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.257 Frustration continues!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unread 11-14-2007, 04:26 PM
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.257 Frustration continues!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those that have followed my .257 Weatherby story you know my frustrations, for those that haven't it can be found with a simple search of my user name.

Anyway, I finally got a chance to see what the new Fibermark stock would do for me. I screwed it on "stock" to see what it would do before bedding, floating etc.

In addition to putting the new stock on, I cleaned the begeezers out of the barrel to make sure it was down to the bare metal before trying to do load work up with the 100 grain Barnes TSX.

Following are four of the groups I fired with the gun the other night. The groups with "4831" on them are the IMR version.

None were remotely acceptable, but how about the target with 76.5 grains of RL25...two bullets making one hole and then one 6 inches to the right...holy smokes

So, what is going on with this beast? I am getting mighty frustrated with this smokepole...almost to the point of throwing in the towel on it.

All groups were fired at 100 yards. The smallest group was right at 2" CtoC with the 75.5 grains of RL25.

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Unread 11-14-2007, 04:33 PM
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Somethings gotta be way loose, the barrel is pressing hard on something, or the scope is f'd up.
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Unread 11-14-2007, 07:34 PM
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The only time I've seen this (other than with buckshot...LOL) is when the erector sytem was going out on my scope. Have you tried a "Known" good scope?....JohnnyK.
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Unread 11-15-2007, 08:33 PM
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Did you ever get any real Weatherby brass or are you still shooting the recycled 7mag brass?

I have found my 257's work best with IMR-7828 and CCI-250 primers.
NRA Life Member and I vote.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.
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Unread 11-16-2007, 10:40 AM
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Hired Gun,

Still shooting the 7mm Remington Magnum brass (brand new) sized and once fired.
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Unread 11-17-2007, 10:10 AM
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have you ever had the barrel slugged.. to check the actual dia.
had a hornet once won't shot .224 worth a %$#@!%#%!#...
.223 dia made it almost a one holer
.. had a friend tha had a 300 whby he floated the barrel an the gun never shot well again, there are/were two little dimples in the front of the stock pressuer points... should have never touch it he said...
i guess your scope is i tip top shape mounts an rings are all solid ?
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Unread 11-17-2007, 11:17 AM
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Bring 'er down and let's take a look at it.

4 eyes are supposed to be better than two.;)

Gimme a holler @ xx1-0911(Cell)
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