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Hey Guys,
 
Ive been reading up on Roy Weatherbys favorite rifle. The 257 Weatherby Magnum and Im looking at the Vangard Sub Moa which shoots 1" Groups and Under right outa the box. It can be ordered with various options which is pretty cool and its recoil is 15. of energy which is beteen the 270 and 25-06..........
 
Do any of you folks own one and how do you like it? Its kinda like a 25-06 on steroidsYippee
Im considering the 257Mag, 25-06 or the 7mm-08 still....But that 257 Mag is one flat shooter. And reloading for it will not be very expensive once Ive got the brass.
Your experience please...
 
 
Thanks Guys!
 
 
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Brass is expensive, sure its faster then the 25-06, but I don't think its anymore useful.
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 Gotta agree.  It's a fine cartridge but no more useful than a .25-06.  A 115gr Nosler Partition at 3200fps in a .25-06 will do anything I'd want a .25 cal bullet to do.
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Mornin! Jeff & EarlSmile
25-06 would be nice! Im wanting a synthetic stock,stainless barrel on a Cooper Excalibur 52. Here is a pic without the stainless barrel and you can pick any color Bell & Carlson stock you want.
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as much as i want a .257 roy myself, i too must admit that the 25-06 will do anything you want a .25 caliber bullet to do. heck my father in law has killed elk with his.
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  VERY NICE,Julio!  I figured up the recoil using my reload data and a rifle weight of 8.5 lbs and came up with 16.3 ft/lbs.
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Earl,

This table must be different than yours?
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  I use this one,Julio:
 
  This .25-06 reload data is from Nosler but is close to Hawks. Try it:
     120gr bullet
     3047 fps
     52.5gr powder
     8lb rifle
    


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Thanks Earl!
 
I like this calculator as well, actually you can enter more info into it, which should make it more accurate Im guessing..
 
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  Here's another one for ya:
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Here's another one for ya:

thats the one i usually use
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Hunter,
Is there any particular reason why you do not like 270's?
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not a huge choice of bullet weights to choose from mostly, the .280 is better in that aspect.  everybody and their dog has a .270win.
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Yes the ballistics look very good in a 280, lots of bullet wt. choices as well. Good Choice, Good Elk Round! I see you can go
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You can go all the way down to a Barnes TSX BT 120gr. in a 280
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when i had a .280 i shot the 140gr bullets for whitetail, if i were after elk it would be a no brainer to shoot the 160gr accubond. the .280AI makes the .280 name shine though
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Yes, I do understand why you would want to use the 160 gr. on Elk...I know larger gr. bullets work better on the larger game. I mentioned the 120gr. TSX for my own reasons, I cannot shoot the larger rounds. I do not know why I even bother.
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the problem with the 120gr bullets in the .280 is that unless you have the proper twist it wont shoot the lighter bullets very accurately. you would looking at a 1:12 twist and most of the 7mm's out there today are 1:10 or even 1:9.5 twist which are best suited for 140gr and up. this is where you would need a semi custom or custom rifle.
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I see, Well I will be shooting some 110gr. and 130gr. through a 1-10 twist. I do not have an Elk tag this year but I will try it out  (110 gr.) on Deer and let you know how it worked. or not. My friend swears by this 110 gr. He shot a 700 lb. pig through both lungs and it only went a few feet and dropped dead. This was with a 270 WSM pistol, He showed me the bullet, in was completely intact. It opened up and peeled back, they penetrate very deep, then do(open up with very sharp edges) there thing . I was very impressed with it. The bullets Ive used in the past I would find bits and pieces all through out the animal, but not these. Im looking forward to trying them... I will try the Accubond also, I hear they are very good as well.
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the 1:10 will work in a .270 for 130-150gr bullets. a 1:11 would be perfect for that weight. 1:13 for a 7mm would be just right for them
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Even though Ive hunted all my life. I have  actually had very little knowledge of these things. I am learning more and more all the time about everything that goes with Huntin, Optics etc.  I reloaded a little back in the mid 80's and was introduced to the Nosler Partion Bullet.. Thats the only Bullet, other than maybe a Core-Lock that seemed to work really, really well for me on Elk..Today we have lots of great loads/Bullets to use and Im finding a guy does not have to use a cannon to kill an Elk, he can actually go to some smaller calibers and use good bullet placement, as well he should anyway.

Im thinking I will skip the 257 mag. and go with the 25-06
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Originally posted by JF4545 JF4545 wrote:

Even though Ive hunted all my life. I have  actually had very little knowledge of these things. I am learning more and more all the time about everything that goes with Huntin, Optics etc.  I reloaded a little back in the mid 80's and was introduced to the Nosler Partion Bullet.. Thats the only Bullet, other than maybe a Core-Lock that seemed to work really, really well for me on Elk..Today we have lots of great loads/Bullets to use and Im finding a guy does not have to use a cannon to kill an Elk, he can actually go to some smaller calibers and use good bullet placement, as well he should anyway.

Im thinking I will skip the 257 mag. and go with the 25-06

i think thats a wise choice.
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Don't let us steer you away from the .257 wby, logic has never played a role in my caliber descisions, I've always bought what I lusted for.
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Jeff,
To be really honest I would like to buy the Stainless Excalibur Cooper #52.. Im not sure, I think 25-06,,,but even though I have a 270WSM. I would not mind the Excalibur in 270. Its about the "MAX" that I can handle....If Im not BSing myself I do not plan on buying many more rifles, so why not buy something really good. All my life Ive been wanting to do this and now finally I can..Smile
  Did I mention I sent my 7mm Mag.Browning Bar Stock to Simms Limbsaver and its on its way back with a new 1" Limbsaver.. Check it out they only charged me around 68.00 with S&H to cut 1/4" off my stock and cut the new recoil pad down to fit and install it....I will load some lighter loads with 120gr. TSX BT's and try that out.. Who knows it may work out well!. The old 39 year old pad was hard as a damn rock ya know.. 
Hey Jeff what does it take to load 25-06 Ackley Improved? Something special with the brass?
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