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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Vote by Mail?
« on: Today at 06:05:28 AM »
I trust the mail in voting process where I live. It is a sparsely populated county and probably less than 1,000 votes are cast for the townships that make up the county. In only that small, localized way I trust the process. That is not the way I feel for the heavily democrat areas, such as St Louis, Chicago or New York City areas.
Letís not forgot Al Gore didnít want the overseas absentee votes counted in the 2000 general election. I think he was claiming administrative mistakes by the government and the armed forces made the votes invalid and he still lost the vote in Florida. I have read about hundreds of uncounted mail in ballots found in storage. Thatís like Hillary Clinton finding court documents in a closet years after they were ordered to be turned over.

The company that became Freedom Group bought Remington, along with other firearms manufacturers and ammunition producers. Has the quality of their products improved? I canít say so with the exception of Barnes Bullets.
I know it is simplistic, but the bottom line of profits and projected profits donít tell the whole story when it comes to quality and reliability.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: guns
« on: August 03, 2020, 06:29:22 PM »
I never knew of a flu virus that needed to be stopped by firearms óó- idiots in a riot are a different issue.

Rifles / Re: Vanguard S2
« on: July 25, 2020, 08:39:55 PM »
The 280 Rem has a Leupold one piece base. I for got about a Bergara HMR Iíve used with a 20 MOA rail that came with the rifle. Sine it has a detachable magazine loading ammo into it is simple. Neither rifles are hampered by the rail when it comes to tossing a spent case.

Rifles / Re: Vanguard S2
« on: July 25, 2020, 07:47:20 AM »
The answer is ďprobablyĒ but not as easy if you had two-piece scope bases-rings. An advantage is the 223 cartridge is fairly small, so fitting it under the rail is not tough. I have a one-piece base on a 280 Rem and loading cartridges into the magazine isnít so bad.

Welcome to the Nation.

I have the ordinary 01 level FFL. I use it to get firearms at auctions and to do orders through Gunbroker and wholesalers. Most of the firearms that pass through my company are transfers. Veterans, police and volunteers there fire,en done have to pay a transfer fee with me. I have happy two FFL inspections. Neither was tough as I had all the papers filled out the right way and my book was practically perfect. Of course, the inspectors like to gives comments on how to improve it. Itís called job security.
I still have to pay a sales tax on firearms I buy and keep that are new from wholesalers. I save about $75-$300 on my own orders through a wholesaler compared to paying retail prices.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Over A Barrel article.
« on: July 19, 2020, 07:48:44 PM »
Rarely have I had to go through brushy areas with a rifle. The most recent time was three years ago with a 24Ē barrel. I didnít think it was so bad, especially since I was going slow and trying not to make too much noise. Maybe it worked, maybe it didnít and I didnít get close enough to make a shot. A good time was still had.
I think if a hunter carries the rifle in a pack or slung over a shoulder there are more branch-catching incidents than if the rifle is carried with a hand on the receiver, maybe even both hands on the stock depending on the traction or loose footing.

Rifles / Re: Euromark
« on: July 19, 2020, 07:13:27 AM »
Iím a little surprised the Euromark isnít offered anymore. With the composite stocks and coated metal being the latest things in rifle construction and finishes, the formerly ordinary matte metal and oiled wood stock (for me) is THE classic rifle. The Bergara Woodsman and Timber models are about the closest to a Euromark.
The purpose-built ultra light rifles certainly have a place. Their incredible stocks and adherence to trimming weight are from great design and manufacturing so casting doubt on their capabilities is not wise. As one guy said, trimming parts of ounces off of ounces gets the rifle down to only what you need for the job.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: For all the kneelers
« on: July 19, 2020, 07:03:36 AM »
The cartoon is a perfect summary of the protesters and their move.

Reloading / Re: Barnes 100 Grain XLT- BT
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:29:23 PM »
I use 76 grains of H-1000 with the 100 grain Swift Scirocco IIs. Last year I didnít get a good shot so I canít tell you how those bullets perform.

Welcome to the best firearms forum. A plethora of unrivaled, first-hand knowledge on the 257 Weatherby Magnum lives here.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Howdy!
« on: July 14, 2020, 05:55:20 AM »
Welcome aboard. The 300 Wby is up to taking anything in North America. It all comes down to your confidence and accuracy. The 180 grain bullets will probably be the most accurate with your Mark V. Thatís the bullet weight the cartridge was designed around.

Rifles / Re: Vanguard first lite 6.5-300 wby not holding a group
« on: July 13, 2020, 07:58:02 PM »
Your bore cleaning seems to have solved much of the accuracy issue. I think it is worth going longer between shots, like five to seven minutes, to closer replicate cold barrel accuracy. I have chased 3-shot group accuracy but realized the first shot on a big animal can be all thatís needed, so make it spot on. The small group will show three separate things: good shooting mechanics, a sound receiver-barrel-stock alignment, and consistent ammunition loads.
Please keep us posted.

If you reload the accuracy answer is closer and will cost you less money. My S2 Vanguard 257 Wby has liked everything I fed it: 100 grain Hornady Spire Points (discontinued) to 120 grain Nosler Partition and Hornady Open tip Interlocks (also discontinued). The 100gn Barnes TSX and Swift Scirocco II bullets were / are the most accurate. Screaming fast velocities and accuracy are certainly achievable with these bullets. My 257 Wby likes H-1000 the best.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Barrel cleaning
« on: July 12, 2020, 02:16:02 PM »
The new IMR powders (4166, 4451, 4955, 7977, 8133), RL-16, -23, -26 and -33 have anti-coppering agents. I have put a lot of bullets through the new barrel on my 7mm Wby and there has been very little copper deposited in the bore. The vast majority of those shots were taken with RL-26. Plus, all the powders Iíve listed are temperature insensitive. Itís something to think about when it comes to removing less stuff from a bore.

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