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wbyfan1   +1  I totally agree , once a gun has been modified the price goes down IMO.  I generally don't get rid of guns anyway so for me to fiddle with a weapon to make it better for me that's a good thing,  glass bedding , stock work, triggers, etc anything to make it better at least for me.   If I have to change/modify something to get it to shoot better and especially more consistent that means there was something wrong with the gun in the first place or did not meet my expectations, and in todays world of mass producing I find more little things wrong with most things ,  that need correcting but I'm also  anal about making a gun shoot it's best.   This is not across the board a lot of stuff coming out today is junk , cars, car parts, air conditioners,  almost everything we buy today I think  lacks a pride of craftsmanship IMO,  throw away stuff doesn't work just buy a new one, and that's wrong.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: The 6.8 Western
« on: November 09, 2022, 11:11:55 PM »
I've harped on this for I don't know how long .  manufacturers need to think outside the box.  Don't get me wrong innovation and new ideas spark my interest far faster than a new twist on an old platform / subject or has already been done before in the past,  people just may have never heard of it that's why we have some many wildcat cartridges out there that fell by the wayside.  Granted we do have improvements in bullets and powders along with ballistic & optical equipment that extends the shooting ranges.  In this day and economy it better be far far better than what's already available for me to lay down the cash on something I more than likely don't have a need for or already have something similar that does basically the same thing.  Manufacturers are peeing in the wind as far as I'm concerned along with throwing valuable assets and money into products especially on the gun/ammo side that hold little to no real super advantage over what has already been made or has been done in the past, and in todays world components and hardware may or may not be readily available to the public in any great amounts.   Timing is everything I think in a crowded market.  Just my opinion companies need to do what they do best in a very good quality product in the short term and  continuing,  but in the  long term  get idea people in there and start thinking, inventing new better more efficient ways of launching projectiles.  then I might be interested.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Britt's Moose
« on: November 09, 2022, 10:46:26 PM »
 Good job !!  she looks like a happy camper,    and the 243/6mm's do it again.   

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I don't think Weatherby Mark V's are niche guns,  it's a gun it's a tool to be used like most other guns,  it's just going to take the right person at the right time just like anything else for someone to buy it. 

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The older we get the less friends we have.   Live life everyday

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Your screen name
« on: November 04, 2022, 04:54:53 PM »
Dino you can try e-mail again had it turned off.   I'm pretty sure the problem is on my computer allowing access to pictures.  I need to take it into a computer person so they can correct problem.  thanks

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Your screen name
« on: November 04, 2022, 11:33:30 AM »
Since I live in Arizona,   Zonie my computer name ,  Zonie is what some Californians call people from Arizona who come over to California  to vacation, or visit.  The Zonies are coming.   ZonieZonie is my second computer name as I had a glitch on my computer and Weatherby helped my get back on but couldin't use my original Zonie name.  Still can't post pictures

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If it were me and didn't want to blow it to pieces I agree a good 22 mag with a heavier bullet would be my choice,  our season is just sky of 8 months long and we do call them although some people trap them for their pelts.  Every one I have shot with a centerfire has been ugly, the other way some of my friends have been doing is with a shotgun / rifle over under along the lines of the old savage 24's or Baikal's  12 ga / 223 or what ever you can find, scoped for longer ranges and just sight down the barrel for in your lap calling distances,  saves carrying 2 rifles when calling in varing vegetations, mostly in our area for fox.  Yes they will come to a call if you are patient and sit there for longer periods without getting winded or moving.  I had an old wooden Lohman wounded rabbit hand  call that works, gave to my son,  still have a small old cassette player that I recorded myself using different calls ,  they both work.   Guys trap them and more successful.   shots guns are great for closer in shots and won't tear them up so bad to where the hide can't be repaired as long as you use the right shot size and don't shoot them too close.  that's assuming you can legally use a weapon / caliber/ ammo / shotgun for bobcats or whatever animals in your area.     hope you get a few. 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hunting Theft
« on: November 03, 2022, 06:00:13 PM »
My area we have just shy of 8 month hunting season and are allowed rimfires.   If you can get close enough to them I would use a 22 mag with a heavier bullet,  they are not a large animal and the ones we have shot with high velocity centerfires have usually ended in a mess ,  get them close enough a good shotgun can be pretty good just so long as he is not in your lap shooting distances.  We have called them in with hand and old tape callers just have to be patient and call times can vary ,  they usually are watching you or in your direction long before you see them,  i've had them come in while calling and a big male was watching a rabbit as it were walking right out in front and got wacked with a 110 gr sierra HP in 308,   what a mess.   big cat probably should have let it pass.  some of my friends have gone to savage 24's or baikal's over /under shotgun /rifle barrels more so for foxes but also other predators for close in barrel and longer range barrels,   my friends use some type of scope mounted,  they figure if a fox is close enough  you are just going to sight down the barrel anyway at these in your lap distances.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 2022 Antelope
« on: November 03, 2022, 05:24:22 PM »
Looks like a wonderful hunt, congratulations

