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Old 01-21-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

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As soon as I get out and shoot , I'll let you know. I can't wait to see what the drop is with the barnes tipped at 600 yards. I hear alot of people say the BC is higher than Barnes has printed .
Did you ever get out to shoot and if so what results?

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Old 01-22-2012, 01:08 AM
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Did you ever get out to shoot and if so what results?

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Had my shoulder cut on and that has kept me down for awhile,but going to start back up in a a week or two.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:58 AM
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

Thought I might resurrect this thread, the 100gr TTSX is all I shoot now in my Rem 700 257 WM. 72.0 grs RL22, shoots under an inch always, kills like a sledgehammer. Four deer, between 300 and 400 yds, coyotes out to 525 yds, coons, fox, jackrabbits, you name it. All DRT. Will hopefully try elk next season, sure it will do the trick just fine. Like some of the others, I had mixed success with Barnes years ago, but they definitely nailed it with this bullet.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:52 AM
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

Sweet I will try the 100 ttsx, thats the range i will shoot in
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:07 PM
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

I just returned from a Montana Mulie trip. Cracked one at 386, steep elevation, quartering towards me. I dialed 425 in the scope due to the angle and put the bullet behind the shoulder. Exit was between the second and last rib on the opposite side. Mulie went approximately ten yards and dropped.

I also use magpro (thanks LTLR) but at 73grains I found an accuracy node I couldnt pass up. At the 300 yard range near my house I am getting under one inch groups at 300 yards. I realize this is not a 1000 yard gun, but for a quarter bore I could not be more pleased. A g1 BC of .357 worked very well in my drop charts.

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Old 11-22-2012, 04:11 PM
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I just returned from a Montana Mulie trip. Cracked one at 386, steep elevation, quartering towards me. I dialed 425 in the scope due to the angle and put the bullet behind the shoulder. Exit was between the second and last rib on the opposite side. Mulie went approximately ten yards and dropped.

I also use magpro (thanks LTLR) but at 73grains I found an accuracy node I couldnt pass up. At the 300 yard range near my house I am getting under one inch groups at 300 yards. I realize this is not a 1000 yard gun, but for a quarter bore I could not be more pleased. A g1 BC of .357 worked very well in my drop charts.

Erik
You had never said what bullet you are using but with a BC of .357 I am assuming it is a Barnes TTSX 100 grain bullet.

Is that correct?

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:25 PM
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Re: Effective Range of 257 Weatherby mag.

Yes sir, my apologies, it's a Barnes 100gr ttsx.


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