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« on: November 11, 2017, 05:34:13 PM »
I finally got it all put together. New to me accumark in 340 weatherby, vortex viper 4X16X50 LR. Nightforce base and rings.
Hopefully get to the range tomorrow

Have to excuse the mess in the background, hunting season is really hard on that room  8)
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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 05:40:20 PM »
Nice.What loads are you trying?
That room looks better than mine in any season.The pheasants look cool there.Leave the axe. ;D
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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 05:50:10 PM »
Nightforce base and rings only

Trying IMR4831, 225 grain TTSX. I really liked that bullet in 338 win mag, hopefully I can get it to shoot well in this rifle
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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 09:39:15 AM »
Looks like a nice setup, my Arroyo in 340 liked the 225 ttsx factory ammo. I wish my room looked 1/2 as clean as yours, looking forward to your range results.
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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 01:26:29 PM »
Nice rig. You are going to love the .340. Mine loves the standard 225 TSX. For some reason it didn't like the TTSX. So I gave them to a mate and they shot good in his rifle... Don't figure lol
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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 01:38:55 PM »
I finally got it all put together. New to me accumark in 340 weatherby, vortex viper 4X16X50 LR. Nightforce base and rings.
Hopefully get to the range tomorrow

Have to excuse the mess in the background, hunting season is really hard on that room  8)

Good luck with the Vortex.  My 340 destroyed 2 Viper PSTs before I gave up and went to Nightforce.

Mine shoots 300 grain accubonds really well.
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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 01:41:57 PM »
Nice rig. You are going to love the .340. Mine loves the standard 225 TSX. For some reason it didn't like the TTSX. So I gave them to a mate and they shot good in his rifle... Don't figure lol

Notice l am starting with 4831😎 Max load in my gun is 84 grains. Hopefully l can get out and shoot today yet
Mike

Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 02:54:48 PM »
The Vortex scopes I have stood up to 416 Rem Mag., 375 H&H, 340 WBY and 325 WSM without even a blink. :)
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 03:15:27 PM »
I finally got it all put together. New to me accumark in 340 weatherby, vortex viper 4X16X50 LR. Nightforce base and rings.
Hopefully get to the range tomorrow

Have to excuse the mess in the background, hunting season is really hard on that room  8)

Good luck with the Vortex.  My 340 destroyed 2 Viper PSTs before I gave up and went to Nightforce.

Mine shoots 300 grain accubonds really well.

Destroyed them how? What happened
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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 03:21:42 PM »
Nice rifle, and like the BogPod set up you have.  Shoot, your rooms looks nothing like mine, it looks nice and clean.

Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 04:45:02 PM »
That's a very nice looking set up, good luck with it.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 07:29:26 PM »
I finally got it all put together. New to me accumark in 340 weatherby, vortex viper 4X16X50 LR. Nightforce base and rings.
Hopefully get to the range tomorrow

Have to excuse the mess in the background, hunting season is really hard on that room  8)

Good luck with the Vortex.  My 340 destroyed 2 Viper PSTs before I gave up and went to Nightforce.

Mine shoots 300 grain accubonds really well.

Destroyed them how? What happened

The first one the elevation turret came completely off on the first shot...as in, separated fron the tube.  Returned it to Vortex,  they replaced it.  That scope would not hold zero.   Elevation would change with each shot.   Sent it in, again they replaced it.  I will give them props for their customer service.  I promptly put it on eBay, sold it, and bought a Nightforce NXS.

Now that Nightforce has the SHV line, Im not sure why anyone would own a Vortex.  Better scopes all around... better made, better glass,  and similar price to the PSTs.

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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 08:18:30 PM »
Well l know a friend that had a nightforce and is selling it and getting a Vortex gen II. Everyone has an  opinion and what they like.
I do have a nightforce target scope on my benchrest rifle, but other than that l think they are over priced for what you get.
But we will see, l hope Vortex will take the 340 recoil
Mike

Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 09:24:15 AM »
sweet looking rifle, I like it  8)


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Re: 340 weatherby
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 02:24:44 PM »
What ammo are you going to try first and are you going to load for it?
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.