Loads for the new 257 Wby

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gnlvr22, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. gnlvr22

    gnlvr22 Member

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    My build should be done around the beginning of July. Anyone want to give up their pet loads? 28" 1-9" twist. Thinking about 100g Barnes TTSX OR 115g Bergers. Gun will be primarily used on groundhogs and coyotes...with some whitetails eventually. Just looking for a starting point
     
  2. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    my cdl likes 100 sierra flat based spitzers and 7828. It also shoots 100 bts real well but not quite as well as the sierra.
     

  3. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the 100 gr Sierra bullets. They shoot extremely accurate in every 25 cal rifle I have ever tried them in.
     
  4. gnlvr22

    gnlvr22 Member

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    Looks like I'll need to pick up a new box of bullets...

    Thanks guys
     
  5. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    I too have the Rem CDL. I had to free float the barrel before I could get any kind of acceptable results with it.

    110gr Accubond H1000
    117gr SST RL25
    75gr Vmax RL22, IMR 4350

    These are what works the best for me at this point.
     
  6. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    my cdl is floated and bedded too but i did it before i even shot it so i cant say how it effected accuracy. All i know is its shoots well now.
     
  7. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    Don't have a lot to add other than the .257 Wby will likely be my next rifle as it shares ballistics with the .30-378 I just bought. And that the 100gr Sierras are good bullets in a quarter bore, they shoot great in my Wby .25-06.
     
  8. Sask_Hunter

    Sask_Hunter Active Member

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    I have never got the 115 VLDs to shoot good in my vanguard backcountry. I like the 100gr Barnes TTSX and H-1000. I have shoot some 100 Sierra MKs with H-1000 too and they shoot really good and at speeds of 3600fps.

    My 257 is my favorite rifle, I have used it on coyotes up to moose all with Barnes bullets. I'm sure you will like yours when it's build.
     
  9. Ar257weatherby

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    I have a rem cdl SF it likes
    110gr accubonds
    61 gr IMR 4350
    3.250
    fed 215 primers

    I havent played a lot with other loads , it shoots this .5 though so Im sticking with it and Im using 4350 in my other guns so no need to change rgt now
    My cdl sf is factory ,no bedding , just have trigg adjusted all the way down
     
  10. gnlvr22

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    Am I correct in thinking that any of the 3 (TTSX, Sierra, or VLD) will do a good job on anything from groundhogs to whitetail?
     
  11. Sask_Hunter

    Sask_Hunter Active Member

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    The Barnes tsx and ttsx have worked from coyote up to moose, Elk whitetail mule deer antelope and a mountain goat. Can't comment on the VLDs or serria's performance on game.
     
  12. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    They should all do what you want them too, if you can get them to shoot out of your rifle. I can't get the 115 grain TSX, or the VLD's to shoot out of mine. Too bad for me!
     
  13. DocHolladay

    DocHolladay Well-Known Member

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    115gr Berger VLD
    71gr R-25
    Fed 215
    Wby Brass
    3201fps Avg

    No pressure signs sub MOA/MOA groups at 100yds. Didnt change anything on the die when I started loading the 100gr Hornady bullets.

    100gr Hornady Spire point(interlock)
    73.5gr R-25
    Fed 215
    Wby Brass
    3402fps Avg.

    No pressure signs, produces sub MOA groups at 100yds. This load shot on the same horizontal plane as the 115 Bergers, but approx. 2" to the right.

    Used this load to harvest a deer this past season, makes big nasty holes and leave lungs and heart a jelly like substance at 50yds.
     
  14. gnlvr22

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    Since I already have the 100 TTSX and 115 VLDs i guess I'll try them before I buy some Sierra's. Thanks for the loads Doc...just curious if you tried reloader 22? Quick load is showing similar velocities but with about 10% less powder with it. Not that I have any idea...you're the one that actually has a gun to shoot them ha. Thanks for the replies everyone just waiting on the gun now gun)
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