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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 paul@wildcatbullets.com. 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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