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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: It's a shooter!
« on: Yesterday at 05:53:42 PM »
It sure is. Looking great.

When I use scope covers, I use the flip up non see-thru. I found that with my glasses and using the see-thru scope caps, anything past 100 yards the image looks clear but it distorts enough to mess up accuracy. I use the butt stock carriers on my synthetic stocked rifles, and ammo wallets for my wood stocked rifles. If you ever buy Norma Precision Hunter ammo the ammo comes in hard plastic carriers. They don't have belt loops but the two halves break up into half again and the carriers have a tab that holds the cartridges from coming out. They fit real nice in a pocket, all you have to do to release the cartridge is push in right at the shoulder and the case head comes out enough for the cartridge to be removed.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Double commemorative??
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:16:18 PM »
Next year will be the 75th anniversary of Weatherby. It will also be the first anniversary of being in the new facility. What are your thoughts on a double commemorative issue rifle?

Isn't that the intent of the Commemorative Wyoming rifle that they're producing now? 10,000.00 for the gold and 5,000.00 for the Silver and only in 300 Roy. I always thought the .257 was Roy Weatherby's favorite and the commemorative rifle should have been in that caliber. I also thought they should have done the bolt flutes in gold or silver because the black just looks unfinished after the jeweling. My way of thinking probably wouldn't sell the most rifles so I don't expect they'll take any advice from me any time soon.. LOL.
   In the past they have had a 1976 Bicentennial, 35th anniversary 1n 1980, 1984 Olympic commemorative, 40th  anniversary in 1985, 50th anniversary in 1995, (300 wby, only), 70th anniversary in 2015, (257 Wby only in Mark V, 257 Wby and 300 Wby in Vanguard). Other than the 50th and 70th anniversary all the Weatherby calibers from 257 Wby through the 300 Wby were offered in various quantities. The Wyoming Commemorative in gold and silver is nice but no other options and in one caliber only. I was thinking that with a first anniversary rifle it could have more Weatherby caliber options and a Vanguard option as well for those of us that do not have gold and silver budgets. My thinking does not always make it to the writing stage. LOL

I have 2 Tikka T3 lite. One a 338 Federal and a 270 Win. Both magazines took a little while to get going good. The sweet spot on both of mine off the bench is having the bag as close to the magazine as I can get it. If I do my part I can usually get nickel sized groups. Love both of them.Not a Weatherby, but smooth and accurate.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speaking of Weatherby haters
« on: February 14, 2019, 10:03:54 AM »
I've seen articles like this before. Unfortunately it actually starts with some guides at the 300 Weatherby level. Because of my medical conditions I only hunt with guides now. When I mentioned I would be using a 300 Weatherby 5 out of the six guides said I could bring anything else but not the 300. Out of the five that said no I brought my 7mm rem mag and after a couple of hunts 4 of the five said I was welcome to bring the 300. The original reason they said no was because they had "Heard or read" that the recoil was so bad that the hunters could not control them. The first time I took the 300 and I shot to verify no scope movement, I had them shoot it and they all gave me a funny look and said "this doesn't" kick much more than my 7 mm mag". These kind of articles are written and read by a lot of people with no actual hands on experience and just keep repeating old stories. I no longer use the fifth guide, nor will I recommend him to anyone else.   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Double commemorative??
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:12:27 PM »
Next year will be the 75th anniversary of Weatherby. It will also be the first anniversary of being in the new facility. What are your thoughts on a double commemorative issue rifle?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Knives as gifts
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:24:34 PM »
I have a Buck Hunter 110 that I got from my dad just before he died (1990). He said he bought it for me for my first deer hunt (1964), but put it away and forgot about it. I still have it. In 2014 I bought the 50th anniversary 110 for my son. He does not hunt but likes good knives. He wants me to keep it safe for him as he moves frequently and does not want it to get lost. Both knives will be his whenever he wants them. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Losing faith in weatherby
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:56:45 PM »

Our guide was a local cop in Presidio and man did he have some stories to tell about that, including finding copious amounts of drugs either on or very close to the property we were hunting and one dead body on it.
That could explain the lack of javelinas.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Humor For the day
« on: February 08, 2019, 07:15:04 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:28:12 AM »
I do not know of a better forum for firearms and hunting discussions than Weatherby Nation. We are self-policing and for the most part, subject matter experts. The other forums have more than their share wanna-bes and such. It is usually quick to tell who is full of hot air vs who knows their stuff.
We call it a 257 Roy or a 300 Roy out of respect for the man who made those cartridges and their rifles great. The respect for the quality and the era of great workmanship are strong, thankfully.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Mark V range debut
« on: February 03, 2019, 04:28:31 PM »
Looking good!

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Texas hog hunt
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:51:22 AM »
I would love to do a bunch of hog hunting, but even for hogs, it's usually kind of expensive. You would think most ranchers would just be happy to have guys come in and get rid of a lot of them, but they want to charge you big bucks to help them out on extermination efforts. These days, everything is about making big money.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My 1st Mark V
« on: January 31, 2019, 07:32:48 PM »
What powder are you using with your 130 grain e-tips?
  Alliant RL22

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My 1st Mark V
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:59:59 PM »
There is a place called Four Aces Ranch in Ashwood. Here is a link  http://www.fouracesranch.net/
My wife and I went there this last September and really enjoyed it. Everybody is super friendly. Young couple (under 40?) with 3 children. They bend over backwards trying to make the trip nice. It is not the same as a public land elk hunt , but better than a "shopping trip" hunt.

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