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Rifles / Re: 6.5-300 or .300 wby
« on: August 17, 2020, 05:47:10 PM »
Weatherby factory ammo isnít cheap and only a handful of other companies make Weatherby cartridge ammo. You can spend nearly as much money on factory ammo for the 300 Win Mag compared to a 300 Wby. Now is a great time to start reloading since you will gain better accuracy and spend far less money in the process, plus you can reload for other cartridges. All of this has been on this forum before, and it will likely rerun soon.

I'm new to the Weatherby family so bear with me.

Yes, Weatherby factory ammo is expensive as I've known for years. But finally getting my 300 Wby caused me to start searching. Low and behold, I am finding Weather Select in the $39/box range at various locations. Running about the same a Remington Core-Lok for my 300 Savage.

I was up in Billings a few weeks ago, stopped at Scheelís and picked up the last 2 boxes of 300 Wby Select 180gr they had on the shelf for $37.99/box. Found some 165gr Select online for $39.99/box.

In comparing those prices to Remington Core-Lok for .243 Win, .270 Win, .308 Win, .30-06, Wby Select really isn't that much more expensive. Just 300 Wby brass runs $35Ī/box so a few bucks more for loaded Select seems like a bargain to then have the brass for my own reloading.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Replacing a legend
« on: August 17, 2020, 05:36:34 PM »
Sorry to hear of the loss of what sounds like a great friend and mentor. Congratulations and many thanks for picking up the mantle and carrying on.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Can Am Outlander ATV
« on: August 17, 2020, 05:34:27 PM »
Where does an atv come in beneficial over a 4x4 pickup? 

certain atv trails??

seemed like so many places Ive hunted out west were "no atv" etc...

thanks.

Many places I go in CO and MT, my Super Duty only gets so far. After that, things require a much smaller footprint/width. Then there comes the places where anything with wheels is out. Feet only.

About 10 years ago I was driving on a certain road that had massive washouts, was getting to the point I was about to give up in my SD as the skid plates were setting more work than the tires. Came around a corner and there's a Honda Civic on its side in the washout in the middle of the road. Only about 6" sticking above road (trail) level. I did report it to the sheriff's office once I got back out and got cell service. Have never gone back up there to see if someone got it out.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: What's coming!
« on: August 14, 2020, 12:44:55 PM »
Saw this online. The Liberals are pissing off the wrong people.
Amen brother.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Vote by Mail?
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:01:23 AM »
Here you go.

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The company that became Freedom Group bought Remington, along with other firearms manufacturers and ammunition producers. Has the quality of their products improved? I canít say so with the exception of Barnes Bullets.
I know it is simplistic, but the bottom line of profits and projected profits donít tell the whole story when it comes to quality and reliability.

Agreed. I have two older Remington  700's, 1973 and 1997. I would not but one of the new ones.

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Elk / Re: what to zero 300 weatherby for elk out to 400
« on: August 01, 2020, 04:26:53 PM »
I grew up with dad teaching us to zero at 200 yards with our scoped hunting rifles. So my .243 Win (Rem 700 BDL, 1973 vintage), .308 (Howa 1500 & Savage 99), .300 Savage (Savage 99), .30-06 (Rem 700 ADL to BDL conversion) are all zeroed at 200 yards.

I am debating on the .30-06 as I put a new Busnell Forge 3-18x50 on it and those instructions state to zero at 100 yards.

Have not had the pleasure of shooting the new .300 Wby yet, waiting for the scope to arrive this coming week.

Winchester 94's are all 100 yards with iron sights.

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Optics / Re: New scope for new rifle
« on: August 01, 2020, 03:41:16 PM »
Let us know how it shoots, I only run Leupold and Zeiss on my rifles. I have a Zeiss 3-9x40 on my 257 Accuguard, its a great shooting combination.

I used to run old Leupold, but they grew legs long ago. Stolen by a 'friend', took the scopes but not the guns. Figured he would only lose a friendship that way.

I looked at Leupold but I really think they have cheapened the lower end and for my tastes, they really don't offer the bang for the buck any more. Just my opinion after looking at and through them. Zeiss is not anywhere near my budget and I would be looking at some hard times if I were to put even a $700 scope on a $500 rifle. Wife is fairly tolerant of most things, but she does draw the line some times. Plus with having just paid off the Shiloh Sharps Quigley order a few months ago, I have to cool my jets for a bit and get back to the remodel and replace the grandkid's play set.

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Optics / Re: New scope for new rifle
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:38:32 PM »
Opted for the Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-16x44 since I got them down to $325 + tax.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Draw Results
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:37:07 PM »
My son and I both drew CO. 2nd rifle cow elk tags in GMU 76 by Creede. No luck on a moose tag in 76, but my buddy drew a Bull Moose tag in 37 and an archery deer tag in 103. He is planning to use his bow and switch to his rifle latter for moose. Hope everyone else having luck with their draws too.

