OK Vint, I have a perfect example of a Weatherby-"Drugstore Cowboy"
My Wife's cousin's husband talks a good game on guns and hunting.
That's his problem.
The more that he talks, the more he shows everybody that he knows nothing about guns, etc.
The last time that I saw him a couple of weeks ago, he bragged about an old Semi-Automatic Revolver that he has.
A few years ago, he told me to bring some of my rifles to his cabin, and we could shoot.
I pull out my Model 70 .338Mag, and he has in a $200.00 hard gun case a pristine Weatherby wildcat that is just a tad above my Model 70 in ballistics.
He doesn't reload, so pays $95.00 a box of bullets.
He goes on to say that it's twice the gun as the Model 70.
On a rest shooting at 100yds, he doesn't hit the clay bird that we have set out in shooting a full box of $95.00 bullets.
I hit the bird the first shot, shooting off hand. Surprised the heck out of myself and Ben, but I acted like the shot was everyday type of shooting for me.
Then, I pull out my Browning Lever 30-06, and Cousin boy pulls out another pristine wildcat Weatherby that he says is a tad better than the '06.
The same thing happens when we shoot.
I'm happy but don't show it, and he continues to brag about his Weatherbys, hunting and everything else.
All of his gear is in perfect shape.
Hunting cloths starched and pressed. You name it.
Whatever rifle that I have, with his Weatherby wildcats, his is just a little better and prettier.
Most guys that I have met that are Weatherby men, are cut from the same mold.
Hire a guide that puts him on a stand or field, shoot the game, and talk the big talk about hunting.
Give me an old Winchester or Marlin Lever man with worn hunting gear, an old dirty gun case, bluing worn off the receiver from years of use, and I will show you a real hunter.
This should stir up that put a little Vint, but I just have no use for Weatherbys or their shooters.
"I shoot Weatherbys and my crap doesn't stink"
End of story.