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Rifles / Re: I will never ever buy a weatherby product again.
« on: August 12, 2018, 08:17:00 PM »
A big +1 dubyam.

Rifles / Re: Oldest sons Bday present....
« on: August 08, 2018, 05:11:35 PM »
Wow what a birthday present! Would you like to adopt a 39 year old as another son???  ;D

SOOOO JEALOUS Roger!! What a great trip that will be. I have plans to go to Argentina one day too. If I wasn't off to Africa next month and having to save some money to buy a new house/trophy room, I would book with you and hunt buffalo, red stag, puma and wild boar. But I won't be doing any overseas hunts for at least a year or two...

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Jameson????
« on: August 03, 2018, 08:01:42 PM »
Facebook is the way of the Millenials and they are rhe future so help us God. That's where  companies see profit. Sad!

Yep you got it. Here in Australia I am appalled at the lack of hunting ethics that some of the youth have today. I have learned thru facebook that there is a large amount of todays "young adults" just don't care about the wildlife or conservation. They think that just because they are hunting a feral pest animal then that gives them the right to just kill them any old how and any old where. They do not recognise trespassing. Believing it's ok just to walk thru someone else's property to shoot an animal. It is sad where they are taking our chosen sport.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Jameson????
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:46:11 PM »
It is the way the world is going though unfortunately... Sites like this are a thing of the past (although I much prefer them) and we are now in a world of instant communication.
I do have facebook and am on several Weatherby sites that are on there. But I tend to write more on here than I do on all the Weatherby facebook sites.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: South Africa
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:42:32 PM »
Yep rip it up them. They need to start learning that just because they don't like firearms they don't have the right to try and destroy our expensive tools.

Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:13:23 PM »

I'm wondering how big of a guy are you? Also, how fast are you pushing those bullets?

And thanks for the feedback.

Well if you look at my avatar you can see I am not that big of a guy. I tip the scales at around 90kg but being paralysed from mid stomach down I don't have the stomach muscles to help hold a rifle up. So I must use some type of rest to shoot from all the time. Plus I cannot "roll" with the recoil (yes I know that sounds funny considering I am in a chair that by definition rolls haha).

I have the 225 grn TSX's scooting along at around 3050 fps. Then the 250's drop to about 2850. I am not sure on the 285 grn LRX's, I would need to look at my load data. I have never used the 285 pills as they just weren't accurate.

I found that the 225 grn TSX's are the optimum weight for my use in the .340 wby. 

Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:04:26 PM »
BB340: Not saying the 340 isn't shootable, after hunting with an unbraked 378 WBY. for a few years when I stepped down to a 340 it did feel mild. I was just warning the OP that has not shot one that the recoil is a little stiff. If I was a young man just starting out and could only own one big game rifle it would be a 340 WBY. They are an absolute hammer on elk, kill much better than a 30 cal. Now that I'm in my 70's I enjoy mine a little more with a brake on it.

Yes I am in total agreement with you. For sure if someone that hasn't shot a heavy magnum before picks up a .340 and squeezes the trigger they are sure as hell going to know about it lol.
Also agree with you on the killing side.I have used mine here in Australia on tough game like water buffalo, banteng and scrub bulls with great success. Then on one trip to Africa for lion, lioness and several plains game critters. When something gets hit by the .340, it sure does know it.
Wow an unbraked .378!! That I hear is quite a handful. I will find out one day when I eventually get around to buying one though lol.

Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: August 01, 2018, 05:27:10 PM »
Well I am of a different opinion to Oregonmarkv... I find the .340 a comfortable round to shoot. Does it have recoil? Well yes, but for me I do not find it bothersome one little bit. I can shoot it day in day out and never tire of it.
In saying that if it is your first big magnum then one could find it difficult. But I believe with practice they would soon learn that the .340 is a perfect balance of power and recoil.
My rifle is a Mark V Lazermark, no muzzle brake and wears a Leuoplold VX3-10x40.
It lives on a steady diet of the 225grn TSX and AR2213sc or RE19 powder.
Then going up to 250grn and 285grn projectiles the recoil gets a bit more but for me it is still manageable.
When using my .340 for hunting I don't think I have ever felt the recoil of it. To say I am a HUGE fan of the .340 would be a big understatement! 

I have not done a lot of shooting with my .300 wby mag, so can't really comment on it. But of the little bit of range work I've done with it I had no problem at all.

One of the reasons I have read about is because of the wide difference in case capacity of the 7mm Rem Mag case. It can measure up to 10 grains different between lots and different makers. How true that is or not I do not know. Or why there should be such a huge internal case difference compared to all other cartridges.

Rifles / Re: Newbie here with a new Vanguard and questions.
« on: July 24, 2018, 08:09:28 PM »
Sounds like you have yourself one mighty fine shooting stick right there.

It would take a mighty big hog to get back up after being hit by one of those 270 grain pills lol

Reloading / Re: 6.5-300 Load Help
« on: July 23, 2018, 05:21:17 PM »
Good to hear you got it all dialled in. Look forward to seeing some critters you get with it.

I honestly wouldn't worry about it. If big government wants to find you...they can. The technology in use today is astounding.

Even the tinfoil hat I sleep in won't stop the government mind control rays from penetrating my skull.  And the voices, oh, the voices, don't even get me started on the voices in my head!  ;D   

Hang on a minute.... Are you saying the voices I am hearing are put in my head by the government?! So all this time I thought I was going crazy but it's the government that I'm hearing???  :o

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .375 Ruger
« on: July 18, 2018, 11:06:06 PM »
A buff hunt with you and Chris would be great Brett.What Outfittter do you use there?

Well I don't have an outfitter at the moment. Where I use to go the bloke died and then the property sold. But I do know of several other quality outfitters in the NT. I will post some up tomorrow or the next day when I get back home.

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