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I used to live in Cascade Township in Pa. That is the home of the original 1000 yard range. The property is owned by good friends of mine. It was not unusual to see deer feeding down range during a match. They shot everything there up to 50 cal. they discontinued the 50's after a few bullets made it through the backstop and continued past the range. I never got that bug thankfully as it would have driven me crazy and probably broke. LOL!! Great bunch of guys and Gals there. Fun to watch and occasionally a friend would let me put one down range.
                    did you know that is the range that made the 7mm/300wby famous? In the 70,s the 7mm/300 won many 1000 yard matches.
They also used and experimented with the wildcat 6.5-300 Weatherby Wright Hoyer cartridge.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: deer loads
« on: July 25, 2018, 09:00:19 AM »
Nosler  180 gr. Bal-Tip and a stiff charge of IMR 7828.  Shoots well out of my Stainless Mark V.

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

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