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.257 Weatherby Magnum

Old 12-12-2003, 09:03 PM
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Default RE: .257 Weatherby Magnum

Same here. I had one Weatherby. A Mark Five 300 weatherby mag. Awful trigger> Awful shooting gun. Would never buy another.[:@]. At least it was very expensive.
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Old 12-13-2003, 04:07 PM
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I have a Mark V Sporter in .257 Wby Mag that shoots great groups with some cheap Remington Ammo that I bought from for $15/box. It shoots sub 1" groups without any difficulty and I have killed two very nice bucks in Kansas with it the last couple of years. That's with a Simmons scope and I haven't done a thing to the gun.

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Old 12-26-2003, 09:48 PM
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Your suspicions were right-It is offered in a 24in Barrel. May just have Virgin Valley make me one in 26in for my Encore.
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Old 12-27-2003, 08:43 AM
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Clattin-I was not aware that remigton ever made factory loads for the 257wby .I can't find a current or past listing for it.What loading is it and how old is the ammo?
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:08 AM
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I bought it from about a year ago. I bought a whole case of it at $15/box. It's loaded with a 122gr "Extended Range" bullet...looks like a boattail to me, but I haven't pulled one to see. I called Remington to inquire about some ballistics data and they even had to ask around about it. It turns out it was a test run of ammo they made in 1996, I think. They didn't continue manufacturing it beyond that. I bought it mainly for the brass, but it shoots darn well out of my gun! I've killed several deer with them!

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Old 12-30-2003, 08:10 AM
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Wal-Mart will be selling the Vanguard in the .257 WBY and .270 WSM in 2004...
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