What is the effective range of a 257 Weatherby Magnum?

What is the effective range of a 257 Weatherby Magnum?

257 delivers high shock and broad wounding on medium game weighing up to 80kg (180lb) out to ranges of 375 yards and in some cases, further.

What does a 257 Weatherby Mag compared to?

The . 257 Weatherby Magnum is one of the flattest shooting commercial cartridges. It is capable of firing a 115 gr (7.5 g) Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet at 3,400 ft/s (1,036 m/s) generating 2,952 ft⋅lbf (4,002 J) of energy which is comparable to factory loadings of the . 30-06 Springfield and the .

What is a 257 Weatherby good for?

Roy Weatherby’s personal favorite. Travels 3,870 fps (80 grain bullet), giving you the flattest trajectory of any 25 caliber rifle in the world. Suitable for long-range varmint shooting but ideal for big game hunting (depending upon bullet weight).

How hard does a 257 Weatherby kick?

The . 257 Weatherby Magnum with recoil of 15.1 foot-pounds of energy with a 120-grain bullet may intimidate smaller youth. However, I’ve seen those in their mid and late teens handle it very well. It is accurate and hits hard out to 400 yards or more.

How much does a 257 Weatherby kick?

257 Weatherby Magnum has recoil energy of 15.73 foot-pounds when a 100-grain projectile moving at 3,580 feet per second is fired through an eight-pound rifle. The Weatherby Vanguard with scope attached weighs about 8-3/4 pounds, so the math is pretty close. Felt recoil is less than most .

Is a 257 Weatherby good for deer?

257 Weatherby Magnum is A GOOD CHOICE for whitetail deer hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement.

Is a 257 Weatherby Mag good for elk?

I’ve only ever shot a 257 Wby at the range, but I have seen it used a ton on pronghorn and 1 elk. The load that my buddies all use is a 100 grain tsx and RL22. The one elk I saw killed with one (raghorn), died just like any other properly hit elk. Works great on pronghorns, no doubt about that.

How far will a 300 Weatherby shoot?

300 Weatherby lie in its ability to produce effective killing on a wide variety of game species and body weights, out to ranges well beyond 1100 yards (1km).

Is the 300 Weatherby a good rifle?

The . 300 Weatherby is way too powerful for an all-around rifle. However, hunters have used it as such, and it will do the job. The most beat-up sporting rifle I’ve ever seen was a .

How flat shooting is 257 Weatherby?

257 Weatherby Magnum cartridge, that’s easy: it’s a flat shooter. How flat, you ask? If you fire a 100-grain projectile from a . 257 Weatherby Magnum parallel to the ground, it will drop about 46 inches by the time it reaches 500 yards.

How much more powerful is a 257 Weatherby Magnum than a 25-06?

Compared to the 25-06 Remington, the 257 Weatherby Magnum pumps out roughly 600 f-p more energy at the muzzle and 150 to 200 fps more velocity. One of the reasons the 257 Wby. Mag. goes so fast is its allowed pressure, 65,000 psi.

What is the twist on a 257 Weatherby rifle?

Even Weatherby rifles are saddled with a 1-10” twist in 257 Weatherby Magnum. To fix this you’d have to mount an aftermarket, 1-9″ or 1-8″ or even 1-7.5″ twist barrel on your rifle. (There are some small bullet makers like Blackjack offering high B.C. 130-grain and 131-grain .257 bullets).

Which is better 257 Weatherby or Creedmoor?

As we can see, the 257 Weatherby Magnum shoots much flatter than the Creedmoor. Surprisingly, it hangs right with it in wind deflection. As for energy, the 6.5 Creedmoor carries 1,000 f-p to just beyond 700 yards. The 257 Wby. Mag. carries it past 750 yards. Clearly the 257 is the ballistically superior round to 800-yards.

What is the best Weatherby cartridge?

I have 2-257 Weatherby’s and a ULW 6.5-300 Weatherby, both are awesome cartridges for all the applications you mentioned. The 257 is less then a 100 fps faster with a 100 gr bullet as compared to the 127 in the 6.5-300, comparing the 2 is like comparing the 257 and 25-06.

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