Re: .257 Weatherby Magnum - Bullet selection
I've been shooting the 115 Nosler baltip in both of my .257 Weatherby's (Lazermark [japan] and Lightweight [USA]). I have had NO issues with the Nosler 115 Baltip at >3450 fps on antelope and mule deer from 100 to >400 yards.
I took a BIG caribou this year at 336 yards with 1 shot high into the off shoulder, bullet core did seperate from jacket found in the off shoulder. Dropped in his tracks, he did not know the core seprated. Shot first caribou at 125yrds in the ribs and exited the animal, very pronounced blood trail for 40 yards to the animal. I've been shooting this bullet for over 10 years and have had no issues as previously stated. Yes you will damage alot of meat if you take the midshoulder shot...you are shooting WEATHERBY Magnum! Why change what works?! I use H-1000 powder in both loadings w/215M primers.
Good luck with the other bullets. I'd be interested in yuor results.