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    All weather rifle?

    I have been asked and pondered this very question many times. In preparation for a lifetime stay in the northern wilderness of Alaska or anywhere in the whole world my choice for the most durable, weather and salt water resistant rifle ever devised is the discontinued but still available Ruger...
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    30" 257 Weatherby - What can I expect.

    Edited. Son was doing the loading and I was under impression he was using 7828. It was what we normally used. During this test HE WAS NOT!!! It was RL-33. Everything else was the same. Editing for accuracy. Sorry for the confusion. I'm in for at least one ding dong. Just the fact that...
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    30" 257 Weatherby - What can I expect.

    Edited. Son was doing the loading and was under impression he was using 7828. HE WAS NOT!!! It was RL-33. Everything else was the same. Should read. First test completed. 110 Accubonds. 85 grains of RL-33 yields 3775 fps ES for 6 shots was 10 fps. 5 shot group was 3/4 MOA with no rear...
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    30" 257 Weatherby - What can I expect.

    I was really hoping for some actual 30" barrel experience. 110's are the heaviest bullet I ever tried or used. When I get to my goal I usually stop and then do a a few brass to destruction to make sure it will go at least 10 firings. Then for hunting big game I only use brand new brass. My...
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    30" 257 Weatherby - What can I expect.

    Something I always wanted to do. A 257 Weatherby with a 30" barrel. Now it's almost done. It is a Bartlein 5R 10 twist on a Mark 5 action. Years ago I read some outrageous claims like 3900-4000 fps with 100 BT or 110AB grain bullets. Has anyone tried this as an exercise in speed? I know...
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    Trigger Tech vs Timney Trigger

    I prefer the Trigger Tech far and above all other brand triggers. It's not even close and this is on instrumented testing. Bix'n Andy is now second place. All others mentioned would not be missed if they all disappeared. Trigger Tech was recently adopted on Weatherby Mark 5 rifles. The...
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    Hi Brett, I just saw your message. I don't get on here much and I almost never check for...

    Hi Brett, I just saw your message. I don't get on here much and I almost never check for messages. Weatherby MK V rifles are one of our specialties and my most favorite factory rifle to work on or modify. I doubt you still need the help nearly 2 years later but it's not my way to not...
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    Spuhr Mount advice...

    Neither of those cartridges are particularly long range so your scope should have plenty to get you out to subsonic ranges. Just use the right rings to keep your scope as close to barrel as possible. The last thing you want is a lift kit on your scope and more moving parts on a precision...
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    Truing an action over rated?

    I have been in the ballistic labs of a barrel makers and bullet manufacturers. Not one used a trued action. They clamp the barrels down and hand screw on the actions. The only thing an action brings to the accuracy table is a solid mount for the barrel. The bolt face is the only thing that...
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    Truing an action over rated?

    Truing actions is a false economy. It is much cheaper to sell your action at a gunshow and buy a new Stiller, Kelby , Defiance, Bat that is superior in every way. Then you have a true custom rifle without all the problems that are introduced to a factory action from "truing it." The currently...
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    Weatherby Rounds!

    Why is this only a Weatherby phenomena? It's a bottle nosed rifle brass like every other in the world. This topic is no more relevant to Weatherby's than any other bottle necked rifle case.
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    Half moon cut to extract loaded ammo

    It only does it with live ammo. By the time the nose of the bullet clears the front bridge the rear of the brass is so far under the rear bridge it can't swing out cleanly.
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    Half moon cut to extract loaded ammo

    With a 4" box after you cut the front the rear opening will need opened up to or it is so deep under the bridge the brass will not swing out. It will just fall off the extractor and lay there. I'm not a fan of the 4" box at all.
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    Cerakoting fluted barrels

    The contamination from clay would blow the whole job. That would be the last thing you would want to do after spending all the time getting the oil burned out of it and the surface profile created for the Cerakote to lock into. Before the job is oven cured we don't even touch it with gloves...
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    25-06 vs. 257 Wby

    You contradict yourself so much it's very confusing what you are trying to say. I prefer the 25-06AI with all it's advantages but still want a 257 with it's lengthy list of flaws. The only thing that makes sense is you are still sour grapes about your last Weatherby rifle. It really...
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