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Reloading / Re: What dies are you using for your Weatherby?
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:46:32 PM »
Using LEE dies for my 300 and RCBS for my 257. Think I prefer the LEE dies personally.

Cheers

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Rifles / Re: New Weathermark - advice on rings
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:38:05 PM »
With the Talley two piece steel bases they do an extended front base that gives you a bit more length to play with. Just looking at the Talley website they also do an extended front base on the lightweights as well.

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Rifles / Re: Weatherby 257 magnum
« on: August 04, 2018, 11:16:03 PM »
I don't understand what you mean by they didn't level the mounts.  All the Tally mounts I've seen don't have any adjustment to them, they just screw together and the base is screwed down to the action.

Could have put front at rear and rear at front, don't know if that matters on a Vanguard but it sure would on a MKV.

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Ammo / Re: 257 ammo
« on: February 04, 2018, 04:15:58 AM »
Thank you very much for that wbyfan1, greatly appreciated.

Regards
Peter

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One thing my Father always said to me was, "If you don't ask you don't get" It's always worth asking.

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Ammo / 257 ammo
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:40:43 PM »
Howdy

Just wondering if anyone could measure the OAL of a Factory 257  110gn Accubond round.

Thanks in advance.

Peter

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 8mm Remington Magnum
« on: December 15, 2017, 02:33:29 PM »
The Woodleigh Reloading Manual suggests from 85.0 to 88.0gn of H1000 for 2700-2800fps.
And 75.0 to 83.5gn of Re25 for 2550-2800fps.

Cheers
Peter

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Reloading / Re: 257
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:02:39 PM »
Dammit. ;D Skyped liked me so many times.That would have been a good deal.I lost the bid on 2 different game cameras last week like that.One with one second to go.
Best way is to decide the maximum you want to pay and use auto bid. You can only be beaten if somebody else has put a higher maximum bid earlier than you during the auction. Your maximum limit is not visible to anyone else.
Cheers
Peter

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Optics / Re: Talley rings & bases
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:47:24 PM »
If it's a nine lug there is no difference between the ULW to the Accumark.

 8) 8)

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Optics / Re: Talley rings & bases
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:41:49 PM »
As Bad said, if they came off a 9-lug action, they can go on any other 9-lug action except the Ultralightweight.  That one requires a specific set of bases unique to that action.
I know this is an old post but i don't see any special bases for the 9 lug Ultralightweight action on the Talley website, only for the 6 lug ULW. I am looking for some bases at the moment for 9 lug ULW and am getting confused a bit.

Regards
Peter

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Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left H
« on: November 27, 2017, 02:19:09 AM »
I may be wrong , but I thought all the ULW Mark V's come with a Accubrake?
It appears that the brake is standard on the ULW in 6.5x300 and the 300wby. I have just been through this issue before ordering an ULW. Of course the brake can be fitted on any calibre as an optional extra.

Cheers
Peter

Welcome to the Nation Peter, and I ended up ordering an ULW 6.5-300 and it did come with an Accubrake. As does the 300 Bee ULW.

Thanks for the welcome Blackbear3.

Regards
Peter

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Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
« on: November 27, 2017, 02:16:56 AM »
Welcome to the Weatherby Nation Krakka! You will also receive a thread protector with your Accubrake. You may or may not have used brakes on other rifles in the past, but JIC, a word of caution. Always use hearing protection on the bench(let the people around you know you are using a brake so they can be ready)  and in the field. In the field, a pair of corded ear plugs hung around your neck and inserted at the time of the shot will protect against hearing loss. Many people don't like to wear them in the field, but if you shoot from a deer house or you happen to shoot into the wind, you will definitely feel the pressure of the blast, and the blast is deafening leaving a ringing in your ears (tinnitus) for days, weeks, and sometimes a lifetime. Like the commercials say,"Protect It or Lose It." Theres a lot of different types of hearing protection available and there are different opinions about all of them,("everyone" tells you which one they like)but use some form of hearing protection, or you'll regret it later on in life, and sometimes immediately. Excuse my spouting off, as you likely are aware of all the pitfalls and advantages of using brakes, just trying to give a little support to enjoying your new rifle. Good Luck, and again, Welcome.      Danno
Hi Danno

Thanks for the advice re the brake, I have an Accumark in 300wby with a brake and unfortunately fired 1 shot with the brake and no hearing protection. I now have permanent hearing damage to my right ear, wow that hurt my ear like you wouldn't beleive.
I am in Australia so I have about a 4 month wait for my ULW to turn up.

Good hunting to you and enjoy.

Cheers
Peter

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Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight - Left Hand
« on: November 25, 2017, 10:16:25 PM »
I may be wrong , but I thought all the ULW Mark V's come with a Accubrake?
It appears that the brake is standard on the ULW in 6.5x300 and the 300wby. I have just been through this issue before ordering an ULW. Of course the brake can be fitted on any calibre as an optional extra.

Cheers
Peter

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