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My dad isn't able to hunt anymore due to his back, so I commandeered his Weatherby Vanguard in 300 Weatherby that sits in the safe. It is to abusive on recoil for fun shooting, so I dropped it off at Axisworks last week. In a few weeks it will be sporting a new muzzle brake, and when I get it back it's old Simmons 44 Mag scope is getting upgraded to a Burris Veracity 3x15x50 FFP scope. I already started brass prep, and hopefully Berger sends me the load data for the 185gr Classic hunters and 210gr HVLD on Monday that I emailed them about. 

This elk season this 300 weatherby may get the opportunity to put a second cow elk on its record. My dad used it about 20 years ago to take his one and only cow elk in unit 8. 

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My CZ 550 with full Mannlicher style stock in 6.5x55 got it done for me this year. 

My best buddy used his Howa 1500 in 6.5x55, and got it done too. 

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15 hours ago, Hoss50 said:

My CZ 550 with full Mannlicher style stock in 6.5x55 got it done for me this year. 

that is one sexy rifle.  nice wood, full stock, CZ fit & finish.  not going to be able to relish my vittles 'till there is one in the safe.

lee

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On 2/4/2020 at 8:10 PM, Roosevelt Mark said:

How did it go?

Not like I had hoped. The bullet blew up on the shoulder blade on a close shot. With the big .338's we have had the best luck with barns so I guess I will go to the 270gr barnes for my next hunt. 

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10 minutes ago, thegunsmith2506 said:

Not like I had hoped. The bullet blew up on the shoulder blade on a close shot. With the big .338's we have had the best luck with barns so I guess I will go to the 270gr barnes for my next hunt. 

Why did you use such a soft bullet out of that monstrosity?

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