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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Shooting journey
« on: Yesterday at 05:53:52 PM »
That kind of accuracy will drop ‘em with one shot.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: scope rings
« on: Yesterday at 07:55:58 AM »
Warne or Leupold medium height rings ought to do it, depending on how you position the scope tube in the rings for the amount of eye relief you want. High rings might not be comfortable, but it all depends on how it fits you.

Three years ago I was looking for a 1:8 twist battle for my 7mm Weatherby project. I could not find one that fit my budget. I’m sure the barrels were out there, somewhere but I had a limit. Now, ER Shaw and McGowen are making faster twist barrels.
For what it’s worth, the Shaw barrel I bought is no slouch on accuracy.

The surprising thing about AOC is whether she said the incredibly stupid things that appear as memes because she has said things equally bad as what is comically attributed to her. Strip away her mindless babble and she has nothing. It’s also funny how she sounds like someone who has had waaaaaay too much to drink at a bar and is willing to tell anyone their views on everything.

I also think she is easily confused by facts.

I worked up loads for my 7mm Wby that are screaming fast, safe and accurate. With a healthy spread of powders and bullet weights and construction types from 140 to 175 grains, I found the 150 grain Hornady ELD-X, Nosler Accubond Long Range and Swift Scirocco II to print virtually identical 3-shot groups with the same powder load and COL.
Is it under rated as a fully capable cartridge, sure. It lives in the shadow of the 300 Wby, but don’t discount the 7mm Wby just as it is.

Rifles / Re: 6.5-300
« on: March 13, 2019, 06:25:34 PM »
A carefully developed load for my 24” barrel 300 Roy yielded an average muzzle velocity of 3224 FPS with a 180gn Hornady Interlock. It was with RL-26. Running that same load in my Mark V 300 Roy ought to go over the factory load rated velocity of 3250 for a 180gn bullet. Oh, yes, it is an accurate load and not simply a fast one. Sometimes a 24” barrel gives surprising results.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Top 3 caliber's
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:01:14 PM »
1.  300 Weatherby Magnum
2.  6.5mm Creedmoor
3.  7mm Weatherby Magnum

An industry insider told me the 7mm Weatherby Magnum is the most under rated cartridge in their line. He said he has taken everything except great bears with it in North America. I sure like my 7mm Wby. So far I’ve taken one white tail buck with it.
The 7mm Wby is step for step with the 7 STW as far as capability and speed. I don’t think a 7-300 is going to offer a big step over the 28 Nosler but a 7-378 Wby sure would be. Count me as one that will not be surprised if it is released as the first Weatherby cartridge from its new home in Wyoming.
I seriously doubt Weatherby would bring in a new cartridge of lesser speed than what the other manufacturers produce.

Seems more tags or a limited season this spring or summer would have been a safer way to get rid of the additional moose.

I don't need extra cartridges when I’m hunting ——— said no hunter ever. Being able to separate the ammo and still have it contained is a great thing.

My deer shed hunting sidearm is the world famous 1911 —- a Springfield Range Officer in 45 AP.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: No serial number???
« on: March 09, 2019, 07:48:43 PM »
Chances are the rifle was restocked, rebarreled are otherwise worked on in the early days of Roy Weatherby’s firearms business. Simply because it is not a Weatherby cartridge doesn’t mean it couldn’t have been a product of his operations.


The name of the game is harmonics. The ultimate goal is to have the rifle produce the same harmonics each time. Different loads produce different harmonics and as long as they produce the same harmonics each time the rifle can be sighted in to produce repeatable groups.

Is free floating the answer? Not always because in order to control the harmonics, you have to eliminate ALL of the contributors. Weatherby attempts to control the harmonics by using a pressure point. This works to some extent but on a wood stock, the wood fibers at the pressure point can become compressed and render it useless or worse, turn it into a contributor. This is when free floating the barrel can improve it's accuracy.

There is really only one way to correctly free float a barrel.. False.. There are many way's to do it and as long as your method stabilizes the harmonics and cause them to be repeatable, your rifle will consistently shoot the same. I don't care if the barrel whips like a wet noodle, if it whips exactly the same each time your point of impact will be predictable.

This is a superb summary of the situation on the factors contributing to floating a barrel leaving it alone and refining the load. I am going to save this as a reference. Well done.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Have You Ever Noticed
« on: March 08, 2019, 08:41:38 AM »
If it weren’t for a corrupt FBI there would likely be a huge fine and sentencing awaiting Hillary Clinton. Her “foundation” is a farse. Her party rigged the primaries and still the Dems could not win with her false stats and inflated campaign backing.
I’m soooooo glad I live in Flyover Country and that President Trump is in the White House.

I'd bet a lot of farmers/ranchers do the shoot,bury,don't tell.
What ever do you mean?

If I am hunting and see a mountain lion from a long distance, I'm going to watch it as long as I can until the deer in the immediate area present a better target. I have no trouble with leaving the big cats alone as long as I'm not in danger and no one else is in danger. I don't have cattle anymore so I can't shoot a big cat that is threatening the herd, but I sure can let it be known to the rancher there is a mt lion nearby.

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