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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."

- Army: *chooses new cartridge*
- Cbloom20: *bites tongue*

Not much of a Luke Bryan fan, really. I typically change the dial when he comes on the radio...

Rifles / Re: 257 roy or 6.5-300
« on: June 03, 2018, 07:35:11 PM »
You'll have better bullet selection with the 6.5. Especially since the Creedmoor has exploded in popularity lately. If you're thinking long distance, the right bullet in 6.5 will have much better external ballistics than the 257. Companies just aren't making high BC 257 caliber bullets. Supply and demand, I suppose.

Personally, I'd go for a 257 WBY. If it was good enough for Roy, it's good enough for me. I've been wanting to get one for a while. Preferably in a Mark V Deluxe. I'm a sucker for wood grain.

Rifles / Re: Vanguard lovers besides me
« on: June 03, 2018, 07:26:43 PM »
I have 4 Vanguards (I think?). Let's see. .223, .257, 6.5, 30-06. Oh, and one Howa in 6.5. I would like a .243 but i want to shoot the heavier Berger bullets (100 grain plus) and the twist is all wrong.  :-\

That's an easy fix. Just pick up a new barrel. haha!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Women and Money
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:42:48 PM »
I've been looking at Liberty Safes, American Securty and Sportsman Steel. Not sure exactly what I want yet.

As far as next rifle, I'd like either an AR-10 or an M1 Garand.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Women and Money
« on: May 23, 2018, 11:15:18 PM »
Yeah if l remember right you got a 300 in a accumark not long ago, and now building a 25-06. Poor guy, how can you stand it 😂😂

It's a tough life!! She just OK'd the purchase of a new gun safe. The one I have is pretty crowded. The new one will have lots of space. It will probably look too empty...

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Women and Money
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:47:04 PM »
Haha. Thanks for the advice.

Honestly it was meant to be a light-hearted joke. My wife and I are very happy. She does a great job taking care of the house, finances and our son. I even get a small allowance each month to spend on reloading supplies or save up for a new gun. I can't complain at all. I just spent $2k getting that Remington 700 all fixed up. hahaha!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Women and Money
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:40:22 PM »
Decided to start a new topic rather than hijack another.

My wife has this terrible habit of spending almost all of our money on stupid stuff. I say our loosely, because she doesn't have an income producing job. Don't get me wrong, she does a great job taking care of the house and looking after our 6 month old son. But literally every month she spends almost all of the money on stupid stuff, and there's none left for me to buy new guns, gun parts, guided hunting trips, etc. Somehow she's convinced herself that rent, food, electricity, gasoline and the like are worth giving up all the things I think we need.

I really do love her, so I don't want to hurt her. But this has to stop sometime! Any of you long time married folks in the Nation have advice on how to deal with this?

Very nice, congrats!!!!!  Did the silver plates came as a bonus with the rifle???  ;D ;D

Haha! I wish I could afford silver plates! Those are plastic. But I hear they give you a gold brick at your retirement ceremony...

I picked up some Hornady American Whitetail yesterday to use until I get the handloads figured out. I had good results with those in my Vanguard 25-06.

When I handload, I'll try 115 grain Partitions first. Then 110 grain Accubonds or 110 grain ELD-X if needed for accuracy. All my rifles shoot Partition handloads and all group sub-MOA if the nut behind the trigger acts right.

It's finally here!! Cerakote on and flawless, scope mounted!! I can't wait to get her out to the range.

Rifles / Re: Mark V .270 Wby Deluxe For Sale
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:01:13 PM »
Wish I had $1150 laying around. My wife keeps spending dang near my whole paycheck on stupid stuff like rent, electricity and food. Pfft, women!! Am I right?

Rifles / Re: Sand bag placement for accuracy test
« on: May 17, 2018, 06:49:26 PM »
That makes sense and thanks. This is a model 700, pillar bedded with wood stock, sporter barrel.

An option is to have a smith remove material frm the barrel channel, and add glass bedding to increase rigidity.

Rifles / Re: Sand bag placement for accuracy test
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:42:51 AM »
Sounds like you're getting a pressure point on the barrel from the placement of the sandbag. The "paper test" that we often do to check if a barrel is free floated isn't really a good test because that's not much space at all. If that's all the clearance the barrel has, the stock can easily move that far, contact the barrel, and change your point of impact.

I'd check the clearance of your barrel with the sandbag in different locations. Depending on what type of stock you have, glass bedding can be added for rigidity, or material can be removed to ensure proper clearance. Of course Weatherby may not like this should you ever need to send the rifle back for any issues...

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