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Rifles / Re: Thinking of a new Weatherby....
« Last post by danno50 on Today at 05:57:03 PM »
Welcome to the Nation BennyJC. The 257 Weatherby is a great caliber in any model you might choose, however the Accumark may be a bit heavy for long days of still hunting, and, off hand shooting could be a bit of a challenge. The Mark V Backcountry is lightweight and comes with a #2 contour and some great features including the Accubrake ST to help absorb the recoil of a light rifle and a straight stock design. Get a lightweight scope and you're in business. I personally have not handled, or shot the Backcountry to be able to opine on the stock for a general purpose hunting rifle, but we have some members that may be able to help you with that. Good luck. (BTW, if the right person wins the election in November, ammunition will again flourish within about a year and a half or so ;)
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Rifles / Re: Custom shop blueprint or not...
« Last post by .257 on Today at 04:30:52 PM »
Not sure how soon you need to buy a rifle. But if your not in a hurry l would wait a few months. I think Weatherby is testing a new cartridge. Would not be surprised if it's not a 28 caliber
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Winter
« Last post by Grouchy on Today at 02:20:22 PM »
Sam the Sham's favorite is here now! The "Wooly Bully" caterpiler! Hope you got your long johns in order!
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Rifles / Re: Custom shop blueprint or not...
« Last post by BjornF16 on Today at 02:14:30 PM »
Reading more about the 6.5 RPM, it sounds like it is pretty much same performance as 6.5 PRC and 6.5-06.

Got me leaning towards 280 AI again.

How are Weatherby rifles in 280?

Should I be looking at a different cartridge for whitetail thru elk?
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .257
« Last post by Grouchy on Today at 01:48:50 PM »
As much as I like the .257 Weatherby Mag, it wouldn't be my first choice for elk-sized critters and larger.  If I didn't have any other choice, I'm sure the .257 Weatherby Mag would indeed kill an elk...I just like a little more bullet. 

I think it is absolutely perfect for antelope and deer-sized game, however.
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Rifles / Re: Custom shop blueprint or not...
« Last post by bluemts on Today at 01:38:27 PM »
When i ordered my new .257 Accumark this year i paid for the blueprint. i figured since i ordered custom finish, trigger, etc., i might as well go all out. worth it, probably not but i dont order custom rifles, ever.
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I recently sold my 340 and am offering for sale the dies and brass since the buyer was not a reloader. I have a set of RCBS FL dies, 50 rounds of new Norma brass, 30 rounds new Nosler brass and 20 rounds once fired Nosler brass. $125.00 for all shipped lower 48.
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Rifles / Re: Thinking of a new Weatherby....
« Last post by Grouchy on Today at 12:56:28 PM »
Welcome to the nation! Hope you can find ammo for it!
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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .257
« Last post by wyominghunter on Today at 12:16:18 PM »
As much as I like the .257 Weatherby Mag, it wouldn't be my first choice for elk-sized critters and larger.  If I didn't have any other choice, I'm sure the .257 Weatherby Mag would indeed kill an elk...I just like a little more bullet. 

I think it is absolutely perfect for antelope and deer-sized game, however.
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