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.257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

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Unread 11-12-2008, 11:36 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

It has been intresting reading and as a new person (as of today) I see a lot of information being passed on this subject. I don't know a lot but I think the question here is what are you trying to do? Each weapon we shoot has been built and designed to do a specific thing. And from having listened to Roy Weatherby when talking with a friends grandfather as a kid he stated the best cal. he ever produced for hunting was the 257 as it could be used on anything up to the big bears at 300 yds or under. He felt the power mixed with the recoil made it the best weapon for the average hunter. Now I know people who are doing long range hunting such as you are not average as you can make shots with confidence where the average person can only hope to accomplish. As the old man (Don Smith) would say if you want to shoot more led (weight) then get a bigger weapon designed to shoot more led. But there is a price for more led and speed (recoil). Have fun and enjoy your hunting trip.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 11:42 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Yeah, I usually go WAY back in the woods when I do hunt management areas.

With the gun far off will disassembly & reassembly throw my boresighting?

Just curious?

I don't have a bore-sighter, that's why I ask?

I used to work in a hunting store, which was really nice and convenient...because I had any and every tool I could possibly need, readily available!

Then they went out of business, and now I don't have access, except for the few specialty gunsmithing tools that I can afford.

Which a boresighter, and a nice, sturdy vise, & assembly table, etc...are not part of my equipment selection, yet...

Nor is a reloading setup...which would probably be a damn-good investment since my ammo costs me about $60-$70 a box!
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Unread 11-12-2008, 11:45 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

i would like to see the comparison of a remington sendero .264 and the weatherby accumark .257. by someone who reloads and put an 8.5-25 or equivalent on each. roninflag
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Unread 11-12-2008, 11:53 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

I've been told the .264 Rem is one of the best medium well as I was told the same about the .257 Weatherby, and the .25-06.

However, I was told that that .257 Weatherby was a little bit "badder" than the others b/c it's classified as a Magnum caliber.

I am NOT sure if this is fact of not.....but this is what I've been told.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 01:07 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Raining out so I might as well follow this thread.

Cowboy> agreed if you want more you need more lead and bigger bore.

Ronin> the .264 caliber is an excellent caliber. I believe the two would be close with the .257 bowing to a 6.5 RemMag or a .264 WinMan in the heavier weights above 120gr.

Slayer> Shouldn't affect your bore sight adjustment, unless your remove the scope. You will still need to sight it in.
Magnum?? Magnum is marketing hype namaclature and not tied to a performance level to my knowledge. Although in recent years many knowledgeable riflemen/wildcatters/gunsmiths have a undefined expected level of performance for the magnum title.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 03:17 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Sounds good Charles.

I know I will still need to sight my gun in...c'mone...I'm not a total idiot...just a moderate one! Hahahaha!!!!

I just wasn't thinking.

I always thought the word "magnum" meant it had a larger brass casing which held more powder and was capable of withstanding higher pressures than a standard caliber???

That's what I've always though......but once again.....personal speculation.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 09:05 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby vs. Whitetail Deer

Originally Posted by MudRunner2005 View Post
Hey Jim,

I know what you and Charles are saying...the MAIN reason I was wanting a 140gr. projectile, was because it WOULD slow the bullet down, 'causing more "brute-force" / "smack" on initial impact.

Whitties are faily thin-skinned game, yall know this...I was just wanting to take a .257 Wby, and basically make it have the terminal impact of a .308 Win., when it impacts the deer!

A slower/heavier bullet only beats a faster bullet in one measure on the kill, and that's in penetration. Since penetration of a whitetail is never a problem with a .257, going heavy would be giving up what the .257 is good at. Stick to 110-115 grain bullets & drop deer farther than most would dare try. 700 yards should be well within the range of this rifle.
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