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She probably thought it meant the car is a piece of sh$t, or it just took a crap.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 300 or 257wby
« on: October 26, 2018, 04:47:01 PM »
I used to have an occasional flyer at the range with my 300 Wby. My brother watched me and would call the flyer from behind me without looking at the target. I asked how and he said that from behind me he could see me move just before the shot. I rigged up an old bird vest inserting a thin shooters gel pack where the foam was. Flyer was gone. I don't need the vest when hunting, just from the bench. 

The Barnes website has load data.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5 wby
« on: October 01, 2018, 06:58:43 PM »
Olchet sir, do you remember if you had to ship he shotgun to them, or if Wby send you a prepaid box to ship in? 

I want to say that I've read here in which Weatherby will send you a prepaid label and box to ship them.  If anyone know, please let me know.  My son thinks he has to ship it to them.
They actually asked me to take it to the shop where I bought it because with a swap it involves the wait period and an FFL plus the Calif. paper work. I paid nothing.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5 wby
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:36:15 PM »
I believe that we hear of these issues with the 6.5, because it is the new toy on the block.  Very seldom do we hear other issues with other calibers, and I'm sure they are happening, but go without the shooters bringing them to our attention. 

My son is dealing with his 6.5, and he will ship it to Weatherby, and I'm sure they will make it right one way or another.  It sucks to have a new toy, and not be able to use it because something is jacked up.  I did tell him to be extra patient with Weatherby because of the move.
  +1. I bought my wife a PA 20 shotgun a few years ago. Took it out once and the safety was non functional after 3 shots. I had my choice of repair (8-12 weeks) or replacement. Replacement arrived in 2 days.

I have had impressive results with barrels from ER Shaw and McGowen. The mythical “break in” period did not exist with these barrels in 22-250 Rem, 6.5mm Creedmoor, 280 Rem, 7mm Weatherby or 9.3x62 Mauser.
+1 I have these barrels over the past 2 years: 6mmx45, 250 savage 1:9 for lead free on older Savage, 280 AI 1:8, 243 Win 1:8 for heavier longer bullets, 264 Win mag 26"stainless #5 contour 1:8 twist. All accurate right off, with multiple loads.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5 wby
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:59:28 AM »
The Accumarks a free floated
Thanks, Now I know.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5 wby
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:35:37 AM »
Not wanting to sound like a fool, but isn't the stock supposed to have pressure points? If so it sounds by your description they have been removed. Did you buy this rifle new. If not the previous owner may have removed the pressure points thinking they were not supposed to be there. All of my Weatherby's (Vanguards) have the pressure points still in the stocks and they all group under 1 inch. I have a Deluxe, Sporter, Kryptek, Fiberguard, Camilla, and original synthetic.

I had the same problem. Tried everything. Cleaning, tightening, swapping scopes, re-torqueing to no avail. :(
Popped $9 for the below and my groups went from a consistent 1.5”~1.75” to a consistent .5”.
Looks goofy, but a price I’m willing to pay to hit where I aim.
I have this on a couple of older rifles and it worked wonders. They come in different barrel diameters I have one on a number 1 and one on a heavy barrel varminter.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: sheridan weatherbys
« on: September 25, 2018, 03:01:52 PM »
Hopefully, it won't take too long for  Wyoming stamped rifles to be available to us after that.  Maybe Adam would start a list of us committed to a WY Weatherby, even a Vanguard. I know I should be committed.   ;D

My wife and I thank all of you for the compliments. Yes she is a keeper, we have been married for over 34 years and plan on many more. ;)

Awesome! Really good pic too! Glad to hear she likes the rifle. Got a little hunt breakdown description for us?
This was a hunt we planned shortly after she got the rifle. It was a guided hunt in eastern Oregon on a private ranch. Got there about 10:00am checked in and got stuff unpacked into cabin, checked zero on rifles and started hunting about 1:00pm. Weather was cool and overcast saw the first pigs about 2:00 but wanted to look around some more as I was hunting for something else. Swung back about 4::30 to the same place and found more pigs. She wanted a nice eating pig not a huge boar, of which there were at least 2 that made this one look small. This one turned broadside at about 50 yards, big mistake. One shot and she was down. The strangest thing was hat right after the shot the guide said "quick we need to get over there before the others start trying to eat it". he actually had to beat off 2 pigs with a large stick and kept hitting them until we got this one loaded and out of there. 

We finally got to take our hunt and this is the result of my wife's first animal she harvested with her Camilla 6.5 Creedmoor. She was using the 140 grain Remington Corelokts at 50 yards she loves her Camilla. Pig weighs 197 pounds.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 7mm
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:29:33 PM »
I have watched those shows but no longer do so. I have seen almost as many bad shot placements as good. IMHO even though they practice shooting a lot I think they would be better off practicing their hunting skills. I hunt in some of those areas ( Oregon mostly) and have needed to take a shot beyond 250 yards, that includes elk. I hunt with a 7mm Rem Mag using 160 grain Accubonds and at 250 yards it is plenty good. I do not shoot past 400 yards at large game and this load will do what is needed. If you can not practice at the distance you think you will hunt, you will be doing a disservice to the game you are hunting. No disrespect intended, but I have seen too many hunters think they can shoot that far by practicing at 100-200 yards. That does not work. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Speer bullets
« on: September 01, 2018, 09:13:49 AM »
Here is photo of group with 338 Federal and 200 grain Hor Cor.

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