25-06 vs 257 wby

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I was strictly going off this.
 

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I was strictly going off this.
You should be fine with the 1:7.5," but as noted, I wanted more flexibility. Below is a factory 100g SP and with 117 Cayuga, which requires 1:7". I didn't want to short-change myself and not shoot longer higher BC bullets that are available to me, especially when I have a say on the twist rate ... but that's just me, but the ultimate choice is yours to make. Good luck!

.257 WBY Cayuga 117 1 of 2.jpg

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I’m honestly not familiar with ANY other 257 bullets besides Blackjack. What are these others your talking about?
I am NOT trying to convince you to change your mind, just simply passing information that might be pertinent for your intended use. Below are the bullets I was referring to.

https://badlandsprecision.com/product/257-110gr-super-bulldozer-2/

https://patriotvalleyarms.com/flm-257-117gr-cayuga-hunting-bullets-50ct/

My build plan was to propel the 133 Bergers primarily, but I cannot get them at the moment, but I can get the above bullets.
 

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I was initially going the same route but went with 1:7" to give me the flexibility to shoot the 110 Super BD2 and 117 Cayuga.
Have you tried the SBD2 in your 257 yet? I’m getting great results with 25-06. Can push them to 3300 pretty easy but running at 3200 for brass life.

also what’s your coal on the Cayuga? Considering a tikka 257 for the next build but need to keep it 3.4ish or less for factory mags
 

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Have you tried the SBD2 in your 257 yet? I’m getting great results with 25-06. Can push them to 3300 pretty easy but running at 3200 for brass life.

also what’s your coal on the Cayuga? Considering a tikka 257 for the next build but need to keep it 3.4ish or less for factory mags
Sorry, I have not. I still have another 5 weeks to wait for my barrel. The COAL of the Cayuga is 3.425".
 

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The PVA bullets take a 1:8, and the Badlands 1:7. Wouldn’t a 1:7.5 split the difference for all three?
I look at them as the minimum recommended twist rate. Just like Berger noted with their 133s (https://bergerbullets.com/product/25-caliber-133-grain-elite-hunter/)

Berger 133 min twist.JPG


The PVA used a 1:7" to calculate their BC. If you look at Blackjack Bullets' barrel blank recommendation in their inventory (https://blackjackbullets.com/product-category/barrel-blanks/?v=ed5e635ddcfb), the majority of them are in 1:7", including Bartlein.
 
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To the OP, yet another vote for 257wby. My family has had great results with the 25cal 110 accubond out of my 257 and my father's 25-06. Our shots are consistently over 300 yards so I prefer the extra juice in the 257

Question for Feenix, with your 1:7 would you still be able to shoot a 110 accubond or are you "limited" to 117-135+? I know your goal was to shoot those heavier/longer bullets so you're not limiting yourself at all, I'm just curious if that option is available to still shoot 110s
 

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I used a 257 weatherby for many years I did like the gun but the damage the 120 partition did to the animals I shot was crazy so I decided if I’m going to eat what I shoot I needed a gun that could shoot a heavier bullet and slow the speed down so now I’m shouting a 6.5/06 with 140 accubonds at 2950fps and it’s a great gun and I have a lot less meat damage
 

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