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Old 08-30-2013, 07:06 PM
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I like both my Warbirds, but to be honest, the Sako is the better shooter....so far. I have not shot the Lazz rifle very much yet, so that probably isn't a fair statement. I had knee replacement surgery about a year ago, it went bad, had it redone in April, it went worse, will try for the trifecta in November. Then I had carpal tunnel surgery a month ago and the feeling hasn't come back into my fingers yet, which makes it really hard to shoot (and type). Getting old is really fun...the golden years my ass.
Warbird brass was available from Midway last time I checked at about half what Lazzeroni charges for it, but it seems to be really good brass. He claims it can be reloaded up to 20 times, but I have never seen any brass that lasts that long. I will be happy if I get six or seven loads out each case. When I got mine, I weighed them and checked them all for runout, and out of 100 pieces, I did not have to discard any. The Warbird does go through the powder, though.

Good score on the 7mm STW. I do not have one, but it must be a great caliber since all the manufacturers immediately jumped on it when Simpson introduced it. I have never read anything negative about it, and it pretty much eliminated the 7mm magnum.
It is a VERY efficient caliber, especially compared to the 7RUM. I wouldn't say it eliminated the 7RM, but for really long range, that extra umph is a big plus when shooting the heavies. I have one 7mm-08, two 7RM rifles, and now will have two 7STW's. Got a bunch of others too. I have many favorite calibers, but my main calibers of focus are the different .257 & 7mm calibers.

I like the .30's, but currently am still down to just the one .308 Win...I should be getting a 5R .300 WM barrel soon and will have one of those, too. Also want a 7.82 Warbird, bad. Not sure why, just always been fascinated by it since first I heard about it years and years ago.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:37 AM
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Re: Weatherby rifles

As far as I know, John Lazzeroni has not licensed anyone to produce the warbird since the Sako line. He hooked up with (I think, may be wrong here) Savage to produce one of his smaller cartridges. So if you want a Warbird, you might have to spend the bucks for the genuine article. Mine was $7000 and he threw in three boxes of his custom ammo (no small perk..., about $400 worth). He does not build custom rifles, and he tells you so. He ASSEMBLES custom rifles from what he considers to be the best components in the country. With the rifle you get a list of what each component is. But the end result may be what he claims it to be, the best bolt action rifle in the country. Everything is incredibly well-fitted and finished, and the rifles are a work of art. John is definitely opinionated, but he is also, in my opinion after communicating extensively with him prior to ordering my gun, very honest. The one thing you always need to consider when buying a custom gun is that the chances of ever getting your money back when selling it is virtually nil, whereas over-the-counter guns will appreciate over time if cared for properly.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:16 PM
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Re: Weatherby rifles

old Teach ,,,,

I am sitting here tonight in Kenosha WI, at the HD dealer for the 110th celebration ,,,,,,

I have to chuckle a little at your comments and I thank you for them ,,,,,,,

how is your big Lazz Warbird shooting for you by the way ? ,,,,,,
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:27 PM
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I'm a HD rider myself, and got offered tickets to that, but a plane ticket would have cost me more than the trip more than I make in a month. LOL

How's the music and all so far? I know Kid Rock's playing, but can't remember who else is...
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:02 AM
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Hi John: The Warbird is shooting great, and now that I am getting a few mechanical health issues out of the way, I will have time to shoot it more. I thought I was going to have to miss a hunting season this year for the first time in half a century, but I have surgeries scheduled before and after and should be able to hunt in between. I'll be slow, but that is the best way to hunt anyway. When I used to hunt blacktails in Western WA,I would typically move about a hundred yards an hour. One of my partners hunted like I did, only half the time I found him asleep. He refused to wear hunter orange, and I stalked him for half an hour one day before I realized what I was looking at. It was really thick stuff, and an average shot was about 20 yds. He and I killed 16 deer in eight years in that place while our other partner, who believed in running them down, never punched his ticket once.

I hope everything I said concerning you was accurate, but if it wasn't, I have a feeling I would have heard about it. Have a good time. Denny
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:45 PM
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Need advice on a different topic. I bought a 38-55 WCF yesterday, and now I cannot find anything to go with it...kind of. Redding has the dies, but bullets and brass are another matter. Every site on the net is out of stock with no backorders. Midway has a brand called Starline available, but I have no experience with Starline brass, and the fact that it appears to be the only brass available on the planet makes me suspicious. Plus, so far I have located five different lengths of cases for the caliber ranging from 2.072 to 2.125. The 2.072 is the one listed in the only one of five reloading manuals I have. To make matters worse, the manual lists the bullet at .379, but the only bullets listed in the Midway catalog are .375 and .377. So here is the list of questions:1. Is the Starline brass worth using; 2. where would I find Winchester or any other recognizable brand of brass; 3. What is the appropriate length for the case; 4. What is the correct bullet diameter; and 5. Where would I find a selection of bullets for this caliber without having to cast my own? Apparently this caliber is very popular with the cowboy action shooters, and they must keep everything bought out. Many thanks for any help.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:46 AM
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Re: Weatherby rifles

Hit the motherload for you here, Teach... Hope this helps. Midway has TONS of stuff for it. Also has Starline brass for it, dies, bullets, and factory loaded ammo.


http://www.midwayusa.com/find?userSearchQuery=38-55


1) Starline is good brass from what I've heard from others.

2) Midway says the Winchester brand brass should be in stock around 9/9. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/249...-wcf-bag-of-50

3) Is your's the 2.082" or the 2.125" chamber? To measure your chamber you could always take a dowell, run it down into the chamber till it hits the lip, then make a mark on your dowell with a pen, then pull it out and measure the distance on the dowell with your calipers. Then you'd know for sure which chambering you have.

4) .377 is the correct bullet diameter from what I have gathered.
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"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

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