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Rifles / Re: New Member with question
« on: Today at 03:26:22 PM »
What size groups are you getting at 100 yards?
Firstly I would try other types of ammo. Other factory stuff or different reload combinations.
Then if you can't find a good load after that then have it glass bedded and the barrel floated plus the trigger adjusted nicely.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My Vanguard
« on: Yesterday at 02:17:37 PM »
It looks like a sweet handling rig you have there Juan.

As you have all said this bloke is just regurgitating the same old garbage that people who cannot handle recoil spray to anyone that will listen! Just because he cannot handle a .460 wby he there for thinks no one should use it. It is my belief he has never shot anything larger than a 30-06. He is one of those keyboard warriors that scrape together other peoples work and passes it off as his own.
And to say a double rifle is overrated! My god let him step foot in Africa amongst the PH's there and see how quickly his Bull S#%T will get smacked of his baby face.
Sure it takes plenty of practice to get used to firing big guns, and as Para said I do shoot them and enjoy shooting them. So for this little twerp to come along and tell me I can't use my .460 because it's to powerful for him really gets my hackles up!
He states the 416 Rigby would be a better choice for a hunter. Why?? I HATE the recoil of my CZ 550 .416 Rigby. It smacks me up the face every shot. So much that I am going to have a new stock built, one with the exact dimensions as is on my .460 wby. Which I find much more pleasant shooting than the smaller .416. 

Ammo / Re: weatherby select ammo why No 200 gr. accubonds in 300 wthy.
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:57:38 PM »
Yes that would be a good load for the .300 wby. I have some that I will load up and get around to trying out in one of my rifles one of these days.

Good to hear you got your new rig up and running. As I have said before, I am a real fan of Tikka rifles. They would also be one of the top selling brands here in Australia too.
Hope your groups tighten up a bit and she becomes a real shooter for you.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: $110,000 for a goat
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:50:10 PM »
There are place in the US like the Ox Ranch that one can hunt them on. They are not as big as the ones found living in the Himalayas of Tajikistan, Pakistan and all those other 'stans. But they are a lot cheaper too! Trophy fees are anywhere from $10,000-$30,000 depending on where and when. They are also not free range and as exciting a hunt as it would be in their homeland mountains.   

Ammo / Re: Sticking with a load
« on: February 13, 2019, 02:46:04 PM »
Yes I stick to just the one load for just about all my hunting rifles. I experiment with the different projectiles and powders for that rifle and what it is likely to be used for. I have been using the same load in my 25-06 for 20 years now. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: $110,000 for a goat
« on: February 13, 2019, 02:40:09 PM »
The Kashmir Markhor is my top of the list trophy I would so dearly love to get! They are much cheaper in Tajikistan though.
Hoever with mother nature being the cruel mistress that she is, the habitat these critters live in is just way to un-wheelchair friendly.... :'(

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Losing faith in weatherby
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:41:43 PM »
Yes I too would love to see some photos of your dad, his rifle and critters he has taken with it. He sounds like a real character with a lifetime of good yarns to tell.

Mule Deer / Re: Long Range mule deer
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:16:11 PM »
I sure don't get impressed by shooters that can shoot deer way out there at 700-1000+ yards....
I do get impressed by the HUNTER that can stalk in to 100 yards and under then make sure they get a good clean kill.

Rifles / Re: Lets change the term break in to conditioning
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:11:04 PM »
Yeah you have gone bat crazy!! But what you say is true.

Rifles / Re: another MkV, but which one?
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:09:42 PM »
Well I am with the other guys in suggesting the .257 be next.... However if you want a fantastic lightweight, light recoiling rifle that has plenty of punch for small and medium game the think about the .240 in a Mark V Ultra Lightweight. I have one topped with a Swarovski 4-12x42 and it is dynamite on the critters I hunt. Couple it with a 90-100 grain pill and it'll shoot flat and hit hard way out yonder. Then with the next to nothing recoil you can see your shots hitting. 

Heck it wouldn't be a proper reloading bench if it wasn't a organized chaos!  ;D

I just realised I have not shot my two favourite rifles in years! I last used my .340 Lazermark on a scrub bull, water buffalo and pig hunt way back in 2015. Then there is my Wood blued MKV ultra light in 25-06 and to be honest I cannot remember the last time I even pulled it out of the safe!
I still have quite a few rifles that I am yet to even shoot. One in particular is that custom shop 7mm Wby mag Lazermark.
But I am determined that as soon as the weather turns cooler here I am knuckling down and getting all my rifles out to the range to test and check things.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Losing faith in weatherby
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:10:06 PM »
The case head had a partial seperation and was easily removed. As for what caused it I'm not sure. It was an older reload, possibly overworked brass
 Like I said before my Dad is 83 and I was not present during the shot, thankfully he was not hurt.

I think you need to be a bit patient. I know it is hard for men like your dad that are set in their ways and has had things happen so much quicker in the past (my dad is the same). But that was back in Roy's day when the company was just starting and there was nowhere near the amount of customers compared to today.
Then as you know they are in the middle of a move that would be costing a fortune and taking up everyone's time. Plus as others have said Weatherby Inc has lost a lot of their employees that didn't want to or couldn't make the move. So who knows it could be all the repair guys that are not there anymore.
One last point is that you have stated "it was an older reload, possibly overworked brass." Well to me that sounds like it is your fault and no fault of the rifle or Weatherby. If you were shooting reloaded ammunition that you had no idea about then I put the blame on yourself as you were using unsafe and unknown ammunition.
Sorry if that comes across as harsh but in the cold light of day that is what it boils down to.   

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