My budget .257 WBTY build ...

FEENIX

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Are those the same cartridges, the shoulders look a lot diff, or optical
Yes, they are the same cartridges. The one on the left is factory ammo, and the right is unsized/unprepped; I just slaved the Cayuga bullet for a picture teaser, just as the barrel is not yet head spaced or any of the screws or nut torqued.

.257 WBTY 100g SP factory ammo vs 117 Cayuga 1 of.2jpg.jpg

.257 WBTY 100g SP factory ammo vs 117 Cayuga 2 of.2jpg.jpg
 
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FEENIX. I think a lot of folks are anxious to see this thing rung out. I know I am.
 

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Last weekend I managed to mount the scope and I managed to mount the scope and started the barrel break-in process. I was not looking for any accuracy from the factory ammo but they are within .75 MOA at 100Y despite cleaning the barrel for every shot. I have 10 more shots before I call it good to start load development. Unfortunately, it has to be after the hunting season. 😒

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Last weekend I managed to mount the scope and I managed to mount the scope and started the barrel break-in process. I was not looking for any accuracy from the factory ammo but they are within .75 MOA at 100Y despite cleaning the barrel for every shot. I have 10 more shots before I call it good to start load development. Unfortunately, it has to after the hunting season. 😒

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I love it Brother
 

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I would not wait for the 133 Berger hunter, the 135gr were excellent for me this year on 3 antelope and one big muley buck. They may be a little too fast/splashy in the WBY but I have confidence in them on game in my gun so far.
 

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Savage LA, McGowen SS (cerakoted) 1:7" 22" 5R Remington standard contour, MBM 4-port beast, Oryx chassis. I just screwed it together (not head-spaced) for a teaser picture.

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This is my first .25 caliber. I considered the .25-06 AI and the .25 Gibbs before deciding on the .257 WBTY. I am not a fan of proprietary cartridges but I figure I give it a try. 🤣 It is primarily built for the 133 Berger but I will be trying the 117 Cayuga until the Berger is available.

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(Factory 100 SP vs 117 Cayuga).

More to follow ...

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Mine is a Remington trued w Pacnor stainless barrel and with 110 Accubonds is a laser DRT on Deer at 300+
 

Lenny Foffa

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Great looking rifle and scope set up !!!!! Will you be using this for 1000 Yard Competition?? Will you be taking it hunting as well??? Best of luck to you!!
 
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