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.257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

 
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:32 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Slayer me thinks you might be high on chocolate. We already have the .300 Wby. loaded with .308 bullets and way more vicious than your idea would be. Don't spend your royoalty money to soon.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:01 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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Slayer me thinks you might be high on chocolate. We already have the .300 Wby. loaded with .308 bullets and way more vicious than your idea would be. Don't spend your royoalty money to soon.
Nah...just bored as hell, @ work...

However, the .300 Wby is a great round...but like we discussed earlier...Whitties are a thin-skinned game...however, they're some tough SOB's!

The reasoning I had behind the .308 Wby., was because it has more "smack" to it, than the .257 Wby...b/c of the larger bullet...but it's not flying as fast as a .300 Wby...therefore, it doesn't just pass-through, or cause severe meat-loss from a massively-fast round exploding upon impact @ such short yardage.

I think it would be an awesome...0-400 yard caliber!

What about it don't you like?
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:16 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

I think rifles are like golf clubs. A guy needs a special one for every occasion. That why I retired my very capable 7mm. I still have it but just don't use it much. I wanted two specialty game rifles rather than one compromise. If you want a fast 308 then just load 125 grain bullets in one and enjoy. The 257Wby has more smack down ,energy, flatter shooting with 100 grain bullets than a 308 ever will. Shot placement is the key to not destroying meat. I once shot a deer with my 357 mag and when I opened it up it was tore up every bit as bad as my 7mag tore them up. Go for neck shots or nice squared up broadside lower 1/3rd behind the shoulder and you wont loose any meat.

If you are set on 140 grains in 257Wby consider that a 270wby is a 257Wby necked up to .277. There are no flies on a 270Wby shooting 130grain bullets at 3400 to 3500fps. They make 150's for the 270.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:39 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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Nah...just bored as hell, @ work...

However, the .300 Wby is a great round...but like we discussed earlier...Whitties are a thin-skinned game...however, they're some tough SOB's!

The reasoning I had behind the .308 Wby., was because it has more "smack" to it, than the .257 Wby...b/c of the larger bullet...but it's not flying as fast as a .300 Wby...therefore, it doesn't just pass-through, or cause severe meat-loss from a massively-fast round exploding upon impact @ such short yardage.

I think it would be an awesome...0-400 yard caliber!

What about it don't you like?

Slayer,

I am pretty sure that the 30-06 is right on for what you are talking about. Best all around caliber ever built, imho.

The more bored you get at work the more rifles you have to buy. lol

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Old 10-30-2008, 10:48 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

I've got a Sendero in 25-06 with a Krieger barrel, spec'ed it with a 1 in 9 twist, rather than the factory 1 in 10. I did that so I could shoot heavier bullets and so far am very happy with it.

I haven't had the chance to do all the load development I wanted but will do so over the winter. Anyway this gun prefers bullets of 120 grains and above, is what I used on Antelope in Wyoming three weeks ago.

I took a buck at relatively short range (175 yds) hit him behind the shoulder about 6 inches (one of us moved). Lope had an exit hole about baseball size with nearly all of the stuffin' ahead of the diaphragm already removed. More than enough "pop" in my humble opinion.

Load was developed for my old barrel but worked in a pinch for this hunt: 120gr SGK,
51grs H414, Remington case, Federal LR primer.

My .00002 cents, Buy the 257, you won't be sorry.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:17 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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Slayer,

I am pretty sure that the 30-06 is right on for what you are talking about. Best all around caliber ever built, imho.

The more bored you get at work the more rifles you have to buy. lol

Steve
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:56 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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I've got a Sendero in 25-06 with a Krieger barrel, spec'ed it with a 1 in 9 twist, rather than the factory 1 in 10. I did that so I could shoot heavier bullets and so far am very happy with it.

I haven't had the chance to do all the load development I wanted but will do so over the winter. Anyway this gun prefers bullets of 120 grains and above, is what I used on Antelope in Wyoming three weeks ago.

I took a buck at relatively short range (175 yds) hit him behind the shoulder about 6 inches (one of us moved). Lope had an exit hole about baseball size with nearly all of the stuffin' ahead of the diaphragm already removed. More than enough "pop" in my humble opinion.

Load was developed for my old barrel but worked in a pinch for this hunt: 120gr SGK,
51grs H414, Remington case, Federal LR primer.

My .00002 cents, Buy the 257, you won't be sorry.
Well...it's DONE!!!

I wen't Friday Afternoon & did "The Deed"!!!

Weatherby Accumark .257 Wby. Mag. topped with a Zeiss Conquest 3-12x56 (30mm tube) scope, Harris Ultra-Light Bi-Pod, & 3 boxes of Weatherby 110gr. Accubond.

I haven't been able to shoot it yet...but am hoping for this weekend!!!???
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