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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-10-2008, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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.257 weatherby

Just trying to get some info on this gun. Is it worth buying? I've been reading up on it and it seems to be a good gun for deer hunting and thats pretty much all I'll be using it for. Looking for some advice from someone that has fired a .257 Weatherby.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 11:33 PM
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I have not shot this caliber. I have reloaded and shot the 25-06, but I personally have not used it for deer. Some feel they lose too much meat from a 25-06 if the deer is closer than 100 yards. A 257 Wby Mag has even a higher velocity than a 25-06. However, I can say the reloads in 25-06 I did for a person performed very well on deer (bucks and does). Several deer have been taken by this person with their 25-06, and all have been one shot kills with some spectacular results.
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I just read an article this week where gun dealers in the open southwest states are selling out their inventories of the 257wm. Resurgence of another Roy Weatherby bullet. The most popular stock is the vanguard with synthetic stocks per the story. I believe its in the Dec G&A mag.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2008, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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I think im pretty much set on getting this gun. Not sure what model to get it in though, was thinking about the Remington Model 700 CDL SF. Would like to read that G & A mag, I might have a friend who has it.
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think you'll find only weatherby makes a 257 weatherby. unless you go custom
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Nope they make it in Remington :D Look yourself :D

2008 Remington Press Release
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The classic in walnut looks very nice. I have some Mark V's in 270wm that kick like mules. I would like to hear from shooters how the 257 wm feels in the kick department.
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Sure does...
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cool. i think thats the first time i've seen any one other than weatherby produce a rifle in a weatherby chambering. might be something pretty nice. let me/us know how you like it.
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I'll let ya know, now all I gotta do is figure which grain bullet would best for deer.
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