Firearm Review Forum Rifles, shotguns, blackpowder, pistols, etc... read the latest reviews of hot new firearms here.

257 weatherby mag

Old 10-01-2012, 08:12 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location:
Posts: 218
Default 257 weatherby mag

Anyone familiar with this cartridge......I recently acquired one and really love the way it shoots. I have always used my 30-06 for whitetails and never had any complaints. Just want to try something different. Any input appreciated.
TreeDreamer is offline  
Old 10-02-2012, 08:58 AM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Clermont Florida U.S.
Posts: 4,970
Default

It's a flat shootin' deer whackin' type of cartridge.
bugsNbows is offline  
Old 10-02-2012, 01:18 PM
  #3  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location:
Posts: 579
Default .257 Weatherby

My Dad has a Vanguard Sporter that I gave him as a gift. Had the barrel free-floated and the bedded. His rifle shoots honest 1/2" groups with the 120 gr. NPT as loaded by Weatherby. He's taken Whitetail, Feral Hogs, & Elk with this rifle. He used a .270 Win for years with 130 gr. NPT for everything and believes the .257 to be just as effective with the 120 gr. NPT but flatter shooting. His rifle with 24" barrel actually exceeds 3300 fps with the factory load. We've exceeded this speed with the 115 gr. Barnes TSX using RL25. You have a great rifle and I hope you enjoy it.
Superpig is offline  
Old 10-02-2012, 01:46 PM
  #4  
Typical Buck
 
emtrescue6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 647
Default

I have always wanted one...but been hard to find one in left handed. I recently bought a 25 WSSM as I love the 25 Cal...and it works like a charm on whitetails! Still looking for my 257 WBY.
emtrescue6 is offline  
Old 10-02-2012, 03:34 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
redgreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 1,080
Default

You will love it for everything that walks. Wicked flat and hits real hard.
redgreen is offline  
Old 10-03-2012, 05:48 PM
  #6  
Typical Buck
 
HatchieLuvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: West TN
Posts: 847
Default

Roy Weatherbys favorite cartridge of his own creation was the .257! Essentially it's a 25/06 with a 250 shot of nitrous.

I think you'll love it,
HL
HatchieLuvr is offline  
Old 10-04-2012, 02:00 AM
  #7  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 204
Default

My brother has the Accumark? in .257Weatherby and loves it. Extremely accurate and has put down everything he has pointed it at. He has used everything from Sierra Game Kings to the Barnes bullets and they have all shot .5" or better. If I didn't already have a 25-06 I would own one as well.
Palladin8 is offline  
Old 10-05-2012, 01:58 PM
  #8  
Boone & Crockett
 
bronko22000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 12,265
Default

This is my favorite Weatherby round. and for all the reasons above. Plus it doesn't knock your head off when you shoot it. Its flat shooting and hard hitting with tameable recoil.
bronko22000 is offline  
Old 10-24-2012, 06:56 PM
  #9  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location:
Posts: 818
Default

I have a .257 Weatherby in synethetic and stainless in a Mark V. It is my second favorite CF behind my Cooper 25-06. I love the .25 cals. they do all and then a little more. Your velocity that you get out of the guns is unreal and they put the hammer down on animals. Flat and fast. I like to load Ballistic Tips in both but have been loading Bergers in the Cooper and it does a great job also. You will not be dissappointed with your new toy!!
onetohunt is offline  
Old 10-27-2012, 07:12 AM
  #10  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location:
Posts: 218
Default

Thanks for the responses guys. Can't wait to use it now.
TreeDreamer is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.