OAL to lands on 257 Roy W/115gr TSX?

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  1. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    Anybody got the OAL for a 115gr. Barnes TSX and a Weatherby manufactured rifle to the lands? I am just curious because I just bought a Rem 700 257WBY and I want to compare the free bore between the two. I came up with 3.580" on the Remington.

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  2. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh...it really ain't all that precise, not even close.

    With "Roy" free bore it ain't very likely you will get many bullets to put its nose in the rifling and keep it's butt in the case.
     
  3. HoytFlinger

    HoytFlinger Well-Known Member

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    I would stay with book OALs on Weatherby cartridges. You try to kiss the lands and your bullet will probably not have enough case neck remaining to adequately hold it. Some folks believe that their freebore is part of the reason they get the speed that they do. It also helps lower pressure.
     
  4. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    If you have a 700lss mountain rifle in 257 don't try but .050" extra, and if your not in cali the one I had like that would not group a barnes in 100 or 115 and on whitetails it was very common to track one a long ways with that bullet unless you spine em. My remington liked 100grn hornadys and nosler bts, also done well with 110 accubonds. Both the wby and the remingtons have .300"+ freebore and as stated its not safe to set them out that far.
     
  5. mhiltz

    mhiltz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. The Barnes aren't doing very good at all at any coal in this rifle either.

    My point was not to seat to the lands, because as you all said the bullet just isn't long enough. I just wondered if the Weatherby's were similar.

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  6. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember the exact number but all rifles chambered in weatherby caliber must have a pile of freebore to be saami spec if not they will be a lot more over pressure than weatherby loads them, obviously you reload so having a match chamber with .060"-.090" is great and still fast just can't shoot factory ammo and the throat length or not for weatherby ammo will be stamped or engraved on the barrel.