Originally Posted by CBRADGO
Great, now I am more confused than ever...
Hard part is finding the action about 2 wks ago got a new 257Wby from the gunsmith. Use a Ruger M-77 action old tang safety was 7mag gunsmith order a new BC stock and 1/9 twist Shilen select match SS barrel #3 plan on using nothing lighter than 100gr bullets.
I had pretty good luck with a 300WBY no Wby freebore and headspace on the shoulder like a non belted case so had the gunsmith do the same thing to the 257Wby. Barrel was so marked. I had the action matte blue and matte SS on the barrel and barrel finished a 25" with 3.5x10 leupold scope rifle weights just under 9lbs.
The thing without the Wby freebore is you don't need as much powder to get those Wby velocity and your max load is pretty close to the start loads for the Wby and your cases last a long time. With 66gr/IMR-7828 115gr TSX @ 3436fps and it's a good load and with the Redding type S die I'm at 6 neck sizing on a case and looks like I may get to ten firing before I have to FL size.