Want to extend the range as much as possible, what will be the flattest shooting bullet combo for hunting in the Bee out to 700 yards. Was playing with the range finder and that would be max. Thinking Antelope or deer sized game.
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.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??