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Rifles / Re: Now I have me a dilemma
« on: Today at 05:28:03 PM »
Man that thing is sexy as! I'd be proud to take it out hunting or even just to the range. I can see your dilemma though. But for me I buy rifles to shoot not sit in a safe. That is probably why I don't buy real collectors type rifles.

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Rifles / Re: Now I have me a dilemma
« on: Yesterday at 06:24:19 PM »
Whack a scope on that thing and take it hunting! That's what they are made for. ;)

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Welcome to the Nation. If you go back into Spike Camp and scroll down you will find a Thread named Reloading. That is where most people talk all matter of loading. But it is pretty cruisy on here and we talk about anything anywhere.

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Rifles / Re: What do you think the new wby round is
« on: June 18, 2021, 09:33:33 PM »
.500 Weatherby Magnum.... Don't like my chances but I will keep my fingers crossed still  :o ;D

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Rifles / Re: .416s
« on: June 18, 2021, 12:56:48 PM »
You definitely need a 416
My 416 Weatherby has taken
Elk
Whitetail deer
Coyote
Squirrels
Cape buffalo
Blue wildebeest
Kudu
Impala
Clay pigeons
Tannerite

Pretty versatile though marginally adequate on squirrels. 460 WBY might be better.

And I felt a bit mentally challenged using my .300 Wby on prairie dogs.


Well yes you are mentally challenged, but just rest assured that you are not the only one that is.  ;D ;D

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Beer
« on: June 18, 2021, 12:52:33 PM »
Quote
Yep, a 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2. lol

Good one, ain't that the truth! Almost spit out my coffee laughing. Never actually had a Fosters (that I can remember).


Oh if you had tried it you would know! You'd spit it out and ask what dirty bastard took a whizz in your can.  ;D

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Beer
« on: June 16, 2021, 05:50:34 PM »
 ;D ;D

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I'm leading towards BS as well. Thinking they have done this on purpose to try and scam some free ammo out of Remington perhaps.

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Reloading / Re: 224 Weatherby loads
« on: June 13, 2021, 09:06:48 PM »
I am not pushing mine hard and only loading 33 grains of WIN 748 behind the 60 grain Hornady SP. Average velocity is 3476 fps from a 24 inch barrel. It is a very accurate load and thats why I use it.

Nice! Have you tried any ADI powders? Or Alliant?


Yep I tried some AR2206H, worked up to ADI's book max of 28 grains behind the 60 grn Hornady SP for around 3200fps. But the 748 load was more accurate.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Pig Hunt This Weekend
« on: June 13, 2021, 09:01:29 PM »
Yep you sure did ruin his night lol. Nice shot.

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I have done that same technique for some mates and even with myself. I don't care what some of my hunting rifles group like. As long as my 1st shot from a cold barrel hits where I want then I am happy.

I actually never shoot of sand bags. I do all my sighting in and load work from the rest I built on my ATV. Sure it gives me a great rest as I have built it that way. I have a front and rear rest bar for the rifle. I know I should really test my loads off of sand bags so I can see how accurate or not they exactly are. But I get em good enough for my hunting.


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Reloading / Re: 224 Weatherby loads
« on: June 13, 2021, 05:42:30 PM »
I am not pushing mine hard and only loading 33 grains of WIN 748 behind the 60 grain Hornady SP. Average velocity is 3476 fps from a 24 inch barrel. It is a very accurate load and thats why I use it.

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Congrats to her and the best of luck for the hunt. I predict some tasty meals in your not too distant future  ;D

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Pig Hunt This Weekend
« on: June 13, 2021, 05:29:51 PM »
Nice one.

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Yes I think we put to much emphasis on trying to shoot small groups. Especially with hunting rifles. Just the other day the girlfriend and I were out at my range testing her new Vanguard in .243. I just knocked up some mid range loads with a 80 grain Corelokt projectile. She was having trouble shooting tight groups with the rifle hovering around 1.5". I could see she was getting a little pissed at this and so I said "look babe are you using this rifle for hunting or target shooting?" Hunting was the answer. So I said well lets forget about shooting groups and concentrate on hitting a target with your 1st shot from a clean cold barrel. Long story short in no matter of time I had her whacking a steel gong from 100-300 meters on her 1st shot every time. She soon forgot about shooting some magic number on paper and was ecstatic about having a rifle set up that she was confident to hunt with. 

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