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A 7mm-378 Wby certainly will not be a surprise to me. The gun writers will again point out how they believe a beltless cartridge is capable of better accuracy than a belted one. I think that is nonsense when dealing with a large cartridge. As my friend often says, "when you hunt with a Weatherby, the hunt part is over soon after you pull the trigger."
+1 I have had both belted and belt less, I still have the belted, belt less are gone. No issues ever with the belted, and only a couple with the belt less.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My 1st Mark V
« on: January 30, 2019, 07:13:35 AM »
You have my deepest sympathies and I feel bad for you having to deal with all that crap since you live in Comafornia.  I didn't realize you lived there.  That's crazy you can't have lead bullets to hunt with but you can use them on the range.  I wonder how they plan on checking to see that your bullets don't contain lead.  I can't imagine how you manage to still live there.
I love the state, HATE the politics. I have multiple medical conditions and get excellent care here. My combined medical costs in 2018 were over $39,000.00 and my out of pocket was $690.00, and my retirement covers my insurance premiums. We had enough warning about lead free (about 4 years and gradual implementation) that I was pretty well prepared. We can still use lead  for self protection (human and wildlife). For me the Nosler e-tips are harder to load for, mostly due to picky COL and their bullets tolerances are pretty loose. They perform fine but grouping not quite as good as accubonds or partitions. The Barnes bullets for me are more accurate, and perform well and with the grooves the copper fouling is a non issue. Their quality and tolerances are much better than the Nosler e-tips and come in heavier weights. The lead free bullets actually do a better job for the animals hunt. The Nosler partitions are pretty close to game performance on the pigs and elk sized animals, but the Accubonds do not hold up well at Weatherby velocities on tough stuff.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My 1st Mark V
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:13:49 PM »
Good luck with your new rifle, I'm sure you're going to love it.  If I might make a suggestion give the 130 grain Spire Points a try, they shoot extremely well out of my Dad's Euromark and do an amazing job on deer.
They might be fun to practice and great for hunting, but as of January 1 this year the entire state is lead free for any type of hunting. I have loaded up some 130 grain Nosler e-tips and some 140 grain Barnes TSX. I have an abundance of other lead bullets for just paper punching. I will probably get some factory spire points at some point just to see how they work. Of all the factory ammo offerings the spire point in any of the Weatherby calibers seems to get the nod for accuracy and performance on game of the proper category, and the price here is only about a dollar more than the brass. We also can not buy ammo on the internet. Starting in July we will have to get a background check for any ammo so I am expecting that there will be a lot of NEW reloaders and a scarcity of components. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My 1st Mark V
« on: January 29, 2019, 07:58:33 PM »
Sweet rifle. This is a week of First Mark Vs. I like the Fibermarks a lot. What’s the weight of it as shown in the picture?
The way it sits with no ammo is 9 1/2 pounds.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My 1st Mark V
« on: January 29, 2019, 06:41:08 PM »
Very Nice Chet. What are you planning on hunting with it?
In California I will be hunting hogs. I go to Oregon for Yak and Corriente cattle, possibly goat and ram there as well. They also have bison, but I have not saved money for that yet. I developed a medical condition this past year and can not process store bought meat because of the type of fat, not even free range-grass fed. I can however have poultry and fish and any free range game species.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: My 1st Mark V
« on: January 29, 2019, 06:34:34 PM »
Congrats, hope you are happy with the purchase!
  Extremely  ;D

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My 1st Mark V
« on: January 29, 2019, 04:53:42 PM »
Just picked up my first Mark V. It is the 270 Wby Fibermark from Oscar Jr. Sig Sauer Whiskey3 3-9x40 Hellfire Triplex reticle.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weatherby Vanguard Safari
« on: January 26, 2019, 12:03:55 PM »
I like it. Now, if I could only go on a safari hunt (dream on, self!), I'd get one LOL.
  Don't you need at least a 375 for them nasty hogs?  :) :)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Floor plate engraving
« on: January 25, 2019, 01:38:03 PM »
Wow, very nice!  Thanks for sharing.  BTW, did you get the Weatherby from my son??
   Yes I did. I can pick it up from my LGS Tuesday. I have a Sig Sauer 3-9x40 Whiskey3 Hellfire triplex scope ready to go on it.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Floor plate engraving
« on: January 24, 2019, 04:54:51 PM »
Here is a photo of some floor plates we had engraved. The one on the left is an Interarms Mark X that was the first deer rifle I bought new in 1976 and had rebarreled in 2018 as a 280 AI. To be passed to my son. The one on the right I bought my wife this year for our 34th anniversary. It is the Weatherby Vanguard Camilla in 6.5 Creedmoor I posted about last year.This was our Christmas present to each other this year.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: So... where ya from?
« on: January 21, 2019, 07:27:27 AM »
Fairfield CA. Smack dab between Sacramento and San Francisco. Love the state, HATE the politics.

Just God's way of telling us "Well it's dinged, now go hunting with it". My dad would deliberately drive his new 4X4 next to brushes near the house and say "Now it's ready for hunting". That did not always go over well with my mom.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: New Wyoming rifle
« on: January 16, 2019, 07:11:43 AM »
They look great. One nice thing for me is that with those prices it sure makes the price of a Mark V Camilla Deluxe or Ultralite look a lot better to my wife. :) :)

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Mark V
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:55:53 AM »
I would see if I could get accuracy out of it,like it is,before I'd take the pressure point out.If I wanted to see how it shot floated without taking pressure point out I'd shim with some pieces of a few business cards under the action lug,It's way harder to put the pressure point back in than it is to take it out.
  +1 I used the card shim method on some of my rifles. Sometimes it helped and I had it free floated and bedded, and other times it did not and I left it alone and just had it glass bedded.

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