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I have owned my 340 accurate for about 5 years now and the best load I have found for my gun is 225 gr ttsx on top of 89 gr 7828.  Unfortunately  I have only shot paper targets with my gun so far.  My dad and I are planning on hunting pronghorn in Wyoming this october.  I would like to use my 340 with 160 gr barnes bullets.  Two questions, is that still too much gun for antelope and does anyone have a good load?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 224 Mag
« on: November 14, 2015, 10:15:47 AM »
I bought a vanguard s1 223 and had it rechambered to 224 wby mag.  Nice gun and I love it but would rather have a new mark v chambered for the 224.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: The Wait Is Over
« on: September 29, 2015, 10:16:13 AM »
Can't wait to see the new mark v.  Hard to improve the original but very excited to see the new one.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: ELK HUNTING IN UTAH
« on: August 19, 2015, 07:30:01 PM »
I want to hunt in Utah because in 12 to 15 years I hope to retire there.  Utah is a good conservative state, especially compared to my home state of Illinois.  Utah is hunter and gun friendly.  Far more game to hunt in Utah compared to illinois.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / ELK HUNTING IN UTAH
« on: August 17, 2015, 07:38:31 PM »
I would like to hunt in Elk in Utah in 6-7 years when my kids are done with College.  I live in Illinois should I start buying preference points or bonus points to increase my odds of getting a rifle bull tag?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: What do you want next?
« on: February 18, 2015, 03:58:17 PM »
A fibermark in 257 way mag, then since I am dreaming an ultramark in 270 why mag!

I have used Hoppes and WD-40 on all my guns, bolt actions, lever guns and pistols for over 20 years now.  I live in central Illinois where deer season and prime coyote hunting seasons get  very cold.  I have never had  any kind of functional problems even with semi-auto shotguns.  WD-40 has served me well and none of my guns some of which were my grandpas or my dads have any rust on them.  I would not hesitate to recommend HOPPES or WD-40 to anyone as essential gun care tools.

A 224 fibermark and a 224 vanguard in full real tree camo.  I wish weatherby would make 22 magnum bolt action rifle with wood and synthetic stock options.

After I purchased the gun, the gunsmith charged $375to do all the work I mentioned before, plus he stamped "FURTAKER II" on the barrel.  That price did not include shipping the gun from Illinois to Wyoming and back.

About two years ago I had an old model 223 vanguard rechambered to 224 wby and am completely happy with the results. It was not an expensive build.  The gunsmith rechambered it, restamped the barrel for the proper caliber, crowned the barrel and bedded the action.  Totally satisfied!

I also went to Indy with my father and my son.  I was very excited to see the WEATHERBY both.  I was a little disappointed there was not an ULTRA MARK V at the booth I was looking forward to at least holding my dream gun. 
I didn't see Jesse Duff at the Weatherby both but did get to see her at the BUSHNELL booth and yes see is very easy on the eyes.

Rifles / Re: 224 Wby Mag
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:26:03 AM »
I can not see any of 224 kings pictures.

Rifles / Re: 224 Wby Mag
« on: February 18, 2014, 07:02:17 PM »
I had a Vanguard S1 rechambered to 224 WBY mag.  Love the gun and the cartridge!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Bipods & Gun Cases
« on: February 06, 2014, 04:38:22 AM »
I bought the digital camo bipod gun case from Cabelas.  It was on sale for $40.  The case is awesome, it fit my gun perfectly with room to spare.  It has two velcro straps inside to hold the gun securely and also has pockets inside to put your butt stock and the muzzle of the barrel into.  It has two zippers with large handles which is great when wearing big heavy hunting gloves, two permanent large pockets on the outside of the case and two small moveable pouches that can be attached to the case anywhere.  The case will unzip and fold flat on the floor and seems to be of sturdy construction.  This would e a great gun case even if you don't have a bipod mounted on your gun.

Thanks Huntmontana 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Bipods & Gun Cases
« on: January 04, 2014, 06:21:39 AM »
Awesome, The cases from Cabelas look perfect.  Thanks

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