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Old 08-18-2005, 08:36 AM
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257 Wby for Caribou

I have used my 7 Rem Mag and big 30 on caribou in past. Has anyone used this cartridge for 'bou? Ballistic programs show 257 is close to the 7. I'm looking for field experiences.
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:27 AM
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Re: 257 Wby for Caribou

Personaly not used a 257, but anything from a 22-250 on up will knock em dead.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:00 AM
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Re: 257 Wby for Caribou

My son used his .257 Weatherby on a couple of hunts in northern Quebec with excellent results. His longest shot was over 500 yards and the bull dropped like a stone. The guides felt that this was as good as any cartridge that they had seen up there. Bullets were 100 grain Hornadys and the ones we recovered were perfect mushrooms. Fast and flat, with good hitting energy.
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Re: 257 Wby for Caribou

Freebore,

Use a quality bullet, the closer the impact the stouter you will need, and the 257 WBY will perform extremely well on bou as has already been stated. The new 110 gr Accubond would be hard to beat for a commercial bullet. Personally I would use the 130 gr Bonded Core FBHP Wildcat Bullet. Which performs extremely well in most 1-10 twist barrels.

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Old 08-19-2005, 02:51 PM
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Re: 257 Wby for Caribou

Thanks guys for the info. Kirby any load suggestion to try those 130's with?
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Re: 257 Wby for Caribou

Freebore,

If you get some of these bullets I could work you up a starting load easy enough with several differnet powders.

Let me know.

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Old 09-09-2005, 05:50 AM
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Re: 257 Wby for Caribou

Fiftydriver,
The .257 Wthrby did perform very well at 337 yards, neck shot. I used loads I had put together w/the 115 Btips. Jacketing did seperate from the core. I found the jacket in the off shoulder it had broken. As you can see it was a very nice bull dropped where he is laying. Lake Minto Bull click here
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