I'm a reloader and somewhat put off that brass for the 257 is only available from Weatherby. Something else I have noticed about rifles chambered in .257 Weatherby Magnum is that they often shoot big-game bullets of various weights to virtually the same point of impact at various ranges. SOLD Caliber Info:.257 Wby. This results in a cartridge with a very flat trajectory, and all sorts of kinetic energy for its bore diameter. After researching it, I really like everything I have read about the .257. The .257 Weatherby Magnum is a .257 caliber (6.35 mm) belted bottlenecked cartridge. Doing so made Weatherby the first to offer premium-grade ammunition loaded with what is now often described as controlled-expansion bullets, and I am sure it is the primary reason hunters were able to use the .257 Magnum so successfully on such a variety of game around the world. regularly. 257 Weatherby Magnum Rifle Cartridge. Like all belted magnums introduced by Weatherby, the .257 Magnum has the familiar double-radius shoulder. Holders And Accessories. Mag. And though a big load when it goes off, recoil is almost nonexistent. The big cartridge is a bit much for hot-barrel prairie dog shooting, but for reaching across the Back Forty and surprising a distant woodchuck or coyote, the 87-grain loading at 3825 fps will get the job done with room to spare. Ending Thursday at 1:55PM PST 1d 13h. Aug 23, 2010 #7 H. highdrum Well-Known Member. Shooting from the bench, I observed very little difference in wind drift between the two bullets out to 300 yards. The.257 Weatherby Magnum is one of the flattest shooting commercial cartridges. Weatherby Mark V Backcountry Left Hand .257 Weatherby Magnum 26" Barrel 3 Rounds... Weatherby Mark V Backcountry Left Hand .257 Weathe... Our Low Price $2,281.47 QuickView Weatherby Mark V Accumark Pro .257 Wby Mag 26" Threaded Barrel Accubrake ST 3 Ro... Weatherby Mark V Accumark Pro .257 Wby Mag 26" Thr... Our Low Price $2,195.29 QuickView Weatherby Mark V Accumark Pro Left Hand .257 … All Shooting Times subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. Weatherby brand brass in 257 is easy to come by. is an all over bore cartridge for a large rifle with a 1:10 twist. The 257 Weatherby is a lightweight magnum round, and this means that you will not feel that much recoil when handling it. My great grandpa was a custom rifle builder and that was his go to gun. Anyone who has used the .257 Magnum in the field as much as I have can easily see why it was Roy Weatherby's favorite cartridge. Overall cartridge lengths for .257 Weatherby factory ammunition is usually close to the following: I have tried seating bullets out of cases a great deal farther than those lengths in order to reduce freetravel in the relatively long chamber throats of Weatherby rifles, but quite often accuracy proves to be worse than when I stick closer to the overall lengths of factory ammo. should hit your shoulder with about 21.7 f-p force at 13.2 fps velocity, about like a 270 Winchester. Abbreviated Name: 257 Wby Mag . .257 Weatherby ammo is known for its long range performance and is considered an accurate flat shooting rifle cartridge. The exception I mentioned earlier is the Nosler 120-grain Partition; my fastest handload averaged 3326 fps, which was almost exactly 100 fps slower than the factory load with the same bullet. For this reason, it is generally not possible to seat a bullet close to, or in contact with the lands (rifling). Six factory loadings of the .257 Magnum are offered by the Weatherby company, and all are excellent for their intended purposes. And the load with Norma MRP was not very far behind. Pointed bullets weighing 115 grains and up are also better choices than the 100-grain bullet when the wind is blowing rather briskly. I bought 4 and then I got 2 boxes of 110 accubonds I plan to hunt with. Shop online for top quality .257 Weatherby Magnum Centerfire … Written inquires can be mailed to: Weatherby, Inc. PO Box 6630 Sheridan, WY 82801 USA. Whats it like compared to a .243 or a .460 weatherby magnum? When a 100-grain bullet exits the muzzle at 3500 fps and is zeroed three inches high at 100 yards, it is about four inches above point of aim at 200 yards, a couple of inches high at 300 yards, and only about six inches low at 400 yards. Then we have the matter of bulletseating depth. Next, .257 handloads. The 257 Wby. Mag. It would be a fantastic pronghorn caliber out in Wyoming. Mag. The ideal rifle is one that shoots flat, hits hard, generates a level of recoil easily tolerated by most hunters, and is inherently accurate. Behind Tillard's ranch house is a nice benchrest and target butts out to 400 yards, and it was there that I checked the zero of my rifle before heading to the field. $82.00 . He bought the rifle because he had a western coyote shoot planned and cannot go. Hey guys wanted to pick yalls brain. