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Ammo / Re: 7mm wby 150 BT
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:15:57 PM »
If your rifle likes the 160s and you are confident using them, the use them. I definitely understand about the 150 BTs. I had one go off like a grenade and I stopped using them.

Rifles / Re: Recocking a MKV 5 bolt
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:09:02 AM »
Call Weatherby and find out where to send it for repair. There might be a Weatherby authorized service center closer to you than the main plant in Wyoming.
I discovered the safety on my S2 Vanguard was not keeping the block locked when the lever was all the way back. I am not a good enough trigger tech to try and fix it. The guys in Sheridan figured out the issue and itís back with me.

Rifles / Re: 7mm accumark
« on: June 15, 2020, 09:18:44 PM »
I think the 7mm Weatherby factory barrel is 1:9.5, which is not far from 1:10. However, my 7mm Wby has the 1:9.5 twist rate and likes the 175gn ELD-Xs, as well as the 160 gn Sierra Game Kings and Nosler Partitions. Luckily there is still a lot of interest in 7mm magnum cartridges and the bullet selection to handle the speed is certainly there.
RL-26 and H-1000 were the most accurate powders with my rifle. I was surprised H-4831 didnít do as well as the slower burning powders.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: TRUMP
« on: June 13, 2020, 02:48:52 PM »
President Trump can operate as the chief executive without the reins of money from campaign supporters. Their influence or attempts at it are not going to sway his words or actions. He has been a CEO for a long time in the business world, and has gotten his way with nearly everything. Those same tactics rub the politicians and appointed govt types the wrong way, sometimes.
I donít agree with everything he says. I agree with his vision and path of America First. Globalists as our president have not had that take on our economic ventures. The Swamp is certainly working against him. He does not need the things they crave óóó money and of course, power and money for re-election to advance their agenda (fueled by donors wanting to see it ďtheir wayĒ). I could say a lot more, but I think Iíve made my points.
I will vote for him again in November.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Grizzlies
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:14:27 PM »
I thought the bears within 50 miles of the coast were considered browns and further inland they are grizzlies. Is this correct?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Elmer Fud
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:25:32 AM »
For the next idiotic move óóó Wille E Coyote will be in counseling for his misfortunes with the Roadrunner.

Rifles / Re: Older Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe Boyd Stock Replacement
« on: June 11, 2020, 05:49:49 AM »
Is this the style of laminate stock you want?

Cases and primer cups used for lead core bullets canít take the pressures of the highest loads produced with Barnes all-copper hunting bullets. Itís a case of high loads in a Barnes manual being safe with their bullets only. Lead core load limits used with Barnes TTSX or TSX bullets is safe.
Nosler was notorious for fudging the velocities in their reloading manuals using almost the same loads as other manufacturers. Was it longer test barrels, super tight barrels, or rounding up waaaaayyyyyyy to much? I donít know what their most recent manual shows for the velocity of Nosler bullets.
Hodgdon and Hornady manuals remain my favorites.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Defund The Police?
« on: June 08, 2020, 12:48:08 PM »
The mayor of New York City has a tremendously short memory. I know the FDNY and NYPD lost hundreds of brave people on 9-11 and we talked about the courage they showed in the middle of a disaster.
Nowadays, defunding the police will leave us with what? Some pencil pushers and theories on why the world is chaos without local law enforcement?

Rifles / Re: Older Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe Boyd Stock Replacement
« on: June 07, 2020, 08:53:40 PM »
Are you looking for a laminate stock, or a solid? I have both types from Boyds. A gunsmith beaded the receiver and the pilars so the fit is as solid as can be. Also, the thumb hole stock will help reduce felt recoil. Last but not least, the standard recoil pad is really a stock protector so find a true pad.

Ha! I had other rifles before Weatherbyís and have bought some after getting g Weatherbyís. Not counting what I have received from others,  I have Ruger, FN, Brno, Bergara, Savage, Smith & Wesson, Beretta and Winchester firearms.
Youíre going to have to do something historically stupid to get kicked off, I think, and buying a Browning is not going to do it.

I like what Iíve seen on the 6mm ARC. With a 110 grain bullet it could be a great pinker / hunting rifle like itís older cousin named Creedmoor. I wonít promote a conspiracy theory for the 6ARC as the replacement of the 5.56 NATO cartridge. Other things are likely still in the mix.

Rifles / Re: A question
« on: June 02, 2020, 04:58:43 PM »
I use a 300 yard zero with my 257 Wby. Since my scope has holdover points on the reticle and I know the muzzle velocity, the guessing of where to put the reticle is gone. Itís practically the same as the Maximum Point Blank Range technique but gives me a little more assurance on the distance. For where I hunt, a 200 yard zero for that rifle is silly in my opinion.

Rifles / Re: Just ordered my first weatherby - seeking add on advice
« on: June 02, 2020, 06:29:13 AM »
Welcome to the Nation.
The 7mm Weatherby is a great cartridge. You will only find those 154 gn bullets in factory ammo from Hornady and Weatherby, but consider the 140-160gn loads from Federal, Nosler and Weatherby. Swift doesnít have 7mm a Wby ammo and wonít likely have it soon, which is too bad because their 150gn Scirocco II in a 7mm Wby very fast and bang-flop effective.
I donít use Barnes bullets but if you can find TSX or TTSX bullets in factory ammo you might have a great match for your a Weatherby.
I got lucky with my 7mm Wby. It likes my handloads from 140-162gn and it came down to what load I wanted to use vs what the rifle liked best.

Rifles / Re: I Want a Weatherby
« on: May 30, 2020, 06:01:08 PM »
I had a lot of windshield time today across western Kansas and came to the conclusion that a 7mm Weatherby would be a equally fine place to start with a Weatherby. I have a 7mm Wby. It is one of the most accurate and easy shooting rifle I have, thanks to a Timney trigger and a muzzle break. Mine happens to like all the handloads Iíve worked up for it, so how can I say some bad about that?

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