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Walmart Weatherby

Post by m gardner » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:50 pm

Walmart is closing out these rifles at $350.00 so I couldn't resist getting one in 30-06. Here it is with a Williams receiver sight I had kicking around from a model 700 and the front sight from the same and a square partridge insert. The stock is made so that it easy to aquire the sights and it points nicely. Here's the target that came with it.
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Re: Walmart Weatherby

Post by muleywannabe » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:44 am

they got any left handed models? If so, i need one. I will need to get my FFL to you or them though. thanks

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Post by silvertip-co » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:49 pm

350 is a heckof a deal for any new Wby. Congrats. It's a great looking rifle. 10sign:
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Re: Walmart Weatherby

Post by justinthebowhunter » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:13 pm

I've had the same rifle but in synthetic black for about 7 years and it has been a fantastic rifle!

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Re: Walmart Weatherby

Post by AGCHAWK » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:21 pm

Very nice and a great buy!
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Re: Walmart Weatherby

Post by m gardner » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:41 am

Thanks. I had a change of heart when I found the barrel was long enough to catch on everything I walked under so I cut it to 20 inches and recrowned it and reinstalled the sight. It feels right now. I've got a military style shooting sling on it and it should be a good weapon that can take some abuse. A funny thing happened when I shortened the barrel. I can see the front sight clearly now. Must be my eyes focus best there. Getting old. :)) Next up is reworking the trigger to 2 1/2 pounds. The last one was a problem because of the way the safety works. You need to cut the safety sear after the trigger is perfect to get it to engage. It's one of those jobs that can go wrong fast. I'll take my time.
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Re: Walmart Weatherby

Post by Hiker » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:53 am

Looking good my friend. I love my Weatherby, by far my favorite rifle. Did you and the Mrs. draw some Colorado tags this year? Are you going to use some raised scope mounts and add a scope that tack driver?
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Post by m gardner » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:04 am

We drew Utah archery deer tags and I drew a colorado archery deer tag and we have arizona archery deer tags. I'll probably buy an OTC tag in colorado for elk 3rd season. This rifle will only wear the iron sights. It points nicely with them. I came to colorado with a 30-06 rem. 7600 pump with receiver sights and killed a 5 point elk running at 125 yards and a 5x4 muley at about 300 with it the first year out. Receiver sights shoot well if you practice a bit. I shot lots of prarie dogs with that 30-06 with a 100 grain Speer plinker out to 150 yards or so. It's not much of a handicap except in low light.

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Re: Walmart Weatherby

Post by Hiker » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:28 am

I had a friend who only would use a 30/30 with open sights. He hunted elk every year and killed quite a few with it. "He always said 100 yard max or it can live". How far do you feel comfortable with your setup?
Sounds like you two have some excellent tags. :thumb I'm looking forward to hearing about your hunts.
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Re: Walmart Weatherby

Post by m gardner » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:39 pm

Growing up I learned to shoot on receiver sights and the sporterized military rifles and ammo that were plentiful at the time. When I got older we would sit down at the blackpowder range and ring the swingers with our iron sighted rifles just for fun out to 500 meters. The 500 was a ram about the size of a small deer. After you do something enough you get pretty good at it. Here's the photos of my first muley with the receiver sighted pump gun and the elk too. Both one shot kills. The muley at 300. I'm pretty comfortable to 300 yards.
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