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.257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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Unread 11-04-2008, 10:08 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Alright...well...this year looks like I'm gonna be shooting an Accumark .257 Wby. Mag.

I'm also gonna be using a Carl Zeiss 3-12x56 scope with a 30mm tube.

And some Weatherby 110gr. AccuBonds.


What do yall think the accurate range for this gun might be...using this particular bullet???
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    Unread 11-04-2008, 10:27 AM
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    Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

    Kill range should be about 1000 yards. Accuracy though you will have to shoot it and see. ''If'' the accubonds stick to the 1 1/2'' garuntee with a 10'' kill zone on a deer you are looking at about 650 yards.
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    Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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    Kill range should be about 1000 yards. Accuracy though you will have to shoot it and see. ''If'' the accubonds stick to the 1 1/2'' garuntee with a 10'' kill zone on a deer you are looking at about 650 yards.
    That's good to know...

    I was figuring it around there.


    You don't happen to know where I can find a ballistics chart for this caliber?

    Like if I'm 2" high @ 100 yards, then I'm DOA @ 300 yards.....and so-on????
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    Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

    You can go to Hornady's website and make your own by plugging in your velocity, BC, and what yardage you want to zero at but it still doesn't make up for shooting. Many times factory ammo embelishes on the velocity of their ammo and the charts are nil after that. Nothing makes up for getting out their and making your own. Plus, its the only way to tell if your rifle is accurate out that far. Here is the link.

    Hornady
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    Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

    If you want to really enjoy your rifle, invest in reloading then you can load what your rifle likes not just what they have for as far as factory ammo. If the rifle would shoot them a wildcat 125 rbbt would put a hell of a punch on a whitetail. Or your rifle might be able to handle the 130 bfb wildcat both hit with a good thump to them. Oldfamily.
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    Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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    You can go to Hornady's website and make your own by plugging in your velocity, BC, and what yardage you want to zero at but it still doesn't make up for shooting. Many times factory ammo embelishes on the velocity of their ammo and the charts are nil after that. Nothing makes up for getting out their and making your own. Plus, its the only way to tell if your rifle is accurate out that far. Here is the link.

    Hornady
    Hey thanks Ruger!

    I did that, and it's pretty cool!

    If I'm DOA @ 300 yards...then I'm only 2.6" high @ 100 yards.
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    Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

    Your estimates are close and shooting will at 300 will confirm you are still in the kill zone.

    Don't be surprized to find that your AccuMark will shoot sub m.o.a. Mine shot under an inch with the first test load of Berger bullets.
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