I never shot anything with it except a poor old rabbit at about 50 yards, wasn't to much left of him! It was going to be my LR deer rifle, but I was so stupid and traded my friend for his 7 stw that did not group worth a hoot. I always liked the 257 weatherby and always wanted one, but wanting and getting are 2 totally different things. I cant afford a weatherby, and brass is pretty expensive, but other then the added 200fps over my 25-06, I'm very happy with my 25-06. I"m on my 2nd one now and it has killed very well for me out to 600 yards with the 115g btip, and they have both been pretty accurate for a factory ruger and winchester. I would really like to get a speedy 257, like a 257 stw, 25-300 wm, 25-300 wsm
, or even a 257 AM. For as much as I like to shoot and practice with my rifles though, I couldn't afford to replace barrels.