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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Show us your Weatherby!
« Last post by DW5 on Yesterday at 03:39:02 PM »

Firstly I am taking it on a hunt for Texas longhorns down here in March. A bloke has had them running wild on his property for several years now. So hopefully it will get blooded in. I will be using either 300grn Woodliegh PPSN's or 300grn TSX's. I have both loaded up ready to test.


Well, I guess that explains a lot about the last couple years then, the best of UT’s recruiting classes must have escaped Austin and ended up on your friend’s land.  :D
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / ?
« Last post by badsection on Yesterday at 02:45:05 PM »
When I  order(win) a new caliber gun, I order loaded ammo, brass, dies and bullets at the same time. In this case, I have a scope and rings on hand. The amazing part is all look to arrive on the same day for once from four different sources. Midway, Midsouth and Graf's for the parts and Fur Feather and Fin for the Ruger 450 Bushmaster!   ;D  Being 100% cynical, I'll believe it when it happens!
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: The 6.5-300 is off!
« Last post by wyominghunter on Yesterday at 02:37:25 PM »
Hard to answer that one. I would say that the prices are about average with other gunsmithing businesses I've seen.

Realize, I'm just dealing with fairly straightforward rifles with composite stocks. Most of the higher priced work I've seen deals more with custom stock work and metal smithing.
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Rifles / Re: Discuss the Weatherby Mark XXII®
« Last post by BB340 on Yesterday at 02:15:22 PM »
I had a couple of conversations yesterday with Weatherby. The first one they asked me to send photos of the serial number (box end and gun). A couple of hours later received a phone call back. They had some people look at the photos including the company historian. All said they had never seen anything like it before, and that for some unknown reason Anschutz stamped a "W" at the end of the serial number (and it was then boxed with the same number). I'll probably keep the gun unfired. It'll make a neat conversation piece. Afterward I did some quick research on Weatherby serial numbers. It appears the Anschutz XXII's have the longest (most characters) serial numbers with eight. As such this may be the only nine character serial number gun ever made by Weatherby (at least until someone else discovers another "W").


Yep I would keep it unfired too. Will be a great conversation piece. Maybe even worth a bit more than a normal MKII. I might just go and check my rifles serial number now too lol
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Rifles / Re: how about some clips for 257 Vanguards and Mark Vs
« Last post by BB340 on Yesterday at 02:03:34 PM »
I can see that some people may want a magazine on a MKV. But as 224King said they would be more expensive. Especially because they would need to be made to match the gloss metal work on most MKV's.
Without sounding rude Hewater maybe you could practice loading and unloading your rifle in the dark? I have never had a problem doing it in the dark as I have the feel for it from doing it for so many years on all sorts of rifles.
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I say go for it. You won't regret it! My .240 is in a MKV Lightweight and wears a Swarovski  4-12x42. It is a great do it all for deer, feral goats, pigs and varmints. It's nice and light that comes to the shoulder quickly and comfortably.
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Rifles / Re: Looking to add a 6.5-300 wby
« Last post by PAbuckhunter270 on Yesterday at 01:51:57 PM »
Yeah I handload. I am going to go with a Boyds stock.  I already have a Zeiss Terra 3x9x42 ready to go.

Awesome! I'm going to look for a used sporter or deluxe vanguard walnut stock and refinish if needed.

 Good luck, I already looked for them but couldn't find any. If you find some letme know please.
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Show us your Weatherby!
« Last post by BB340 on Yesterday at 01:49:13 PM »
Nice BB.The 375s have a little muzzle rise don't they. :o


Yeah they have a little bit of oomph to the shoulder and muzzle rise. But I find them rather comfortable to shoot. Especially the Weatherby DGR. It controls the recoil really well. I was consider rechambering to .375 Weatherby but think I may leave it as is...
I have another .375 H&H on a ZKK 602 action and that thing wallops me a bit because the stock is way to big for me and doesn't fit me properly.
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Show us your Weatherby!
« Last post by BB340 on Yesterday at 01:43:04 PM »
What plans do you have for the dangerous game rifle BB?




Firstly I am taking it on a hunt for Texas longhorns down here in March. A bloke has had them running wild on his property for several years now. So hopefully it will get blooded in. I will be using either 300grn Woodliegh PPSN's or 300grn TSX's. I have both loaded up ready to test.
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Maryland bucks dropping antlers.
« Last post by PARA45 on Yesterday at 01:31:05 PM »
Oh sh*t, that is one bruiser, good luck to ya next year.  I do hope he gets stupid, and you get a shot at him. 
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