reality says you're not shooting at a range which is ethical for all but a select few hunters. Don't let the TV shows fool you. They don't show all the prep the successful guys do, nor do they show much in the way of failures at those distances. I've never watched these shows so I can't speak to what they really show you.

Based on his emphasis, theres no other way but to take him literally. But the recoil clearly visible in the video says he's full of crap.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Anyone have a Gun Trust ?
« on: September 15, 2018, 05:01:16 PM »
The biggest draw for a trust has been removed by new interpretation of BATF regulatory direction, but the reality is, a trust for NFA items still serves the same purpose as a will, in terms of keeping certain items out of probate and keeping the government from laying hands on people and items after our deaths. I'm about to establish my own, Roger. A friend is providing paperwork. When I get it, I'll ping you and share. It may differ state to state.

Rifles / Re: .257 mag not grouping Barnes ttsx
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:40:05 PM »
Post your serial with the last three numbers XXX'd out, and I can review a serial reference and give you a rough idea.

Rifles / Re: .257 mag not grouping Barnes ttsx
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:53:55 PM »
Yep, OregonMarkV is right.  They only make a 110gr Accubond in .257cal.

And welcome to the Nation.  Enjoy the new to you rifles, and the memories they bring afield with you.

Rifles / Re: .257 mag not grouping Barnes ttsx
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:11:15 AM »
Unless that rifle has been rebarreled, there's pretty much a guarantee it has the 12 twist.  All the German made rifles had it.  It was my first thought when I saw your target, as your bullet holes are slightly keyholed, telling me the bullet isn't stabilized by your twist, and is tumbling.  That you got two on paper out of four is pretty impressive in and of itself.

For the 12-twist, if you're just dying to shoot monolithic bullets, I'd recommend stepping down to 100-110gr monoliths (not sure what's available from Barnes/Nosler/Hornady for 257cal, but somebody made a 100gr at one time).  Alternately, since you know the accubonds work well, you could stick with them.  For anything you should be hunting with the 257 (antelope, deer, coyotes, hogs, etc.) those accubonds will do the trick nicely, from close to far out there.  When you go after elk, take the 300.  Sure, a 257 will kill elk, if the shot placement is perfect.  But for a hunt you may not do every year, take a rifle which will give you the margin for quartering shots where you're going to plow through a lot of bone, so you don't lose an opportunity to having too little gun.  There is no such thing as too much gun, except for too much gun for a person to shoot accurately.

He may be a great smith, but he's full of crap. No felt recoil my flying eyeballs. What a crock.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New (to me) Weatherby
« on: September 13, 2018, 05:35:46 PM »
It could be a hand-lapped bolt and action. Is it tight with no round in the chamber, or only with a round in it? If its tight only with a round in, I'd say probably a tight chamber. Tight all the time, maybe just bone dry. Since its stainless, you'll want to lube it a bit, as stainless will gall (which could be your tightness, too).

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Strange ballistics
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:45:40 AM »
If I'm understanding you correctly, you're shooting at 100yds on 6x, with the parallax adjusted for 100yds, then shooting at 300yds on 15x with the parallax adjusted for 300yds, right?  Sounds like the scopes you've been using are not parfocal, which means they don't hold true when changing power.

If you're shooting at the same power at both distances but adjusting the parallax, it could be that your parallax adjustment is improperly calibrated, though a 6" discrepancy due to parallax at only 300yds is pretty big.

What scope are you using?  You said you'd tried several scopes, what else have you used?  My money is on optics issues.

Rifles / Re: First bolt action rifle - verify the mounts are correct
« on: September 08, 2018, 09:01:49 AM »
Sure, there are steel bases available for the Vanguard.  Everything from simple steel Weaver-style bases on up to nice steel Talleys which will cost you as much as you want to pay.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:19:32 AM »
Juan, those are some beautiful pictures! Your country is a stunning place, my friend. I've always wanted to visit Argentina and Chile, and hope to one day do so.

Levi's has been a liberal bunch for a long time.  I quit wearing them when they started making a stink about bathroom laws in states where they don't have a corporate presence.  (I always find it funny that the libs are all set to resist the government and be independent states when their desires are counter to the federal statutes, but for other states, that's not acceptable.  Other states have to acquiesce and align to the loony left or their violating federal authority. Double standards and hypocrisy make me sick.) But I digress.  Levi's made a big stink and insulted me and a whole lot of my neighbors for doing exactly what they love to do - standing up for what we believe in.  So I decided I'd bought the last pair of Levi's I'll ever own.  And, interestingly, they were the sorriest, most poorly made jeans I've ever owned.  Levi's will put themselves out of business based entirely on their sucking quality, this gun control thing will just accelerate it.

Real men wear Wranglers.  Just ask me or George Straight.  We'll tell you.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Dave
« on: September 04, 2018, 02:44:22 PM »
Sorry to hear this, Kevin.  Praying peace over his family, and you, and as Danno said, hope you get some more good neighbors in the future, as well.

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