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Old 10-02-2011, 11:21 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

it does not say where you are. did you get a weatherby sub moa or a weatherby accumark??
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:08 AM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

actually it's a stainless vanguard. I know it's not the top of the line, but I'm getting sub min. groups with factory ammo so far. The factory ammo is the same price as empty brass so I'm still shooting it until I have enuff brass to reload.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:34 AM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

I have and shoot a custom commercial mauser actioned .300 wby, so I have some experience with Weatherby's. I believe that WBY's are a lot like the Ackley conversions....ahead of their time. When they were developed, there was not much choice in slow burning powders. Today we have so many good, slow burning powders available, that many of the older cartridges with bad reps for barrel life have received a new life. I shoot a .220 Ackley Swift for varmints that is the most accurate rifle I own. I have shot thousands of rounds thru it with little or no barrel wear. I use a Shilen match ss barrel and have crono'd my loads as fast as 4100 fps.

The right powder matched with the caliber you are shooting is as important as the bullet you choose.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:34 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

Thanx again for all the replies. It sounds like there are some fans of the 257 after all.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:10 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

I got him last year with my 257 and berger 115. I wouldnt give up mine for anything.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

Nice Elk. Glad to hear other fans of the 257 out there. What yardage was he at?
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: why not the 257 wthby

Paul at Wildcat Bullets makes some 130 grain high BC bullets which perform very well in the wind and at long range and work well on elk.

I am sitting here in Fairview Ut waiting for the snow to go visit other well deserving people and then I will try to get up on the Skyline Drive to kill yet another elk with those bullets.

I use RL 22 being as I have a lot of it.
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