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Old 06-03-2009, 11:38 AM
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Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

I measured them and used a BC calculator that works off of simple forms and weights to get a G1.

I have only done a limited amount of testing with the 130 grain bullet out to 1000 yards and there is conflicting information. I am not willing to post a BC based upon the data I presently have. Suffice to say it is better than anything on the market even if I am off by a significant amount.

My opinion is that it will kill really big mule deer out to about 1200 to 1300 yards. I should be able to kill elk out to 800 with ease even when having to break shoulder bones. That is the benefit of shooting high BC heavy bullets real fast.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:52 AM
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Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

THANK YOU! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer some of my questions, now I really hope those 130's will stabilize out of my rifle!
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:02 PM
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Re: 257 weatherby long range whitetails

jbarent:

I shoot the 130's and they stabilize in my factory mark v. The best accuracy was found at 3280 fps. I can push them faster, but the accuracy went away.
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