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Loads for the new 257 Wby

 
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:02 PM
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Re: Loads for the new 257 Wby

I have never got the 115 VLDs to shoot good in my vanguard backcountry. I like the 100gr Barnes TTSX and H-1000. I have shoot some 100 Sierra MKs with H-1000 too and they shoot really good and at speeds of 3600fps.

My 257 is my favorite rifle, I have used it on coyotes up to moose all with Barnes bullets. I'm sure you will like yours when it's build.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: Loads for the new 257 Wby

I have a rem cdl SF it likes
110gr accubonds
61 gr IMR 4350
3.250
fed 215 primers

I havent played a lot with other loads , it shoots this .5 though so Im sticking with it and Im using 4350 in my other guns so no need to change rgt now
My cdl sf is factory ,no bedding , just have trigg adjusted all the way down
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:11 AM
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Re: Loads for the new 257 Wby

Am I correct in thinking that any of the 3 (TTSX, Sierra, or VLD) will do a good job on anything from groundhogs to whitetail?
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:52 PM
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Re: Loads for the new 257 Wby

The Barnes tsx and ttsx have worked from coyote up to moose, Elk whitetail mule deer antelope and a mountain goat. Can't comment on the VLDs or serria's performance on game.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:47 AM
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Re: Loads for the new 257 Wby

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Originally Posted by gnlvr22 View Post
Am I correct in thinking that any of the 3 (TTSX, Sierra, or VLD) will do a good job on anything from groundhogs to whitetail?
They should all do what you want them too, if you can get them to shoot out of your rifle. I can't get the 115 grain TSX, or the VLD's to shoot out of mine. Too bad for me!
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:39 PM
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Re: Loads for the new 257 Wby

115gr Berger VLD
71gr R-25
Fed 215
Wby Brass
3201fps Avg

No pressure signs sub MOA/MOA groups at 100yds. Didnt change anything on the die when I started loading the 100gr Hornady bullets.

100gr Hornady Spire point(interlock)
73.5gr R-25
Fed 215
Wby Brass
3402fps Avg.

No pressure signs, produces sub MOA groups at 100yds. This load shot on the same horizontal plane as the 115 Bergers, but approx. 2" to the right.

Used this load to harvest a deer this past season, makes big nasty holes and leave lungs and heart a jelly like substance at 50yds.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:48 AM
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Re: Loads for the new 257 Wby

Since I already have the 100 TTSX and 115 VLDs i guess I'll try them before I buy some Sierra's. Thanks for the loads Doc...just curious if you tried reloader 22? Quick load is showing similar velocities but with about 10% less powder with it. Not that I have any idea...you're the one that actually has a gun to shoot them ha. Thanks for the replies everyone just waiting on the gun now
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