Originally Posted by 436
Good read, thanks. Hey could you state what the velocity's on both the bullets were? And what the barrel lenght you used on each?
Actually I'm a big fan of both the 257 Wby and the 264 Win Mag.
Both rifles have 26" barrels.. both set up for hunting. 264 is my rifle & shoots a 3133avg.. The 257 is actually a buddies, weatherby rifle, and was supposed-to be in the 3400 range.. I can't recall exactly what my chrony was giving us though, and can't actually check the papers, I sent them with him for his-own reference. But for the record, it was right in-there**
His barrel is almost-new, mine is actually nearing the need for replacing.. perfectly clean, my barrel still gives a guy half inch at a hundred, but once fouled she'll open up pretty quick...
I'm gonna attach a complete-pic of that 3/4" plate that was set at 410. It's cut into exactly a 12" circle.. made 'em that way to mimmick an average sized kill-zone on an animal... and those groups were shot in a lightly-gusting 5-10mph wind, right to left.
**couple other calibres we were shooting that-day are marked there too.. 25-06 put one marker on there, and one of the Lazz 7mm's my brother and I shoot. Wanted to start that fresh plate in a way we could clearly show the differences some of our rifles have between 'em... and open a few eye's it certainly did! A person can play with computer charts and programs of all kinds for days on end and "assume" where your bullet is supposed-to be lethal to.. but when you can make it a visual thing, sometimes you may end-up re-thinking things.
The second pic just shows the bump that big-7mm left on the back-side.. if it was 1/2" I'm sure it would've been a pss-through! I figured I'd add it for those that might like to see**