257 Weatherby hands down...I have my heart set on a 25 cal with a nice wood stock - don't have a 25 or a nice wood stocked rifle. This rifle would be primarily for whitetail and pronghorn hunting.
I am planning on using norma brass, 120gr nosler partitions or 110gr nosler accubonds. I have components and dies for both calibers, just trying to decide which route to go at this point.
Attached are screenshots from nosler's reloading data for each caliber for a quick comparison of expectations from a velocity standpoint.
- I have heard from several guys that Retumbo and VV N560 narrow the gap between the 2, but don't have any personal experience to back that claim up.
Assuming same barrel lengths 24" or 26" and identical components - which caliber would you choose?