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First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

 
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:35 AM
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Re: First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

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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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Gotcha. Yeah, I've always been a Remington 7 & 700 kinda guy. But after my Weatherby Accumark, I'm beginning to become a solid Weatherby fan, as well.

I can't decide whether to build another .257 Wby, or build a .30-378 Wby for long-range.

What's yall's opinions?
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:59 AM
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Re: First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

In my opinion I would go with the 257 Weatherby for 500 yards or under. If your definition of long range is beyong 500 yards I would go with the 30-378 with heavy high bc bullets.
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In my opinion I would go with the 257 Weatherby for 500 yards or under. If your definition of long range is beyong 500 yards I would go with the 30-378 with heavy high bc bullets.
I'm talking beyond 500. My .257 Wby is fine for up to 500 with a 300 yd Zero. it only drops off about 12 inches or so out to 500. Anything past that it starts dropping too drastically. And I can't afford a NightForce 5x-25x for it. I just have a Zeiss Conquest 3-12x56 w/ 30mm tube. So, out to 500, it's dead! But I am worried about beyond 500. I have a few 1,000-1,200 yard shot areas at my hunting land if I sit on top of a few of the major hills shooting down. So, thinking that a .30-378 would be a badass rifle to have.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:28 AM
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Re: First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

I agree. With a scenerio like that where your sitting up on a hillside and not carrying the rifle all over a big 30 or 338 would be a great setup. I personally would lean towards a 300 RUM with 210 Bergers or a 338 RUM/338 Lapua with 250-300 grain bullets,use a long barrel and get the rifle weight up to where it would soak up some of the recoil. The 30-378 would be just as good as anything else out there. Half the fun is planning it out.
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Re: First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

If you wish to stay with a 257 Wby, then check with Paul at Wildcat Bullets and see if he will make you some 130 gr and/or 142 grain bullets. Then get one of the cut rifling barrel makers to make you a 1-8 twist barrel.

The BC of the 130 gr bullet is about the same as the 6.5 Berger 140 gr VLD or a hair better. It is not as good as the 7mm 180 Berger but is not off by a lot.

You will need some extra barrel length to get them to going fast.
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If you wish to stay with a 257 Wby, then check with Paul at Wildcat Bullets and see if he will make you some 130 gr and/or 142 grain bullets. Then get one of the cut rifling barrel makers to make you a 1-8 twist barrel.

The BC of the 130 gr bullet is about the same as the 6.5 Berger 140 gr VLD or a hair better. It is not as good as the 7mm 180 Berger but is not off by a lot.

You will need some extra barrel length to get them to going fast.
Well....I wasn't going to spend that much on the .257 Wby since it shoots good like it is. It is a Mark-V Accumark, so it shoots REALLY good like it is out to 500 with the 110 AccuBonds.

I don't reload my own ammo. I don't have the money to get started. Nor do I know a dang-thing about even getting started...I wish I did/could afford to. It would be cool being able to have some custom 140 grain Triple Shocks for it....or 140 grain Accubonds for it. If they even make such a thing.......
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Re: First blood with .257 Wby Mag.

If your not reloading, then the 30-378, or the RUM with factory premium bullets would be a great option. These two calibers run about the same. I think the 30-378 has a little edge in velocity, but not by much. Ammo will be cheaper for the RUM though. As far as optics are concerned, if it is a dedicated long range system, then a fixed 10, 12, 16 power scope would be the ticket for long range. If you know you are going to get some short shots, then a 4.5-14 would be a great option.

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