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If you've always wanted a 257 WBY, it seems like an easy choice to me. If you want to hop on the 6.5 wagon while it's rolling, 6.5-300 will give you a little bigger bullet traveling a little faster. Both wiuld be bad news to deer or black bear.

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Rifles / Re: Of the various MK V's out there which is the best one?
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:55:13 PM »
I'm a sucker for woodgrain. I REALLY want a Deluxe in 257 WBY. If it was Roy's favorite, it's gotta be good. Plus I love quarter bores anyway.

I own a Accumark in 300 WIN. Bought it to fill a completely different niche than that 257 would.

Is the rifle you're looking for going to be a Jack of all trades? Is it going to be a fair weather rifle? Sitting in a Texas deer blind? Or humped across the Colorado Rockies? There are lots of different Mark V's because there are lots of different ways to use a rifle. If you're looking at the German vs Japan vs US made rifles, I think it's a matter of personal sentiment. A Weatherby is a Weatherby, from my experience. And a good gunsmith can bring an old rifle back to life if need be, to retain sentimental value.

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When I do my part, my Accumark in 300 WIN has no problem at the 1000 yd line. Pictured is a 3 shot group at 1000. The load was 212 gr ELD-X, Nosler Brass, CCI LMR and a healthy charge of H1000.

Custom vs Factory will give you tighter tolerances in most cases. The Mark Vs are very well built (as are all Weatherby's from my experience). If the shooter has the skill, and the ammo is up to the task, the rifle will perform.

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I'd be interested to see what that round did to the innards of the coyote...

As a side note, if yall need someone to pick up freshly killed pigs, just let me know. My family (and I once I get moved back to Texas) don't live too far from you and we're more than happy to pick up pigs if folks don't want to eat them.


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But they need a fast twist barrel to stabilize them so that's a $400-$1000 additional cost depending on barrel and gunsmith. Read more about 25 cal bullets on  www.longrangehunting.com

If you teach your children a love for fine firearms, they won't have money for drugs and alcohol.

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I've loved Quarter Bores since I took my first deer with my uncle's 25-06. But it seemed like they were always lacking in premium bullets for long range shooting. 257 WBY is a great cartridge with so much potential, but is hampered by relatively low BC bullets. Until now!

https://blackjackbullets.com/about/?v=7516fd43adaa

I've only just heard of these guys, but I like what I see so far. If anyone has a 257 WBY they've been wanting to shoot a little further, these bullets just may be the ticket.

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That's pretty good. I lol'd

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Independance Day
« on: July 04, 2018, 01:04:38 PM »
Happy 4th of July to all yall.

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Reloading / Re: 300 Weatherby Mag and H4831SC
« on: July 02, 2018, 07:55:48 PM »
Hard to be upset about that group.

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Looks like a fun night! I'm jealous.

My dad and brother hunted in College Station under the full moon Thursday night, but didn't see anything.

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Rifles / Re: 300 Weatherby Mag
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:31:45 PM »
I have an Accumark in 300 WIN that shoots handloaded 212 gr bullets with 75.5 grains of powder. Average MV is about 2830 fps. While probably still lighter than the 300 Wby, the recoil is quite noticeable. Knocks me out of the scope every time. But it's not so bad that I won't put 20-50 rounds down range every trip to the range. My rifle, scope and load combo will shoot sub 1/2 minute, if the shooter does his part. I'm sure yours is equally capable.

The Accumark is a well crafted rifle, but it is a bit light for shooting heavy, fast moving bullets from a bench. If the recoil bothers you, add a brake. Then those $300 ear muffs will get to show their true value. The more you shoot it, the more accustomed you'll become to the recoil, and working the bolt. The 54 degree bolt lift took a while for me to get used to. Now I can run it like a champ.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Euro Mount Boar
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:21:28 PM »
I use borax and dish soap. Turns all soft tissue to jelly, which is easily removed with a water hose. I also don't let the water get to a boil, hot and steamy, but not boiling. I've found that reduces the risk of cracking the bones. I pull teeth as they become loose, then super glue them back as a last step. Only to make sure I don't lose track of them. The rest of what Danno said is more or less my method. Included being kicked out of my wife's kitchen....

I'm no professional, but I proudly display my own mounts, and a few buddies have paid me to do theirs. So I guess it aint half bad.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Euro Mount Boar
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:00:41 PM »
That's a great looking pig!

I just did a euro mount for a friend's hog, but unfortunately I had to rush it a bit as he was moving out of state a week from me getting the head. Got it all cleaned up, and had it been a deer, it would have been 100% done. Hogs, and bear from what I read, have a LOT of oil in their bones. It takes a good while to get the bones to completely dry out. Some guys will drill holes into the bones to add surface area for either air drying or soaking in warm soapy water.

All that said, what was the turn around time on that mount?

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Magnum Primer Survey ?
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:56:57 PM »
I used Federal 210 and 215 when I was just starting out. Then they got hard to find locally, and I refuse to pay for hazmat shipping. So I went with CCI LR and LMR. I didn't notice any change in accuracy or even POI. I've shot some of my best groups ever with CCI primers in the formula. Hope that helps.

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Bad, nothing new with the food from the chow hall.  Been there done that!  LMAO!!!!!

I'm to the point where I won't eat MREs if I don't think I'll starve to death before my next real meal, and I limit what I'll eat from the chow hall. It's an effective "diet."

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