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Reloading / Re: What dies are you using for your Weatherby?
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:09:32 PM »
I have used RCBS dies for many years.  I never had a problem with them, ever.  I also use their neck sizer dies.

Mule Deer / Re: Long Range mule deer
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:13:32 AM »
If purchasing a firearm for myself for the OP's situation I would give a serious look to the Weatherby Mark V Accumark in 6.5-300 Weatherby with the factory muzzle brake.

If you are not doing anything wrong you should not be concerned if the Wardens are in uniform or not. As a former Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer here in Pa. many times I was out of uniform.

A long shot, but maybe they are going to finally move the business out of the People's Republic of California! I would have left long before now.

Need has nothing to do with it. If you want one , get one.  I own a 240 and 257 Magnum.  Both are USA first year production Stainless Mark V's.  The 240 is the Lightweight ( 6 lug action).  I enjoy both rifles but the 240 is much lighter and if I have to move around or do much walking I prefer to carry it over the 9 lug Mark V's. I have killed deer with both rifles but must admit I have downed more with the 240 than the 257.  Either one work very well on deer. No reason why you can't have both calibers. Variety is the spice of life!

I think I will stay with my traditional caplock T/C .54 caliber White Mountain Carbine.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: NFL
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:54:23 PM »
Been a Seahawks fan since 1980 when I was in the US Army and stationed at Fort Lewis, Wa. NO MORE! Have not watched ANY NFL games and do not plan too.  Those whining spoiled brats can pound sand!  I can't stand disrespect for the flag and country that I served.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My military career
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:09:50 PM »
PARA45  don't worry my son will take your place in a couple of years.  He is a C3C at the United States Air Force Academy. Enjoy your retirement and thank you for your service to our country.  WTT

Ammo / Re: Bullet for 240 weatherby for deer
« on: December 17, 2017, 09:07:28 AM »
Not knocking the 105 Berger.  I asked if it would stabilize in the 240's 1-10" twist.  Any body tried it?

Ammo / Re: Bullet for 240 weatherby for deer
« on: December 16, 2017, 09:40:55 PM »
If your a handloader try the 105g BERGER VLD.
Will the Berger VLD stabilize in the 1-10 twist of factory 240 Magnums?  I know it is a LONG bullet.

Rifles / Re: best loads
« on: December 16, 2017, 09:37:43 PM »
180 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip,  a stiff charge of IMR 7828, Weatherby brass and a Federal 215M primer.

Rifles / Re: 257 wetherby and 100 grain ballistic tips
« on: December 16, 2017, 09:34:40 PM »
I shot one buck with a 100 gr. bullet in my 257 Magnum Mark V years ago.  It was a hand loaded Nosler Partition. That buck was DRT at just over 100 yards.  Bullet held together, penetrated well and without excessive meat damage. I did use the 100 Gr. Ballistic Tip for long range wood chucks.  They were bombs even at long distance.  At this point in time I use the Nosler 115 gr. Ballistic Tip and the Sierra 120 gr. BTHP for deer in my 257.  The light 100 gr bullets work well with broadside shots through the rib cage where there are no heavy bones as can be seen from your photos.  Hit a heavy shoulder bone and the results may be much different and not in a good way.  Great shot BTW high lung!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: GO ARMY!!!
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:55:32 PM »
Those "Pretty Boys" have won the Commander-in Chief Trophy twenty times!  Most recently last year.  I was at Westpoint last year when Army got their A** handed to them by Air Force so I guess they can hold their own!  ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: GO ARMY!!!
« on: December 10, 2017, 12:19:48 PM »
As an Army veteran I always cheer for the Black Knights except when they play the Air Force Academy Falcons.  My son is a C3C  at USAFA.   Last year we went to the Army vs. Air Force football game at Westpoint. I wore my Air Force Academy shirt and jacket and my Army Infantry ballcap!  LOL  What a great time we had. Congratulations on a fine win for Army. Twenty-one years is a long time to wait but the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy is yours out right.  Go Army Sink Navy.

Ammo / Re: Bullet for 240 weatherby for deer
« on: December 10, 2017, 12:12:30 PM »
I have killed a number of Whitetails here in Pennsylvania with my Mark V 240 Magnum.  Most were with handloaded Nosler 95 Gr. Ballistic-Tips.  I did shoot one with a factory load Barnes 90 gr. X.  I recently found a couple of boxes of the Barnes 85 gr. TSX BT bullets and plan to try those in the future.  I believe the load you are referring to is the Weatherby factory 100 gr. Spitzer.  If so they are loaded with Norma's own factory made bullet.  I have heard NOTHING bad about those bullets in any of the Weatherby magnums they are loaded in.  It does sound weird that a bullet would break in half like that however I would be more concerned on how the bullet performed on your buck.  You said it worked great.  Until proven wrong I would continue to use them.  If you can find them the old discontinued Speer 105 gr. Spitzer work great in the 240.  Look for them at gun shows.  If you find any buy them!

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