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.257 Weatherby & IMR 4831

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Unread 09-22-2005, 10:30 AM
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.257 Weatherby & IMR 4831

Has anyone loaded the new 110 grain Nosler Accubond with IMR 4831 in the .257 Weatherby Magnum?

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Unread 09-24-2005, 12:52 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby & IMR 4831

some buddies of mine shoot the 257 weatherby. They swear by IMR 7828 for 100-115gr. bullets. except for the 120 gr bullets which they like RL25.
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Unread 10-01-2005, 04:06 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby

I have had several custom 257 Weatherby's with no freebore. I tried IMR 4831 with the 100 and 115g partitions, but the powder proved to loose 250 fps when the temp droped from 75* down to 45*.

I have had fantastic luck with R#22 with both 100's and 115's, but feel there could be improvement with H4831sc.

Good luck!
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Unread 10-01-2005, 11:12 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby

Do you know Doug Redding?
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Unread 10-03-2005, 06:23 AM
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Re: .257 Weatherby

Keith, did you find that the 257 WBY was allot slower and hit pressure signs quicker with no freebore? Could you shoot factory ammo with this setup?

I'm asking this because I am going to rebarrel mine in the very near future. However, I haven't been able to decide on SAAMI chamber specs or remove the freebore. Granted, I reload almost exclusively, so that's not an issue. However, it's the rare instance that I may have to use factory ammo, or that someone else does that bothers me.
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Unread 10-07-2005, 09:52 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby

250fps from 75 down to 45 degrees??? According to Ackley and my own chronograph data it's more like 1 foot per second for every 1 degree. I have chronoed ammo that was 150+ degrees that was sitting on the dash that had IMR-4831 in it and then chronoed again at around 45 degrees and it was only about 100 feet per second slower. I chronograph almost every shot when I am target shooting. Same results with Varget, H-380, RL-19, RL-22, IMR-7828, and IMR-4350 . I think all this extreme powder stuff is just a gimmick to sell more powder The extreme stuff varies just as much from what I can tell. I carry an infrared heat sensing gun when I'm chronographing to see how warm my barrels are or when I am doing any kind of volume shooting. I don't want to melt my 257Wby while shooting varmints with it.

I use RL-22 for the 75 grain V-Max's to get 3960 fps and IMR-7828 for 100grain Partition's to get almost 3700fps. The 110's I tried RL-25 and IMR-7828 and they were about the same thing powderwise but couldn't get any speed or as good of accuracy out of them. In my gun the 100's fly faster, shoot flatter and hit harder out to 1000 yards than the 110's. I might still try them on Elk because they are a heavier bullet.
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Unread 10-08-2005, 08:47 PM
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Re: .257 Weatherby

Yes, I knew Doug very well. How are you acquainted with him?
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