Im in the building mood again and have already ordered the scope and action for a new rifle. Been thinking about the 257 Weatherby mag. My rifle smith says its his fav hunting caliber......Lots of BANG and very lo recoil and if you have a good load running about 3650 or so with a 100 - 105 gr bullet and a solid hit on a deer you can just about spin him around!! So...those of you that might have a 257 Weatherby might clue me in. As good as stats say they are or a lot of hooie?