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Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9

Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:16:22 AM »
Rumor has it that Weatherby is a sponsor on the Sheep Show Ram 1500 giveaway. I'm going to try to make it Friday before I go pickup the new 50 BMG. We have a storm coming in Friday evening and the passes will likely be either closed or with chain restrictions. That will last all weekend. If it works out and I can get there for a little while at least I'll try to take some pictures and give an update here. This show is open to the public. Tickets are 15.00 but you can get a 5.00 discount coupon at Sportsman's Warehouse.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

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Re: Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 03:22:06 PM »
Weatherby posted on Facebook about the Sheep show, it would be interesting to attend. But a little to far from Minnesota, unless there was another reason. Look forward to your comments, if you make it yo Weatherbys booth try to pry some info on the 7-378 Bee out of them.
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Re: Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 03:37:01 PM »
Weatherby posted on Facebook about the Sheep show, it would be interesting to attend. But a little to far from Minnesota, unless there was another reason. Look forward to your comments, if you make it yo Weatherbys booth try to pry some info on the 7-378 Bee out of them.



Will do..
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 06:20:32 AM »
Busy day today, I have to wait for the black ice to subside before I head into town (Reno). My first stop is Cabela's to get the Leupold Mark 5HD scope that I want for the Barrett. Then it's lunch with friends at the Manhattan Deli in the Atlantis Casino (Best Ruben sandwich I've ever had). After that we'll walk over to the Convention center for the show. Post show it's a final stop at Sportsman's Warehouse to pick up the Barrett and 20 rounds of their budget ammo plus a few other things and then head home, hopefully beating the snow storm that's coming and hopefully before UPS get's to my house with my 50 Rounds of Hornady Amax 50 BMG that's supposed to arrive today.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 07:59:08 AM »
You have a great day ahead. Hopefull on the weather. Do you have chains for all four. GJ

Re: Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 08:35:06 AM »
You have a great day ahead. Hopefull on the weather. Do you have chains for all four. GJ



I do have chains but I find that winter snow rated tires (Goodrich KAO2) are usually enough with the truck in 4 wheel drive. The trick is to stay informed and get home before the weather hits.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 05:51:29 PM »

Sorry folks, I didn't get to the Sheep Show, it just didn't work out. I got to Cabela's and picked up a Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25 scope and a set of xtra high Vortex 1913 rings and then over to Sportsman's Warehouse to get the tickets for the Sheep Show. I was meeting friends for lunch so it was off to PF Chang's for Lobster Shrimp rice. My friends were supposed to go to the show with me but one wasn't feeling well so we decided not to go.  After lunch I headed back to Sportsman's to pick up the Barrett M82A1 50 BMG. It was the first one they had ever sold so naturally they wanted to see it. I obliged and put it together on their counter. Well, that caused a stir.. LOL.. Seems like everyone in the store suddenly was at the gun counter. It took me an hour and a half to get out of there but I enjoyed answering all the questions. We finally got it field stripped and back in the Pelican case and made our way to checkout and finally out the door. I looked up at the Sierra's and they were socked in so I high tailed it back home.


I went to put the new scope on the Barret but the rings were too low. Finding 35mm rings is hard enough let alone a AR style mount so I decided to put the new scope on the Mark V TRR .308 then put the Vortex Viper PST on the Bergarra B-14 HMR and finally the Schmidt and Bender PMII on M82.. It all worked out and I guess it's kind of fitting since that's the same scope that came with the M107 that I had when I was playing in the sand box.


I've attached a picture of the new rifle all setup and scoped. The second shows a 300 Roy compared to a 50 BMG. I probably won't get out to shoot it until next week.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 05:58:48 PM by HighDesertHunter »
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 05:57:58 PM »
Sweet looking rig/ ;D

Discretion is the better part of Valor ;) Glad you kept a eye on the weather and made it home safe. :)
I can't tame wild women
But I can make tame women wild

Re: Sheep Show - Reno Convention Center Feb 7,8,9
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 06:00:42 PM »
Sweet looking rig/ ;D

Discretion is the better part of Valor ;) Glad you kept a eye on the weather and made it home safe. :)



I really wanted to see the Wyoming rifle but I guess that will have to wait for my summer road trip.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308