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The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

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Old 05-21-2003, 07:16 PM
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:06 PM
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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

6.5 and Holmes.

Thanks for the input. You cleared the discussion up concerning 120 Gr Sierra HPBT bullets well.

Darryl Cassel
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Old 05-21-2003, 11:19 PM
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Old 05-21-2003, 11:21 PM
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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?


You seem to be missing the whole point here...

We all know it can do the job but the fact is there is still better choices for it..

As far as your bet well... There really is no need to prove anything.. Everything has been takin with a 22 and you would be lucky to see 300 fpe prolly more like 200 fpe at the muzzle... But is it ideal?? No!! Can it be done yes!!

So would the 120 Sierra work?? Yes!! Would it be ideal?? NO!!

6.5 Bandit

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Old 05-21-2003, 11:46 PM
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6.5.. you missed the point of the person who started this thread, and his question was directed at the capabilities of the .257 for Mulies and smaller. Your bud DC told him not past 700, that is bull$h_t.
There are several example of bullets that will bring over 900 ft. lbs. of energy to 1,000 yards, and anyone who does not think that 900 ft. lbs. will do the job effectively on a deer is either in denial, or on crack. By your logic a 6.5 is not acceptable because there are 30 cals, and a 30 is not acceptable because ther are 50 BMG's around, certainly more optimal than a 30 for killing at 1,000 yards. Why not just drop a MOAB on his horns and get it over with? How dead is Dead? If 900 ft. lbs. is not enough to kill a deer efficiently, then you and DC have a huge number of Brown Bear guides to email before they get their customers or themselves killed! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 05-21-2003, 11:48 PM
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Re: The .275 Weatherby for LRH?

The Sierra 120 gr HPBT was an incredible disappointment for me when I got into the LR game.

I had been building ammo for years for a friend's 25/06 using this bullet. He is a traditional distance hunter and the HPBT was like a magical slayer of game within his 250-300 yard range. I witnessed his shooting and became interested in the cartridge.

I, too, had wonderful success at traditional distances with the bullet until I tried it in my first LR rat rifle. Boy, was that an eye opener!

Out past the 500 yard mark, that big cavity must really start catchin' the wind. Sunk like a stone and the wind wreaked havoc with it when compared to the 100 gr MK.

Soon after, I tried the 117 SBT and all was well again! Great performance on antelope, mule deer, and whitetails.

My field results with this bullet are very much in line with the tables as published by Sierra when altitude corrections are considered.

Someday I may have to try one of those hotrod 25s. Darryl's making me envious [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-21-2003, 11:58 PM
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Careful Holmes, you are'nt implying that a .257 might actually kill something past 700 yards are you?
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