I've been putting in for draws almost every one of the 20 years we've lived in Colorado, antelope, deer, elk and bear. Only successful draw I've ever got was antelope, 5 so far.

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Optics / New scope for new rifle
« on: July 31, 2020, 04:06:04 PM »
Hello all.
I posted in the general topic that I am the proud owner of my first Weatherby, a Vanguard Accuguard Synthetic, .300 Wby Mag, #3 contour, fluted, threaded.

Now trying to decide on optic for it and have just about decided on a Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-16x44,FFP EBR-2C MOA. I've ordered Talley Lightweight Medium 30mm rings. I can get the scope for $335 + tax.

Since this is my first Weatherby, does anyone see a problem with this?

I was thinking of pulling the Bushnell Forge 3-18x50 SFP Deploy MOA off my Howa 1500 .308 Win for the Wby and putting the Vortex on the Howa.

Any thoughts or suggestions on a different scope would be appreciated.

Edit - Also looking at: Sightmark Citadel 3-18x50 1/4 MOA LR1, Nikon BLACK X1000 Riflescope 4-16x50SF and Nikon PROSTAFF P5 4-16x42SF Matte BDC

Nikon I am a bit leery of now that they are out of the rifle scope manufacturing.

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You might try calling Weatherby and ask them if you pay the shipping to an authorized dealer to have the brake put on, would they authorize free shipping on the return. Just a thought. Great looking rifle, and just looks like its gonna be a shooter. Good luck!

I can understand shipping the rifle to Wby or an authorized service center IF the barrel needed to be turned and threaded. However, this rifle is already machined, from Weatherby. It seems expensive and time consuming to ship it so that someone else can thread a brake on the end of an already machined barrel.

I did figure out how to unscrew and remove the barrel end cap (sarcasm intended), so I assume that installing a brake would be just the reverse and tighten per the instructions on the Accubrake page. Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

I have tried calling Wby only to have it ring and ring and ring or roll to voice mail but no return call. I have also sent an email.
Even though the muzzel is already threaded for a brake it needs to be test fired to make sure a bullet does not touch the break. the hole is a delicate issue to big or to small make a difference in performance.

Wait a minute, this got me to thinking. If what you say is correct, Why does Weatherby sell Accubrake ST online? $60 and you can get an Accubrake ST in your choice of 3 colors and fit for #1 or #2 contour barrel.

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I read this on another forum.  This is very true.

This is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins.

Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly triggered by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward. Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.


The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk. The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men's lives. I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates! Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children. The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children. The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.

The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children. So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves.

As a die-hard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers (especially when they play Southern California. Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers???

I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. As for the Redskins name I would suggest they change the name to the "Foreskins" to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Washington DC.

BRILLIANT!

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You might try calling Weatherby and ask them if you pay the shipping to an authorized dealer to have the brake put on, would they authorize free shipping on the return. Just a thought. Great looking rifle, and just looks like its gonna be a shooter. Good luck!

I can understand shipping the rifle to Wby or an authorized service center IF the barrel needed to be turned and threaded. However, this rifle is already machined, from Weatherby. It seems expensive and time consuming to ship it so that someone else can thread a brake on the end of an already machined barrel.

I did figure out how to unscrew and remove the barrel end cap (sarcasm intended), so I assume that installing a brake would be just the reverse and tighten per the instructions on the Accubrake page. Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

I have tried calling Wby only to have it ring and ring and ring or roll to voice mail but no return call. I have also sent an email.
Even though the muzzel is already threaded for a brake it needs to be test fired to make sure a bullet does not touch the break. the hole is a delicate issue to big or to small make a difference in performance.

Thanks for the insight. Since this is my first magnum and I've never had a firearm with a brake before, I'm learning.

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You might try calling Weatherby and ask them if you pay the shipping to an authorized dealer to have the brake put on, would they authorize free shipping on the return. Just a thought. Great looking rifle, and just looks like its gonna be a shooter. Good luck!

I can understand shipping the rifle to Wby or an authorized service center IF the barrel needed to be turned and threaded. However, this rifle is already machined, from Weatherby. It seems expensive and time consuming to ship it so that someone else can thread a brake on the end of an already machined barrel.

I did figure out how to unscrew and remove the barrel end cap (sarcasm intended), so I assume that installing a brake would be just the reverse and tighten per the instructions on the Accubrake page. Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

I have tried calling Wby only to have it ring and ring and ring or roll to voice mail but no return call. I have also sent an email.

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