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Old 04-07-2014, 11:47 AM
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.257wby vs .270wby vs 7mm wby

Hello to all. My name is David. My friend gave me his username and password to get on here to ask you all the thoughts on a .257wby, .270wby, and 7mm wby. The good lord knows I don't need another rifle but I am wanting a new one and I own allot but, I do not own a weatherby. i do allot of whitetail hunting here in Tennessee but also go out west on public land elk and mule deer hunts as well go to Alaska on self guided hunts; mostly caribou. I got a friend that hunts with me and he uses a .257wby and he has killed elk with his with no problem. I know it is all about shot placement. so with everyone's two cents it would very much appreciated!!
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:47 PM
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Re: .257wby vs .270wby vs 7mm wby

other than the pluses and minuses for each calibre,the pluses and minuses are the same for each chambering. Only you can decide but if it were me I would go the 7 mm 4 bullet diameter.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:34 PM
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Re: .257wby vs .270wby vs 7mm wby

I love my 257 wby and would choose it over the rest great little round. Probably my favorite out of many,many guns.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:42 PM
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Re: .257wby vs .270wby vs 7mm wby

.257 in the Mark V Ultralight package. Simple sentimentality.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:01 PM
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Re: .257wby vs .270wby vs 7mm wby

i was leaning toward the .257wby. i wonder how good that round will do in Africa on plains game with a good bonded bullet. im down sizing my guns and i am going to buy 2 weatherby rifles i can hunt every thing with. granted i can buy a .300 weatherby and everything is covered but, my wife hunts from time to time as well maybe twice a year.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:57 PM
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Re: .257wby vs .270wby vs 7mm wby

257 would be great that is what I plan on bringing when I go back. I actually bought my 257 from a guy that used it for exactly that. I then had it fully customized by bob hart. Use 115 gr nosler bt and accubond 110. Depends on what I'm shooting at and distance.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:43 PM
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Re: .257wby vs .270wby vs 7mm wby

tn,

I have a 257 and a 270 Weatherby. Love both of them. If one had to go though, it would be the 257. As wicked as the round is, it's just not nearly as versatile as the 270, especially for the type of game you want to hunt. You can run 100 gr bullets on varmit's at 3700 fps, 130's at 3450 for Whitetail/Mulies/Caribou and 150's at 3250 for Elk/Moose/Bears/Plains game, etc.. In addition, you're a little limited on bullet selection with the 257, where as the 270 now has some viable long range bullets available, ie: 150 Accubond Long Range.

IMO, the 270 is probably the most versatile of all Weatherby Mag cartridges. Hit's darn near as hard as the 300 and shoots as flat as the 257. The 7mm is fine round in it's own right, but just not as versatile.

Good luck with your decision. Whatever round you decide on, I would look real hard at the Accumark to house it in.
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