What powder should I look at for my 257Wby and 110 ELD X bullets?

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  1. Tex LR

    Tex LR Well-Known Member

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    Great results over the years with H1000 and RL22 using 110G Accubonds.
     
  2. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Regarding meat damage using 115 Berger @ 3600 fps. Shoot through the shoulder or legs and you will have damage. They kill very quickly with the usual behind the shoulder/body shot.

    Dan used his 257 at his ranch in Co and killed 6 elk and 4 mule deer. He never mentioned any issues with meat damage.

    The rest of us have taken 25 coues wt, 2 antelope and 2 javelina. We are not disappointed in performance and none of us intend to switch bullets.
     
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  3. Jrin21

    Jrin21 Well-Known Member

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    Rl 22
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Not ELD-X but posting for what it is worth ... .257 WBTY.jpg
     
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  5. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Hornady's 69.1 gr of RL-25 data seems low when you consider the Nosler load data max load for a 115 nosler BT is 72 gr of powder.
     
  6. Ricky McLaughlin

    Ricky McLaughlin Member

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    I like 7828 with 120 gr Berger in mine.
     
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  7. Ricky McLaughlin

    Ricky McLaughlin Member

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    I like 7828 also for 120 grain bergers.
     
  8. Ricky McLaughlin

    Ricky McLaughlin Member

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    Removed.
     
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  9. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Ricky, where can I find these 120gr Bergers?
     
  10. Ricky McLaughlin

    Ricky McLaughlin Member

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    I believe I got mine from a gun store I used to work at Dosh. Steve's Outdoor Sports in Magnolia, Ar. 71753
     
  11. Ricky McLaughlin

    Ricky McLaughlin Member

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    Oops, maybe I meant to type 115...lol
     
  12. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    HaHa, that 120 would be an Arkansas 115!!!!
     
  13. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what that means but it sounds reasonable.
     
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  14. jayran

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    Mine liked 68 gr rl25 with the 115 Berger, after 5-600 rounds the throat eroaded and I had to jump up to 70gr to achieve the same velocity which brought the groups back to sub moa. It was a slow 3150 FPS but crazy accurate. Killed several deer and the furthest one my buddy used it to kill a coues at 780 yards.