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Old 06-08-2012, 04:09 PM
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.257 Weatherby Mag

Im in the building mood again and have already ordered the scope and action for a new rifle. Been thinking about the 257 Weatherby mag. My rifle smith says its his fav hunting caliber......Lots of BANG and very lo recoil and if you have a good load running about 3650 or so with a 100 - 105 gr bullet and a solid hit on a deer you can just about spin him around!!

So...those of you that might have a 257 Weatherby might clue me in. As good as stats say they are or a lot of hooie?
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:50 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby Mag

It's a great varmint round, and out to about 300-400yds a decent deer cartridge.

I hunted for many years with a Dr who shot one that had been given to him by his father and he eventually came around and had it redone as a .264WM after watching one too many antelope (pronghorn) which he'd hit perfectly run over four hundred yards before hitting the ground with a lot of life left in it.

If I wanted to build a custom along these lines I'd probably go the same route or maybe go with the 6.5x284.

You just have so much of a better slection of Higher BC heavier bullets for the 6.5's they leave the .257's in the dirt.

If I just had to have a .257 though the .257Wby would certainly be the way I'd go.
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Re: .257 Weatherby Mag

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It's a great varmint round, and out to about 300-400yds a decent deer cartridge.

I hunted for many years with a Dr who shot one that had been given to him by his father and he eventually came around and had it redone as a .264WM after watching one too many antelope (pronghorn) which he'd hit perfectly run over four hundred yards before hitting the ground with a lot of life left in it.

If I wanted to build a custom along these lines I'd probably go the same route or maybe go with the 6.5x284.

You just have so much of a better slection of Higher BC heavier bullets for the 6.5's they leave the .257's in the dirt.

If I just had to have a .257 though the .257Wby would certainly be the way I'd go.
Well...I dont have a 25....and it was this or a 25-06. Both take a long action...but this needs the mag boltface. Ive got 22-250.....243....260...but no "25".??
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Well...I dont have a 25....and it was this or a 25-06. Both take a long action...but this needs the mag boltface. Ive got 22-250.....243....260...but no "25".??
Well like I said, if I were going to own anything in 257 that's the way I'd go in a standardized cartridge.

Now I did read about some guys who after having some success with the 6.5 STW tried necking down to 257 and had some great initial success, but man was that a barrel eater!
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Re: .257 Weatherby Mag

After owning and selling a 257 WM. my advise would be go with a 25-06 AI.Brass is cheaper for 25-06 . I broke barrel in with 50 rounds of cheap corelocks and load some 110 accubonds.and 100 grn BT.I could get 3500 fps easy out of my remington 700 .257 weatherby with 71 grns of IMR-7828.IM within 120 fps with the 25-05 AI.
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After owning and selling a 257 WM. my advise would be go with a 25-06 AI.Brass is cheaper for 25-06 . I broke barrel in with 50 rounds of cheap corelocks and load some 110 accubonds.and 100 grn BT.I could get 3500 fps easy out of my remington 700 .257 weatherby with 71 grns of IMR-7828.IM within 120 fps with the 25-05 AI.
Already got the action on order with a mag boltface...
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Well like I said, if I were going to own anything in 257 that's the way I'd go in a standardized cartridge.

Now I did read about some guys who after having some success with the 6.5 STW tried necking down to 257 and had some great initial success, but man was that a barrel eater!

I dont need a barrel eater...
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