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Whitetail Deer / Re: 1st deer with new .257 Lazerguard
« on: January 09, 2017, 02:19:03 PM »
Outstanding  trophy Sir! Please tell us how the bullet preformed,  also the range the shot was taken at.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Is it my imagination......
« on: December 11, 2016, 07:46:29 AM »
I think on the next rifle that I put a scope on I'll be trying a set of Conetrol rings and bases.
http://www.conetrol.com

This does bring into question the quailty of there optics. It's a shame.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Is it my imagination......
« on: December 11, 2016, 07:20:18 AM »
Yes, I have had problems with newer rings and bases .Quailty/tolerances seem poor. All of the threads in the rings and bases seemed very rough, also the front dovetail ring was extremely difficult to turn into the base. Friends that I work with have had similar issues, so it's not a isolated issue. It only seems to be stuff of recent manufacturer ( in a clear plastic blister package). The older rings and bases that were in the black card board boxes seemed top quailty . You still find the older stuff on ebay.

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Although I don't own one yet....I my way of thinking ,a combination gun, such as a savage model 24 in 30-30  over 20 gauge .

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Whitetail Deer / Re: .308 or .270 more practical for my situation?
« on: December 10, 2016, 05:54:27 PM »
The 270 winchester is a very impressive cartridge,  it will push a 130 grain bullet at 3100 feet per second from a 22 inch a barrel. Reloader 22 or 19 powder will do the trick.

The 308 winchester,  easy to reload and accurate....hard choice.

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Whitetail Deer / Re: Successful Deer Hunt
« on: December 10, 2016, 05:44:15 PM »
Very nice deer! Well done sir.

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Whitetail Deer / Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« on: December 10, 2016, 05:31:01 PM »
Close up of the k3

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Whitetail Deer / Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« on: December 10, 2016, 05:28:17 PM »
OK, per your request,  my 2016 deer hunting kit....enjoy.....I also have a couple ruger #1's...
Someday I hope to own a farquharson or a Martini Hagan .... love the single shots !!

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Ammo / Re: Wby. factory ammo with Norma SP -- your field results, please
« on: November 22, 2016, 12:29:42 PM »
I have shot two whitetail deer with the 257 wby 100 grain Spitzer (norma). Both times the deer went down immediately,  fortunately for this post I have pics of the damage on the one I just shot yesterday.  Posted below. So far so good.

I emailed norma last year for more information on this bullet. I did not get a response. The bullet looks like the bullet Prvi Partizan uses in their 25-06 load, I'm not 100% sure of that. As far as I can find out, Prvi Partisan is the only European manufacturer that makes .257 bullet. If anyone has more information on these bullets please let me know.

The velocity that weatherby cartridges operate at, I think detailed information on the bullet construction is critical.  Norma is not very forthcoming  with information on these  bullets when compared to their other bullets,  the oryx, alaskan, vulkan, plastic point ect.

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Whitetail Deer / Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« on: November 21, 2016, 07:31:19 PM »
I could not agree with you more blackbear3 , for 30 years I put off buying a 257 weatherby and for 30 years most of the deer I shot ran some distance before dying ....I just got tired dragging the dang things up hill and through the brush. There must be something to this ultra high velocity hydraulic shock theory......everyone I know who uses  a 257 weatherby, almost always report a instant kill. It's the only caliber I've ever used that you actually see the deer going down though the scope as the shot breaks.

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Whitetail Deer / Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« on: November 21, 2016, 06:29:18 PM »
Look at my profile pic, I've got one, a mk5 ultralight weight in 257.....bought the merkel because I wanted something even lighter,  it only weights in at about 5 and half pounds and thats scoped and loaded..... I like the way you think danno50 !

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Whitetail Deer / Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« on: November 21, 2016, 05:24:40 PM »
3rd  pic

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Whitetail Deer / Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« on: November 21, 2016, 05:21:40 PM »
Second  pic

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Whitetail Deer / Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« on: November 21, 2016, 05:14:46 PM »
Merkel K3 in 257 weatherby magnum,  shot at 150 yards. 100 grain Spitzer factory ammo.
10 points, 21 inch spread......hit it a bit to far back (stomach), still went down at the shot !! I must say the 257 is a very impressive cartridge . My second deer with this cartridge, should have been using it years ago.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Nostalgia
« on: December 18, 2015, 10:14:17 AM »
That was back in the day when a savings account would yield 6 or 7 % interest.
I can remember seeing those adds in the shotgun news and the American rifleman.

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