If a guy only planned on shooting game the size of mule deer on down is there any reason why the .257 Weatherby wouldn't make an ideal long range hunting caliber? I'm thinking with it's milder recoil, extremely flat shooting, and good choice of quality bullets it would be a winner. If one limited his shots to 800 yards or less, how can one go wrong? Is there something I'm missing? Granted there are cheaper cartridges to shoot out there like the .308 and 300 Winny, but really we aren't talking about a major savings especially in comparison to the 300 Winchester. Those of you that have used the .257 Weatherby in a quality built rifle, what are your thoughts?