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257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

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Re: 257 Wby vs. 264 Win Mag

A conventional 264 Win Mag would be better suited to LRH than the 257 Wby Mag. However, that doesn't mean you couldn't build an impressive performer.

While there's clearly a larger selection of 264 bullets available with high BCs from your local retailer, there are (or have been) a few 25 cal bullets with very high BCs.

For example, you might try to reach He recently indicated that he may start up production of the 25 cal ULD bullets that his predecessor had developed.

I think they had/have 125-156g .257 bullets with BC's ranging from .500-.820 (reportedly).

For such a beast, you would almost certainly need a much faster twist barrel than most all 25 cals. Then, you need the throat done right and you might need to address magazine feeding. But, it would be a really cool sleeper rifle.

Kirby Allen might be the guy to talk to since he's been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. You might just decide to buy one of his rifles.

Good luck!
-- richard
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