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. Lloyd Smale Member. In fact, if I had to do it all from mice to moose with a single factory load in the .257 Weatherby Magnum, it would be the 120-grain Partition. Had the slow-burning powders being produced today been available back then, Weatherby would most likely have stuck with the full-length Holland & Holland case. Thanks . The Weatherby is best utilized on light to mid weight game weighing bet 20kg (44lb) and 150kg (330lb) as Roy Weatherby intended. Three are Weatherby Mark Vs, and two are Weatherby Vanguards. "257 Weatherby" For Sale. Regardless of whether the barrel measures 24 or 26 inches, I seldom fail to reach, or even exceed, 3500 fps with 100-grain bullets and 3300 fps with bullets weighing 115 to 120 grains, all loaded to acceptable chamber pressures. In theory, a 26-inch barrel will produce higher velocities than a 24-inch barrel when both are chambered for the same cartridge. And though a big load when it goes off, recoil is almost nonexistent. Initially due to the cartridge's high velocity the cartridge exhibits less bullet drop than most other cartridges. Weatherby’s ammo has long been good stuff, ... but the recoil level of the .240 would become unpleasant after a hundred rounds or so. Used 100 gr TTSX handloads to take this bear with Jeff Downing and truenorthoutfitters.net near Steen River, Alberta. Simply put, no big-game cartridge offered by the major manufacturers shoots flatter than the .257 Weatherby Magnum. Cartridge Type: RifleHeight: 2.549"Width: 0.531"Average FPS: 3408Average Energy: 2836Average Gr: 110Recoil: 1.76Power Rank: 3.75 of 20. Weatherby Synthetic Stock Black Recoil Pad (1939) $9.95. The .257 Weatherby Magnum cartridge is amazing in itself, and the rifles being produced in this chambering continue to amaze me with their accuracy when using factory ammo. How to Sight in a Scope - Step by Step Guide. Up until 1964 the barrels of Weatherby rifles in this caliber had a rifling twist rate of 1:12 inches, too slow to stabilize pointed bullets much heavier than 100 grains. There are times when actual chamber and bore dimensions of two barrels of the same caliber can vary enough to cause the shorter barrel to deliver velocities just as high and sometimes even higher than the longer barrel. Mag. Oct 25, 2020 #9 AckleymanII said: We shoot 26" barrels, zero to .050 freebores on our 257 Weatherby's, 100's at 3850 and 110g Accubond at 3600, Gentry muzzle breaks puts a lot of the blast down range with their forward facing ports. Win A FDE Barrett M107A1 .50 BMG Rifle w/ EOTech Vudu Scope ($15000 Value!) 175 Gr. Weatherby offers several factory loads for the.257 Mag. has more recoil and muzzle blast and burns more powder than the.25-06 Rem., but it shoots extremely flat and hits extremely hard. It will drive even the heaviest .25 caliber bullets—the 117- and 120-grain slugs—to a muzzle velocity of between 3,300 and 3,400 fps, depending on barrel length and manufacturer. Weatherby did this himself. The .300 Blackout is here to stay, and we take some time to look at new technology surrounding this cartridge. That's what made me look into the .257 Weatherby. That said, from an acquaintance, I got what I believe is a killer price on an un-fired, in the box, Weatherby Vanguard 257 Weatherby Magum. That said, from an acquaintance, I got what I believe is a killer price on an un-fired, in the box, Weatherby Vanguard 257 Weatherby Magum. I have to say Nioa are a pleasure to deal with too. How bad is it? bullet in the 257 is about the same as a 270 with 140's, assuming the same wt. Such was the case with the two Weatherby rifles in .257 Magnum I worked with for this report. The main reason I like the 6.5-300 over my 257's is the Mark V ULW, it's a lightweight fast handling rifle with almost no recoil with the Accubrake on it. The .257 WBY has a lot going for it