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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Fishing
« on: October 12, 2018, 04:33:49 PM »
Thats a mounter for sure. (in my book) What lake were you fishing and is that a personal best?

Elk / Re: need an opinion on best .300 wby bullets for elk
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:56:20 AM »
Welcome to the Nation DesertDrifter.

Congrats DW. After you've had a chance to check them out let us know what you think. You got a good deal, I thought the difference in the two would be about $30.

I’m glad to hear how much you like(d) the little Zeiss pocket model. While it’s a bit more than my randomly chosen budget, I am considering ponying up a litttle extra and getting the Zeiss Terra 10x25s.
If your considering the Zeiss Terra ED's, I would recommend the 8x25 ED's. They are about the same weight and cost a little less. While the 10x magnifies the size of the image, it will also magnify the shaky or wobbly effect of the image during free hand use. (everyone shakes to some degree) With the 8x you get a more precise image with a larger field of view, (you may be able to get two or more animals in the same frame without moving back and forth between images) and if it makes any difference, you'll get more eye relief. Theres practically no difference in what they offer optically, there both excellent. Other higher power binos are better suited for long distance viewing. I've used and recommend the 8x's for years. The less expensive 10x25's, many well under $100 bucks, can serve the purpose of general viewing, but lack the optical quality your talking about. Optical quality is like a quality sound system, some people can't tell the difference between CD music and cassette music, it just depends on the individual when comparing optics. Quality is the reason some bino's are expensive and some aren't, but it can be tricky convincing yourself of whats what. JMO

Pretty cool pistol for someone with deep pockets and a Dirty Harry complex.( or if you wanted to make it a safe queen ) Also, quote, "The instructions  are clear: use the best ammunition possible. No surprise there. Two rounds go off at the same time; the consistency of the ammunition has a huge effect on the AF2011-A1’s accuracy." No doubt, like Miculek says, the recoil is pretty stout.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 2019 catalogs
« on: October 10, 2018, 03:30:37 PM »
+1 Myself

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My turn for trail cam pics
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:33:59 AM »
Good trail cam pics. That ten point in the third set of pictures looks like about 3 1/2 years old, (jmo) if he doesn't get shot this season, he'll really look good next year. Where are the does? Good luck this season.

MM, your son's and daughter's recollections are exceptional examples of how even "would be eye witnesses" can remember credible facts of a remembered true story. Sometimes "the mind" has a strange way of interchanging characters in stories, but the facts of the story stay locked in. How many times have you heard someone tell a story and end it by saying, "thats a true story". It's a true story, it just didn't happen to them or not quite that way.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: VANGUARD BADLANDS
« on: October 08, 2018, 05:41:50 AM »

Nice looking rifle.

Got a email from Weatherby today, imagine most of us got it. New Camilla as well.
I like the idea of receiving new product info from Weatherby via email rather than have someone say," look what I found on Facebook." Maybe Weatherby does think we're still an important part of the family? Helps to keep the boohoo's out of our topics.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Rechambering to a 224
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:18:10 AM »
I believe Tom was answering Musicmans question, but it does show your skins not very thick and your classless response reflects that.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Friend's Antelope hunt
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:11:45 AM »
Thanks for sharing the story and the rifle and hunt specifics. Your friend took a real nice goat, congrats to him.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Accuracy Enough is Enough
« on: October 06, 2018, 06:14:36 AM »
Sometimes we all get a little picky on paper accuracy. It certainly does build my confidence in a rifle, my shooting ability and the load when it's sub moa.  I used to hear pie plate accuracy was good enough for 100yd and closer deer. It's probably true.  :)
+1 If the rifle is capable of shooting small groups, shoot em, they are confidence builders. However, if your rifle only consistently shoots 1.25" groups @ 100 yds. just wrap your head around the "fact" that your aim and shot will be true out to 200 yds. You can just about get a 6" pie plate on a Ki-yote at 200 yds. Old school teachings are valuable lessons.

I would rather know what it shoots like now before I sent it in, I mean what have you got to loose. I had a 7 mag that started loosing accuracy(after about 17 years and 1500 rounds) so I took it to Ron Bartlett of Vais Arms Inc. in Hondo. He put the borescope to it and it looked just like yours, fire cracked and alligator skin throughout. By the time I replaced it, it never shot worse than 1.25" groups. It use to shoot .5" moa, before it started going south.

Is that the throat or the barrel itself?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5 wby
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:53:22 AM »
Weatherby promises 1” or less with factory ammo. Contact Weatherby and send the rifle so they can solve the problem. I had the same problem and they put another barrel on it. Free. It now shoots 1/2” @ 100 yds.

I'm afraid it would be a waste of time to send mine back. As i said earlier once in a while it will print a one inch group. That's weatherby's  guarantee. I wouldn't take it hunting as is though. I'm in contact with them and I'm gonna see what a friend of mine comes up with. He's a little better at trouble shooting than me. Plus he has the time.
Weatherby Mark V ULW Guarantee:
SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (.99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition)

 It doesn't say guaranteed to shoot .99" or less 3 shot groups every once in a while. It does say with Weatherby factory ammo or other premium ammunition. If the rifle doesn't shoot "consistently", at least one of the factory ammo's listed in the usage section of the Q&A  @.99" moa and you know that the barrel is clean of copper, your scope is perfect, torque is correct, and your doing your part, You should definitely talk to Weatherby and be able to return the rifle. Unless you've modified the rifle by adding your own muzzle brake, or bedding it, etc. then the warrantee becomes void. The guarantee doesn't say you can't shoot hand loads, it just doesn't guarantee them due to damage someone might impart on the rifle with improper loading. +1 on letting Weatherby solve the problem. Hope your problem gets resolved equitably.

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