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Old 04-16-2011, 10:12 PM
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weatherby 257mag. help needed

I recently purchased a 257w.m. I was wondering if anyone has any helpful reloading advice for me? I am new to this magazine and forum, so if this has already been discussed I apologize. I've got about 5-6 years of reloading and somewhat long range shooting(up to 500yds). This seems tobe a pretty good all around cartridge.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:51 PM
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Re: weatherby 257mag. help needed

115 gr bergers
RL 25 66-68 grains
Ive had 2" groups at 590yds
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:32 PM
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Re: weatherby 257mag. help needed

Need more information> What bullet you are using, barrel length, most bullet manufactures have a starting load for a picticular bullet.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:25 PM
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Re: weatherby 257mag. help needed

Powders: IMR 7828,H1000,RL25

Bullets: 100gr TTSX, 110gr Nosler Accubond, 115 berger VLD

Primer: Fed215M

Any of these should give you a decent start!
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:04 PM
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Re: weatherby 257mag. help needed

thanx wyo2elkhunt, are those from your experience? I am thinking about 100gr. bullet. It will be mainly for deer and on occasion a back up coyote rifle. I normally shoot hodgdon powder, but don't have to. I appreciate any more input.
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Re: weatherby 257mag. help needed

24" barrel
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:40 PM
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Re: weatherby 257mag. help needed

Sierra 117gr
IMR 4350 (61 grains)
Fed 215M

Produces .3's and .4's all day long @100 yds. I have taken several deer and hogs out to 400 yds with this load and have had great results.
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