This one went down to a 130g spitzer at 200, went 30 yds before he realized he was dead. More specifically, when a 100-grain bullet exits the barrel of a nine-pound rifle in .257 Weatherby at 3500 fps, one’s shoulder is caressed with 13.5 ft-lbs of recoil. Gold $$ Contributor. 257 Weatherby has more case capacity but will not be quite as friendly as a high volume shooter. Just because it is a big magnum doesn't mean it hits harder. Violate this principle by, for example, chambering a lightweight, short action rifle for a powerful Magnum cartridge like the .300 WSM and the result will be a dramatic increase in kick. The cartridge is short enough to function in standard-length long actions with a brass length of 2.549" or 64.74mm and an overall length of about 3.295". We see at least 1 sometimes as many as 5 under 1000yrds at a day over that distance 10 -15. Believe me, that bullet will equal the performance of any 160 or 175gn 7mm bullet I've ever tried. Mag., 270 Wby. The .257 Wby. Greater propellant capacity equals more speed, thus the 6.5-300's 127-grain Barnes LRX (.485 BC) bullet screams from the muzzle at over 3,500 fps. The brass for the WSM will be cheaper than the Weatherby and more plentiful. There has been some speculation that Roy Weatherby … At 3480 FPS. Joined: Dec 22, 2002 Messages: 46,823 Location: Terlingua, TX; Thomasville,GA. The .257 Weatherby Magnum is a .257 caliber (6.35 mm) belted bottlenecked cartridge. The .257 and .270 Weatherbys are based on shortened .300 H&H Magnum cases, and the 6.5-300 is based on the full-sized .300 Weatherby Magnum. The .270 Weatherby Magnum was the first belted magnum based on the .300 H&H Magnum to be developed by Roy Weatherby in 1943. The .257 caliber is the new cool thing. Mag.) Both are great cartridges, I own both, can't imagine not having either one. Left to right, .257, .270, .7mm and .300 Weatherby Magnums. was introduced in 1944, and within Roy's stable of hard-hitting, flat-shooting magnums, the .257 was his fair-haired favorite, which says a lot. sirgilligan, Dec 2, 2012 #7. cartridges, the 6.5-300 uses the full-length (2.825 inches) .300 Wby. It has the characteristic double-radius shoulders and is necked down to accommodate the .277 in bullets. He likes the idea that he can use his inventory of bullets for his new .257 … … Also the 25 SST wildcat cartridge and the whole PRC shooting popularity. bullets. I have read that the .257 Wby recoil is similar to the .270 Winchester. Gunpowder Charge Weight Velocity m/s Velocity fps; Norma MRP: Max 75.1 Min 71.0: 1146 1018: 3760 3340 Personally I'd roll 6.5 SAUM or 26 Nolser. Pro's: Shoots a bit faster. Find Members Posts. Capable of driving an 80-grain bullet at 3,900 fps and a 100-grain bullet upwards of 3,600 fps, the Weatherby far outpaced the .257 Roberts, its main quarter-bore competition at the time. The Weatherby is best utilized on light to mid weight game weighing bet 20kg (44lb) and 150kg (330lb) as Roy Weatherby intended. Just because it can be done does not mean it makes sense, despite what you might read in advertising copy. Taking a closer look at the cartridge, we see that unlike the .257 and .270 Weatherby Mag. Used 100 gr TTSX handloads to take this bear with Jeff Downing and truenorthoutfitters.net near Steen River, Alberta. 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. .270 Weatherby Mag. "Weatherby Vanguard 270" For Sale. of a load for elk and moose in the .270 Weatherby would be Barnes 150gn MRX BT over a stiff charge of AR2213SC. Arizona. I've been thinking of getting a 270 Weatherby for all-around hunting in North America and maybe Plains Game in Africa. If my 257 wby barrel ever eats it, I'll turn it into a 6.5 wby just due to all the 257wby brass I already have and the fact I also have a 6.5 creedmoor. on some of the larger game hunts and I'd load 150 or 160 gr. I would like to have a .257 Weatherby Magnum just because it is what it is. COMPARE RESET. Haha. What's the real-world difference between a 270 win. Mag. This would complement my 300 Win mag. was looking to buy a weatherby in either the 257 or 270 cal. AckleymanII. Tim – June 29, 2016. retail for $43 per 20 rounds, though I’ve seen them on midwayusa.com for $38. Posts: 9,159. It is one of the original standard length magnums developed by shortening the .375 H&H Magnum case to approx. The Weatherby Vanguard is one heck of a rifle for the money and chambered for the .257 Weatherby Magnum only makes it better. The Weatherby is ahead of the Remington by about 12 percent in velocity, in energy about 25 percent. The .257 Wby towers over all of the other .25 calibre cartridges factory and wildcat and uses larger powder charges to outperform them all by a wide margin. [Re: Cruiser1] #7540128 03/12/13: Joined: Mar 2006. Members Profile. 