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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: So... where ya from?
« on: January 26, 2019, 04:03:29 PM »
Just a bit north of Regina, Saskatchewan. Deadpool has been here 😉

Rifles / Re: Synthetic vs Wood
« on: January 19, 2019, 07:59:51 PM »
You have a LOT of good answers here. Lots. My question would be can you practice at the ranges youíre talking about in NJ? Have you shot rifles larger than 30-06? Iíve only shit one elk. It was in Montana and it was a one shot two step kill and it was with a Vanguard in 30-06.  Youíre better off using a rifle you know inside and out than a new one you have next to zero experience with. For your other question I would go synthetic over wood. Would never hesitate to discourage a new Weatherby purchase so look over the answers here and giveit some thought. Whatever you decide good luck.

Wow, that must have stung!  ;)

Rifles / Re: 257 Projectile For Elk
« on: January 19, 2019, 07:49:29 PM »
Hi everyone. Just throwing my 2 cents. My brother in law used his 257 Wby  this year on his moose. Shot was 250 yards and he used the Hornady 110 ELDX.

Result was a dead moose. It did not walk more than three yards before dropping. His shot placement was excellent and It was a broadside shot but I would suggest that a 257 Wby  will certainly kill elk.

Randy Newburg has a great video on this on YouTube. He is a big 7mm-08mm and 308 win guy. If You know who he is then you know he knows elk hunting.

Anyhow, good luck on your hunt.

Rifles / Re: vanguard 7mm rem mag
« on: January 19, 2019, 07:34:40 PM »
I have handled that exact rifle and must say it is a very nice piece of kit.

As for 7mm Rem Mag, you can't go wrong there. I have a Accumark in 7mm RM and it is an awesome long range hunting rig. 7mm RM is available everywhere and can handle all your north American hunting needs. 

I say go for it and submit to the sweet addiction of Weatherby rifles. Your next one should be a 257 bee. You will never regret It!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Ballistic Superiority
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:25:05 AM »
I am soooo sick of the Creedmoor craze.  This round is just a new version of the 6.5 Swiss and a few other cartridges.  Props to Hornady for their marketing but they haven't done anything new in my opinion.

The 6.5-300 is a totally superior round to the 6.5CM but it is also better that the 6.5 PRC as well.

Do up charts on all of the 6.5's and get the whippersnappers would thing the 6.5 CM is good for Elephants and 2 mile sniper shots something to consider.

Fad rounds come and go .... Weatherby lasts forever! 

Rant over .... now returning to regular scheduled programming. 😉

Ammo / Re: Newby 300 ammo choice
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:06:40 AM »
Hey! Late to the game but as a fellow flatlander I thought I would say congrats!  I used a 300 Wby as well on my moose.  I used a 200 gr ELDX Hornady Precision load. My shot was a through and through at about 130 yards.  Very little meat loss. 

Yep .... I have hualed a few animals up and out of the prairies!  Not always as flat as the brochure would have you believe!   ;)

Rifles / Re: First Weatherby, First Lite 257 mag, very impressed
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:56:18 AM »
Welcome to the wonderful and addicting world of Weatherby rifles!  Great first choice!  The 257 Bee is a very versatile cartridge and for a western hunter pretty much mice to moose, with the right bullet and appropriate range.  Add a 300 Wby Mag and you really have the stable to take any game in North America and a pretty good variety in other parts of the world.

Happy and good shooting!

Rifles / Re: Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby
« on: November 26, 2018, 07:14:21 PM »
My moose taken with my Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby Mag, 200 grain ELDX Presicion Hunter ammo by Hornady. 

Rifles / Re: Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby
« on: November 26, 2018, 07:04:24 PM »
Iím curious as to your expected range youíll be shooting at. When is 4 shots at 100 yards at 1.5 inches bad? Moose are big. Many, many moose have been brought down just fine with rifles that shot a lot larger groups than that. I think youíll be fine with whatever load you go with. Wish you the best in your hunt.

