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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Earl Dibbles JR
« on: December 08, 2018, 08:27:22 AM »

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 75th anniversary?
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:52:10 PM »
It would be no surprise if the 75th Anniversary of Weatherby is in conjuntion with the launching a new Weatherby chambering, such as a 7mm-300 or 7mm-378 Weatherby Magnum, or even a line of custom-only rifles with various stock designs, barrel contour and lenght, and finishes......but what do I know.
I'll be glad if I can afford ammo for it!  I'll settle for a really nice Vanguard with a Weatherby Nation stamped 75th anniversary  edition in whatever Weatherby caliber. Wood? Synthetic?  Stainless? Blue? I don't give a flying Wild Turkey!
  Me too.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 75th anniversary?
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:54:44 AM »
75  anniversary in a 7mm with a Sheridan Wyo stamp  ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 75th anniversary?
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:14:17 PM »
This being the end of 2018 and knowing that in 2020 Weatherby will be celebrating 75 years, and also knowing my wife, she has stated " If Weatherby comes out with a 75th anniversary rifle, you better start saving now or you will be out of luck", I was wondering if anybody else was planning/hoping/saving for a 75th anniversary Weatherby?

Great Deer.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Paradise, CA fire
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:00:11 PM »
So, suppose they are 100% responsible. You think they will declare bankruptcy and reorganize or just pass the costs on to their customers?   :) Both. Reorganize then charge higher rates to recover for the "next" time, just in case.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Vanguard Bolt Knob
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:27:42 PM »
whenever I find an item that helps my old fingers I like to share. This is a link to a product that helps considerably. https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Smooth-Bolt-On-Quick-Load-Knob-Tactical-knob-for-the-Weatherby-Vanguard/322849186448?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649. The photos are of my wife's Camilla and this knob works so well I ordered enough for the rest of my Vanguard's

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Purchased a 6.5 Creedmoor
« on: November 08, 2018, 02:25:30 PM »
My wife's Camilla loves the Remington 140's and my Savage prefers the Hornady 143 ELDX.

I’ve had five Shaw barrels put onto receivers. Each barrel has been very accurate from the get-go. I’ll give credit to the gunsmith for an outstanding fitting and Shaw for making very affordable and high-quality barrels. I had to send a barrel back because of a mistake on my part with the receiver and Shaw let me trade it for the same barrel / chambering.
As for Shaw’s closest match in all matters, I think it is McGowen Barrels.
  +1. Last year both makers had a black Friday sale.I had my old Mauser rebarreled into a 280 Ackley (SAAMI).

I have a 338 Federal in a Tikka T3 I bought in 2010 when they were fairly popular. Federal used to sell brass and I bought some, but the majority of my brass is 308 win. One pass through a full length 338 Federal die with enough lube and it's done. I do take a black Sharpie and make a circle around the rim to make sure I don't accidentally try to chamber it in my 308 win. For me it makes the perfect bear and pig gun. Using 215 grain sierra boat tail at 2500 fps and sighted in 1 3/4 high at 100 yards it's good to 225 yards. Never had to shoot anything twice. Federal makes ammo for it, never tried any though. Guides are impressed with how quick animals go down.

When ordering from Shaw you need to call them to place an order and they will ask you exactly what you want done including what action you have and they will thread it for the action. I suggest you go to the website and look at their pricing list and write down what you want down before calling. It usually takes a gunsmith to remove the old barrel, install and head space the new barrel. My local gunsmith charges $150.00 for any of the Savage, Ruger, Remlin, etc and $200.00 for Mauser etc., and a little more if the stock needs to be worked on. I have a few of their barrels and they have all been excellent shooters.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Gun Identification
« on: November 03, 2018, 04:27:43 PM »
so without a doubt you guys believe it's a sporter? worth 400$ with a Nixon prostaff 3x9x40? scopes 200$ and the guns clean with no rust nor marks
If you read carefully I gave a 2017 Blue Book value for the RIFLE ONLY. For value of the scope I would see what a used Nikon Prostaff goes for on Ebay.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Gun Identification
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:03:35 PM »
Looks like a Vanguard Sporter. From the best look I can get at the safety lever, appears to be the original, rather than the current S2 variant. Production probably in the late 1990s or the 2000s, but that's just a guess. Value is subjective, but figure something like $400-650, depending on how badly someone wants it.
  +1 The satin finish and the S/N starting with VS designates sporter and the value of that model is listed between $450.00 and $595.00 for the rifle only in the 2017 blue book of gun values.

With modern bullets, it's hard to disagree with his theory, for most of North America, except for grizzly, brown, or polar bears.


In my honest opinion, they are just filling up pages in a magazine. I'm pretty sure that most of us know that the 270 (.277) in either a long action or short action rifle is a dang good all around hunting cartridge. However, I have never gone on a hunt that I didn't have my Model 70 Super Grade in 30-06 with me or my 94 30-30. I suspect now that I will soon have a 300 WM I might opt for it instead. Nah.. I'll take them all and make the call when I get there.

I have read so many of these articles/reports, that the first thing I do is look at the bottom line. Almost all of them have the same tag line. The best caliber for anything in North America really isn't just one. Sure one caliber can be used, but for everything in North America what ever caliber you choose will be better for one sized game better than the other sizes. Regardless of what you hunt, the best caliber is what you can shoot the most accurately, using a caliber and bullet for the size animal you hunt, within your comfortable maximum shooting range. But the articles/reports have been a great help because for each report stating what is best I have a good excuse for a new rifle, so keep em coming.

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