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Rifles / Re: Synthetic vs Wood
« on: Yesterday at 08:30:48 PM »
I’ll vote for the 300 Wby over an -06. After practing the shots as Dub pointed out, you could easily have the confidence and knowledge of the external ballistics for a long shot. The 300’s energy at long distance outshines the -06. Use a monometal or bonded bullet built for big game such as elk and you’re set.

Thanks to 224 King and Weatherby’s customer service department the needed pieces to bring this whole thing together are going very nicely. If you think I’m psyched-up about this, you are correct.

A falling pole as you described could have great penetration abilities, and little to no collateral damage.

I acquired a right handed, Mark V glossy blue barreled receiver and need a stock. I prefer a wood stock, but for a good price I will buy a composite stock. The barrel is the #2 contour. The factory trigger is included. Please send me your recommendations for where to get a stock.
Thank you.

Is the barrel free floating? Hat was the air temperature during your test? A buddy has a rifle like your Bergara but I don’t know much about its accuracy.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Ballistic Superiority
« on: January 13, 2019, 11:02:03 AM »
I really do not get why so many people want to have these rounds “compete” with each other. They are both 6.5s and that’s where the comparisons begin and end. The 30-30 Winchester and the .300 Winchester Magnum are both 30 cal’s too. I don’t think many people in their right mind are gonna think they should be comparing their old lever gun to a .300mag.

This is a great summary of cartridge comparison.

As a 6.5mm Creedmoor shooter, there is nothing I dislike about its results or how they happen. Four years ago, I considered getting a 6.5 Rem Mag or a 264 Win Mag, knowing either is going to move a bullet faster......but compared to the 257 and 300 Roy’s I have, there is nothing a .26 caliber magnum is going to do that either of those Weatherby’s cannot do.

For someone looking to fill a capability gap AND not having a 300 magnum, the 6.5-300 Wby is a great one. I don’t have that gap and the Creedmoor is fine for me.

I heard a similar explanation on the origins of the double radius shoulder as Dub said.

Rifles / Re: First Weatherby, First Lite 257 mag, very impressed
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:52:17 PM »
It is an impressive rifle you have. The 100gn TSXs worked well in my 257 Roy too.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Sheriff
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:43:22 PM »
The sheriff knew it could happen. He also failed to serve and protect and is hiding behind “procedures” as it is his best, and still poor defense.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Shot Show 2019
« on: January 09, 2019, 06:49:19 PM »
The 6.5 creedmore just keeps getting more popular and yet Remington still can't figure out how to market the .260 rem,, amazing

It comes down to how much money you can spend.  There are great scopes from numerous manufacturers. What ever you do, check the scope in natural light----not the light inside a store.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Update
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:46:06 PM »
As much as I hate to consider social media as news outlets, I know it is an easy way to blast info. I equate the depth and accuracy of social media news to knowing an auto engine needs fuel and little else about what happens after that.
I knew there would likely be a lag with Weatherby Inc. dealing with Weatherby Nation, and unfortunately the customer service, all due to move. We heard plenty about that part. The best laid plans don’t survive first contact with reality (or the bad guys) so when a sense of normal has returned, I think the great customer service will be back and the Nation members will be happy again.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .338-06 What happened?
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:34:04 PM »
I would love to get a 338-06 in a Vanguard, Mark V, or Model 70 action.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Sierra Gamechangers
« on: December 31, 2018, 08:25:36 AM »
The 85 and 100 grain Game Kings work very well in my Ruger Hawkeye II in 243 Win using IMR 4985, H 4895 and Varget. The tipped bullets from Sierra are likely to be great too.

The day to day costs matter, and I see the point of limited towing use as a factor for gas over a Diesel engine. How long do you plan to keep the pickup? Is resale value a factor?

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