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Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.

Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« on: November 21, 2016, 05:14:46 PM »
Merkel K3 in 257 weatherby magnum,  shot at 150 yards. 100 grain Spitzer factory ammo.
10 points, 21 inch spread......hit it a bit to far back (stomach), still went down at the shot !! I must say the 257 is a very impressive cartridge . My second deer with this cartridge, should have been using it years ago.

Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 05:21:40 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 05:24:40 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 05:51:27 PM »
Wow! Beautiful rifle and what a buck! Congratulations! I love the 257 Roy.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 05:55:06 PM »
Really nice buck WW, Congrats. Now you need to get a real Weatherby Rifle, in a Weatherby caliber. Another 257 maybe? Gotta love that 257.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 06:29:18 PM »
Look at my profile pic, I've got one, a mk5 ultralight weight in 257.....bought the merkel because I wanted something even lighter,  it only weights in at about 5 and half pounds and thats scoped and loaded..... I like the way you think danno50 !

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 07:03:39 PM »
Nice buck WV, it should be against the law to use a 257 Weatherby to shoot deer. The poor things don't stand a chance!!! My 6 year old grandson will be given my S1 257 Bee for his 12th birthday, I don't want him to suffer like I did hunting for 45 years without a 257!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 07:31:19 PM »
I could not agree with you more blackbear3 , for 30 years I put off buying a 257 weatherby and for 30 years most of the deer I shot ran some distance before dying ....I just got tired dragging the dang things up hill and through the brush. There must be something to this ultra high velocity hydraulic shock theory......everyone I know who uses  a 257 weatherby, almost always report a instant kill. It's the only caliber I've ever used that you actually see the deer going down though the scope as the shot breaks.

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 07:46:35 PM »
Congrats .The 257 Wby is a great caliber isn't it.That looks like great deer haulin machine behind you. ;D
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 08:58:37 PM »
I noticed the rifle in your profile pic after posting and was going to ask what cal it was... puzzle solved!
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 07:51:29 AM »
Congratulations!
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 04:35:40 PM »
Congrads on the buck. I have only shot 3 animals so far with the .257, just got it last year. So far its like lighting, by the time you hear the thunder its all over....
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Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2016, 03:39:03 PM »
WOW, I'm still drooling over your rifle.  OK, nice buck too.   ;D ;D ;D  Now, please post pictures of that beauty, and I don't mean of your big dear, the Merkel rifle.  I am a sucker for single shot rifles.  Currently own three Ruger No 1, which is my other passion besides Weatherbys.  8)

Re: Opening day WV deer season and a 257 weatherby.
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2016, 05:28:17 PM »
OK, per your request,  my 2016 deer hunting kit....enjoy.....I also have a couple ruger #1's...
Someday I hope to own a farquharson or a Martini Hagan .... love the single shots !!

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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2016, 05:31:01 PM »
Close up of the k3