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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Nosler Model 48 NCH
« on: June 15, 2018, 12:50:59 PM »
Wicked cool! You're right, it resembles the Remington XP-100 quite a bit! Based on the old Remington Model 600 (Mohawk?) I had several of them in various calibers that I used for handgun hunting in Texas for many years.

My favorite was chambered in 7mm-08 and shot lights-out! I found it to be slightly more accurate, in my hands, than a few of the Thompson-Center Contenders I had back then. But have to agree with you both, it isn't $2500 cool.

Four little paws wore a path to our heart
Fetching much joy and friendship and love;
Until two angel wings flew a spirit so sweet
To green meadows forever, above.

I still bet he used handgun powder  in a rifle cartridge. A unrelated to this event comment is possible from Weatherby.
THAT sir, would be a good bet - highly plausible. Detonation, too, is a prime possibility or some non-6.5-300 cartridge that could fit into the chamber and explode the receiver's action area.

But I agree with you, that's one tough rifle to totally destroy, without some very good explanation!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Truck Gun
« on: June 09, 2018, 01:32:40 PM »
VERY cool! Congrats and thanks for sharing pics!

I would like to ask Weatherby a general question. What could someone do to totally  destroy a Mark V  in such a manner, without pointing any fingers?   :)

Good question! I suspect there could be a myriad of scenarios. But I wouldn't expect Weatherby to proffer ways to destroy their own product on an open forum.

This has been an extraordinary thread. Could a reload render a Mark V unusable? The case for a reload was not stated by Weatherby themselves and while folks correctly presumed a different colored primer might give away a reload, no one mentioned that the appearance of die resizing marks would also verify a hand-load or a reload.

I guess a lot of us suspect it could be the possibility of an incorrect chambering of other than a 6.5-300WBY round, but I doubt Weatherby would be inclined to grant a public forum that information.

This has been a great thread to remind us all of safe and sound-thinking shooting and taking proper measures to ensure healthy hunting and shooting.  8)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Midway
« on: June 07, 2018, 07:14:41 AM »
Just how many guns does one man need?
I get a kick out of Larry Potterfield's Midway commercials on the gun & hunting shows as his wife asks this question - each time wearing different expensive shoes!

I've been buying from Midway for many, many years. Great customer service!

I know, too, that Mr. Potterfield is an astute businessman and sure to avoid the pitfalls of Brownell's when they ran into the Sig Sauer P365 fiasco. They took advance orders that they still struggle to fulfill.

Hopefully Midway will excel and Larry will continue to say, 'thanks for your business.'

Given the two weapons platforms they were comparing; KAC's M110 and the FN's SCAR, and basing their decision between the older .260 Remington and the currently hot 6.5 Creedmoor, the choice was understandable.

The Creedmoor's case capacity and ability to handle a wider-spread bullet weight range makes it more feasible. This is especially important since both platform systems can continue to use a standard action length.

I'm not surprised that they didn't consider the newer 6.5PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) developed by Hornady, but I am a little surprised that they didn't fully consider the short action round, 7mm-08, which offers similar capabilities to the Creedmoor and utilizes a greater range of bullet weights; especially heavier bullet options.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Fibermark accuracy
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:30:28 AM »
Start back with the basics. If you've eliminated the scope, be sure you're shooting from a perfectly stable rest and are consistent with rifle hold, return to battery and consistent trigger pull.

Settle on a medium weight bullet (150 to 165) for the .300 WBY. Don't throw any charges, weigh each one. Be sure your data is correct for your loading manual; correct overall length etc.

As per above, be sure gun and scope mount screws are properly torqued.

Right out of the box, my .300 WBY Vanguard Synthetic shot three different handloads in less than MOA so it is probably just a matter of your finding the right combo. Try a factory box of ammo to check the difference between your load and Weatherby's.

Don't let it frustrate you; you'll be more proud of the load that you settle on when it finally groups well.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Publix
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:24:58 AM »
What next? Heartened by a successful bullying tactic, will vegans hold a "die-in" for beef and have Publix stop selling meat, chicken, pork and fish?

PC is SO nuts!

Right.  I won't.  But, ah, what constitutes a hot barrel?

Where I am allowed to shoot, it was 85 degrees yesterday.  I took a meat thermometer with me.  I figure the barrel heats up from the inside out, and cools from the outside in.  After three shots, the meter read about 105 degrees.  Wait, wait, wait,......  After about 25 minutes, the meter read 95 degrees.  The barrel was cool to the touch.  On a 95 degree day, it would not do much better regardless of interim, so I went again.  Reasonable??

What constitutes a hot barrel??



Great question.

Thinner hunting rifle barrels heat up more quickly, but cool down faster as well. After your 25 minute 'cool down', 95 is not bad. The reason it felt cool was that your hand was warmer, presuming an average 98.6 degree body temp.

I was used to shooting heavy-barrel benchrest rifles, in Texas heat, 5-shot groups at a time. After a consistent number of strings, my cool-down was facilitated by cleaning the barrel. Bronze brush soaked in Butch's Bore Shine and bore patches till clean, cooled the barrel considerably.

Were you reasonable? I sure think so!  8)

Yes, Starz has a bunch of these old B&W series. We watch Cheyenne and McQueen's, Wanted Dead or Alive quite a bit.

I just learned that one of my TV idols just passed a couple days ago. He would have been 91 later this month.

RIP big fella!

I buy a bunch of hand loading stuff from Mr. Potterfield - THANKS for the heads-up!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Women and Money
« on: May 22, 2018, 05:40:55 AM »

My wife has this terrible habit of spending almost all of our money on stupid stuff: Rent, food, electricity, gasoline and the like.

Any of you long time married folks in the Nation have advice on how to deal with this?
If Momma ain't happy - no one is happy!

While she's home raising the family, she doesn't have the opportunity to earn a personal living. Unless and until she becomes employed, buy her something she likes, wants or needs, each time you get a new firearm or shooting implement. And it doesn't even need to be commensurate in value, so long as she is happy with it. Or perhaps a nice dinner and time out away from baby.

Now-a-days, at nearly 71, my wife and I are on separate social security. Gun-buying is sparse for me but the concept still works very well.   8)

Sorry to hear about your acquaintance but a timely reminder as most of us are into the mowing/tractoring season.

I have one small hill that I mow with the John Deere that has just enough incline to potentially cause a turn-over. I find myself consciously thinking of how to turn down into a more stable situation.

Thanks for the heads-up!

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