I did have a successful hunt!  Got a great cow moose ( had a cow tag) with my rifle. The shot (after all that prep) ..... 130 yards and basically I was tracking, came around a wooded bluff and ran face to face with her.  Not sure who's eyes were bigger .... hers or mine.  Anyhow, quick off hand shot, slightly high but very effective.  Dropped right there , never took another step.  That was with the Hornady 200 gr ELDX Precision Hunter ammo. 

I will post picture soon as well. 

Yeah, 1.5 inch group would be plenty fine for hunting and in days gone by a great result from any rifle, I just have a real OCD when it comes to tiny groups.



Reloading / Re: Best load for 300 WBY MAG using 178 gn ELD-X bullets?
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:01:21 PM »
I gave the Hornady ELDX 178 gr a try in my reloads but I could not get them to group well. Best I got was 1.5 or so MOA at 100 with a load of 81.5 grains of RL22. That said the 200 grain version in the factory ammo is shooting very well with sub MOA. My rifle shoots the NAB and Barnes TTSX 180 well but not great. The 200 gr NAB is a lights out shooter in my particular gun.

Reloading / Re: Looking for Reloder 26 Load Data for 300 Wby Magnum.
« on: October 06, 2018, 04:50:36 PM »

Appreciate it. 

Awesome group by the way!


Rifles / Re: Weatherby Vanguard True North in 300 Wby
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:49:14 PM »
UPdate ..... Well .... still no luck with the 178 ELDX in this rifle. I have tried from min to max and the best my rifle would group the 178 Hornady bullets was a 4 shot group on 1.5 inches at 100. Looks like going with the 180 gr Nolsler Accubonds and Barnes TTSX in 180 gr. Both group in the  3/4 MOA range. Also going to give the 200 gr NAB a go.  ( I want a load with a bit more SD in the stable for big critters!).

Odd thing is the Precision Hunter ammo with the 200 gr. ELDX shoots sub-MOA. Maybe I give the 200 grainers a try at a later date in my hand loads. No time to fart around now ... moose season in less than a month. Got to get squared away! 

Reloading / Re: Hornady Brass
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:32:34 PM »
I amusing Hornady brass for my 300 Wby.  So far so good. I did notice the first time shooting it the cases all needed trimming but after that all good. 

Reloading / Looking for Reloder 26 Load Data for 300 Wby Magnum.
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:07:08 PM »
Hey folks,

Anyone have load data for Hornady ELDX (178 or 200 gr) and/ or Nosler 180 AB bullets and Reloder 26 powder?  I found some on the Alliant site for the Barnes bullets but not the ones listed above. 



Optics / Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« on: September 24, 2018, 07:26:26 AM »
Nikon fan here. Have a Prostaff 4-12 on my Savage 93 17HMR and a Monarch 3 on my Vanguard True North (300 Wby) and Browning X bolt in 308 Win. The Vanguard is a 3-12 x 42 and the xbolt is a 2-10 x 42 model.

On my Vanguard S2 in 243 Win and 257 Wby I have Redfield 3x9 x 42 scopes. These work well and are very clear.

I have a Hilux CMT 1-4 tactical on my 336 Marlin. Great combo on this type of rifle. This is my "tactical rifle" and goes everywhere on the ranch with me. Great for all forms of critter control.

On my Mk V  Accumark I have a Vortex HS-T in 4 to 16 (my long range target/hunting gun). And finally on on my Remington 700 VTR 223 Rem I have a Burris Fullfield II tactical in 6.5  x 20 x 50.  This is my coyote/little vermin gun

All this to say I prefer the Nikons. Clear glass, really usable magnification ranges and basically a lifetime warranty. Seems to endure the western hunting environment as well. That is cold, wind, sleet and snow. Not to mention bumps and thumps climbing the valleys. 

Good luck on your quest for a good Scope.

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