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One step closer to this safari, deposit was received by the outfitter.  Now to work on dates. :)


Got to love the count down once dates are set. Plus the frustrating part of what critters to try and hunt.
I must get started on my hunt over there for 2022 too. I just really can't decide what to hunt. As just about every thing it comes to finances. I can't decide to try for an elephant, or hippo & croc, or another buffalo, or instead of a DG hunt just take a heap of plains game like you are doing Oscar. It is hard to decide...

Then there is the rifle decision lol. Have you decided on what you are using Oscar?
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 300 Wby mag velocities
« Last post by zonie on Today at 03:58:37 PM »
We have been watching deer and elk for the last few months, My son has a late bull hunt and will be using this rifle ,  he has a few game cams out and several bulls of varing sizes and racks near where he shot a 6 by 6  three years ago on this same late hunt.  The plan is archery deer muley or coues deer  on the 20 th of this month in the same area the guy's will be hunting elk later in the season.  Looking at some different areas and putting miles on just looking.  Seen bear, turkeys, rocky mtn big horn, elk,  both types of deer and a few coyotes so far. 
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / obi wan
« Last post by Grouchy on Today at 02:37:32 PM »
He died of the China flu!
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Beautiful view!!! Maybe you'll run into the bear your after next time.
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Reloading / Re: 257 WBY brass from 264 win mag/7 mag
« Last post by 224KING on Today at 01:46:42 PM »
I would find out for myself.Nothing like actual field use data in my book.
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Rifles / Re: What happened? Stock outer coat deteriorating?
« Last post by 224KING on Today at 01:41:29 PM »
Are you sure that stock haven't been modified?? It looks like your rifle is an mark V stainless, and those came with a Tupperware stock, and they didn't look like that. It looks like someone tried glass bedded the action and didn't care about the colour that they used. If it shoots fine, just touch it up yourself.

Rob




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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 6.5x300 wby loading info
« Last post by 224KING on Today at 01:40:22 PM »
Other than the "Cool" factor and keeping up with the Jones' (Nosler) I still don't know why they built the cartridge.Maybe it was what the Weatherby Nation wanted,but. But look what the 7mm does out of a smaller case with less powder and has been doing it for 70 years.

7mm Weatherby Ballistics-
One hell of a cartridge when you consider the following.

"Current loads from Weatherby include the 120 grain Barnes TSX at 3430fps, 139 grain Hornady Interlock at 3340fps, the 140 grain Partition at 3303fps, the 140 grain Barnes TSX at 3250fps, the 150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip at 3300fps, the 150 grain Barnes TSX at 3100fps, the 154 grain Hornady Interlock at 3260fps, the 160 grain Nosler Partition at 3200fps, the 160 grain Nosler Accubond at 3060fps and finally, the 175 grain Hornady Interlock at 3070fps. Weatherby sporting rifles always feature 26 barrels and due to the fact that Weatherby use a 26 test barrel, velocities with Weatherby factory ammunition usually duplicate factory specs." Copied from Terminal Ballistics Research article.

I'd bet that the 270 would break some of the above velocities if a bullet maker would make some of the heavier bullets for it like a 160 grainer.
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Here's a pic of what mine loves. Woodleigh 160 grain protected point, 79.0 grains of WC867, Federal 215 primers, 3101 fps, 5/8" groups.
Who makes wc867? never heard of it and midway nor powder valley have any just curious. ???
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Reloading / Re: 257 WBY brass from 264 win mag/7 mag
« Last post by yotaholik on Today at 11:21:51 AM »
i broke down and just ordered 140 rounds of the weatherby 100 gr interlock ammo. hopefully that will last me several years reloading just for hunting. i will be loading some 100 grain barnes ttsx, but curious about the 100 gr interlock on deer with the factory load at 3500 fps or so. ive read some say it works great will almost instant kills and ive read to stay away from it on deer lol. id imagine right in the lungs would work fine. probably in shoulder too, but with lots of lost meat. just curious if its worth hunting with periodically, instead of just shooting it up for the brass.
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Here's a pic of what mine loves. Woodleigh 160 grain protected point, 79.0 grains of WC867, Federal 215 primers, 3101 fps, 5/8" groups.
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