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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Top 3 caliber's
« Last post by zonie on Yesterday at 09:11:23 AM »
270 win
243 win
300 wby
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: The 22LR
« Last post by Grouchy on Yesterday at 08:59:51 AM »
I do remember going to the "Western Auto" in the Chicago suburbs with my dad to buy ammo for his guns. We moved away from there in 1958, so it was a few years back.....           :)
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: The 22LR
« Last post by 224KING on Yesterday at 08:51:11 AM »
At the same time this 22 shooting was going on we had a long tom 36 inch barreled 12 gauge that I was shooting.It was a single shot,break open and the extractor didn't work.I used to carry a 3/8ths inch rod,in my belt loop,that my Dad made me to knock the empty out of the barrel after shooting it.In the Winter we would get the occasional flock of geese.We used to have wet Winters and they loved to hang out in a maize field that the terraces were flooded right along the edge of the creek.I remember crawling 100's of yards with a couple rounds in my pocket.That 12 would shoot and kill 60 or 70 yards with number 2 or 4 shot in it.Shortly after I killed a few I stopped.I had to eat every game animal that I killed and they didn't taste worth a darn.
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: REEDS GUN FAIR
« Last post by Grouchy on Yesterday at 08:39:33 AM »
Great people to deal with! I just wish I could attend that fair!  :)
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / REEDS GUN FAIR
« Last post by Blackbear3 on Yesterday at 08:23:07 AM »
You might want to check out Reeds Gun Fair Flyer online. Besides sale prices and no sales taxes, they have a buy one Mark V or Vanguard and get the second one for half price for their truckload sale. I will be going to it and trying to order a 7-378 Weatherby, so Adam you have one month to announce it!!! I know a lot of you order from Reeds (Northern Firearms) and you get a much better deal at this event then their usual great prices, plus I'm sure Weatherby will have the new 18i to try at the range!!!!

https://www.reedssports.com/cms/default/assets/file/reedsmailer-webv.pdf
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: scope rings
« Last post by texweatherby on Yesterday at 08:15:16 AM »
I like the Talley one-piece Vanguard mounts that Weatherby sells (online). They are $50.00 US. You can't beat that. I saw some on sale for $20, but those were for certain MK V's only. These are solid mounts too. Medium should be correct but Weatherby can tell you for sure. Welcome to the Nation!
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: The 22LR
« Last post by texweatherby on Yesterday at 08:10:14 AM »
When I was growing up, we never got presents of any kind except on Christmas, but we usually got a lot then. However, one year when I was 12 or 13, Daddy took me out to a store (not sure which one anymore - in those days, all kinds of stores, including hardware stores, sold guns) and bought me a Marlin .22 semi-auto with a tubular magazine. It came with a 4x scope. I remember being pleasantly shocked that he got it for me and it wasn't even Christmas! I hunted squirrels every Fall & Winter Saturday morning with that rifle. I still have it but haven't shot it in years.
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Rifles / Re: Stainless 300 weatherby magnum
« Last post by 224KING on Yesterday at 06:58:17 AM »
Hoping for some good advice.

I am looking for an all stainless (barrel, receiver, action) 300 Weatherby Magnum. From what I can tell, Weatherby does offer a vanguard in all stainless model, but I might be a little snobby and want the better Mark V offering.  I heard Weatherby used to make Mark V stainless synthetic, but no longer.

What is the best way forward? Do I buy a vanguard and try upgrading it-- if so what is the way to go? Or do I try to find a used Mark V stainless. Can I buy a Mark V with a stainless barrel and change just the action, bolt, receiver to stainless? Not worried about price as long as it stays under $2500 ish. I'm in no hurry and can save a little longer if need be.

Possibly rechambering a different brand of rifle (Remington maybe?) But I'd rather stick to a Weatherby for obvious reasons!

Thanks!


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Rifles / Re: Stainless 300 weatherby magnum
« Last post by mikea on Yesterday at 06:47:12 AM »
I would just buy the stainless in mark V. You can find them used all the time. especially under your price range. IMO.
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Rifles / Stainless 300 weatherby magnum
« Last post by drtony on Yesterday at 06:33:57 AM »
Hoping for some good advice.

I am looking for an all stainless (barrel, receiver, action) 300 Weatherby Magnum. From what I can tell, Weatherby does offer a vanguard in all stainless model, but I might be a little snobby and want the better Mark V offering.  I heard Weatherby used to make Mark V stainless synthetic, but no longer.

What is the best way forward? Do I buy a vanguard and try upgrading it-- if so what is the way to go? Or do I try to find a used Mark V stainless. Can I buy a Mark V with a stainless barrel and change just the action, bolt, receiver to stainless? Not worried about price as long as it stays under $2500 ish. I'm in no hurry and can save a little longer if need be.

Possibly rechambering a different brand of rifle (Remington maybe?) But I'd rather stick to a Weatherby for obvious reasons!

Thanks!
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