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Unread 06-02-2009, 12:01 PM
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257 weatherby long range whitetails

I shoot a custom built 257 weatherby, and was wondering what you guys think max yardage should be. I shoot handloads of 73 grs of imr 7828 behind a 117 hornady interlock, I get 3500 fps out of a air gauged douglas barrel. Accuracy out of this rig is outstanding, I shot an 1 1/4" group @ 300 yards off of a bipod from the prone, needless to say the wind was 0, and thats incredible here in Nebraska! I shot a 2 1/2 year old 5x4 on the last day of season last year at 517 yards and the bullet opened up nice exiting the far side of the buck the size of a 50 cent piece the deer folded where it stood!
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    Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

    What twist is the barrel?
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    Unread 06-02-2009, 11:49 PM
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    Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

    1 in 10 twist 28" long
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    Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

    Most 25 caliber bullets do not have the BC for long range shooting. I have one that shoots 100 grain barnes at over 3800 fps with several 1" groups at 400 yards. My son took a deer with it last year at 318 yards dropped in its tracks. I consider it a 600 yard rifle because of the poor bc it just drops off the table beyond that.
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    Unread 06-03-2009, 06:15 AM
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    Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

    Wildcat Bullets makes (will make) some 130 HP RBBT high BC bullets. They might stabilize in a 1-10 or they might not. I have a 1-8 twist 30 inches long.

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    1. 257 Wby with 130 HP RBBT
    2. 200 gr HP RBBT 7mm
    3. 142 HP RBBT Wildcat
    4. 130 HP RBBT Wildcat
    5. 115 HPBT Berger 243

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    Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

    Those bullets are awesome looking missles, do you happen to know the BC or the SD?
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    Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

    Long range long timer, I appreciate the post I was hoping for 800 but maybe thats pushing the envelope. The bullet I've been shooting has a BC of .391 and at 3500 fps beats the old 30-06 out past 800 yards as far as trajedory is concerned, just thinkin might not have enough energy at that range... I don't know, thats why I'm here asking questions.
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