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Unread 11-13-2008, 09:18 AM
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Re: Which rifle

Lets see, no reloading, relatively low recoil, and hogs up to 600 yards......I would get a .308.
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Unread 11-13-2008, 09:24 AM
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Re: Which rifle

The 270 that you have is a nice round. If you want a new one and you are deciding between the two cals you mentioned I would go with the 25-06. I have had one for a year or so now and I really like it. It is a nice cal to have.
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Unread 11-13-2008, 11:50 AM
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Re: Which rifle

Hey Spook,

Both are excellent calibers for what you are wanting to do with them.....with the exception of the hogs...b/c they're pretty tough little SOB's!

I would use one for deer, and have one for hogs/large game.

For deer I would recommend the .257 Wby...only because it's a little flatter shooting caliber.

Both calibers (.25-06 & .257 Wby), shooting a 115gr. projectile @ 500 yards would be devastating to a deer!

However I checked a professional ballistics table...and if both calibers were side-by-side shooting @ 500 yards, both using a 115gr. bullet.....

The .25-06 would be shooting @ 51.4" low.

The .257 Wby would be shooting @ 35.2" low!!!

The .257 Wby is gonna be a flatter-shooting bullet...and since it has a flatter trajectory, it will hold more energy when it impacts!

I personally shoot the Weatherby (brand) 110gr. AccuBond loads for whitetail, here in Alabama...A guy I know who OWNS an outdoors store (so he pretty-much has his pick of ANY guns out there)...hunts everything from Whitties to ELK with a custom-built Dakota rifle ($ 6,000 gun ) in .257 Weatherby!

So, I took his suggestion, and tried it...and I LOVE it!

It has become one of my favorite calibers of all-time...and I don't think I'd trade it for anything!
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Unread 11-13-2008, 07:21 PM
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Re: Which rifle

I have made my mind up and the 257 sounds like the caliber for me. Thanx for all the info, this has to be the best site on the internet for info. Now im going to bother yall a little more.Do yall think i should go with the SUB MOA or the Accumark and what do yall think about the Vangaurds?
Thanx again for the info!!!!!!
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Unread 11-17-2008, 11:28 AM
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Go ahead and get the IS worth the extra money!!!

The Sub-MOA is a good shooter, from what I've heard, and I, personally, wouldn't get a Vanguard.....that's just my opinion....there's nothing wrong with them.....But if I was gonna be getting as accurate a caliber as a .257 Wby....I would want the most accurate gun to go with it!

It all comes down to your budget.

I went ahead and spent the money on my setup...and am thoroughly pleased with the outcome!!!

My Setup:

1.) Weatherby Accumark .257 Wby.

2.) Zeiss Conquest 3-12x56 scope (30mm tube)

3.) Leupold 30mm Rings & Bases (matte black)

4.) Butler Creek flip up covers (for Zeiss Conquest 3-12x56 sizes are: 21 & 48.......I think???)

5.) Harris BiPod 6"- 9"

6.) Butler Creek - Comfort-Stretch Sling

7.) Weatherby (brand) 110-grain AccuBond

I went and shot mine for the first time Friday afternoon....and I LOVE it!!!

Even in extremely low-light conditions the Zeiss worked EXCELLENTLY!!!

And the 110gr. AccuBonds are a very accurate cartridge! They produce very nice, close groups....and are probably capable of grouping better than they did....if the shooter was better! Hahaha!!!

All-in-all, I'm thoroughly pleased with my decision!

I hope some of this info helps you with your decisions, and helps to lead you towards the right path?

I hope you will LOVE your .257 as much as I do mine!
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