An appeal and reward for return of 30-378 Weatherby
Unbelievable bad luck upon return from Elk hunting. I live north of Sparks/Reno Nevada (same place the gun was lost)
We got back late tuesday the 11th of October. So we had a trailor with all of our hunting gear in a box and our two four wheelers. The guy took it all home with him and he was going to take his stuff out and then bring our stuff and the four wheelers back to town Wed morning. Well he pulled the 30-378 with brand new Swavorski mil dot scope and bipod in a double gun hard case and put it on one of the four wheelers to unpack.
He lives out north of town out in the hills on a gravel road. He said a couple of trucks passed him by on the way into the highway. He realized that he had left the gun on the four wheeler and saw that it had fallen off so he turned around and couldn't find it.
An add in the local paper hasn't turned up anything. I think that my name and address was on the case handle.
I had just bought all the reloading stuff and 100 cases to develop the loads for this hunt. The gun has only had 80 rounds through it.
It's kind of depressing, but it was a gold mine for the guy that found this gun and $1000 scope. Anybody hear of a gun like this being found. I've got a some reward money. The guy that lost it offered to pay me back, but he doesn't have that kind of money with a wife and kids.
I might just be having a yard sale on the dies + 50 loaded 190 gr SBT's 50 empty cases and 500-600 180, 190,200, and 220 grain bullets.
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.