180kg (400lb) is a safe upper limit. Recoil of a rifle in .257 Weatherby Magnum is about the same as that of a rifle of the same weight in .270 Winchester. The middle would be 6.5 SAUM 6.5 wby 6.5 WSM The 26 nosler is a 257wby on juice. At 3320 FPS out of the mussel and 257 Weatherby with 100 grn. The .257 Weatherby Magnum was designed by Roy Weatherby in 1944 and was first introduced into the market during 1948. Art Eatman Moderator Emeritus. The "1/4 calibers" work well on many big game animals. The parent case design is based off the .375 H&H Magnum by shortening the neck to fit the .257 inch (6.53mm) bullet. Mag., .257 Wby. case, making the 6.5-300 0.276 inch longer than either the .257 or .270. Not saying it's the best cal for bears but a .270 in a mag will help out in this situation more so than a 6.5 x284 6.5 Gibbs or 257 Weatherby. I added a Mark V in .270 Wby Mag this year; sure like the idea of being able to hold dead on past 300yds with a 130G projectile. I've loaded the '06 with 00 Buck as a squirrel load, with 5 grains of pistol powder. 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. Barrel length is 26” for magnum chamberings & 24” for non-magnum and 240 Wby Mag . The bear squared out at 7'5". Good luck and let us know what you choose. firstcoueswas80. and .300 Wby. A friend has the hots for a .257 Wby mag Vanguard for mule deer and antelope hunting, but wonders about the recoil. The .257 Weatherby is a standard length magnum based on a shortened and blown out .300 H&H case, as are the .264 Winchester Magnum and .270 Weatherby Magnum. Typically, all three are provided with a 1:10″ twist rate, which limits the bullet weight to 150 grains. 80-grain bullets for near 4,000 ft/sec zappers for jackrabbits. The 6.5 PRC is pretty much a rebirth of the 6.5x284 which also another great cartridge. Mag. 1; 2; 3 > » (0) Weatherby MARS65CMR4O Mark V Accumark RC Bolt 6.5 CRD 24 4+1 St $ 1,635.00 (0) WBY VANGUARD 300WBY 26 RANGE CERT Green Black MATTE $ 875.00 (0) WBY VANGUARD DLX 300WBY 26 AA WALNUT GLOSS BLUE $ 941.00 (1) WBY VANGUARD 257WBY 26 WILDERNESS Black Gray WEB $ 750.00 (0) Weatherby … and a 270 Weatherby Magnum both with 24" barrels? Re: 25-06 vs 257 Weatherby Mag depending on the impact velocity it may have "hit harder than a 338" there are many variables that need to act simultaneously. The .257 lets you shoot heavier bullets faster, although at a higher price if you buy factory cartridges instead of hand loading. In fact, there is very little difference in capacity between the .257, .270 and 7mm Weatherby cases and the .264 Winchester and 7mm Remington Magnum cases. In the right setup (trued action, 26-28" barrel, right load) the WSM will perform very similar to the 7mmRM. Last edited by Cruiser1; 03/12/13. My friend shoots a 25-06 now. Send Private Message. Fast-forward to the present day, and you’ll find me at that same range on that same bench. I have 2-257 Weatherby's and a ULW 6.5-300 Weatherby, both are awesome cartridges for all the applications you mentioned. 2.5 in (64 mm). The .257 Weatherby is certainly not overpowered and has relatively mild recoil for a magnum cartridge. Like the .270 Weatherby Magnum—released 60 years prior to the .270 WSM—it betters the velocity of the .270 Winchester, but I’m not certain that the increased velocity is necessarily required. 11 reviews for Vanguard® Lazerguard™ Rated 5 out of 5. So basically it all boils down to whether you want a long action or a short action rifle, and if you are willing to pay a bit more for ammo from Weatherby. Con's: Slightly more recoil, long action, expensive ammo . Mark V® Magnum: Mark V® Standard: Vanguard® Locking Lugs: 9 Lugs: 6 Lugs: 2 Lugs: Bolt Lift: 54 Degrees: 54 Degrees: 90 Degrees: Bolt Release: Pull Trigger: Pull Trigger: Side Release: Magazine Capacity: 2+1 in .378 & up; 3+1 in .257 through .375 H&H: 3+1; 4+1 in Select Cartridges The ballistic performance based off four grain types for velocity is 3,825 ft/s (87 gr), 3,602 ft/s (100 gr), 3,400 ft/s (117 gr) and 3,305 ft/s (120 gr). With a 300-yard zero, the difference in favor of the Weatherby is around 3 inches when it comes to bullet drop. 264 Winchester-Mag Vs 257 Weatherby- Mag 06-14-2017, 08:57 AM From what i see the 257Wby is about 125fps faster, but the 264(6.5) Win had a greater choice of bullet weights. But we are not going below .270 cal. Need Help Filtering . Like other standard length magnum cartridges, it is designed to work in .30-06 length actions. Work up from 64gn toward 67gn which gives 3105 fps. The .257 Weatherby Magnum shares the same cartridge case as both the .270 and 7mm Weatherby Magnums. Re: 257 vs 270 wby? Link to post Share on other … In fact, the loads (available in .240 Wby. If you rebarrel, doing the 1 in 8" twist to shoot the Blackjack's would put it ahead in trajectory and energy dump. I would say that the 270 WBY as with the other medium bore Weatherby's (257, 270 and 7mm) built on the same case are great long range shooters and if used at closer range, then a stouter bullet should be used to avoid fragmentation of the bullet. Neither caliber have as much of a bullet selection as the 7mm or .30 cal, but Berger and Nosler (AccuBond) make good bullets for both the .257 and .277. In my opinion, one of the drawbacks of all three of the .270s is their twist rate. The 131 Blackjack Ace bullet is a key reason. The 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum is flanked by the .257 Weatherby Magnum (left) and the .270 Weatherby Magnum (right). The .257 Weatherby is a very fine long range rifle, however In gusty conditions, as with any rifle I would be very cautious making a shot over 200yds unless you are dead down wind. 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