Well yall, I finally did it... The VERY FIRST time I took my new Accumark .257 Wby Mag. in the woods, I shot me a 100 lb. nanny. I'm shooting the Weatherby (brand) 110gr. Accubond's....and was thoroughly impressed at how the were at close range! She was about 75-80 yards from me, and I shot her at about a 45* angle, right through the shoulder. Left a nice, small intrance, and a nice small exit wound... When we tracked her (had to cause she ran about 50 yards, and it was pitch-black by the time we all met back up at my truck), we found little bits of blood here and there.... After we run her by the processor, we stood there while they cut her open, and to the boy's amazement...he didn't see ANY lungs! It popped both of them perfectly, and just disentigrated them! It did NO other damage to her!!! Ruined virtually NO meat, and she didn't go very far... I just wanted to say that I have never been more pleased with ANY of my other guns other than my .308 and my 7mm Rem. Mag. I hope this helps some others who might be trying to decide on the .257 Wby Mag. In my opinion, this proves to me, that my little "lazer gun" is just as effective at close range with those 110gr. Accubond's as it is at 300 yards. ".257 Wby Mag.......I use it......I love it!"