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Rifles / Re: Synthetic vs Wood
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:01:08 PM »
Question, have you been bring any shooting at 400-500 yards?
If so and you are  confident at those ranges than your 30-06 will do just fine.
If you want a new rifle than a 300 Weatherby is an excellent choice

Rifles / Re: 257 Projectile For Elk
« on: January 16, 2019, 04:55:55 PM »
Question, how often are you going to hunt elk. Every year, one trip?

I would take a .257 with a well  constructed  bullet like a Barnes or partition any time before a 270, 7mm, or any 30 caliber with bullets designed for deer.
There is a lot more to  choosing a elk rifle than caliber

Very nice, that and a high grade walnut stock. True collectors

The warmer the  cartridge gets the hotter your load is, increased pressure, increased  velocity. In a rifle pressure points will tell where it will climb to. It could be a pressure point on the barrel or if it's free floated the difference in pressure on the recoil lug and action. It is never  exactly the same even with good bedding. It will  dictate which way the bullet will move be it up down left or right with more velocity.

Ammo / Re: Belted Vs Non Belted Cartridges
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:46:17 PM »
The belted case was designed to head space on the belt. That way the case body can be full length sized for easy are reliable clambering
Does this make the belted case less accurate, that's open for debate. Some benchrest shooters neck size only and some full length size. lMO it depends on the chamber which works best in that gun

Elk / Re: 230gr eldx
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:29:29 PM »
Yes, it wasn't easy to get it to shoot well but l did get this group with it. But it's not  consistent the next 3 shot group will but 1"
Also tried the 270 grain, my gun doesn't like them at all

Reloading / Re: 257WBY Projectile Stability
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:24:14 PM »
I have a load with the 115 Berger for target shooting that l have shot out to 1000 yards with a 5 shot 16" group. Which l think is good for a hunting rifle with a 24" #2 barrel.
Pretty sure it's  stabilized

Rifles / Re: 257 Projectile For Elk
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:57:43 PM »
I used a 100 grain TTSX on a elk and it worked fine.
That said a .257 is not my first choice on elk

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Red Neck Ingenooity
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:35:03 PM »
Next time your over there it may be a rifle on a tripod in place of the spotting scope.
Not that l have ever seen anything like that  ::)

Reloading / Re: Bullet seating depth for Weatherby rifles
« on: January 12, 2019, 06:16:10 PM »
I will add to go to the reloading website of the bullet maker to get COL for a particular bullet in a caliber.I will use Barnes Reloading as an example as that is the one I am most familiar with for the Weatherby Mags.They have researched and tested.I have found their data to be very close and something to start with.


What part of Wyoming are you in?

Rifles / Re: Picking up my new Mark V KCR Saturday!
« on: January 12, 2019, 05:27:15 PM »
+4 very nice
That's some good shooting also!

You guys are missing the fact that there is a beautiful women behind every tree in eastern Wyoming  ;D

That's why I live in western Wyo.

Very nice
Don't take me Seriously l am not picking on Wyoming. Every state from Montana down to New Mexico is the same. Mountains west prairie east. For me not sure which l like the best, mountains or prairie, send about equal time in each every year.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / SCI Awards
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:26:38 PM »
Jon Edwards accepted, for Schnee / Award of Excellence. Well deserved l think, great products

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Anybody have a 50 BMG
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:00:05 PM »
Lucky Gunner has the AE 660 grain FMJ at $320 bucks per 100ct.(clean ammo $3.20 a shot) If you take it to a rifle range, after you take your first shot, for your next shot you will clear out at least seven benches on either side of you  ;D. The thrust that comes off the blast is quite forceful. Kinda like a back blast, but sideways. I was there that day, and don't know if the guy had a suppressor or a brake or what on the rifle, but the concussion was uncomfortable. It was a lot of fun to watch though, and his shooting was very accurate. Deer hunt demonstration:

I was never a believer in over kill until seeing that :o

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