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.257 weatherby

any of you guys have one, ive been really looking hard at one, I just think its kinda cool round, plus I have a bunch of .257 bullets! any pros and cons? is it a barrel burner?
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Re: .257 weatherby

I have one. Agreed its a cool round.

Pros;
Fast
Accurate
Uncommon (not everyone else has one)

Cons; (None for me, but others will give the typical.)
Expensive
Cant buy ammo at wally world the night before Pa. deer opener.

Do I think its a barrel burner? No.

Obviously the 257wby burns more powder to get the extra velocity over other 25 caliber rounds. So a cartridge that burns more powder will erode a throat quicker. Under real life conditions I doubt most shooter will ever shoot their guns enough to burn out a barrel.

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Re: .257 weatherby

I bought one a few years ago off a guy trying to save money for his wedding. I couldn't be happier with it! I think the most common con to it is the price of ammo and availability. The nice thing is by the sounds of it you are a reloader so you would have a one time investment and then have some brass to work with. I actually found some brass when I first bought the gun so I lucked out with that too.
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Re: .257 weatherby

It's a laser beam, what's not to like
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Re: .257 weatherby

I was in the market for a 257 Roy a few months ago but I stumbled on a beautiful Win 70 chambered in 270 Weatherby.Guess I will get that quarter bore next time
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Re: .257 weatherby

Flat shooting is all it has going for it in my book. The lil 7mm-08 leaving @ 2650 with a 162 amax has as much energy at 400 yds as that big belted flat shooting magnum leaving at 3500fps with it's 115 gr pill. The 7mm-08 does that with half the powder too.
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Re: .257 weatherby

I'm too lazy to look it up, what is the difference in drop at 400 yards between the 2 and 115 g. isn't the only bullet to choose from is it?
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Re: .257 weatherby

I have owned one for almost twenty years. Great cartridge. I use it for woodchucks and deer. It is a lazer! Mine is the now discontinued USA made Mark V Stainless. Sorry to say the 7/08 Rem. cannot be compared to the Weatherby. I have owned one of those too. Great cartridge in it's own right but I will take the 257 anyday for long shots on deer sized game.

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Re: .257 weatherby

Like others said, great round. Reputation for accuracy. Doubtful very many of us will wear out a barrel. Mine shoots cloverleafs with factory ammo.
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Re: .257 weatherby

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Originally Posted by grovey
Flat shooting is all it has going for it in my book. The lil 7mm-08 leaving @ 2650 with a 162 amax has as much energy at 400 yds as that big belted flat shooting magnum leaving at 3500fps with it's 115 gr pill. The 7mm-08 does that with half the powder too.
Your comparing apples and oranges. But if you do want to compare, the 257wby has over 150 more ft lbs of energy compared to the 7-08 at 400yds. The 257wby also has over 14" less drop at the same distance. The 257wby does it with about 1/3 more powder not twice as much, which comes to around $.10 worth of powder per case or $2.00 per box of reloaded ammo.

Good luck, Tony
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