Had mine since 2008....Got a Weatherby Accumark in .257 Wby. It shoots the 110 NAB's and Berger 115 VLD's great. I use it for whitetails and coyotes.
As little meat as it ruins, with the monolithic and bonded bullets, it makes the ultimate whitetail round for shooting does, because of how much meat you save. If I'm shooting Bullwinkle during Rut, I'm really not concerned about terminal carnage. I'm more worried about getting him on the ground and to the taxidermist, so during late December & January, I usually carry my 7mm RemMag. Not that I don't trust my .257 to do the job, just that when I'm hunting for horns it makes me more nervous to shoot a biggin with a smaller caliber, when I have larger calibers (7mm) sitting in the stable...
I don't buy guns then sell them....I buy guns to keep for life. I love my 7mm calibers, but the .257 Wby has become of my favorites. I think if I build another 1/4-bore (to have 2 of them) it will be a .25-06 AI. The .257 calibers & 7mm calibers are like Lays chips....You can't have just 1.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.