For Sale 257 Weatherby Mark V

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This rifle has less than 50 rounds through the barrel. It loves the 92gr Hammer on top of 73gr RL19 and gave me a one hole 3 shot group at 100 yds with that loading.
Selling it because I want to get a bigger bore for elk hunting.
$1300 for rifle ONLY
$2000 for rifle, scope (Leupold VX3i 4.5-14x50 CDS Windplex), rings (Leupold dovetail), reloading dies (RCBS), brass (Weatherby)
 

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Top 10 Elk Cartridges of All Time
by Eric Conn - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

1. .243 Winchester
Many would consider the .243 Winchester too anemic for elk, but a cartridge like Hornady’s 90-grain ELD-X is capable of 3150 fps at the muzzle with 1,983 ft.-lbs. of energy and has proven itself effective with ideal shot placement. It’s an especially good option for youth and recoil-averse shooters and is lethal out to at least 300 yards. Combined with a quality bullet design, it’s more than capable of vaporizing an elk’s vitals. First introduced in 1955 for the Model 70, the .243 has been popularized among predator, deer and elk hunters. Thanks to its mild recoil, it’s a versatile option as long as shots are kept to a reasonable distance.

Food for thought...if the 243 gets in the top 10 ten of Elk cartridges, and (I believe) your 257 Weatherby Magnum trumps the 243 2-fold (my opinion)...AND...if you can shoot your 257 WM as good as you say you can...then I don't want to be a legal Elk anywhere within 800 yards of you, especially with you using Hammers!!

Besides, it's been said..." A good marksman can make shots past 500 yards; a good hunter doesn't need to." It sounds like you and your 257 WM can do both!

(Keep your beautiful rifle...seller's remorse is a bitch to get over.)
 
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wilkup

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Top 10 Elk Cartridges of All Time
by Eric Conn - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

1. .243 Winchester
Many would consider the .243 Winchester too anemic for elk, but a cartridge like Hornady’s 90-grain ELD-X is capable of 3150 fps at the muzzle with 1,983 ft.-lbs. of energy and has proven itself effective with ideal shot placement. It’s an especially good option for youth and recoil-averse shooters and is lethal out to at least 300 yards. Combined with a quality bullet design, it’s more than capable of vaporizing an elk’s vitals. First introduced in 1955 for the Model 70, the .243 has been popularized among predator, deer and elk hunters. Thanks to its mild recoil, it’s a versatile option as long as shots are kept to a reasonable distance.

Food for thought...if the 243 gets in the top 10 ten of Elk cartridges, and (I believe) your 257 Weatherby Magnum trumps the 243 2-fold (my opinion)...AND...if you can shoot your 257 WM as good as you say you can...then I don't want to be a legal Elk anywhere within 800 yards of you, especially with you using Hammers!!
I’ve got a great uncle, one of the greatest shooters and hunters I’ve ever known, of the same opinion. He grew up hunting elk on the family homestead in Dixie with his 257 Roberts. In his early teens, he picked up his only other big game rifle, a “big” 270 Winchester, on the recommendation of a gentleman. This gentleman just happened to be the one and only Jack O’Connor. Well, my uncle has killed all sorts of big games in the west using only those two rifles and never resists an opportunity to poke fun at me for shooting the magnums I think are required. Lol The bigger rounds give me confidence though, and that’s all that matters to me.
 

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*PRICE DROP*
Just did a little internet research on the cost of these rifles. I know what I paid and they seem to be selling for quite a bit less these days, so I'm lowering the price on it.
$1100 for rifle
$1850 for everything
Buyer is responsible for shipping and fees.
 

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The 300 Win Mag will give you 1.66 times more energy at 500 yards than your 257 WM...(1241 vs. 2066)

Your uncle's 270 gave him 1.65 times more energy at 500 yards than his 257 Roberts...(902 vs. 1497)

I'd say you and your uncle are "even up" in regards to upgrading calibers!
 

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