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Just got my 1st Weatherby

Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2018, 08:16:53 PM »
That's good news I won't have to lap the Talley rings! I just worry about getting the cross hair's perfectly aligned. Any tips on that?

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Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2018, 08:22:48 PM »
Best option I've found for "every now and then" scope mounting is to level the rifle, and use a plumb line hung down at the other end of a hallway or in a big room. If you have a cleaning cradle or vise, use that to hold the rifle still/steady once you get it leveled. I've used a variety of levels over the years, but the easy option is a small torpedo on the action bridge if your bases allow it. Go ahead and check the Talleys with your scope - it should sit right in with no resistance or yaw in the mounts. If theres any ill fit, lap them. When you get ready to mount your scope, sit it in, get the eye relief right, and then partially tighten the top ring halves (use a cross pattern just like wheel lug nuts, turning the same amount so the ring tightens level and doesnt pull on the scope radially) so the scope is still moveable but not just sloppy moveable. Once you get it right, use half turns of the screws in your cross pattern and check the scope for movement as you go.
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Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2018, 07:32:14 AM »
What Dubyam said: only I just shoulder rifle, let it sit level in the palm of support hand and line up vertical cross hair on something plum such as a door frame. Done many dozen scopes this way.
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Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2018, 08:35:09 AM »
+1 on everyone saying talley rings (I have one piece talley rings).  Great design as it seems to have little room for improper mounting.

I also recently got my first weatherby and had the opposite problem as you-- mine shot to the right (by a lot).  I ran out of windage adjustment also.  Most users in weatherby nation agreed that the scope was the problem, but there may be a rare chance the action is off center.  Chris338378 gave me the idea of using a torpedo level to check the action screws (which I am doing after work today) to see if they are centered.  I have not been able to diagnose the problem yet, but weatherby customer service told me they would be happy to check the rifle out for me it i send it in (I heard it would be exceptionally rare for the problem to be the rifle).

Congrats on the new rifle-- looks awesome!
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Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2018, 10:21:39 AM »
I will keep everybody informed when I get my scope back from Leupold.

Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2018, 07:51:00 AM »
Well, Leupold has had my scope for two weeks as of this past Thursday. I hope I'll get it back this coming week. I haven't heard anything from them yet, so hopefully I'll be getting an email soon letting me know it's on it's way!

Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2018, 11:15:36 AM »
Nothing wrong with calling or emailing to check the status.

Not sure why but I'm looking forward to your first range report.. :)

Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2018, 06:00:22 PM »
Wrlcome to the nation. As BB said one is never enough . Just covinced a fellow to sell his Varmintmaster 224 to me . I am sure uour 270 Wby will serve you proud.

Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #68 on: July 26, 2018, 02:38:10 PM »
I finally called Leupold todayto check on the status of my scope. They are backed up, and it's going to be about two more weeks. I am dying to shoot my gun again!!! I'm just sneaking a box of ammo here& there until I can get back to the range. I should be getting my Talley rings next week. Fingers crossed, I get my scope back sooner!!!

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Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #69 on: July 27, 2018, 01:19:27 PM »
Firedawg, congrats on a fine Weatherby.  Hopefully your scope issues will be fixed.  BTW, where were you station?  I retired from USAF in Dec, after 34 years of service.  My son is station at Homestead, and he is a fire fighter as well.  Thank you for your service!

Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2018, 10:19:48 AM »
I retired out of Hurlburt Field AFB. I remember when I was stationed at Tyndall AFB back in the early 90's we sent Firefighter's down to Homestead after the big Hurricane to help out.

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« Reply #71 on: July 28, 2018, 04:15:38 PM »
Good deal, and congrats!  Oh yeah, I remember that hurricane very well.  I lived about 15 miles north of Homestead.

My best friend's dad retired from Tyndal, he was I thin an Asst Fire Chief, or something along those lines.  Maybe you knew him, his name is Bill Parsons.

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« Reply #72 on: July 31, 2018, 04:57:41 PM »
I didn't know him, I was at Tyndall from 1991 - 2000. I'm sure we know some of the same people though!

Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2018, 08:28:38 AM »
Well, Leupold has had my scope for over a month now. I've got my Talley rings & fat wrench all ready to go. Last time I called, they told me I should have the scope back by the 10th. Hopefully, it won't be much longer. I'm dying to go shoot it, to see what it can really do.

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Re: Just got my 1st Weatherby
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2018, 09:56:47 AM »
sweet deal, hopefully you have the Leupold scope in your hands and your rifle is ready to hit the range.  Let's us know how she shoots.