Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?
Since your such an authority on "Everything" (even spelling now) maybe everyone should stay off the forum and just let you babble on and on with your vast amount of knowledge.
You can tell everyone just how great you are like Earl Chronister does at the 1000 yard matches. Besides that, you even build your own rifles like several thousand other people do around the World. Wow, I'm impressed.
You are "one of a kind" that's for sure.
For your information, I have three 25 caliber guns here at present. Two 25/06 ( a Heavy and light barrel) and one 25 Gibbs Heavy barrel 32" long.
I wouldn't be afraid of going to 700 or 800, as Big Sky suggested he wanted to do, for deer size animals especially here in PA.
We have killed Woodchucks at 1100 yards with the 25 Gibbs which does compare to the 257 Weatherby in balistics.
I like 900 to 1000 FOOT POUNDS (FP)of energy as a minimum when hunting deer or elk sized animals especially the mule deer which are bigger and stronger then the whitetail. I have seen kills with less FP of energy but, I prefer the 900 or 1000 as "my" limit when it is possible.
I have also seen kills on MULE deer that were hard to bring down at the extended range and the shooters were using more then the 25 cal.with much better bullets. Sort of like your speed goat story. The smaller Mountain Whitetail in this area would not be a problem with a 25 at 700 or 800 yards or maybe a bit further.
So with your vast knowledge, maybe you can look at the "Green" Sierra Manual and tell us what the 25 HPBT is listed at as per the BC?
It's on page #361---Look it up and run those numbers and see what it comes up.
You might just find that I was right and you (Heavens sake) were wrong to start your crap again.
In the future, look up the book mentioned before inserting foot in mouth.
If you don't have the courtesy to look it up, then your not looking for the facts as written in "That" loading manual and just tring to be a smart ...
Was it a misprint, I don't know but, it's there as .370 BC. I only posted it because Sierra was mentioned as a bullet to use in the 25 and that's what it said.
It's hard to be tolerant on these forums when dealing with people like you. That's the problem with the internet, no face to face conversations, which might be a better way for you and I?. Damn, we might just get along even though our comments don't reflect it here. I'd rather doubt that though.
It would be much better if you would just email me if you think something is wrong with what I said and I could do the same to you? Maybe just maybe, it could be worked out off-line instead of making an ass out of both of us from our comments to each other?
i think everyone is tired of the comments back and forth from S1 and DC.
Maybe Len should ask both of us not to post anything on this forum again if the smart comments are to continue? You seem to start it S1. Maybe that's your way?
Hope my spelling passed your inspection this time?
[ 05-20-2003: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]