What are the ballistics on a 257 Weatherby Magnum?

What are the ballistics on a 257 Weatherby Magnum?

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 . 264″ bullets).

What is the effective range of a 257 Weatherby Magnum?

Using 100 grain bullets, the . 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. With 120 grain bullets, the .

What is a 257 Weatherby Mag good for?

257 Weatherby range in weight from 75-120 grains, with the most popular for big game hunting weighing 100-120 grains. It is a hunting cartridge and has not been, for the most part, adapted into any target shooting discipline. The cartridge really shines when and where shooting at game over long distances is required.

Can a 257 Weatherby kill a moose?

257 Weatherby Magnum is UNDERKILL for moose hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement. 257 Weatherby Magnum round is approximately 2840 foot-pounds.

Is a 257 Weatherby good for elk?

Is 257 Weatherby Good for Elk Hunting? Yes, the 257 Weatherby can take down an elk. However, this is only if you use the right bullet, and your shot placement is on target. The ballistic reports of this cartridge might say otherwise, however taking down an animal depends on a lot more than just the ballistic reports.

How accurate is 257 Weatherby?

In my experience, recent Weatherby rifles are extremely accurate. My own . 257 Weatherby Vanguard Sporter (made before the Sub-MOA came out) will put three shots into 1/2 MOA at any range out to 400 yards.

How bad does a 257 Weatherby kick?

257 Weatherby is a true speed demon. An 85-grain bullet will move at over 3,800 feet per second, while a 100-grain projectile cooks along at just under 3,600 feet per second.

Is a 257 Weatherby Mag good for elk?

Yes, the 257 Weatherby can take down an elk. However, this is only if you use the right bullet, and your shot placement is on target. I believe that there is a large number of hunters that can testify the efficiency of these magnum rounds on elk hunters.

What can a 257 Weatherby kill?

257 Weatherby are essentially up to the shooter. Roy Weatherby used this cartridge to kill a rhinoceros—though I would highly advise against such utter foolishness—but I feel that elk and perhaps moose represent a better top end of game animals, again, when mated with premium bullets.

What’s the performance of a 100 grain ballistic tip?

The lighter 100 grain Ballistic Tip (without Lubalox coating) is advertised at 3210fps, giving a realistic 3140fps in 22” barrels. This load is excellent for lighter medium game out to moderate ranges as well as clean killing at longer ranges although performance would be better if the velocity could be lifted to above 3200fps in 22” barrels.

What’s the best range for a.257 Weatherby Magnum?

The .257 is the ideal vessel for driving the 115 grain Ballistic Tip and 117 grain SST out to longer ranges with devastating results. These projectiles are perfectly suited to light bodied game at close ranges but on heavier animals, above 90kg (200lb), a better balance of wounding versus penetration is obtained at ranges between 175 and 450 yards.

What is the performance of the 257 Roberts?

Performance. The .257 Roberts is a low recoiling, mild powered cartridge. In a short action, it has the potential for a suitable youth rifle but without care towards optimizing hand loads, can lack the power with many 117 to 120 grain loads to be of any great advantage over the more common .243.

Is the 115grain Ballistic Silvertip suitable for deer?

The 115grain Ballistic Silvertip (BST) at 3060 fps is designed specifically for light to medium sized deer species. Internal wounding is very spectacular at close to moderate ranges and vivid at longer ranges of around 300 yards.