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Fairfield CA. Smack dab between Sacramento and San Francisco. Love the state, HATE the politics.

Just God's way of telling us "Well it's dinged, now go hunting with it". My dad would deliberately drive his new 4X4 next to brushes near the house and say "Now it's ready for hunting". That did not always go over well with my mom.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Wyoming rifle
« on: January 16, 2019, 07:11:43 AM »
They look great. One nice thing for me is that with those prices it sure makes the price of a Mark V Camilla Deluxe or Ultralite look a lot better to my wife. :) :)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Mark V
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:55:53 AM »
I would see if I could get accuracy out of it,like it is,before I'd take the pressure point out.If I wanted to see how it shot floated without taking pressure point out I'd shim with some pieces of a few business cards under the action lug,It's way harder to put the pressure point back in than it is to take it out.
  +1 I used the card shim method on some of my rifles. Sometimes it helped and I had it free floated and bedded, and other times it did not and I left it alone and just had it glass bedded.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: I polish my Vanguard stock
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:47:08 PM »
Beautiful job Juan.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New products for 2019?
« on: January 09, 2019, 07:04:39 AM »
All the ideas for new calibers look pretty good. I was thinking more along the practical lines. The only Weatherby calibers I have so far are great, but with the velocity and power they have, and the new longer range high ballistic, bullets available, it would be nice to tighten some of the twists. How about 1:8 for the 240, 1:9 for 257 & 270, etc. even if they only offer it in a custom shop option?

I got a warm feeling when he discussed the importance of reticle and center of bore alignment. He had the room to do it with the plumb bob and black dot. If you don't have that much room, then you can project your reticle on a wall by placing a flashlight in the objective. It might seem backwards to you but you can site down on a black dot from the muzzle end just as easy as doing it from the receiver end. I have a grid target with a level attached that I use to align my reticles. I got the target with a SiteLite laser. The laser is worthless except for driving the neighbors cats crazy but the target works very well.
  That is probably the best tip I have seen for reticle centering.

Forgot to add..., Mr. Lopez Jr., would you please post some pics of said custom 6.5 blah blah blah rifle once you have it? Iíd love to see the final product!
  Me too.

Nice! Congrats on the sale LO 03! And you as well Chet on a fine purchase! Man I was tempted on this one, but I have promised myself the next two spends will be on the new Xbow and my friendís first ever rifle. Glad it all worked out, bummed this wasnít 12-18 months in the future... I just about covet a 270WBY these days and couldnít think of a better one to buy. Happy shooting Chet and post some pics, please, both from the range and of game taken!
  Thanks, I have been wanting one since about 1980. Almost bought one on GB but price seemed too good and timing was off for me. This time the timing was right and seller was right. I have come to trust this forum pretty well. I have never seen anyone deliberately steer somebody wrong. Looking forward to doing some shooting. The weather is perfect for that here around 50 degrees at the most and dry so it helps cool the barrel, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2019, 08:18:52 PM »
Happy new year to all.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Natchez
« on: December 30, 2018, 10:43:36 AM »
I picked up a Burris E1 3-9X40 from there back in the summer with the G4 Edot reticle. Great hunting reticle for low light.
If I don't like the scope that's coming with the 338 wm I might replace the scope with it.
I bought 2 of these for my wife and myself for the 6.5 Creedmoor for pig hunting. Perfect for quick acquisition.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Swift Scirocco
« on: December 24, 2018, 11:13:19 AM »
Thanls for the replies. I used Barnes in my 7 mag, fouling was terrible. How is the fouling with the E tip ? I noticed there are no groves on the shank, thought this was to eliminate the fouling ??
  The E=tip is not solid copper. I have no problem with fouling and they work fine for me. However the seating depth is very critical. I have found that for my rifles the COL listed in the Nosler manual was  not working so I bought a box of factory ammo which shot pretty good to measure the COL. When I matched my reloads to the COL they worked better than factory. I use them in 243 WIn. 250-3000 Savage, 6.5 Creedmoor, 264 Win Mag., 270 win, 7mm-08, 7mm Rem Mag., 308 Win.(150 &168), 30-06 (150&168), 300 Wby. (168 & 180), & 338 Federal )200 & 225). I started looking at the Hornady manual for comparison and noticed that the COL listed for the same weight bullets for the above in the GMX bullet the COL listed matched the same COL I was now seating the e-tips to. So I use the Nosler load data and the Hornady COL for my e tips and they all shoot less than 1.5 MOA and the magnums under 1 MOA. Good enough for my hunting.

If I were to buy my buddy a rifle and he lives in CA, how is the best way to go about it... should I buy from a CA shop and just have him go in there, do the transfer, no matter what? Could I buy form an online shop and put the rifle under his name where I have it shipped to.. so he could do the NICS transfer....?? I readily admit my ignorance... I have NO clue how CA gun laws work. This would be for my college teammate buddy who went hunting/got his first deer this year.

The easy way is to find a local FFL that can do the transfer for you and then all he has to do is ship it to your FFL. When it arrives, you do the paperwork, pay the transfer fee and your done. California is messed up but the transfer is just like any other state.

That said, if he's uncomfortable with that then he could find an FFL that would ship it to your FFL. Either way, you have to take possession via a FFL.

If you are sending it to your friend reverse the order of FFL's.

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