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Old 05-15-2003, 08:37 AM
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The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

If a guy only planned on shooting game the size of mule deer on down is there any reason why the .257 Weatherby wouldn't make an ideal long range hunting caliber? I'm thinking with it's milder recoil, extremely flat shooting, and good choice of quality bullets it would be a winner. If one limited his shots to 800 yards or less, how can one go wrong? Is there something I'm missing? Granted there are cheaper cartridges to shoot out there like the .308 and 300 Winny, but really we aren't talking about a major savings especially in comparison to the 300 Winchester. Those of you that have used the .257 Weatherby in a quality built rifle, what are your thoughts?
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Old 05-15-2003, 08:58 AM
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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

Big Sky

Not enough "real good" bullets available with a high BC to reach out at a "far" distance.

Your good to 700 to 800 yards on deer with the 100 gr. My 25 Gibbs has the same ballistics as the 257 Weatherby and Has killed woodchucks in excess of 1000 yards.
It also has a 34" barrel.

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Old 05-15-2003, 10:40 AM
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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

I'm aware of the BC and that's why I don't think I'd try to stretch it past 800 yards. In all likely hood I doubt I'll be shooting past 600 yards. Seems the older I get the less enthusiastic I get about getting smacked by recoil. The only thing I hate more than recoil is muzzle brakes so it seems to me anyway for what I need the .257 should be fairly ideal. If I can get that new Barnes Triple Shock to shoot it just might be the ticket. Appreciate your imput Darryl.
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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

.257 108gr JLK B.C. .500
.257 115gr Berger B.C. .522
.257 115gr Nosler B.C. ?
.257 117gr Hornaday SST B.C. ?

This past hunting season we shot 3 bucks at 700yds-950yds-1050yds all with 108 jlk out of a 25-300 win imp.
Each deer only needed one bullet....It was all over..... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-15-2003, 03:24 PM
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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

T.Sherry what kind of velocity are you getting with that 25.300I? How long is the barrel? I'm brain farting here...JLK's?
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Old 05-15-2003, 07:37 PM
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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

Tim

Were they all "quick" clean kills or did they live for awhile and suffer?

I prefer something with more energy and quick kill ability especially at the 1000 yard mark.

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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

heavy bullet with hight BC are not available but a 6.5/270 WEA is a fine cartridge with better bullet choice , a 6.5/270 WEA is use in USA under another name is some 1000 yards with not to bad sucess but a 264 WIN with a good throat can make the same

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