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Old 09-28-2011, 09:27 PM
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why not the 257 wthby

I'm relatively new to this site, but I rarely see this caliber mentioned. I did alot of research on this caliber and it seems very impressive. Just wondering what some of you shooters think of this? I did purchase one last year and am hoping to play a little with the reloading soon.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:00 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

Why not the 257 Weatherby?

Why Not? Nothing at all inappropriate with the cartridge.

Do a search on Buffalobob. He uses one very effectively.

Yep and for elk.

Go for it if that's what trips your trigger.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:43 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

That's what I was thinking, but like I said ner oone ever talks of this caliber when talking about long range hunting.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:38 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

haha I thought the same thing.. about alot of different calibers. Just remember the name of this site. LONGRANGEHUNTING ONLINE MAGAZINE. I was wondering for the longest time why no one mentioned a .30-30, .270, or Any of the weatherby's for that matter. These guys are completely different than me but they know what they are talking about. See I live in the dense mountain woodlands region here in Virginia. I know of ONE place where you could get a 600 yard shot and even that shot is illegal in that you would be shooting across a valley with a road splitting it in half. Most deer I have killed have been in between 75 and 200 yards. I have never killed a deer past 200 yards. But I cant quit coming here. I love the idea of the amount of skill and time these guys have to do this kind of shooting. I love learning tricks and tips about long range shooting from these guys.. These guys dont mention the 257 weatherby because most of them stick to a few select calibers. I could do every bit of my hunting with a .30-30.. but after coming here I bought a .300wsm because the guys here convinced me that you cant have a gun that shoots TOOO far and if the opportunity ever presents itself to me I dont want to be unprepared. the 257 is a great caliber but the wthby caliber is hard on barrels. And these guys.. spending the kinda money they do on barrels, REALLLLY like to stretch barrel life because most of the shooters on this forum are competitive and varmit shooters where ABSOLUTE ACCURACY is a must. Where me... if I can hit a 6 inch area at 200 yards I can get my job done.. and I only shoot my rifle occasionally so Barrel life isnt a concern of mine. Maybe if I ever get into target shooting I will start worrying about this kind of stuff. Just because no one mentions it, doesnt mean its bad. Go out and burn that barrel up! Post some pics, I'll be excited to see what the wby can do!

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Old 09-29-2011, 05:41 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

bullets.....
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

Well I could have said that.. but where would I waste my time if I did?!
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:04 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

I assume by bullets you mean price? I think that most of you/them reload so the price of brass isn't that much higher than most other calibers, especially the long range ones. I would think that most of you/them that shoot those long ranges with those "expensive" rifles can afford the brass for the wthby's like alot of the other calibers.
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