What bullet should I use?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by slickyboyboo, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    Looking at setting up my .257 Bob for whitetail and antelope hunting. I don't want to set it up for any long range shots, just a med range of around 300-400 yds max. I'm shooting a Ruger No. 1 1-B (26" bbl) with a Vari-X II 3-9x40 AO. I am thinking about running some Hodgdon Hybrid 100V.

    So my question is, what bullet do you think would best suit my purpose? Looking for something that will penetrate well, being a fairly light caliber. I have looked at the NAB, Interbond, SST, and one of the Nosler Partitions, just can't decide.
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    id go with the 80 or 100 grain Barnes Ttsx
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I have used both the 115 Berger and the 110 accubond for the .257 and they both did very well for deer sized game to 400 yards. With the velocity of the Roberts and these sized bullets I feel these are two good choices.

    Jeff
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    All of the above are good bullets.

    Make sure you've got a fast enough twist rate to stabilize whatever you choose.

    The 80g ttsx is a very good bullet and will do the job for deer and antelope. With the right powder and a hot load, you'll still have plenty of velocity, but perhaps lacking energy at 400+ yds.

    -- richard
     
  5. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    my 25wssm loves the 120 speer bt at 2900 fps in a 10" twist 24" barrel. Any of the better 100-120 gr bullets will work if you have a 10" twist.
     
  6. yotehunter243

    yotehunter243 Well-Known Member

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    +1 with Broz