What kinda numbers you dialing with that 200gr pill?
I'd love to have some 150gr AccuBonds for my .257 Wby. I bet those would be an awesome whitetail round (we have big deer here).
If you loaded up some 150gr AccuBonds in a .257 Weatherby case, would the OAL be too long to run them in the magazine box? Would you have to shoot single-shot at a time...or would they still be fine? I mean, 150 AccuBond isn't gonna be that much longer than a 110 AccuBond, right?
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
At long range sectional density becomes important and you can get away from controlled expansion bullets like the accubond if you have adequate sectional density. Sectional density is an important parameter in BC so it is good to have as much as your case capacity can handle..
The 257Wby case can be used with the 142 gr class of bullet but is of marginal benefit in my opinion for shooting deer. Even on elk the penetration from the 130 grain bullet is extremely good.
The 142 grain bullet works well with the 257 STW and the 257 Allen Mag class of case capacities.
Hey folks, sorry I've been gone for a while, but I have a few questions about a gun I hope to be getting.
The gun is a Remington 700 Sendero in .25-06 (long-action), with a Swarovski AV 4-12x50 on top.
I have never owned a .25-06, and the rifling in the barrel looks to be a fair-bit worn down. The gun has been well shot (judging by looking at it, but the action still locks up tight as a tick's butt. The HS stock looks great, the bolt looks good, and the Swaro scope looks clear as crystal.
Here is where my questions begin...
I always wanted a Remington 700 in .257 Weatherby Mag (my favorite whitetail caliber). What all extensive work will need to be done to convert this gun to a .257 Wby Mag, other than the barrel? Will the bolt-face have to be opened up? Is it even possible to convert from a .25-06 to a .257 Wby while using the standard long-action?
Actually the conversion is a very easy one... Most of the 25.06 I've seen that went to the .257Wby shot great... I personnel like the 100gr bullet best in the .257 Wby.
Just get a qualified an capable gunsmith to do the work...