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Unread 02-05-2013, 08:11 PM
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Re: 257 wby and H1000

what i'm talking about isnt making a new round just a way to source brass for less money.
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    Re: 257 wby and H1000

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    what i'm talking about isnt making a new round just a way to source brass for less money.
    I realize that. I would seat my bullets out as far as I safely could to help make up for the .05" short case length. The Weatherby cases don't seem to grow a lot (in my case anyway), so I suspect they'll always come in short. Somebody needs to market a good 145 grain 25 caliber bullet suited for the velocities that can be obtained from the .257mag.
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    Unread 02-06-2013, 03:19 PM
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    Re: 257 wby and H1000

    I use 264 Win mag brass for my 257 Weatherby. The only problem is, fire forming the cases sure wears out the barrel faster. It would be nice to have two rifles, one to fire form with, and the other to do the hunting, or target shooting only. It may be worth it in the long run to just buy the expensive Weatherby brass.

    I like the idea of the 145gr 25 caliber bullet for the Weatherby too.

    The H1000 is the powder that I use with the 110gr Accubond @ 72.0 grains. It shoots very good there for me. Chrony'd them right at 3400 fps. My group at 100yds is .777" which works for me.
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    Re: 257 wby and H1000

    higher bc 25 cal bullets would be great
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    Unread 02-08-2013, 08:10 AM
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    Re: 257 wby and H1000

    id say the load you allready have will take care of anything your going to do with a 257. Why fix something that isnt broke?
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    Re: 257 wby and H1000

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    id say the load you allready have will take care of anything your going to do with a 257. Why fix something that isnt broke?
    because the .257 mag is capable of driving a 150 grain bullet without a whimper, and the heavier bullet makes better use of the large case capacity
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    Unread 02-08-2013, 11:24 PM
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    Re: 257 wby and H1000

    i did test my load more yesterday and i am very pleased with it.

    a 25cal 150gr bullet could be close to the same bc as a 180gr 284 bullet i think?
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