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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Blackbear3 siting
« on: December 09, 2023, 05:55:51 AM »
Good stuff boys,

Don't forget us fair weather men from the south on meeting for prairie dogs! :)

shot placement with resistance the sure do what they are supposed to do, i highly recommend them to my texas brethren if they are not going to be hard headed and shoot behind the shoulders anymore! If you do they are not the bullet for you, don't ask a bullet to do something it wasn't designed to do and you wont have much blame! Most people get on the kick of that and usually it's user error!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby 18i Limited
« on: December 03, 2023, 06:07:02 AM »
lol - uh huh mike you should see the sour faces when we whip those $5,000 over and under teams with our camo guns! ;)

My son wins top individual more than he looses with no mulligans shooting a vinci i bought him when he was 16, he's 27 now and u can barely see the max4 camo on it he uses it for everything. First year they laughed, now it's like oh shit they are in our flight! LOL

All for the kids - we have fun with it.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby 18i Limited
« on: December 02, 2023, 06:21:33 AM »
I would like to get my hands on one sometime and the new double sxs and see how they feel, they are sure beautiful! I do like me a pretty shotgun - i've got plenty of camo for the waterfowl working stuff but these look great better at the sporting clays events! :)

Rifles / Re: What’s the next RPM Chambering
« on: November 28, 2023, 08:16:58 PM »
that's smokin!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Update on my son
« on: November 27, 2023, 09:04:24 PM »
You know tex his spirits regarding his foot are really good, so good makes you proud. I know some dark days are ahead of him, but he has a really strong support group of friends and family that are still pouring over him at the moment. Hope that stays strong for him, he is of the age where "friends" (true ones that is and he's finding out the one who really are) are very important and maybe as important than family. That also makes me proud that my kids have the kind of friends like I do!

So far so good, he's finding his inner strength and as men we know while this is a terrible thing to have happen it's how we overcome life's events that molds who we are.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Update on my son
« on: November 25, 2023, 07:20:50 PM »
Been a minute boys with holidays and all - hope everyone had a great thanksgiving week/weekend!

Derek went home today at 5pm, he's staying with his mother. Excited he is finally home, we begin the journey for a few more weeks of healing and prepare for his prosthetic fitting which they said 6 weeks in the beginning so we have another 4-5 weeks. 

Appreciate the continued prayers as he embarks on this journey;

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Update on my son
« on: November 20, 2023, 06:27:01 AM »
I wanted to pass along and keep you guys posted. My son was cleared for rehab and his bed will be ready this afternoon. So this evening he will get checked in and spend the nite with his first regiment starting Tuesday morning.

He still has allot of what they are referring to as nerve pain which is difficult to medicate. He still has sensations about wiggle my foot and toes they say will take a long time to go away. The nerve surgeon explained how he rerouted things to given the responsibilities so they aren't still looking for duties to his foot. I'm explaining as best I can in layman's terms, cuz this is way over my head and just mind blowing but makes complete sense at the same time.

Just wanted to give you guys an update, we appreciate the continued thoughts and prayers.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: the 6.5 rpm
« on: November 19, 2023, 08:28:19 PM »
I would bet with many guys running cans a missed animal isn't startled much even without a can at that distance unless you blowing a cannon with a brake! They probably jump and trot and stop and look to see what just impacted the ground nearby. Shooting nuisance animals would be my only attempt at such distance.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5-300 - Impressive!
« on: November 19, 2023, 08:21:14 PM »
The more I hunt with this cartridge the more I like it myself as well as the backcountry design for hunting rifles. I was always a traditional mark v design guy, boy these things grow on you!

Congrats on a great hunt and cheers to keeping the tradition going my friend!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Accumark For Sale
« on: November 19, 2023, 05:36:12 AM »
agreed, i bet that's a shooter. I've I didn't have two mark v's in CM I would buy this one!

Good luck i'll ask around with the kids and see if we can drum up some interest;

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: the 6.5 rpm
« on: November 19, 2023, 05:31:19 AM »
I had a similar passion about building something - well partial build. I had a 300 LH accumark re-barreled to 7mm stw with 1.8 twist to use heavy bullets for the reason of long range. To date the farthest I've shot a target is 600 yards and animal was just over 500 yards. It flings 195 grain berger bullets.

I have a few hunting rifles that i'm confident in with my dial scopes of shooting 5-700 yards given the right set of circumstances. But honestly I would also if there's a trophy on the line and money involved i'm a whole lot more confidence with that distance cut down. Now will I cull some ewe aoudad sheep in west texas for a landlowner or pigs at 1000 yards? Yep put me in coach I intend to try.

I think the rpm would be a fine choice with the bolt face you mention. I really like that round, report back!

Thanks again guys, today he's off the drip meds and onto oral meds making the transition. You can tell it's a bit more struggle, but he's finding his grit and that makes me more proud as a dad. Sometimes we don't get to choose the path, but rather how we chose to venture down the path chosen. My life with 6 kids has been a rollercoaster and while it may exhaust most people, we don't know it any other way. God has a plan and we will embrace it.

Danno lol - ya it was kinda funny while my choice of weapon was based on the LW carry and knockdown power. I told my brother next season I'll bring a short-range rifle and long-range rifle. It was a tad on the long side flinging around and my brother said the hit sounded as loud as the shot! LOL - I would imagine so that 130 grain bullet making impact around 3300FPS :) Kinda brought a cannon to a rock fight, but wby did me proud. I've grown fond of that 6.5 caliber it sure hits hard!

Oscar anytime my friend, anytime and the camp fire stories would be awesome to share with you! I have our annual thanksgiving week duck hunt coming up and now that derek is doing much better the family insists that I go. This will be our 8th year with me only missing the year I was down for covid and getting out of the hospital the week of that hunt. I will be up in 224's country monday evening till wednesday morning hunting birds with my old baseball dad buddies and we will ring in the new year in western oklahoma on a duck/goose/quail hunt.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Upland opener
« on: November 17, 2023, 06:04:10 AM »
You are a good steward of the land mike! Take what you need and enjoy your day! Bag limits aren't the only price! :)

Well done on the yote!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: the 6.5 rpm
« on: November 17, 2023, 05:14:17 AM »
some interesting data on the subject


According to this it shows to be in between the 6.5-300 (then 26 nosler as expected) then 6.5rpm outperforms the 264win/6.5prc as far as bullet drop.

I would say given a long-range platform and proper optics wouldn't be a bad choice. On my hunting platform in my backcountry i wouldn't hesitate 5-600 yards on bullet performance as long as I felt confident in the situation. I have a BC 6.5-300 and 6.5rpm for the wife both are extremely accurate.

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