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Old 10-31-2011, 08:43 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

I've got a decent 25-06 that has been my go-to rifle for deer but I've always liked the idea of a .257 Weatherby. Admittedly, I've never had a chance to shoot a .257 Weatherby. Would I gain enough by upgrading to the .257 Weatherby to justify the expense?


IF (big if) I upgrade to a .257 Weatherby, is the stainless barreled ULW the way to go or should I go up to the Accumark?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:02 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

I have owned both the 25-06 and 257wby. The reason I got rid of the 25-06 was to move up to a magnum. I'm very happy with the 257 Wby's performance, but must admit that it was a substantial investment for a few hundred feet per second increase. I purchased a pair of MKV's (300 and 257) over 20yrs ago when factory gun and brass prices were a "little" more reasonable. With that said, I'm not so sure I would do the same today.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:24 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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I have owned both the 25-06 and 257wby. The reason I got rid of the 25-06 was to move up to a magnum. I'm very happy with the 257 Wby's performance, but must admit that it was a substantial investment for a few hundred feet per second increase. I purchased a pair of MKV's (300 and 257) over 20yrs ago when factory gun and brass prices were a "little" more reasonable. With that said, I'm not so sure I would do the same today.


Thanks. Any thought as to the Accumark versus the ultralight which looks like a slimmed-down version of the Accumark?
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:19 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Accumark is my personal preference only because its already tuned for LRH.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:45 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Bump after quite a while.

Done lots of different stuff, and some load development for my .257 Wby since this thread started. Been a little while.

So, got some nice new loads to try, since I have been reloading using 110gr Accubonds and different powder combos.

My most recent one to try is the Berger 115gr HVLD backed by 70.0gr of H1000....Oughtta be pretty nasty. Should be going a little slower than factory loads (around 3,300 fps), so it should be a little better whomp when it hits the whities.

Here's a pic comparing my SAAMI spec loaded 110 Accubonds, and the 115 HVLD's.



Here's just the 115 HVLD:

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:53 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

I cant say about accumark but i can tell u about ultralight FOR SURE. I own a few and let me tell u the 257 WTBY on whitetails is devistating. I started with 25-06 as i am a huge 25 cal fan all around. I did not go for the heavy bullets i only shoot 100 grainers out of mine and I have never shot a deer that moved out of its tracks the 257 WTBYgoes bang and there is a dead deer. I have never taken a whitetail much over 450yds but i am telling u it is like lightining strikes the deer. I have shot antelope coyote rock chucks and a spike elk with the 257 WTBYand never shot any of them more then once. The elk took two total steps fell over....

Let me know how ur loads turn out on the whitetails i think u will be smiling ear to ear......
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:32 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Yeah, the 110gr Accubonds have been excellent over the last 5 seasons on deer. This year, I'm gonna hammer some with the VLD's to see how great they work.
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