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Unread 02-21-2012, 11:58 AM
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257wby vs 30-06

Good day to all! I have a Rem 700 LSS 257wby with timney trigger and fluted bbl that a guy wants to trade for his Winchester extreme weather 30-06 models set aside do you figure this would be a good trade? Ballistically is the 257 better for shots out to and beyond 400 meters which one would you use?
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Unread 02-21-2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: 257wby vs 30-06

keep the .257 wtby
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Unread 02-21-2012, 12:27 PM
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Re: 257wby vs 30-06

+1 keep the 257,
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Unread 02-21-2012, 12:35 PM
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Re: 257wby vs 30-06

I've owned a 30-06 for 30+ years, but I just bought a 257 Weatherby for my "go to" anything-smaller-than-elk rifle. I'd keep the 257.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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Re: 257wby vs 30-06

I'll throw in the change up.
30-06 hands down. Old school west coast do all rifle.

The east coast guys version of the do all seems to be the 257. Why? I Dunno.

Maybe cause we have Elk on the menu the -06 is more appealing?

I just wouldn't limit myself to a 115 gr .25 cal bullet, when I could whack gopher to griz with the ol -06. From 55 gr accellerators to 220 gr+ bullets.
The 257, while probably a great round just doesn't cut it for some folks as anything more than a varmint/deer crossover round. For that purpose, the 257 shines, but so does the -06....
Not trying to ruffle any feathers, just a difference in opinion, & critters in geographical locations, along with intended use on game, that makes the -06 the hands down, no contest winner imo.

Guess it comes down to what you wanna do with it, game wise. Deer, & dogs I guess the 257 would be fine, but for bigger critters (Elk, Moose, Bear, etc) I know what I'd choose.
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Unread 02-21-2012, 01:22 PM
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Re: 257wby vs 30-06

Ditto on what winmag says.......................

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Unread 02-21-2012, 01:54 PM
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Re: 257wby vs 30-06

I have both love 257wm
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