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Help!!! need load for 257 weatherby

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Unread 09-29-2008, 12:25 AM
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Re: Help!!! need load for 257 weatherby

If any of the above loads don't do it for you; here's one you can try; Wby brass, 72 gr RL22, Fed 215M or 215, 100 gr barnes TSX BT, OAL 3.190. Start from lower like at 69 gr and work up to the 72 gr charge watching your velocities. 72 gr should get you into the neighborhood of 3550 fps. You can play with OAL to fine tune from 3.130 on up to 3.250. Most have success around 3.170 to 3.190. The TSX is a good match for the velocities the 257 is capable of. Kills well and doesn't bloodshoot the meat up so much. I think it will outpenetrate most other hunting bullets also. Alot of guys shoot this load in their 257's over at 24hr It works well in my rem 700 sps stainless. I haven't tried it in my vanguard submoa yet as I run accubonds in it. That load is Wby brass, fed 215M, 73.5 gr RL25, 110 gr AB, OAL 3.250. As always, start lower and work up for "your" gun!
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Unread 08-15-2009, 04:54 PM
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Re: Help!!! need load for 257 weatherby

Here a question. I know there are several powders on the market. Does anyone know what Wby uses in the 115gr blst tips bullets? I have often wondered about this.
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Unread 08-15-2009, 08:21 PM
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Re: Help!!! need load for 257 weatherby

I am pushing the 100 grain bullets 3750 fps with magpro. They group just a bit over an inch at 400 yards. It will be caribou hunting next week. This rifle is sheer terror on stuff up to caribou size. Bought it for deer and antelope here in Wyoming. Recoil like a 22-250 with a muzzle brake.
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