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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 08:03 AM
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A friend very versed in firearms and reloading told me that if you shoot alot stay away from the .257. He said the rifling can get shot out alot easier on a .257 due to the length of rifle twist that is being used. I have never heard this before and cannot confirm the validity. I am not trying to discourage you in making your decision. I would opt for the .25-06 myself. The ammo is more mainstream and far less expensive. If Marlin would ever start volume producing the XL7 in .25-06 you just might save yourself $75. This is my next gun. I am on multiple waiting lists.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 07:52 PM
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In 1988 my uncle mounted a .257 wm barrel on an old 8mm mauser action and it was probably the most accurate rifle I ever saw. I remember that the rounds were pretty expensive though.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 06:13 AM
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My father bought the weatherby vangaurd chambered in the 257 and really loves it.he's a reloader and found a good load for it.i know he uses the barnes x triple shock in 100gr.he shoots 200yrds plus on a regular basis with sub-moa.but he paid alittle more for the sub-moa barrel and it was worth every penny more.

post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 09:55 PM
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Thumbs up 25 wsm

Why go with a big 257 WBy suggest a 25WSSM very close to the same batt.......in good Win 70.......short action.

100 gr @ 3200 FPS

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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.257 throws 100 gr bullet out at 3525-3600 FPS
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 11:27 AM
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Thumbs down 257 wby

Use to have 257 WBY.. but.....ammo cost to much.....brass cost too much......use too much powder.......barrel life is short ........not worth 200FPS to 300 FPS over the 25-06 or 25 WSSM.

Suggest the 25 WSSM...........

Or get a Encore Pro Hunter with the 28" Barrel in 25-06 you can get very close to the same Vel as the 257 WBy.

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