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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: tools
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:16:16 PM »
Not sure you would call these tools but the first two that literally came to mind were what I consider indispensable tools. My RCBS ChargeMaster Powder Scale and Dispenser Combo and the weirdly named but highly lovable Maglula Uplula magazine loader.

Oh geeze! I call them Wally World's   -   probably for the same reasons you call them Walmarcado's! So sorry for your buddy.

Cool little video MM. I'm seeing an arrow as well. You mentioning the 308 vs ballistic gel reminded me of this video. Same concept, gel vs 257WBY with 110 Nosler Accubond.

Wow; Roy got it right, super high velocity versus maximum bore size, velocity wins.

That video perfectly illustrates how hydrostatic shock kills a game animal.  8)

MM, I'm seeing an arrow too.

Welcome to the Weatherby Nation; excellent acquisition, congrats!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Free Hazmat
« on: July 25, 2018, 01:17:23 PM »
Thank you!

For what you list as your prey, I voted for the .257 WBY. Heavier bullet weights coming from the .270 WBY aren't indicated for those game.

The .257 WBY is capable of downing elk as well, with a well placed 120 gr bullet but I'd opt for the .270WBY or .300 WBY at that time.

If you've not hunted with the .257 on the game you mention - it is nothing short of spectacular at normal and reasonably long ranges.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: deer loads
« on: July 25, 2018, 06:07:22 AM »
Nosler AccuBond Long Range 168 gr Spitzer. Has a ballistics co-efficient of .525, great for longer ranges. I like IMR 4831 starting at 75.0 grs and working up to 78.5 grs. Winchester Large Rifle Magnum primers. Overall case length .355.

Thanks for posting. Just curious; did he say at what distance he was shooting?

I'd stack Weatherby up against anyone's rifle so long as we're not talking apples and oranges.

My benchrest rilfe will shoot 100 and 200 yards with the world's best - literally. But it's too heavy to hunt with. A good Weatherby, made for hunting, is generally light enough to carry all day or heavy enough to tame the heavy recoil on a 'dangerous game' animal.

I had the distinct pleasure of shooting a close friend's Mark V Tacmark Elite .338 Lapua recently and I'll stack it up against the Gunwerks equivalent.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7 mm on 300 weatherby
« on: July 22, 2018, 05:39:58 AM »
Gary, here's a little reading on it for you: https://forum.nosler.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20568

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hot barrel??
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:00:55 AM »
Congrats on your subsequent minute of angle grouping.

With my heavy barrel varmint and benchrest rifles, I have little problem achieving sub-MOA 5 shot groups. But I wouldn't want to hunt with them; they're way too heavy. Weatherby's hunting rifles aren't designed to shoot 3 to 5 rounds at a game animal; they were designed to use one round and be as light as possible for carrying - what most hunters desire. So the thinner the barrel the lighter it is.

Once you have zeroed your Accugard, doing just what you did, letting the barrel cool so each shot is reminiscent of the last, you should be good to go. Oh, and great photos!

Congrats on the move. I lived in Mansfield and Joshua for 12 years; very close to Arlington. You will love the area and the great people there.

Be sure to shoot that Weatherby at the Alpine Gun Range!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Well here it is
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:27:22 AM »
Congratulations! She's a beauty! Glad you got the pics posted.

I've owned a bunch of Sako's over the years; excellent guns. One I have had since new in '78, a Varmint .222 Rem that shoots, "light's out"!

I understand it - zero tolerance rules with the misguided intention to keep employees safe. But when a loyal employee makes an informed decision to curtail his employers loss of revenue and it ends safely, an exception should be able to prevail.

It sends a message that Academy is willing to steadfastly be zero tolerant/stupid. I won't shop there - Mom and Pop local gunshops are still deserving of my support and loyalty.

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