without having to resort to hype. No worrying about how much to hold over or under--I could have simply plastered the crosshairs where I wanted the bullet to go, allowed for wind drift if needed, squeezed the trigger, and the bullet would have been there faster than I could have thought about it. Company Directory (307) 675-7800. Joined … We all like to dream about hunting the biggest game North America offers, but the fact is, for every moose, elk, or grizzly taken each year, hundreds of game animals ranging in size from caribou on down to southern whitetails and pronghorn antelope are brought to bag. The .257 WBY has a lot going for it without having to resort to hype. 2,441 Posts #21 • Aug 10, 2014. But since IMR-4350 was the slowest burning powder available, he chose to shorten it to slightly over 21/2 inches. It is one of the most popular Weatherby calibers, combining very high velocity, flat trajectory, and tolerable recoil. cartridges are built on a shortened H&H case while the .300 Wby. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: As with most Weatherby Magnum’s, there are a few points to keep in mind when loading this cartridge. The .257 Weatherby Magnum was designed by Roy Weatherby in 1944 and was first introduced into the market during 1948. cartridges; .30-378 Wby. … It is one of the most popular Weatherby calibers, combining very high velocity, flat trajectory, and tolerable recoil. For long shots on sheep, deer, antelope and African plains game, the .257 Wby. In the handloads I shot in a Vanguard for this project, I seated the Hornady 75-grain V-Max to an overall length of 3.20 inches, and all other bullets were seated to 3.25 inches. The 257 Weatherby is a lightweight magnum round, and this means that you will not feel that much recoil when handling it. 20 bids. Since Shooting Times has no control over your choice of components, guns, or actual loadings, neither Shooting Times nor the various firearms and components manufacturers assume any responsibility for the use of this data. The ballistic performance based off four grain type… Weatherby ammunition is loaded by the Swedish firm Norma, and it is always considerably faster than Weatherby cartridges loaded by American companies. Two other Weatherby cartridges, the .270 Magnum and 7mm Magnum, share that same case. But when I switched to 400 yards, I found the 115-grain bullet much easier to keep inside the vital area of the paper target. If I hunted nothing but pronghorn antelope and smallish whitetails and had to do it all with a single rifle chambered for one of the Weatherby cartridges, I might choose the .240 Magnum over the .257 Weatherby Magnum. Regardless of whether the bullet weighed 100, 115, or 120 grains, both rifles shot them so close together out to 300 yards I could have used them interchangeably during the same hunt. Click Here To Enter. Not long back I did some long-range testing of two Weatherby factory loads with the 100-grain Spirepoint and 115-grain Ballistic Tip bullets. According to my buddy Andrew Chamberlain, a serious engineering type who wrote the Cartridge Comparison Guide, the .257 Weatherby Magnum has recoil energy of 15.73 foot-pounds when a … 257 Weatherby Magnum Load Data; 6.5 Grendel Load Data; 6.5 Creedmoor Load Data; 6.5 X 55 Swedish Mauser Load Data; 260 Remington Load Data; 6.5mm-06 A-Square Load Data; 6.5-284 Norma Load Data; 6.5 Remington Magnum Load Data; 264 Winchester Magnum Load Data; 26 Nosler Load Data; 6.8 Remington SPC Load Data; 27 Nosler Load Data ; 270 Winchester Load Data; 270 Winchester Short … I could use 30-06 Lapua brass and neck-it-down to 25 caliber for a 25-06. Buy a 257 weatherby online. Nomosendero. Weatherby did this himself. Let's closely examine each of the three important characteristics I just mentioned. dont know about factory ammo as i havent used any in … or Buy It Now vintage weatherby zoom spotting scope sightmasters plus more rifle hunting WOW. I do have a 257 Weatherby Mark V though, a pc of work and a pleasure to shoot, woodchucks, coyotes & deer. Recoil of a rifle in .257 Weatherby Magnum is about the same as that of a rifle of the same weight in .270 Winchester. For many years, Weatherby rifles chambered for all calibers except the .240 Magnum had chambers with 3/4 inch of freebore, but it was shortened to 3/8 inch during the late 1960s. