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Unread 08-10-2006, 03:07 PM
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Re: looking 257 wby data an help

thats a killing machine ain't it???

I'll always have a 7 mag around..

but now 257wby is the way to fly in my book..my other choice was to go back to my 30-378 accumark.
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    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.
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    Well i have had this rifle for 25 years an I plan on having it forever so I wanted to give her a face lift.So "MGM" is going to do the work for me as they do all my work.
    http://www.matchgrademachine.com/
    I could have rebarreled to any cartridge with the 7mm bolt face but the choice was clear.

    A friend of mine shoots factory wby ammo out of his an he gave me 100pcs of once fired brass so I'm set. I got 1lb or 4831sc,1lb RL22 an 1 1/2lbs of RL 15 so let the load testing begin...
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    Of the powders you listed I would try IMR-7828. It is the ultimate 257 and 300 Wby powder. I would also give the Ram Shot Magnum a try in the 257. A 26" 257 will run 100 grain TSX'at 3700+ with the 7828. The RL-22 could show promise but I have never seen RL-15 in a 257Wby. I'm currently testing the Accubonds in my 257 with the Ram Shot Magnum powder.
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    I will be testing the 125 grain rbbt wildcat's this weekend, out of my stw. I have been playing with the 100 bt,110 accubond, 130 bonded wildcat, will see how the 100 and 125 wildcats will do. The 130's with Retumbo is one hell of a rig. Will try with the retumbo and ramshot magnum this weekend. You might want to try magnum out of a weatherby.
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    Unread 08-11-2006, 04:58 PM
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    Re: looking 257 wby data an help

    well I already have reloader 22,h4831sc,an 1 1/5lbs of RL15...you think any of these will work?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: looking 257 wby data an help

    I would definately try the RL-22 with those 100 grainer. Being a custom chamber I don't know if you have the 'freebore' incorporated or a match chamber. There is a difference in the max charges.
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