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Old 01-14-2015, 03:34 PM
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I got left a 257 weatherby rifle when my uncle passed and I wanna start using it rather than let it sit and collect dust. Here is where the problem comes in, for one I know nothing about these calibers and for two it wld be used on deer and my shots are all fairly close(inside 200 yards). Can this be done in the range I hunt? Also what bullet wld be the best considering the range.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:39 PM
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do you reload?
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:40 PM
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that will be a excellent gun for deer and a lot further than 200 yards if need be are you planning on reloading or buying factory ammo that will dictate what you are going to choose ?
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:44 PM
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No I don't. I have my gunsmith to reload for my rifles. He is a good family friend. With that being said I wanna do what's best for me
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:53 PM
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nosler 110 accubond at about 1.5 gr. beyond a start load should give you around 3100 fps, not a better deer combo made. just make sure your scope is compatible with your hunting terrain.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by muzzlestuffer
that will be a excellent gun for deer and a lot further than 200 yards if need be are you planning on reloading or buying factory ammo that will dictate what you are going to choose ?
Undecided on using factory ammo simply BC I Don't know what works better. I think it wld work
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:00 PM
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factory ammo would work, but the impact would be pretty serious, a bullet hitting a deer at around 3500 fps does a lot of damage. that's why I suggested loading to 3100 fps, will work well to beyond 400 yards but not JELLIFY the close ones
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
factory ammo would work, but the impact would be pretty serious, a bullet hitting a deer at around 3500 fps does a lot of damage. that's why I suggested loading to 3100 fps, will work well to beyond 400 yards but not JELLIFY the close ones
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OK gotcha. Well that's the route I need to go then. Wow 3500 fps. Man that's moving!!
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:27 PM
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Dad uses Sierra 117 and IMR 4831 @ around 3200 fps.
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:36 PM
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if you really plan on using at 200 yards and less i would load it way down you will tear that dear in half and if you make a bad shot in the spine or shoulder there will be a lot of meat loss and that would be a shame !
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