Re: mauser&257 weatherby
Dud, the 25-06 Rem would be my choice over the Wby. It's a natural for the Mauser. Fine accuracy, velocity within 100 fps (3600 fps) with 85gr bullets, and 200 fps with 115gr bullets (3200 fps)--- out of a 24" barrel----, slightly longer barrel life, loaded ammo at half the price or less, plentiful brass, and no modifications to the action or bolt. The A.I. will close the gap some, but in my opinion isn't worth the extra trouble. Fire forming uses up a firing on factory ammo or new brass.
I like anything based on a 30-06 case, with .280 Rem being my favorite, so I'm not objective about it. I also like Weatherbys, but only the Big Boomers.
This is a good problem to have. Let us know what you decide.
Good hunting, Tom
Texas State Rifle Association Life Member
NRA Endowment Life Member
A big fast bullet will beat a little fast bullet every time