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Old 06-20-2010, 02:23 PM
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.25cal Elk Bullets

I'm looking for some input on what .25cal bullet to use for elk this year.

personal experience would be nice but just your thoughts would help.

Speer Bullets - Product Details I have been looking at these because of the B.C. and hopeing that thay will hold together.

I will be shooting these out of my .257wby at around 3300fps.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:51 PM
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Re: .25cal Elk Bullets

Whaw twist is your barrel?

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Re: .25cal Elk Bullets

I'd be shooting one of the copper bullets; Etip, TTSX, or GMX. I think the first two are 100 gn. The GMX is 110 gn. They will out penetrate almost any other expanding 257 bullets. Seems to me that penetration is what you need in a 257 Weatherby for elk.

They aren't the highest BC but then the 257 is pretty marginal for elk IMHO. Not knocking your choice. I once used a 25-06 but felt pretty under gunned.
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Re: .25cal Elk Bullets

I would take a hard look at the 110 accubond. Not much comparison really but as far as penetration goes, I shot a 205 LBS White tail last december with one, it went in at the very last rib, the deer was quartering away, went out through the front shoulder blade and still had quite a small exit wound. To me that said it was too heavily constructed for white tails. I know it opened but not too much and not too quick. I am sure it would have performed better if it had hit tougher tissue. Not sure of the BC but If I were going to hunt elk with the 25-06 I would use that bullet. But I will hold off on using it for deer. Otherwise I would look at the 115 TSX if you can get some. I believe any bonded bullet or a partition would do the trick nicely as well.
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Re: .25cal Elk Bullets

It's a 10 twist.

I have herd good things about the 100gr ttsx and at 3600fps I guess thay would hurt real bad. I just think that a 120gr bullet with a clamed b.c. of .48 may be better?

my average shot will be 300-500 yards

As far as being under guned with this gun I feel shot placement will be the key to knocking elk off the mountain.
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Re: .25cal Elk Bullets

Just ran the ballistics for you and I would say the 110 AB is your best option, for a balance of BC and penetration. You are at around 1400ft/lbs of energy at 500, that's at sea level however, so if you keep your shots within 600yards, and put the bullet where it needs to go, that elk will die.

Just curious, why not go with a larger, more ballistically efficient cartridge?
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Re: .25cal Elk Bullets

Why not use some thing bigger well because this is the only hunting rifle I have.
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