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Old 09-01-2009, 04:59 PM
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Question 257 Weatherby ammo

I recently bought a 257 Weatherby to deer hunt with,I dont not reload YET.But my question is where I bought it,only has the 100 grain spire point and the 110 grain accubond,I know with the velocity i need a tought bullet.Will either of the work or do I need to order a box of partitions or tsx,s
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:27 AM
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Those are both pretty tough bullets and for deer both should work fine. If I had to chose between the two I would go for the Accubond. Still take a look online you might fine some cheaper then at the store even with shipping and save some money.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:12 PM
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I to just purchased a 257 wby.I took a look at the ammo price and bought a press and dies.

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Old 09-02-2009, 12:26 PM
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I'd lean in the direction of the 110 grain Accubond, unless the accuracy is poor (>2" at 100 yards from a stable benchrest).

When I bought my 257 Wby, I did so because I handload. My rifle has not, and likely never will fire a factory load. The loads my gun shoots great is a 100 grain Barnes Tipped TSX, 71.0 grains IMR 7828 with a Federal Gold Medal Match LRM primer. The cases are necked down 270 Wby cases. Average accuracy is right at 1/2 MOA. Don't know for sure the velocity (chrony's still broken), but with the 26" bbl it should be in the ballpark of 3550 fps. It's should be a 350 yard+ deer killing machine. I can't wait to hunt with it.

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