Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?
I've just ran the Ballistics for the Game Kings in the 117 and 120 Gr plus the Match king and the prohunter.
The Matchking had a high BC of .485 and would give a 1000 yd energy of 715 FPs at 3400 FPS
The rest I mentioned all gave substantial less foot pounds of energy and were from 424 to 599 fps left at 1000 yards. Really not to good.
Maybe some would use the smaller bullet diameters but, I will hold to what I said before.
For yardages that I think "you" mentioned that you want to make (700 to 800 yds), the 257 Weatherby would be fine especially if you run the bullets mentioned at 3400 FPS.
For shots of 1000 yds and beyond, I would prefer the 6.5 as the lightest or smallest diameter and the 7mm or 30 cals with heavy bullets would certainly be a bit better then the even the 6.5 as per remaining energy and velocity.
It's hard to beat the larger higher BC bullets in the 7mm and the 30 cal.
For what you want, the 257 will work fine if you keep it at 700 or 800 yds for most of your deer killing. Maybe further with excellent bullet placement which is the deciding factor on ANY bullet.
[ 05-16-2003: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]