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#6435711 - 09/02/16 11:15 AM .257 wby bullet options
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What bullets do you recommend ?

I am shooting 110 accubonds and both animals ive killed with it (albeit much larger than a avg. whitetail) did not drop like lightning had hit them. Both took multiple shots to being down.

Honestly didn't see a difference between the Roy and my .270


Should I be shooting a lighter bullet pushed faster? I am hesitant to shoot a big mule deer with a 100 grain bullet
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#6435811 - 09/02/16 12:49 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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A 110 grain AB out of a 257 Wby is going about 3200-3300 fps. You have a premium bullet going much faster than most anything out there. It's not the bullets fault if animals are not dropping. But, I'd recommend the 110 AB as a good bonded bullet that will hold up well. If you want to switch and want more bullet fragmentation for more drop at the shot, go to a standard lead bullet that might open up more or fragment some. A 100-110 grain lead soft point will work fine for deer and pigs. I have loaded MANY of the Berger 115 grain VLD, and that is a lights out bullet. I can load some, if needed.

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#6435893 - 09/02/16 01:59 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
A 110 grain AB out of a 257 Wby is going about 3200-3300 fps. You have a premium bullet going much faster than most anything out there. It's not the bullets fault if animals are not dropping. But, I'd recommend the 110 AB as a good bonded bullet that will hold up well. If you want to switch and want more bullet fragmentation for more drop at the shot, go to a standard lead bullet that might open up more or fragment some. A 100-110 grain lead soft point will work fine for deer and pigs. I have loaded MANY of the Berger 115 grain VLD, and that is a lights out bullet. I can load some, if needed.



I think nosler has them listed at 3450 fpsfor the 110


I like the accubonds I'm just in a quandary
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#6435901 - 09/02/16 02:08 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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I prefer the 120 grain Nosler Partition in mine. 115 Berger VLDs shoot well and pack a wallop, too.

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#6436518 - 09/02/16 10:33 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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Several recent threads about this topic. I have killed a lot of game with the .257 Wby. My rifle likes the 100 gr pills the best. The spire points are like a grenade going off in the chest cavity at 3600 fps. The majority of game I've taken with this caliber run, but they're running dead. The vitals are complete jello, and I normally watch them drop within 20 yds. I've been shooting the 100 gr. TTSX to curb meat damage, and while they've worked flawlessly at killing game, the internal ballistics are les than extraordinary. I'll agree that if your rifle likes the Accubonds, stick with them. I'll also agree that if it's taking more than one shot to bring down anything short of a moose, you need to study your shot placement. This isn't meant to be a jab, but at the velocities a .257 Wby is traveling, any of the bullets you choose are going to be devastating, short of a monolithic at reasonable distance. And even those shouldn't take more than one if they're placed where they need to be.

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#6436525 - 09/02/16 10:43 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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Use the 90 grain sierra hollow point if you want bang flop. Run it to about 3600fps.

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#6437190 - 09/03/16 04:06 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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I've been saying it for years. I don't care if you shoot them with a .50BMG. Bullet placement is crucial. Any deer or pig, shot through the chest, with any caliber, is capable of running, at least a little distance.

High shoulder shot, neck/spine is the only guaranteed "lights out" shot.

Deer are a spring of nerves. They don't know that they're supposed to die when hit in the heart/lungs. They don't even know that they're shot. They just uncoil and run.

I once shot a year-and-half old, tiny Hill Country buck with a 7mm Rem Mag with hot hand loaded 150g Nosler Partitions. Took two rounds through the chest to anchor him. Then I've shot others with the diminutive .222 Rem and they "bang flopped" with one shot.

I've said before, when hunting S. Tx. brush the only choice is to break bone. I shoot straight through the shoulder, high shoulder or neck. Any of those will take out their wheels and keep them from escaping into heavy brush.

I like the Nosler 110g Accubonds in the quarter-bore Roy.


Edited by LandPirate (09/03/16 04:07 PM)
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#6437202 - 09/03/16 04:20 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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Try a 100 grain partition very fragile front core easily expands and rear core does what it needs too.
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#6437512 - 09/03/16 09:29 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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Been contemplating 257 weatherby and 25-06, any thoughts between the two for you 257 Roy shooters?

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#6437549 - 09/03/16 09:54 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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Split the difference and go 25-06 ai. Cheaper than the 257 and faster than a 25-06.

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#6437632 - 09/03/16 11:19 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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I know the AI rounds are impressive but I'm trying to shoot factory loaded ammo here so rounds that require hand loads aren't ideal.

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#6437886 - 09/04/16 10:51 AM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: txtrophy85]
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Grandpa Lee,
I've had both and taken many deer (among other critters) with both. Both possess plenty of umph to reach out and touch at moderate ranges to long ranges. .25-06 is more economical to shoot. Neither are heavy recoilers. Both are pretty accurate if you spend the time to find what ammo/weight they like.

Neither will do anything that a standard .270 won't do. Pick what you like and don't look back.

My .257 Roy doesn't like the lighter bullet weights. Consequently, I have to spend $90ish per box of ammo. But I like that rifle, so it's worth it. It's not a matter of need, but want.
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#6440328 - 09/06/16 10:12 AM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: LandPirate]
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Grandpa Lee,
I've had both and taken many deer (among other critters) with both. Both possess plenty of umph to reach out and touch at moderate ranges to long ranges. .25-06 is more economical to shoot. Neither are heavy recoilers. Both are pretty accurate if you spend the time to find what ammo/weight they like.

Neither will do anything that a standard .270 won't do. Pick what you like and don't look back.

My .257 Roy doesn't like the lighter bullet weights. Consequently, I have to spend $90ish per box of ammo. But I like that rifle, so it's worth it. It's not a matter of need, but want.


Im just a fan of the Weatherby Mark V rifles. I know the ammo is a lot more scarce and much pricier but it still appeals. I don't think Ill ever have a .270 in my stable as I already have a 300WM and I'm looking for something lighter and faster to shoot WT and smaller game with less recoil than the big magnum. Ive considered everything from 7mm08, 270, 25-06, 257Roy, 6.5CM, 26Nosler, and after eliminating rounds that overlap what I already own and kicking out those that are just too wildcat I find myself at a crossroads with the 25-06 and the 257 Roy. For as little as it'll be shot Im none too concerned about ammo availability or price, but it is nice to see nearly three times as many factory loaded options at the store for the 25-06.

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#6440333 - 09/06/16 10:15 AM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: LandPirate]
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
My .257 Roy doesn't like the lighter bullet weights. Consequently, I have to spend $90ish per box of ammo. But I like that rifle, so it's worth it.


You need to give me a call then!!! That's $4.50 a round! I'll be about $2.60 to $3 a round, even with a premium bullet, and loaded to match grade standards.

http://dallasreloads.com/product-category/257-weatherby/
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#6441303 - 09/06/16 09:35 PM Re: .257 wby bullet options [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Chad,

Good to know. I'll likely be calling you soon. Thanks.
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