6.5 257 weatherby

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  1. Boss Man

    Boss Man New Member

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    I am interested in a 6.5 257 Weatherby. Has anyone made one of these? What are some of your loads?
     
  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    The 6.5/300 Wby is close and available in a store near you.
     
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  3. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy on this forum, Longtooth32, has at least one 6.5-257 wby barrel.
    Maybe you could look him up and PM him to this thread.

    I might have one soon.
     
  4. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I just pm'd him. Maybe he'll join in
     
  5. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Welcome to LRH, great to have you on board.
     
  6. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I have one here, belongs to a friend. I shot it Wednesday at the range. It was built by McWhorter.

    Currently getting good results with 69.0 of H-1000 in a Weatherby case, 215M primer and 140 Berger. I will be working up a bit to see if around 71.0 I can get another node. That will be a few weeks away at this point.
     
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  7. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, I am missing something on this build?? why build down
    on a weatherby build 6.5x257wbee. go up 6.5x7mmwbee then down??
    is there a missing link?? I am prejudice, I like a 7mmwbee,
    340wbee and lastly 257wbee.
    justme gbot tum
     
  8. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    .264 - .257=.007"

    .284 - .264= .020"
    That's almost three times the difference.
     
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  9. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  10. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, and what is .020. take the circumference of .020
    divide by 4 is .005 per side. would not pushing down
    on the case neck cause a movement in resetting
    of the case shoulder?? I buy 270wbee and resize the brass to
    257wbee. no problem. just seems easier to go down instead of
    up. I think to much. do what makes u happy. justme gbot tum
     
  11. Longtooth32

    Longtooth32 Well-Known Member

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    Start with my thread here...https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/6-5-270-wby-mag-what-do-i-need.184309/

    Main thing is to get an action that you can load a COAL longer than the stock Weatherby length of 3.4".

    Snow is melting and I am ready to play with the 160 Matrix bullets that I have...
     
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