Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


257 weatherby mag question

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-29-2007, 09:05 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Can.
Posts: 19
257 weatherby mag question

What do you guys think of this calliber? Im thinking of buying a mark v accumark 257 in Left hand. I would mainly use this for varmints and deer. For moose i will still use my 3oo win mag. What do you think of this calliber as a long range round. Im not sure if its worth the extra for the sub moa rifle. The regular 257 from what people have said are shooting pretty awesome. I have read some guys shooting elk with a 257. I think its a little light but dont know??

Reply With Quote

Unread 11-29-2007, 09:34 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Spokane, W.A.
Posts: 52
Well I have a .257wby custom; it spits 100gr barnes xbt's at 3700fps, into one hole at 100 yds. love it. I would not hesitate to use on elk, but only with barnes bullets!!! I have yet to recover a bullet from any deer...

I really like the speed of this caliber.

definatly not a Long range caliber, but i can bang steel @ 800 yds with mine, and head shot a 5x5 mulie at 350, my buddy said it was at least 400yds. So plenty good imo.

If I remember right, one of the last hunting mags, the author said it was his fav deer caliber...I agree.
Long Range? Dial 338-Lapua.
Sniper - If you run, you will only die tired.
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-29-2007, 10:31 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Bend, Oregon
Posts: 1,537
I love my Accumark in 257Wby so much I had to buy another one so my son would let me shoot mine. I also use mine for all manner of varmints to deer. 75 grain V-Max's for game up to 2 pounds then 100 grain Ballistic tips or Seirra Game Kings for the bigger varmints and 100 grain Partitions for deer or game animals. Those two led to another one in 300Wby. I would like to own at least one Accumark in each of the Weatherby calibers.
NRA Life Member and I vote.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-30-2007, 12:47 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 51
It is a great deer rifle. I have had one in my arsenal for years and just bought my son one for deer and antelope. It will take elk but not the power for long range. Deer and antelope out to 500 or so it is great. Put a muzzle break on his and like shooting a 22-250. Just a loud one. That was an old hunting buddy of mine, John Barsness, who just had the good article about the 257 wby in one of the magazines. Montana native and a great guy.
Lost in Thought, Please send Search Party!
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-30-2007, 01:07 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 92
257 Wby.

I had one in the Wby. light weight rifle. I got rid of it, I was disappointed in the rifle's accuracy. It would group just under 2 inches with every load I could come up with. The rifle seemed to be very finicky. For such an expensive factory rifle, I expected a bit more. The trigger was also lacking. If anydody needs any Wby. dies, I have 257, 7mm, and 340 dies to sell. All three are used, but like new. Tom.
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-30-2007, 01:25 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Riggins Idaho
Posts: 1,195
I personally think that the weatherbys are crap. Sorry. I know some will hate me for all times for that but I cant be everybodys friend. We have a 257 WBY in an sub moa model and I cant tell you how it does on game because we never use it. it shoots allright but we have nicer rifles that shoot better and have more energy that it so it just looks good in he cabinet now. I have thought of getting a 257 wby made just I dont like factory weatherby rifles. I guess I cant say that. My dad does have a 416 in a lazermark that is pretty nice but we never really shoot it. His accumarks and vanguards never leave the gun vault now adays though. The 257 wby for a cartridge is good though.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-30-2007, 02:04 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 97
you interested in selling that sub moa rifle?

I shoot one of my 257 WBY at almost everything. I have killed nilgai and elk with them. I stop shooting at about 500 yards though due to the light bullets.

On whitetail out to 200 yards and maybe even 300 yards I do not own a rifle that will flop a deer like the 257 will with either 100gr spire points or 110gr accubonds. That inlcudes my 338 Edge, 300 WBY's etc.

It is my #1 all time fav. round and if put to a test I would shoot any animal on earth with it, I would just be careful about my shot placement.

All mine are accurate. There is a review on my new one I built on a Remmy in the product reviews if you care to see it.


email me at quad@quadzillapower.com if you are interested in sellng that hunk of junk 257.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: 257 weatherby mag question
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weatherby Accumark question Speedo Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 03-18-2011 02:06 AM
300 Weatherby Mag load question Len Backus Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 01-18-2010 08:53 AM
.338/.378 and .300 Weatherby question ARM28 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 11-12-2007 11:03 PM
270 Weatherby Question GO-FASTER Reloading 9 01-03-2006 10:13 AM
Question about a Weatherby 30/378 texasdave The Basics, Starting Out 2 01-17-2004 05:38 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC