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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New here =)
« on: Yesterday at 09:02:06 PM »
Welcome to the Nation! I'm not knowledgeable on these, but here's an old WN thread about them:
http://weatherbynation.com/index.php?topic=12925.0

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It's not a difficult rifle to disassemble - triggers (Timney is a good choice), barrels & stocks are available (and information can be found), but if I were in your position, I would put the money into another complete rifle that is how you want it (new or used) and leave this one alone for uses where a shorter barrel may come in handy (like hunts in heavy brush, etc.). All you would have left of this gun would pretty much just be the action. Aside from the fact that you could probably just about get a new Vanguard for what this would cost you, you would have to be careful in the component choices to avoid issues (like the barrel and stock need to work cohesively to get decent accuracy (and you could end up having a bedding job in store). If you like this kind of project, it could be fun, but possibly not practical on financial and time-involved levels, as you are almost pretty much building a new rifle from the ground up. This is just my opinion (and everybody's got one LOL), and some may disagree, but it's something to think about and weigh what it will take.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Checking fireproof measures
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:21:51 PM »
I wish my wife had some land!

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Speaking of lighter bullets, don't forget that: all else being equal, the lighter the bullet (or shot payload in a scatter gun), the lower the recoil.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Bore tech eliminator
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:38:37 AM »
+2
BTE is the best thing going to clean a barrel in my opinion.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Patrician Pump
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:30:49 PM »
That's an old shotgun. I would contact Weatherby to find out. I'm no expert by any means, but I have not heard of those being factory installed on Weatherbys. Poly Chokes were never known for throwing a good pattern. Maybe it was a used sale. I've heard that Poly Choke is in trouble, probably because interchangable tubes perform better. Good luck.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Great Christmas Deals
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:43:05 PM »
Yeah, a so-so day shopping guns is better than the best possible day you could ever have at work.

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Do you have a brother or good friend who could help you with the boat? Getting out on it, doing what you love and some real relaxation can have a positive effect on your health. I truly hope you get better.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Great Christmas Deals
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:23:16 AM »
That looks like a nice addition to your safe. Coming home with a new firearm rarely disappoints!

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Recoil table by Chuck Hawks
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:19:08 AM »
Yes sir, I also believe burn rate can have an effect on recoil, as it can affect recoil velocity. Velocity is as important as recoil energy on perceived recoil, as it's the speed at which the gun moves backward and things definitely get more snappy as velocity increases for a given amount recoil energy. I don't know if this is a good analogy, but I sort of liken fast burning powder to low gearing in a race car - if you have two race cars with the exact same horsepower and torque, but one has lower gear ratios, that car will slam you back into the seat more than the other car when it takes off from standing still.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grading scale for Walnut
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:48:05 AM »
To each his own. Personally, I generally loathe anything made out of cheap friggin' plastic (except AR-15's). Other than those, I have one shotgun with plastic that I've owned for two weeks, that's it.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grading scale for Walnut
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:43:49 PM »
The practical aspects of plastic stocks are obvious and they are useful on a rifle that will get frequently wet, beat around, etc. Besides being beautiful, every wood stock is unique - there is not another rifle in the world exactly like yours. With a plastic stock, a zillion people have one exactly like yours. They have no personality, just boring, mass-produced blah. Back in the old flintlock days, a man's rifle was a useful work of art - craftsmanship.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grading scale for Walnut
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:37:34 AM »
I'm not sure of Weatherby's specific grading method, but normally AA grade is better than "Selected" (and also A grade) and AAA is better than AA. If you want really super-duper premium wood, exhibition grade walnut is the ticket (and costs a fortune).

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Recoil table by Chuck Hawks
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:59:57 AM »
The 30.06 does thump your shoulder somewhat hard, especially if you go heavier than 150 grain on bullet weight.

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The shot certainly did look good. Just bring a .300 Bee out there LOL (just kidding, although what's left of him sure won't get up!)

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