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Trap them if allowed would do  less damage, and have more chances of getting one or several,    generally on your higher end garments the furriers use the belly fur.  A few years ago here locally a prime bobcat pelt could fetch over 1000 bucks for one pelt,  don't know what it is today no doubt   lower in price I would imagine ?  It can take many pelts to make anything depending what you are making. 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hunting Theft
« on: November 03, 2022, 10:56:48 AM »
Unfortunately there are a lot of a-holes out there,   we are not allowed any geme cams used for hunting public lands in my state that electronically transmit back pictures to another location,  new law here.  we could go to any of bunch of different G&F trick tanks and find a dozen or more games cameras set up on the fence's,  it got stupid so G&F and hunters got tired of it and disallow games cams for hunting, now you can still use them for photography and be legal,  yea like that is going to stop people from using them for hunting.  Anyway if it were me I would set up multiple hidden cams and catch the sucker and turn them into the authorities. 

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Success
« on: November 03, 2022, 10:48:40 AM »
Good job, nice antelope

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Electric Socks ?
« on: October 14, 2022, 11:50:20 PM »
If you figure out best electric socks let me know ! nothing worst than getting cold out hunting.   I* blew out my 1000 gram cemented sole leather hunting boots last year and haven't got around to buying a new pair (got a lot of different boots) I don't like any cemented sole boots for serious hiking/hunting I much prefer old school quality leather, re-soleable, re-buildable boots i.e stitch down construction,  at least this type of boot construction will give you a warning when the soles start to let go.  Been using a combination of socks depending upon how cold and type of boot I'm wearing,  really cold snow hunting usually nylon socks under a good med to heavy wool socks, and I take multiple pairs of socks and xtra boots ,  usually 1 pair of insulated camp pull on boots for nature breaks at night , 1 pair of medium insulated leather boots 400 gram, 1 pair of heavy leather 800 to 1000 gram boots and  sometimes a pair of heavy nylon/rubber air bob Sorels.  which still get cold if just sitting around and not moving.   Next week will be taking my uninsulated Whites smoke Jumper boots with heavier wool socks it  might snow.  Coldest I've ever been elk hunting my dad's old friend gave me a pair of U.S.Army glosches /over boots to put over my leather hunting boots, and my feet never got cold and the temp was never above 20 below for a week with snow, in a wall tent,  they were a life saver.  get them at surplus stores or online  for about 20 to 40 bucks , not easy to walk in but your feet aren't as cold either.  I'm darn sure not above getting a couple pairs of electric socks the older I get.

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A lot of considerations, how much are they asking for the MKV super predator master ?   that would be my first question ,  my second question  is what are you planning on doing with the rifle i.e target shoot for fun, use it for hunting ? combination of both ?  and do you re-load ?  Nothing wrong with shooting the lighter weight bullets made for 1:12 or 1:14  twists 40 to 55 gr a little heavier in some rifles,  VS  Vanguards 1:9 twist and heavier bullets,  we have guns that shoot 50 gr to 68 gr in 1:9 twists pretty darn well.  heavier bullets generally higher b/c's at slower velocities which basically means past a certain distance the higher b/c bullets will take over with less bullet drops ,  there are always exceptions.  Just food for thought if using it for anything larger than small game  coyotes on down in size, especially at greater distances  400yds or a lot  more,   I would go with the Vanguard and it's heavier bullets.  Some people use 223's for deer I think it's a little too lite personally but people still use then and that's OK for them.  If you don't re-load at this time and place you are kind of at the mercy of ammo availability and what either rifle likes or dis-likes.   If you re-load done deal you can fine tune your loads on either gun.  You can always buy both at different times if needed. 

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