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MULE DEER RIFLE CHOICE!!!

Old 01-23-2006, 05:29 PM
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Default MULE DEER RIFLE CHOICE!!!

Out of these two choices only which would you choose fo flat open country mule deer hunt?

.257 Weathebry mag with 110 accubonds or 100 grain partitions

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.7mm Rem Mag with 150 grian Sciroccos


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Old 01-23-2006, 05:46 PM
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7mm. Flat trajectory and lots of energy.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:49 PM
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those are 2 excellent choices. I prefer the .270 with 130 Nosler Ballistic tips. But out of these 2, I would opt for the 7mm mag. And I wouldn't waste my money on the Scirioccos unless they shot extremely well out of my rifle. I would use a Hornady Interlock or Noslerballistic tip in 154 gr. and save my money for the taxidermist.

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Old 01-23-2006, 06:08 PM
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Out of those 2 Id go with the 257Weatherby. It is one of the flattest shootingcalibers there are. The 25cal bullets have some of the best B.C's.out there. Out of those bullet choices I would go with the Nos Part. If you hand load you can get those 100grns upto 3650-3700fps now your talking.

The only draw back is the ammo costs more. If you hand load then that 257 can be a monster. If you dont handload then they are alot closer in performance. Those 150grains in the 7mm at about 2800-2900fps wont be that flat though.


If you havent purchased the gun yet a 7mm STW maybe something to check out also.
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:31 PM
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after shooting my buddys 257 weatherby I am growing quit fond of it. I think I would pick the 257 but thats a hard choice cause the 7mm is a great gun. I know it took 2 big whitetails so I dont see it having any problem with mulies
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Old 01-23-2006, 07:08 PM
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For truely open country mulies where shots can be easily 400 or 500 yards the .257 WBY mag wins hands down. THe 110 grain accubond should be starting out at about 3500 fps and will shoot much flatter than the 7mm Rem mag could ever dream of shooting.

You could easily sight a .257 Wby mag to be zero at 300 yards and rise less than 3.5 inches above the line of sight and then be only 3.5 inches low at 350 yards. At 400 yards hold on the hair line of the back. At 500 yards it will have only dropped about 20 inches. Clear out to 400 yards you never have to hold any higher than the animal.

The 7mm Rem mag is a great flat shooting cartridge but it can't equal the .257 Wby mag.

Of course if you don't plan on shooting to 400 yards and beyond then it won't make one bit of differance either way except that the .257 will kick less.


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Old 01-23-2006, 07:12 PM
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.270 with 130gr SGK
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Old 01-23-2006, 07:20 PM
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I would choose the 270 or 280 way above either of the above mentioned but if I had to pick one of those, I would take the 7 Mag and trade it in on a 270.If I had to use one of those, I guess it would be the 257 W. However I would also pick the 25-06 over the Weatherby. I have spent my life hunting Mule deer. I would guess I have taken 250 or so in 49 years of mulie hunting.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:16 PM
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I don't understand. Why not a good old, plain .30-06? Do you only have a 7mm & 257?

I like to keep things simple.
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:03 PM
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.257 Wby with the Accubond would be an ideal load for large Mulie's in open country. The 7MM really doesn't need a bullet as tough as the Scirocco for deer - I would also opt for a Ballistic Tip with this rig. One of my family members uses a 7 Mag with Scirocco's. They are a pretty good elk bullet in this caliber, but a bit of overkill for deer.
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