You once talked about Weatherby rifles and how good they felt when shouldered. Remember that? You also been badgering my arse bout guns and rifle shells what hold a boolit that is .284 inches fat.
I bought a rifle a while back just because it felt so very goot when I shouldered it. The drop in the stock was near perfect for quick sight alignment, the balance was great..... I just got that " man I really like this thing" feeling! The rifle also had some letters on the floor plate the read "SUBMOA", which meant it was spose to shoot more better than the cheaper version. The draw back(then but not now) was the cartridge that the gun was chambered for......7mm-08. I bought the gun for a hundred dollars less than they were selling for on Gunbroker so was happy. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, maybe JES would rebore it to another 358 Winchester which is one of my favoritest rounds. I had 7-08 dies so being anxious to shoot the gun I sized some 243 brass up so they would hold some of them .284 boolits that Ole Smitty was all ga-ga over. I loaded up some Hornady 139 grainers and headed for the big shade tree at the trigger tripping end of my private gun range.
That day at the range had to be one of the most positive shoot days ever for me. The 2 stage trigger on that little Weatherby was absolutely perfect. I did something that day that I wasn't acustomed to doing, I broke in a new barrel in accordance with the manufactures recomendations. It was a tedious affair but it was a nice day and I had a cooler full of Coca-colas on ice and all day to do it. At the end of the day I was all smiles. SUBMOA turned out to be SUB1/2MOA with the first batch of the only load the gun will ever need to shoot that being the afore mentioned bullet on top of 42 grains of R15. It took 6 hrs to shoot those 50 rounds(a half hour nap under that big cotton wood figured in)and it only ended cuz I was out of ammo.
Yup Smitty you were right on two accounts. The Weatherby is dandy rifle and though I've yet to draw blood with a .284 bullet I've got a feeling there will be no looking back! Anybody need some 270 dies?