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Old 05-27-2011, 09:29 PM
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

Dont get hung up on bc for the 257. I now hunt with a 25 Bobcat { 25 WSM } 100 grain sierra Bt Spitzer 3625 vel. I took an elk last fall with one shot at 450 yards hole was the size of a beer can.
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

Mike33, I found the same thing. It is so fast and flat shooting it is amazing with the 100 grainers. The bc's haven't been an issue.
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

Long ranger you have any loads for a 100gr ttsx, in a .257 wby?
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

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Long ranger you have any loads for a 100gr ttsx, in a .257 wby?
While Long Range is coming up with a load; here's one that works great in my rifle.
I would suggest you start 15% under and work up with the "ttsx" bullet. I think you'll find it very usable.
.257 Wby Mag 26" inch Accu Mark
Primer - Fed 215 Mag Match
Powder - RL25 76gr
Bullet - 100gr Barnes XLC BT
OAL- 3.770 {don't seat the bullet to far out}
3800 fps
Case Wby {fired once in the rifle then neck size only}

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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

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Mike33, I found the same thing. It is so fast and flat shooting it is amazing with the 100 grainers. The bc's haven't been an issue.
I feel the 100 grainer will handle anything in conus. I cant post the pic frommy cell phone but you wouldnt believe the hole that 100 sierra spitzer blew in my elk.
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

I shoot 75 grains of magpro with a cci 250 primer and the 100 grain ttsx at 3760 fps out of a 26" barrel wby mk 5.

The sierra spitzers are extremely accurate in mine but were to fragile so I only shoot varmints with them. You wouldn't believe lighting up a coyote with one of those. I have shot deer with them out of my 25-05 imp and 25 Gibbs with good success.
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

You should try my 25 Bobcat 3600 plus out of a short action.
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