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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Just checking..
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:51:12 PM »
Well it would not let me post the photo of those vanguard .223's. I had to re-email the picture from my phone to my computer and then it posted ok. Don't know what the problem was...

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Just checking..
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:03:38 PM »
Sorry if anyone read this post and was annoyed I wasted their time with a nothing post. I just couldn't get one particular picture to upload for some reason. But I got it to work in the end.  :o

THis being my first SS rifle, do people typically use a SS or Silver mount as well even though the scope is black?  I know it won't matter and it's personal preference...but weatherby only has the silver in stock for the mediums...

Here is a photo of my to Vanguards in .223. The bottom one is a stainless fluted with stainless rings and a black scope. Hopefully it will give you a bit of an idea what yours may look like.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Just checking..
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:59:52 PM »
Trying photo again..

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Just checking..
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:55:18 PM »
Trying to post a photo.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Just checking..
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:51:59 PM »
No one needs to reply to this post. I am just trying to figure out why a certain photo will not upload... All my others do but not this one...

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Just checking..
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:46:57 PM »
Yep It worked on a new post but won't let me write in someone else's posts???

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Just checking..
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:45:54 PM »
Just checking if I can post something as I have been trying to reply to other post but it keeps giving me an error 404 message

You should adopt my way of thinking...


I stopped trying to justify buying guns a long time ago. If you want it, got the money for it, then get it I say.

I say AYE MEN to that Captain!  :D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grip and pull
« on: January 17, 2018, 03:15:23 PM »
I have both sets of them for rifle cartridges. They do work but will leave your hand cramping up and sore if you have to do a lot of bullets. I found it easier if there is two people doing it. I had the missus operating the press while I used both hand on the puller. It was very quick to use that way.

Well I really love the look of mine. I bought it 2nd hand but still in good condition. Then popped a Weatherby Supreme 3-9x44 scope on it.
I have had it for several years now, but haven't even shot it! Don't know why but just haven't got around to it yet lol

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Show us your Weatherby!
« on: January 17, 2018, 12:00:18 AM »

Firstly I am taking it on a hunt for Texas longhorns down here in March. A bloke has had them running wild on his property for several years now. So hopefully it will get blooded in. I will be using either 300grn Woodliegh PPSN's or 300grn TSX's. I have both loaded up ready to test.

Well, I guess that explains a lot about the last couple years then, the best of UT’s recruiting classes must have escaped Austin and ended up on your friend’s land.  :D

Haha yeah well they also must of been good swimmers to make it all the way down under to Australia  :D
They imported them quite a few years ago and have had them running wild ever since.

Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:15:22 PM »
I had a couple of conversations yesterday with Weatherby. The first one they asked me to send photos of the serial number (box end and gun). A couple of hours later received a phone call back. They had some people look at the photos including the company historian. All said they had never seen anything like it before, and that for some unknown reason Anschutz stamped a "W" at the end of the serial number (and it was then boxed with the same number). I'll probably keep the gun unfired. It'll make a neat conversation piece. Afterward I did some quick research on Weatherby serial numbers. It appears the Anschutz XXII's have the longest (most characters) serial numbers with eight. As such this may be the only nine character serial number gun ever made by Weatherby (at least until someone else discovers another "W").

Yep I would keep it unfired too. Will be a great conversation piece. Maybe even worth a bit more than a normal MKII. I might just go and check my rifles serial number now too lol

Rifles / Re: how about some clips for 257 Vanguards and Mark Vs
« on: January 16, 2018, 02:03:34 PM »
I can see that some people may want a magazine on a MKV. But as 224King said they would be more expensive. Especially because they would need to be made to match the gloss metal work on most MKV's.
Without sounding rude Hewater maybe you could practice loading and unloading your rifle in the dark? I have never had a problem doing it in the dark as I have the feel for it from doing it for so many years on all sorts of rifles.

I say go for it. You won't regret it! My .240 is in a MKV Lightweight and wears a Swarovski  4-12x42. It is a great do it all for deer, feral goats, pigs and varmints. It's nice and light that comes to the shoulder quickly and comfortably.

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