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    New .257 Weatherby

    Guess I'm going to be able to get to the range Tuesday and try my new .257 Wby. I am going to take my chrono and see what It will do with some factory stuff that came with it before I load up some reloads. I'll have something to compare my stuff to. I need to see how I like the scope too. It came with a Leupold VXIII 3x10 50mm. It has the duplex reticle, which is not my favorite. Might have to send it back to Leupold to install a Leupold Dot, which is all I shoot. This is my first 50mm, as everything elso I shoot is a 40mm.

    I will also take my ML with me to try out the new Thor bullets I just got.
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    Good luck CC. Let us know how it turns out.

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    Hey on midway, there are some factory rounds on clearance. It is cheaper than buying just the brass! My pops just bought 5 boxes just for the brass. Anyways, I thought I would pass it along

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    Sounds like a nice rifle CC!
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    I also have a .257 Weatherby. Let me know how you like it and how it shoots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    Hey on midway, there are some factory rounds on clearance. It is cheaper than buying just the brass! My pops just bought 5 boxes just for the brass. Anyways, I thought I would pass it along
    It came with 3 boxes Wby factory and 12 boxes of once fired brass. Won't be needing ammo or brass soon. Dies, some powder & bullets too.
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    Just got back from the range. Shot the new Wby 257 mag and my 220 Ackley Imp Swift. Swift chronos a little over 4ooo fps. It is a custom I built a few years ago, did the stock work myself. Has a 6 x 20 Leupold on top. The Wby shot real good, chrono 3200 with factory 120 grs. The 3 shot group is from my 25-06, Ruger M77. Thats my antelope load.

    Now I need to work up some reloads for the Wby 257.

    The caption on the 3 shot group is labeled wrong, not from the Swift, is from my 25-06.
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    Very nice shooting rig!!

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    Am I seeing this wrong or is that a left handed stock with a right handed action?

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    Yes its a left handed stock with a rt handed 03 Springfield action. Back in the late 60's early 70's, thumbhole stocks were quite popular. I decided to build one as I did some stockmaking. I started making stocks because there was nothing on the market then (except possibly the Savage 110) for lefties except very expensive customs. I thought it would be great for hunting as it pointed very well. But there was one problem...it was awkward as hell to operate the safety...with your thumb. I kept the stock (it was a really nice piece of walnut) and after many years decided to use it for the Swift as I use it mainly for prairie dogs and varmints..its really heavy (about #12).

    Shoots great too!
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