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Optics / Re: scopes for weatherby rifles
« Last post by Rob41256 on Today at 07:26:26 AM »
Nikon fan here. Have a Prostaff 4-12 on my Savage 93 17HMR and a Monarch 3 on my Vanguard True North (300 Wby) and Browning X bolt in 308 Win. The Vanguard is a 3-12 x 42 and the xbolt is a 2-10 x 42 model.

On my Vanguard S2 in 243 Win and 257 Wby I have Redfield 3x9 x 42 scopes. These work well and are very clear.

I have a Hilux CMT 1-4 tactical on my 336 Marlin. Great combo on this type of rifle. This is my "tactical rifle" and goes everywhere on the ranch with me. Great for all forms of critter control.

On my Mk V  Accumark I have a Vortex HS-T in 4 to 16 (my long range target/hunting gun). And finally on on my Remington 700 VTR 223 Rem I have a Burris Fullfield II tactical in 6.5  x 20 x 50.  This is my coyote/little vermin gun

All this to say I prefer the Nikons. Clear glass, really usable magnification ranges and basically a lifetime warranty. Seems to endure the western hunting environment as well. That is cold, wind, sleet and snow. Not to mention bumps and thumps climbing the valleys. 

Good luck on your quest for a good Scope.
Reloading / Re: 44 mag
« Last post by badsection on Today at 07:04:51 AM »
 Unpredictable and fairly tough to kill, too!  The tough part to me is all the biting bugs when you're trying to hunt them here. My plan with that hog was to load my rifle when I got up in the tree stand.  :)
Thanks! I've seen the data before but a long time ago. Welcome to the Nation!
Welcome to the Nation. Appreciate this info. Thanks for sharing.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: 240 magnum
« Last post by catskinner on Yesterday at 10:42:50 PM »
Personally, I prefer the 95-105 gr bullets in my 240's, but after seeing the performance of the 80 gr TTSX in factory loaded Barnes Vortex 243 ammo on a cow elk my niece took a few weeks ago, i'm going to load some for the 240's.  8)

Ammo / Re: Hornady GMX projectiles
« Last post by catskinner on Yesterday at 10:30:05 PM »
you just have to humour these 257 guys, great guys, and they mean well, but even though they wont admit it, deep down, they know the 257 takes the hind titty to the 270 for on game performance  ::)  ::)  ;D  8)


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Old Brass found in wall.
« Last post by DW5 on Yesterday at 08:59:23 PM »
Thatís very cool. Hopefully you can find someone who can give you some back info on them.
Our optometrist used to come hunting on the ranch. One year he was hunting does and ended taking a spike Muley deer. I didn't say much at the time, I can't remember but we might have even eaten him for him so he didn't have to take him back to the city.
 The next year before he came hunting I called his office to make an appointment, they told me I couldn't get in for a while and I told them it wasn't for me but for him so he could see what he was shooting.
 Well the girls in the office got quite a kick out of it but he didn't really see the humor. :-X 
Rifles / Vanguard floorplate question
« Last post by TX50Cal on Yesterday at 08:17:16 PM »
Just traded for a NIB Vanguard .243 with a wood stock (Originally came with a composite stock, but he swapped it with another stock). When I open the floor plate and then try to close it, it will not close with an audible click. If I just close it and apply pressure it will not lock. If I slap it hard it will close and lock but it still looks like it is barely holding on. I'm wondering if he put the magazine box in upside down or something. Any thoughts?
Rifles / Re: New Weathermark - advice on rings
« Last post by sumonda on Yesterday at 08:15:44 PM »
With the Talley two piece steel bases they do an extended front base that gives you a bit more length to play with. Just looking at the Talley website they also do an extended front base on the lightweights as well.

I just saw that. should work perfect Thanks
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