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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Friend's Antelope hunt
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:27:56 PM »
that's a great looking speed goat  8)

Rob

He is better than we thought when we first seen him
Unofficial score with a couple rednecks in the shop tonight 79.1
The  taxidermist will score him tomorrow

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Friend's Antelope hunt
« on: October 07, 2018, 04:06:16 PM »
Big Muddy: the winters and dry summers both have an effect.

DW5: Yes he is very happy with both. Also in the way the ELD-X performed. That bullet is very accurate in that rifle, so if it performs well on game it's a plus, no changing loads from long range to hunting

Thanks Duane l will pass all this on to him

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Friend's Antelope hunt
« on: October 07, 2018, 07:53:28 AM »
Thanks guy's
We should get around to rough scoring him today

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Friend's Antelope hunt
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:05:21 AM »
Went with a friend after work yesterday. He took this Antelope.

This was the first hunt with his new long range/hunting rifle.
Custom 300 win mag, nightforce scope, ELD-X bullet. He has shot this rifle to 1000 yards.

 Neither of us are long range hunters, his comfort range is farther than mine but still not considered long range now days
After a couple stalks he took the shot at 209 yards

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Rechambering to a 224
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:21:50 PM »
lol I was assuming a 224 Weatherby.Nothing wrong with using a Mark V action on any build. Why not go with the best.

+1

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Reloading / Re: 257 Loading Project
« on: October 04, 2018, 05:33:42 PM »
I loaded the 117 grain sierra with 70 grains of RL-25. They shot under an Inch

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Accuracy Enough is Enough
« on: October 04, 2018, 05:28:56 PM »
Mark l totally agree. For years weatherby had a 1 1/2"  guarantee.
And they were the best!!
It's fun to shoot small groups, but  necessary at normal hunting ranges. I don't think so

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Ammo / Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:09:53 PM »
Good job!! Glad the 300 worked good for you

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Suppressors The wait is on
« on: October 03, 2018, 06:03:08 PM »
eford: the 300 shoots good with a muscle brake or without and the tread protector on
Will not shoot with the  suppressor or without the tread protector

Roger: no l don't know which one it is and he back to work in the oil field. I will ask when he is back in few days

I can maybe see a  suppressor changing a free floated barrel, but a tread protector making a difference 😜

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Suppressors The wait is on
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:38:04 AM »
A friend got one and was using it the first time this last weekend
He got a 30 caliber and is using it on 300 win mag and a 260 Remington

Both rifles went from shooting.5 groups to shooting 2"-3" groups.
Took the  suppressor off and the 300 still wouldn't shoot until the tread protector was put on, than back to .5 group

Both are #4 barrels.
Is that normal?

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Suppressors The wait is on
« on: October 02, 2018, 08:01:53 PM »
Do you have experience with them?

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Have you shot it after installing the new stock?
It was still shooting good before so it still should be. You likely have lost  velocity but at hunting  distances it shouldn't change much.
Rebarreling will take awhile, it could wait until after hunting season. Good chance no one will get it done before that anyway

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I don't think it's just another hunting story. It reminds me of the hunts l had with my dad. Great memories

Nice choice of calibers

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Rifles / Re: New Vanguard VGX owner
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:42:28 PM »
Nice rifle, and set up.

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Rifles / Re: Rifle help
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:37:29 PM »
Like Mike said, you can try the Leupold  two piece bases with the rear windage screw, that might work out for you, but  personally, I probably would return it to get fixed, as I'm not a big fan of Leupold bases.

Rob

I agree, l was trying to give a fix for hunting season and than send it in. All though l have those bases on my .257 with no problems.
Also the first 2 scopes l had on that rifle everything was fine. Put the 3 one on and had to adjust the windage screws. All l did was take the top half of the rings off. Makes no sense to me, but it shoots the same

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