Yeah, I bought it several years back after 4 of my other guns got stolen....Inlcuding my custom built .308, and my Browning A-Bolt 7mm Rem Mag (my deer rifle)...So I needed a new hunting rifle, and that was what I chose. I will build another .308 someday, and will also buy another A-Bolt 7mm Mag someday, too.
I haven't shot much with the .257 Wby. Shot a few whitetail deer, and alot of paper targets. It does an excellent job at both.
I hunt in north and south-central Alabama. The land in south-central Alabama is a friend of mine's land. That is where the wild-dog problem is. They have been known to flank you as you're walking down trails in the woods, especially if you're by yourself. They will attack unprovokingly...Which is why we usually carry both side-arms and plenty of rifle ammo if we're up there.
We have wild hogs all over the place in Alabama. They're everywhere, and we don't have a season for them....They're such a nuiscence that we can shoot as many as we want year round. They tear up crops and property, and will utterly destroy a field or road from rootin around and digging them up to find food.