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: As with most Weatherby Magnum’s, there are a few points to keep in mind when loading this cartridge. Company Directory (307) 675-7800. $10.00 shipping. I hand load my 7mm-08 ammo with 120 gr. I have a lot of experience with .270s and as stated, tried and true. Weatherby brand brass in 257 is easy to come by. The heart of the newest Model 70 is, of course, its action. My subjective impression is that, with a well designed stock, recoil velocity above about 10 fps begins to feel like a sharp rap on the shoulder rather than an abrupt push. 20 bids. The.257 Wby. The parent case design is based off the .375 H&H Magnum by shortening the neck to fit the .257 inch (6.53mm) bullet. The same applies to other parts of the world as well. Apr 14, 2020 #1 R. Remington92 Junior Member. Weatherby Mark V Backcountry Left Hand .257 Weatherby Magnum 26" Barrel 3 Rounds... Weatherby Mark V Backcountry Left Hand .257 Weathe... Our Low Price $2,281.47 QuickView Weatherby Mark V Accumark Pro .257 Wby Mag 26" Threaded Barrel Accubrake ST 3 Ro... Weatherby Mark V Accumark Pro .257 Wby Mag 26" Thr... Our Low Price $2,195.29 QuickView Weatherby Mark V Accumark Pro Left Hand .257 … Anonyme. The chambers have “freebore”, meaning they have a longer throat. The.257 Magnum is one of the early Weatherby calibers, designed in 1944. Photo: Long, sleek bullets are pushed to top velocities by the .257 Weatherby Magnum, making it effective for everything from varmints to moose. 6 réponses. In addition to being an extremely accurate cartridge, the .257 Magnum is easy to shoot accurately due to it modest recoil. The Weatherby is best utilized on light to mid weight game weighing bet 20kg (44lb) and 150kg (330lb) as Roy Weatherby intended. Weatherby ~ Mark V ~ .257 Wby. Match bullet. Need Help Filtering. Created in 1915, the .250 Savage was the first commercial hunting cartridge to achieve a... Give a Gift   I have yet to work with a rifle in .223 Remington, .22 PPC, or .220 Swift that I could not coax into shooting decent groups. I have never shot a Wby rifle and would like to try one out before buying, but don't know anybody who owns one. However, due to lower ballistic coefficients of these bullets, velocity (and therefore energy) is shed more quickly. One must realize he was on a mission to convince all of the lethality of high-velocity bullets on game, but publicity seeking must be sorted out from the practical. The .257 Weatherby Magnum was designed by Roy Weatherby in 1944 and was first introduced into the market during 1948. However, it does have a purpose in the scheme of things. It kills like lightening. I realize such an incredibly flat trajectory totally contradicts the exterior ballistics charts, but that's what happened on that day. Accuracy was minute of angle (MOA) all the way out to that distance. 0 bids. Given a choice, I would choose a 26-inch barrel for this cartridge, but considering the velocity difference between the two, no hunter should feel handicapped if the barrel of his rifle measures two inches shorter. I believe in Weatherby rifle sales; the .257 Wby caliber ranks as number one, just edging out the .300 Wby. Ending Thursday at 1:55PM PST 1d 13h. *Casing image above is an artist rendering and not a real photo of .257 Weatherby Magnum Ballistics cartridge. The .257 Weatherby Magnum is a centerfire rifle cartridge. When developing handloads for various rifles in .257 Magnum I have never found it difficult to duplicate the velocity of Weatherby factory ammunition. Both are better for larger game. BigN, Dec 4, 2012 #24. or Buy It Now vintage weatherby zoom spotting scope sightmasters plus more rifle hunting WOW. The bear squared out at 7'5". The Weatherby Vanguard is one heck of a rifle for the money and chambered for the .257 Weatherby Magnum only makes it better. The grain used affects every aspect of these rounds, including the kick felt. Handloading the .257 Weatherby is rather straightforward with no pitfalls I am aware of. © Copyright GunData.org 2015  |  Koenig Media, LLC   |   Links   |   Sitemap   |   Advertise. Grips And Recoil Pads. The chambers have “freebore”, meaning they have a longer throat. Ca or when I go to gun one exception, the.257 Magnum. Is blowing rather briskly an incredibly flat trajectory, and they were enormous fans very flat trajectory, it. 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