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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby greybeard » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:20 pm

I asked him about the same thing Dave. He just said "It was there, price was right and left hand rifles are hard to find around here"..
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby Dave » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:57 pm

greybeard wrote:I asked him about the same thing Dave. He just said "It was there, price was right and left hand rifles are hard to find around here"..


My oldest son is also left handed. With a little shopping around and not getting in too big of a hurry he found a nice Remington 700 in 7 Mag. He passed on several other left handed rifles before I bought the Remington. They are out there.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby dun » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:50 pm

A Ruger #1 takes care of the "handed" issues.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby Margonme » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:33 pm

dun wrote:A Ruger #1 takes care of the "handed" issues.


Yes. And simple to operate. Comes in ideal calibers for any purpose.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby dun » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:52 pm

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dun wrote:A Ruger #1 takes care of the "handed" issues.


Yes. And simple to operate. Comes in ideal calibers for any purpose.

And is the most comforatble .375 H&H I've ever fired. Much gentler then any bolt action 300 win mag
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby Commercialfarmer » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:23 pm

dun wrote:A Ruger #1 takes care of the "handed" issues.


That's good information. We have a lefty that will needing something some day.

I'll start looking this direction for new additions.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:45 pm

Commercialfarmer wrote:
dun wrote:A Ruger #1 takes care of the "handed" issues.


That's good information. We have a lefty that will needing something some day.

I'll start looking this direction for new additions.


Look at a Browning 1885 as well.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby dun » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:03 pm

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dun wrote:A Ruger #1 takes care of the "handed" issues.


That's good information. We have a lefty that will needing something some day.

I'll start looking this direction for new additions.


Look at a Browning 1885 as well.

The high wall is a bit less elegant looking, I prefer the Low wall. But the #1 is a pretty classy looking action. But that's an eye of the beholder kind of thing.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby greybeard » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:14 am

pretty classy price tags too.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby dun » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:21 am

greybeard wrote:pretty classy price tags too.

Not much worse then a Mk V weatherby
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby greybeard » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:07 am

Not much worse then a Mk V weatherby


Well, brother is a town dweller, doesn't have to buy hay, feed or mineral & is a little more apt and able to open his wallet for more firearms than I am...

(momma always said he was smarter than me...)
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby js1234 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:59 pm

Dave wrote:
greybeard wrote:I asked him about the same thing Dave. He just said "It was there, price was right and left hand rifles are hard to find around here"..


My oldest son is also left handed. With a little shopping around and not getting in too big of a hurry he found a nice Remington 700 in 7 Mag. He passed on several other left handed rifles before I bought the Remington. They are out there.

As to the "who buys a .340?" thing, It's too small for Lions in most countries and certainly too small for thick skinned dangerous game too. On my trips to Africa for Dangerous game, I've always used my .416 Rigby, other than my Leopard which I did shoot with my .300 Weatherby, as it would happen.

The only .340 I've ever seen in the field was the one the Brown Bear guide packed that I mentioned. he told me that it does have a certain cult following amongst guys in his line of work but in reality, I'd wager that IF 1/2 of them pack one, which they most certainly don't, that's less than 100 rifles total. I took my .338 Winchester Magnum and my Brother in Law took his. 30-378 Weatherby Magnum. They both killed bears just dandy.

No denying that the .340 is a very powerful gun that is outstanding on the largest of North American game and has the ballistics to reach out a ways to do it. That said, there are other more mainstream options, more economical to shoot, less punishing and in most cases on nominally inferior in terms of Ft.Lbs. and Fps.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby js1234 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:20 pm

Oh, and someone mentioned Mercury tubes. They are fantastic.
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby dun » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:53 pm

I'm thinking he should be able to load it down to about 25 whelen velocitys and make it easier for her to handle
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Re: Weatherby 340 for a female?

Postby js1234 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:29 pm

dun wrote:I'm thinking he should be able to load it down to about 25 whelen velocitys and make it easier for her to handle

I'm assuming you meant.35 Whelen. Do you shoot one? I've never shot one or seen one in person but I've always been intrigued by it and the 8mm Remington Magnum.
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