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Hard to tell anything from just one photo. Photos of the complete stock, both sides would help, whether the stock is scratched from being hunted with or not. Close up's would help.

Reloading / Re: Barnes TTSX
« on: Yesterday at 08:33:40 PM »
Thats DRT shooting right there. 100 gr.?

Yep you could easily never see the color difference if loading from your pocket or vest and pushing in magazine.I would think I would feel the difference in size,but when the dove hunting is hot and heavy right before dusk it could easily be done.
+1     Just a theory on how the above pictured accident could have happened, but you could lose a dog or a friend on a bird hunt if you were Dick Cheney.  ::)   

Those are some great looking bull elk there. Do you happen to know what any of them scored?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Colorado Archery Moose
« on: September 16, 2020, 06:05:36 PM »
It would really be cool to stalk a bull moose within bow range. Good luck to your friend and you be safe Blackbear. Get some pictures.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hunt got cut short
« on: September 16, 2020, 05:58:19 PM »
Too bad about the hunt, but at least it wasn't a complete bust. The proof is in the pan, sauteed scallions, tomato's, squash, bell pepper, (could be tomato) salt and pepper and great looking back strap medallion's. The TTSX and 257 do not disappoint. ;) 8)     

I know we have seen this before, unfortunately, but it is bird season again and all hunters afield can be reminded about the dangers of having two open boxes of different gauge shot shells. I have no idea when the accident in the picture occurred or what the injuries were.
       Many hunters shoot both 20/12 gauge shotguns during the same bird season.(doves for me) I shoot the old pump 12ga. pretty well, but also enjoy shooting my old Win. breech open single shot 20 gauge. This is just a guess, but the above accident could have happened by leaving 20 or 12 gauge shells in your shooting vest, then switching shotguns without emptying your vest of the original shot shells used. When the birds are flying good and fast, in the heat of the moment, you are trying to load as quickly as possible and may not feel the difference in the size of the shells. In the heat of the moment is when Shit Happens. It's the kind of mistake that could cost you you're eyesight or your life. (Not being arrogant or making excuses either) There's no room for error in any shooting sport.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Nu gun
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:38:13 PM »
Thats a good looking rifle, is it new, new to you, lightly used? It looks new, but didn't you just sell a 243 with a custom stock? Browning mfg's quality firearms and the 243 is a great caliber.

Ammo / Re: 6.5-300 ... so long 127gr. LRX load?
« on: September 15, 2020, 06:49:13 PM »
Interesting theories at both ends of the spectrum from both you gents!  And I can see advantages to both from the standpoint of rounding out the mix of factory loads.  Gonna be interesting to see who's right!
     Looking at both ends of the spectrum, the two loads, 100 grain TTSX and the 143 gr. ELD-X in the one caliber rifle, would be what the 257 Wby and the 300 Wby are in two separate rifles. The 6.5 may be a little light on the heavy end on the spectrum, but would would be a serious contender just the same. One thing more, the 257Wby and the 300 Wby would never lose their place in a true hunters line up.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby scopes
« on: September 15, 2020, 03:11:02 PM »
I think 1994 was the last year for Weatherby scopes. If I'm not mistaken, most were manufactured in Japan, with a few in Germany. Both the Germans and Japanese make very good optics, but I've never had the opportunity to look through or use a Weatherby scope. I would assume they were decent scopes. Anybody have one and an opinion on them? I'm not shopping for a vintage one, just curious. I do think it would be cool if they brought them back, except that the scope market is pretty crowded these days.
  I agree with you Tex, the scopes were probably pretty nice when they first came out, but over the years they got left in the dust. Too much competition. Now days OP's who ask about original Weatherby scopes want to know where to send them for repair or just mention they're gonna replace them. (it's not worth the expense to repair them, unless you just have to have an original scope with a particular rifle)

Shotguns / Re: Is Orion sporting for left-handed or right-handed?
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:57:52 PM »
Is Orion sporting for left-handed or right-handed?

If the website description doesn't mention it specifically, you should suspect its for the right handed world.

Rifles / Re: Vanguard IBEX?
« on: September 15, 2020, 07:39:49 AM »
I like it too. I love the catchy name Vanguard IBEX, as it conjure's up visions of long range mountain shooting. If you've been thinking about getting a 6.5-300 anyway, this would be the time to take the plunge and have a uniquely qualified and rare model rifle for any hunt.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Buying rifles from Gunbroker
« on: September 15, 2020, 06:19:05 AM »
I've bought a number of guns from Gunbroker in the past 15 or so years.  Had them shipped to a local FFL.  Never had any problems.

+1 As Tom say's, be sure to check the seller's feedback reviews and ask the seller any, any questions you feel are relevant to the sale. (serial numbers, shoddy photos, firearm history?, some scopes are optional on rifles, etc.) GunBroker has limited protection policies for buyer's.

Congrats to your Grand Niece on taking her first cross bow buck. (with that big smile, I'm sure it won't be her last)

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