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Messages - John McLaughlin

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Great stuff! JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Big Horn Sheep
« on: April 03, 2021, 06:42:01 AM »
Dino, do you know if there any domestic sheep allotments in this area? Domestics carry the germs and are immune to the them but their interactions between the species will infect the bighorns and kill them. Some studies indicate that it may take as long as 10 years after the domestics have left an area before its safe to transplant bighorns into the area. Situation is terrible. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 02, 2021, 11:03:45 AM »
 LOL!!! JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 02, 2021, 09:49:16 AM »
Para, if you want to try RWS (German manufacture) cases Huntington's have plenty @ $50.00/box of 20. Many folks, not just me, say they are the best cases made. I'm on my fifth full power loading (60 cases) and primer pockets are nice and tight yet. FWIW. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 02, 2021, 06:56:42 AM »
Grouchy, I'm sure it's very similar, yours has a cheek piece, mine is without. I've seen other Safari Classics, one with a shadow line cheek piece and Weatherby style inlay under the forearm, probably extra cost add ons. The Safari Classics were chambered for 375 H&H not sure if any were made in 375 Weatherby. All had #3 contour barrels. You have a fine gun there. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 01, 2021, 07:33:14 PM »
Here are a few more. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 01, 2021, 06:56:54 PM »
File size won't let me post more. Damn! JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 01, 2021, 06:48:43 PM »
Here are some pics. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 01, 2021, 01:06:30 PM »
Para,maybe I'm dumb, but I can't find any way to enter any pics. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 01, 2021, 12:31:31 PM »
Will do. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:22:53 AM »
Para, I have a Mark V Safari Classic (AAA French walnut straight stock with minimal drop at the heel, Pachmyer decelerator pad, quarter rib express sights with one standing and one folding leaf. Hooded front sight, barrel band front swivel, steel grip cap, two panel hand checkered bolt knob, the Weatherby that doesn't look like a Weatherby. Only 140 in 375 H&H were made in 1992.
Anyway, I use Fed 215 GM primers, RWS cases, 74 gr of ReLoder 17 behind the 299 gr Shock Hammers bullet. I'm getting 2670 fps. Hammers have a bit less bore resistance and get 75-100 more fps per charge. Hope this helps, JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hammer bullets
« on: April 01, 2021, 07:13:51 AM »
I use the 299 gr Shock Hammers in my 375 H&H. 10 shot 1.5 inch groups off of a backpack rest, mv 2670 fps. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: China Virus Vaccine
« on: April 01, 2021, 07:09:30 AM »
Gotten both of the Moderna with very minor reactions. So far so good, no covid for 15 months. JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Got lucky
« on: March 30, 2021, 09:16:43 PM »
That's a fact. WOW! JM

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Got lucky
« on: March 30, 2021, 07:08:04 PM »
I was spring turkey hunting in the No Kaibab in AZ in mid April, elevation ~8800 ft with about a foot of old hard frozen snow on the ground. I had come in a day before my hunting partners and set up our 12'x15' wall tent and wood stove, had a nice dinner and went to sleep. Sometime in the early AM a very large dead ponderosa a good 40"+ in diameter about 30 ft behind the tent got caught by heavy wind gusts and fell. I would've had to have been scrapped off the side of that pine's trunk if it had fallen my way. God sometimes takes care of errant fools. I do know that a tree falling in the forest makes one hell of a racket. I must have jumped a foot off of my cot. We didn't need to cut any firewood for the rest of our hunt, shattered pine chunks all over. Glad you were as lucky as I was. JM

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