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Old 03-27-2011, 12:26 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Just weighed it, without the strap. It weighs in at 10 pounds 5 ounces (no ammo, no bipod, no strap). It does have the plastic flip-up scope covers on both lenses though.

It was weighed on a digital postage scale.

That's as accurate a weight as I can give ya.

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:22 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

I have a wby accumark in 257 and really notice it likes Flat base bullets with imr 7828

Try Rhino bullets from Salem , Oregon very good bonded bullet I suggest if Whitetails are on your menu suggest the Rhino or Barnes 100gr TSX
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Mine really digs the 110gr Accubond, so I'm gonna stick with those for now. But I have been curious how hard those Barnes 100gr TSX's hit....
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:52 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

I have shot three mule deer with the 100 gr TSX's and it has put every deer down without a step. I am using a 25-06 though. Each shot has been from 300 to 340 yards. It doesnt open up as much as I thought that it would. The last deer that I shot with it didn't even know what happened to it (I think). I could see the dust fly up on the other side letting me know that it was a complete pass through. The deer just looked up and bent its head down to the ground like it was going to take another bite of grass. Blood started pouring out of its nose and mouth and it just face planted into the ground. When I got to it, the exit wound was not very big and there was a small hole going through both lungs. The lungs were not turned to mush like you would see with other bullets. I dont know what the deal was but it put the deer down. I wanted to stretch my 25-06 out to 500 to 600 yards and still feel comfortable with it taking the game cleanly so I am going to try the 115 gr berger this year and see how it does on game. If it doesn't perform, I may try the 110 accubond.
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

MudRunner, my MKV pushes the 100tsx at just about 3800. It absolutely flattens deer sized game. Barnes recommends a minimum 1800fps for the tsx to obtain expansion. That gives you plenty of distance for the quarter bore. My MKV likes RL22 with the flat base barnes, however.
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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Hey Jim,

Good to see you in here, too!

Oh trust me...I'm getting an Accumark .257 Wby. That's final!!!

I was basically throwing out that ballistics info. for comparison purposes only.

I am planning on using the factory Weatherby loads with the 110gr. AccuBonds.........for now.

I don't reload...however, I wish I did...but I just haven't prioritized my money properly enough to purchase a reloading setup.

However, I think I might treat myself to one this year for Christmas!!! Hahaha!!!

Then I can start experimenting with my 7mmSTW!!!

That's gonna be fun!!!


I was just saying that don't you think for 0-300 yard shots that a .257 Wby. with a 140gr. Barnes TSX would be one BADD mama-jama!!!!


Hey Jim & Steve...@ what distances do the heavier grain bullets get "flimsy" traveling through a factory barrel?
At the price of factory Weatherby Ammunition you can afford a first class basic reloading set up in a hurry.

The .257 W is not a caliber I'd pick but it'll certainly kill the hell out of deer.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:20 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Many moons ago I shot a Ruger #1 in 25-06. I shot the hornady interlock #2552 and loaded it as fast as it would run. Been far too long ago to remember the recipe but I killed a couple of dozen nice deer with it, 2 very nice antelope, literally dozens and dozens of coyotes and the first three hogs I ever shot.

Always found that bullet to perform exceptionally well out to at least 600yds.
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