Weatherby 30-378 with NightForce

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  1. mxbubs

    mxbubs Active Member

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    Bought a Weatherby 30-378 a few weeks back. I took 3 deer with it, longest one at 325 yards. I LOVE THIS WEAPON, WITH THIS NIGHTFORCE SCOPE. I have many rifles, but I love this one. It has almost NO recoil witht he muzzle brake, and the scope is awesome.

    This is a real deer slaying machine, if you have the means, I highly reccommend it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    What Reticle and what NF ???
     

  3. mxbubs

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    The NightForce 5-22x56 NXS....The new reticles, I believe the NPR-1?

    While this is a stock rifle, and not a custom built monster, I have been very happy with it.

    As a note, I ended getting the NEAR MFG. base and rings....VERY NICE. Someone on here suggest I give them a try, and I like them, and suggest them to others.
     
  4. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    post some pics man....
     
  5. POP

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    What accuracy are you getting and with what loads/ Thanx
     
  6. mxbubs

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    At $5 a shot, it aint cheap to play with. After 20 rounds to zero it in at 100 yards, I put three shots within an inch, and called it a day.

    Shooting 165grain BST, factory ammo.

    1. Deer one, was a doe at 100 yards, lung shot, she dropped.

    2. Deer two, a doe, 100 yards, neck shot, nearly took her head clean off, no kidding....very nasty.

    3. Deer three, my buddy shot a 10 point a 330 yards, shot him in the hip (had to rush shot), blew a hole thru his hips...downed him, and put a finishing shot on him up close.

    I say hit anything but the hoof, tail or ear, with this weapon, youll get your animal.

    Ill post pics soon.
     
  7. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    Do you handload for it?
     
  8. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    I would assume he isn't at $5 a pop, jesus that aint worth it. Question though, why did it take so many shots to get a 100 yard zero?? I can usually take a rifle that hasn't even had a scope on it and get it sighted in at 100 yards within 5 shots every time. Take the bolt out and look down the bore at a target 25 yards away. Move the crosshairs to the bullseye, where the bore is pointed. Your first shot should be real close at 25 yards. After that, go back to 100 yards and you'll be on paper. Shoot 1 or 2 times, then adjust and your pretty much sighted in. Little trick my uncle taught me.
     
  9. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

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    SHOOT IT AT 25 YDS FIRST.....MOST IMPORTANT PART!
     
  10. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    ya the 30-378 is $4-5 a shot unless you load for it.
     
  11. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    How about those pictures ???
     
  12. mxbubs

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  13. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    Re: Weatherby 30-378 with NightForce w/Near Mfg. Base and Rings

    Thanks for posting the pics.... nice job !!
     
  14. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    When are you going to start hand loading for this beast. I'm waiting to see how much velocity you can get out of a 200 grain Accubond in that 26" barrel.

    I like Accumarks!
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