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First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

 
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:28 PM
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I have never lost anything with it. My shots have been all under 300 yards. I had my first one built in 1990 by Clarence Hammonds a bench rest smith i used to shoot with. I like it so well i thought i should have 2. I had a new rem. 25-06 had a friend open the barrel to 257 whby and bolt face, surprising it shoots damn near as good as my custom. For years i shot and hunted with the 100 grain nosler solid base vel. around 3700 fps with 70.5 gr of imr 4831. My rem factory opened up i shot 68.5 4831 never checked ve. Nosler did away with the soild base so i went to 100 grain Sierra FB. It shoots very well also. Both bullets is great for hunting most deer i shot could not hit the ground hard enough. Other few didnt get 3 steps. Whats nice it is enjoyable to shoot. Im currently building a 25 wsm and going to try 100 gr. nosler bt. In my area i can not see any benefit of anything over 100 gr. bullet.
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Well....Just figured I'd bring this one back into the light. LOL

I haven't gotten the chance to do much hunting this year, but am now hunting a place with large wide-open bottoms and hills. It's layout is almost what you'd imagine you mixed Alabama and Montana together. I'm gonna try to do some long-range shooting out there as soon as I get a range-finder. Been looking at the Swarovski 8x30 1,000 yard range-finder....Now I just gotta come up with the $1,000.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:10 PM
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Re: First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

Look on the sample list from SWFA, I bought a display Swaro LG last month for $763 shipped...with warranty.
Well worth every cent!
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:12 PM
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Re: First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

Absolutely my favorite cartridge. This rifle has never let me, or any of the others that have borrowed it, down. I have lasered one shot kills at 697 yds. on pronghorns, 512 on a klipspringer in Zimbabwe, and shot a rock rabbit in Zim so far away the trackers refused to go get it. They didn't believe anything could be killed that far away!
My son killed a whitetail, drt, at 70 yards this year with it. It performs on both ends of the spectrum. I've never had issues with performance up close. Ballistic Tips make lungs into jello!
Based on the performance with this rifle, I have friends who have converted to the 257 roy, and have not looked back. If the allure of high BC bullets wasn't calling (6.5 mm/7mm), I'd probably build another to have when my son steals mine.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:22 AM
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Absolutely my favorite cartridge. This rifle has never let me, or any of the others that have borrowed it, down. I have lasered one shot kills at 697 yds. on pronghorns, 512 on a klipspringer in Zimbabwe, and shot a rock rabbit in Zim so far away the trackers refused to go get it. They didn't believe anything could be killed that far away!
My son killed a whitetail, drt, at 70 yards this year with it. It performs on both ends of the spectrum. I've never had issues with performance up close. Ballistic Tips make lungs into jello!
Based on the performance with this rifle, I have friends who have converted to the 257 roy, and have not looked back. If the allure of high BC bullets wasn't calling (6.5 mm/7mm), I'd probably build another to have when my son steals mine.
Hahaha! I hear ya. If you need a good long-range .284, I recommend a 7mm STW. Those are some nice shots at a good distance. I love my 110 grain AccuBonds for my .257 Wby....And so does it. LOL

I'm thinking about building one off of a Remington 700 action.......Now to find an action........That is the main issue. Would I need a Ultra-Mag action or just a standard long-action with a Magnum bolt?
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:27 AM
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I'm thinking about building one off of a Remington 700 action.......Now to find an action........That is the main issue. Would I need a Ultra-Mag action or just a standard long-action with a Magnum bolt?

Standard magnum action will suffice.

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Old 01-05-2010, 09:40 AM
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Thanks Tank,

I had to change my user name b/c I couldn't remember my other one b/c it was different than any of my other ones. LOL

You don't happen to know anyone with one of those actions do you? Just had to ask about this one too.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:11 AM
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No, I don't. Check with a local gunsmith, they may have one or two laying around waiting to be bought. I'm a Savage guy, so that is my preference for an action to build on.

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