Re: looking 257 wby data an help
remington 25 06
I did not have good results with the 100XLC in my 25-06 either & I tried the regular X in several rifles & only 1
gun shot them well. However, the TSX are the opposite in my experience, they shoot great in almost every rifle I try them in. Like you said, for the longer range applications, the Accubond & some others of course have better BC & may
open a little better as well. In some guns though like my 30-06AI that I hunt with in the woods but I could get uip to a 500 yard shot, I like to use them. Barnes is currently changing the BC ratings & have done so for several of the TSX bullets & I hear they will be done soon.
I know that you are fully aware of the 25-06AI, but you could give it a look. My thoughts are about like yours in regards to changing barrels & I have a couple of other rounds for volume shooting. I don't know which Rem you have & the barrel length, but I feel I got my money's worth with my Sendero that Kirby converted for me. As you said, you are looking at 200FPS diff. between the 25-06 & the 257Wea.
It appears that I am more than halfway between, about 50-75
FPS shy of the Wea factory rounds & with the 120NP, right there. 257Wea. reloads with the same pressure as mine would pull away a little, but I am very close. And after Kirby's handiwork it will shoot between 1/4"-3/8" with the 125Wildcat at 3,250FPS. I know I have mentioned this before,
maybe too much, but I am dang excited about this rifle & it takes care of all my 25-06 needs!
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