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Rifles / Re: Vanguard DBM
« on: Today at 01:30:07 PM »
It is the same as the Howa 1500, it's poly. I have one on my .308 Vanguard and it's great. I can torque to 50 inch lbs without any distortion. It takes an AICS mag also which are readily available.

Optics / Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« on: Today at 01:27:29 PM »
For what seemed like and eternity, Nikon was the best mid range glass around but they got lazy and didn't keep up with the competition. Nikon glass has vastly improved in just the past year and they are now back in the game. Leupold on the other hand has all but lost the mid range market to Vortex and their off shore models. I still think Swarovski has some of the best glass around. They use Schott glass and there just isn't anything better in my opinion.

I think you guy's are right on the money. Too often we just grab the H4350 because we know it works without considering the other powders that will actually make our experience better. As long as they get the job done who cares how fast they go.

I'm watching the storm come in and prepping brass for some extreme precision loading right now. This is for my 6.5 Creedmoor Bench Rifle not my B's but it's the same thing. I have 100 new cases that need to get fired once and then I think I'll switch things up and look at slower powders and smaller bullets and see what kind of results I get.

My sickness is bad. No gun is safe from my safe if it's for sale and I have a credit card.. LOL...

Do you have a brother or good friend who could help you with the boat? Getting out on it, doing what you love and some real relaxation can have a positive effect on your health. I truly hope you get better.
My neighbors go with me a lot and are a great help. The problem with this boat is that it's not just a hook it up and go thing and when you get home it needs to be cleaned, flushed and stored. 25 feet of boat is a lot of real estate and it's just getting to be too much. The best sized boat is 16' for easy one person launch and retrieve at even the crappy ramps. I have one on order now. It's one thing to have a 90,000.00 boat sitting in the back yard and totally another when it's in the garage.

Very sorry to hear this. I would keep the boat.

Thanks. A boat this size requires a lot of attention and I'm afraid I'm not up to continuing to do that. If I sell it now, it's in top condition and brings top dollar. I'll get something smaller and easier to manage.

Rifles / Re: 6.5-300 barrel life
« on: Yesterday at 07:03:11 PM »
Overbore can be calculated by dividing the amount of powder the case can hold by the diameter of the bullet. The numbers for the .257 Roy is right up there with the 6.5-300. My thoughts are that if you use your Weatherby as it was intended to be used, you barrel will last a good long time. Abuse it and you get what you get.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Great Christmas Deals
« on: Yesterday at 06:50:03 PM »
We've been fogged in for a week now so I decided to go to Reno to see if it was any better. No fog, just clouds and the sun would peek through on occasions. It was better than nothing. I had 225.00 in reward cards for Scheels so I stopped in and got some reloading supplies and a Ruger Single Six for 499.00 since it was the last one and the display model. They price match too but I didn't need to. They also had a big sale on 22LR and 22LRM so I stocked up.

Scheels is sort of a Bass Pro/Cabelas on steroids with twice the employees and most are very knowledgeable. I've always wanted a Single Six, I have a Super Black Hawk 44 mag and like it. Now that life has thrown me a little curve I think I'll be spending a lot of time plinking at the range and this will be perfect for that.

I also picked up a Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10 x 44 for the 45-70. Great price on that also at 399.00 for the Plex Reticle. The Dead Hold BDC reticle is 100.00 more. I don't really think I need it for a carbine with a 16-1/2" barrel.

There's better prices at different places and online but I like Scheels and the people there so I'll pay a little more just for that. You can google them if you want, they sell online also.

Thanks all, it is what it is and I've been living with it for 3 years. Thanks for the prayers, they do help.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 1791
« on: December 08, 2018, 08:01:20 PM »
It's not a God Given Right, it's a Constitutional Right. Good idea about giving the membership as a gift. I just scratched a couple of gifts off my list. Thanks. 

Rifles / Re: 6.5-300 barrel life
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:54:38 PM »
Does any one have any first hand experience on what a guy could expect out of a barrel in this caliber? With proper cleaning and no crazy sustained shot strings are we talking 500? 1000? More??

Considering this caliber In the first lite vanguard but am also looking at a 6.5-284 but that would be in a savage to start the build

I'm expecting 1000-1500 rounds out of my Mark V Deluxe. 6.5-300 is an extreme overbore and there's little doubt that it will be rough on throats. Mine is a hunting rifle not a range gun so given the number of shot's I'll likely take, mine will last a lifetime.. Oh wait, I'm 65 now... LOL...

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Earl Dibbles JR
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:25:24 PM »

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Decisions Decisions??
« on: December 08, 2018, 02:24:37 PM »
If you really didn't want to get rid of it coming to the "Brain Trust" was a pretty safe bet. ;D

Haha yeah I know you are right Big Muddy. I really don't see myself being able to sell it...
Whew! I was hoping that was going to be your decision. I'd love to have it but I'd have to sell a 300 and I can't bring myself to do that. Weird huh. I'll probably never sell the resurrected 300 just because of what I went through to get it perfect and the new one, well, I'm first owner so that's special too.

Your in my prayers!!! I lost my wife to ovarian cancer in January, 27 rounds of chemo and 3 major surgeries destroyed her will to live. Hopefully you beat it and your boat is still around. wishing you the best. Doug

Thank you for the prayers and so sorry to learn about your wife's passing.

Sorry to hear about the cancer :(

Great looking boat but I think it draws a little to much water for the Big Muddy lake. ;D

Been fighting the C for three years now. I'm on a Testosterone killing type of Chemo because that's what Prostrate Cancer feeds on. I thought my last shot was last June and was just starting to feel like I was on the mend when they hit me with the news that although they can't see it, it is there in my nerves. They want to have it surface with nothing to feed it in hopes that it will die off before doing any damage. Hey, I'm all for that but it means I'm probably going to be stuck on this junk for the rest of my life. I sucks but it beats the alternative.

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