Flattest Shooting Hunting Bullet 257 Weatherby Vanguard 26" pipe

snox801

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Here is the lay from my charts for the 115 nosler and 90gr hammer
 

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Quintus

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RL22 lit with 215s and seated out. No pressure signs at all and this load runs .8 MOA over 10 shots consistently out to 450. I have only shot deer with this load and they have all been between 325 and 387 yards so not sure how they do close up or far out, but in the middle ranges they are very impressive.
 

WildBillG

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I am using the 110 ELDX at 3574. It carries the need velocity and kinetic energy to kill deer sized game out to 750yds. It also shoots very flat sighted in at 300yd zero. I wanted to try the 115 Berger but lost way too much speed. The powder I used is N570.
 

Quintus

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Bergers... not fan for a hunting bullet, played with several in .308, they perform out there so to speak but up close, not to sure. Scared at what the 115 vld would do at a 100 yard shot. I like what the 115 grain ballistic tips do out of my 25-06 but at the 257BEE velocities??
Back before the internets and sturdier B-Tips I shot alot of deer with the .257B and 100 grain B-Tips. They killed like nothing I have seen since out to 400 yards, but the bruising was amazing. they would leave a layer of plum jello around the entrance the diameter of a basketball. It would often just lock their legs up and tip em over like a wood horse. Several of those would still have exits as well. Then Barnes made the TSX and dumped the XLCs and b-tips went by the wayside. The Bergers are better than the b-tips in that you don't get the on-side bruising, but there are instances where you can end up with some pretty chewed up off side. My longest deer with the .257 was with a 100 grain TSX started close to 3700. At just under 500 yards the bullet punched both shoulders with a tennis ball sized exit. He pushed his face through the snow for 15 feet and was done. I shoot Accubonds and TSXs out of the 257 and 270 Weatherbys and love them both. Real speed beats BC to 500 IMHO.
 

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