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Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

 
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:32 PM
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

gondini- you don't say where you are? Elk - are you hunting cows or bulls??a 257 accumark is next on my list.

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Old 05-27-2011, 02:35 PM
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

I am going to try the 100 TSX Over the 115 vld my gun likes the 100 grainers best.
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

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gondini- you don't say where you are? a 257 accumark is next on my list.
I live in UT, I also hunt in Ca & Nv.
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

Without velocity you can not deliver the energy that you potentially have so you need to keep the velocity high enough for the bullet to do it's work, especially in smaller cals.
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

[QUOTE=Long Time Long Ranger;511128]We have had no problem shooting 100 grain Barnes ttsx bulets through deer and antelope out to 600 yards. All shots have been complete pass throughs. If you hunt elk with the 257 wby you need to go to the Barnes or swift bullets. The barnes bc is higher than listed.[/QUOTE

Long ranger I have had problems with barnes in the past, but hear the tipped tsx are alot better ,do you find this true? And do you like the 110 nos AB in the 257 wby?(need to pick your brain one day, on my 7mm lazz. Firebird.)
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

In the past I would not put a Barnes bullet in my rifle. Tried them years ago and I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn from in the barn. Accuracy was horendous and they had problems opening up at lower velocities. With the ttsx I shoot now in several calibers the accuracy is as good or better than any bullet on the market and the performance on game is also best. Every bullet is exact weight so I don't even weigh them out any more into groups like I have to with all the others. Also the bc's are coming in way higher in some instances from posted bc's. I never trust company bc's so always do drop tests and shoot over two calibrated chrono's. Ten years ago I was giving barnes grief over their bullets. Now I am their biggest fan. Just last hunting season I shot grizzly, dall sheep, caribou, elk, deer and antelope all with perfect bullet performance.

I have never hunted with the lazzeroni but had guys come by my range shooting them. I have quite a few 7mm's that I really like to hunt with. My favorites are the 7mm STW and 7mm-300 wby. I like the 7mm dakota but already had so many when it came out I just stick to the ones I have. The lazzeroni gave great ballistics on my range.
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

Most likely cow elk.
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