Spike Camp

New to the nation

Re: New to the nation
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2015, 07:02:45 PM »
Welcome and congrats
Chris Kiefner

NRA Life Member


Re: New to the nation
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2015, 03:53:53 PM »
Well, I finally got to the range with my new rifle.  It was a hot day, so new I would have to be patient letting the rifle cool.  I made it through 16 shots.  First shot was low and right, but on paper.  With the help of a good friend we made an adjustment.  got the level correct, just needed to move horizontally now.  Very close to where I wanted to be for the day.  After my last adjustment, (3 total) I was painting the bulls-eye at 100 yards.  Mind you, I am not an expert shooter, but a little above average.  After 11 shots fired and a range cease fire, it was time for an attempt at a five shot grouping.  The first shot was a flyer that hit high left about 4 inches up and left.  I had just run a brush through, but thought hmmm.  The next four were all MOA.  I have never done that before.  My friend said, "I am not too familiar with Weatherby, but if they all shoot like that, I am impressed." I cannot wait to go back to the range,make the fine adjustments for even more enjoyment.   I am one happy guy!


Re: New to the nation
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2015, 04:11:54 PM »
Very cool and typical of a Weatherby!    ;D

Re: New to the nation
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2015, 09:23:48 AM »
What ammo are you putting in your 270 win? Sounds like you a had great time, both my Weatherby's were shooters right out of the box. Only 4 months to hunting season!!!   ;D


Re: New to the nation
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2015, 08:18:10 AM »
Short answer is Remmington Core Lokt 130 grain.  I did not want to use my Barnes ($$) to break it in.  It will be interesting to see how the gun likes the more expensive ammo. (also 130)


Re: New to the nation
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2015, 06:31:44 PM »
Great gift from your wife, and great results from the gun!

My wife doesn't know much about guns, which can be very advantageous when adding another to the cabinet ;)