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Unread 07-29-2009, 12:45 AM
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Re: 257 wby or 7mm rem mag

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My comments were based on bullet selection only. Marine snipers do not use 7mms.
Yes... I did neglect to mention that, thank you.
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    Marine Sniper,

    I’ll have to apologize, I thought you were a Marine Sniper buddy of mine playing games with me’…, again. I originally thought you were him that’s why my post includes you in it. I think my buddy kocoa88 may have even emailed you at one time, asking what class you were in and whether you where a member of the Marine Sniper Association.
    Your I.D may have also confused me.
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    He was class in 4-88 mos 8541{old Sniper Scout mos} which is now 0317
    Any way sorry for the mix up’…, what is 88-94? Just a little curiosity.
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    I was in the Marine Corps from 1988-1994. I gradutaed sniper school in July of 1990, went to the Gulf war and came back to teach at sniper school from 1991-1994.

    I was an 8541 and have the brand......ask your buddy about that.
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    Marine Sniper,
    Sorry for the down time between reply's. So are you with the Marine Sniper Association? Reply PM

    Yes'..., I see you've been to a beach party with a hot coat hanger.

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    Re: 257 wby or 7mm rem mag

    IMO the cost difference between brass and bullet selection makes the 7rm a way better choice. With a berger 168 or 180 flying at 2850 or better you are going to have way more knock down power at way longer ranges especially for larger game. The cases are both belted so I don't think Roy has that much of a advantage on remingtons design besides his shoulder angle.
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    Re: 257 wby or 7mm rem mag

    I have one of each...the 257 is shooting 115 bergers at 3455 and is stupid flat. Even with just a 523 BC it still beets the 7 in drift because the time of flight is so quick. For what you are doing the 257 is more than fine. Unless you are shooting past 600 yards consistently I would stick with what you are used to. My 7 shoots 168 bergers at 3125 and is my prefered go to caliber on any shot on game at long range. Lets face it, the energy of the 7 is just hands down better. Also there is no such thing as over kill. A dead coyote is a dead coyote is a dead coyote(yes 3 times). Also, think of some of the damage that the big Allen mags are doing to game. I will easily take a one shot drop on game and damage the shoulders rather than wound an animal with a lesser caliber due to lack of energy.
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    Re: 257 wby or 7mm rem mag

    From what you described with shots at deer inside of 500 yards I would do another 257 weatherby. With a 100 grain bullet .429BC at near 3800 fps out of a 26" barrel it is amazingly flat shooting and just flattens deer size animals. The extremely flat trajectory would do well on the little coyotes you mentioned. I was just scouting some antelope this evening with my son and they will get smacked with the 257 wby in about a month. Mine shoots consistent 1" groups at 400 yards. It is a very accurate rifle. Since you have a 280 that is very near the 7mm rem mag why not do the 257 wby.
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