The .25-06 has a decent balance of case capacity of bore diameter, and runs very well in a 24-inch barrel. In an 8-pound rifle, the 257 Wby. For comparison, the 30-06 pushing a 165-grain bullet 3,000 fps generates 26 f-p at 14.5 fps. Regardless, the belted brass case held 84-grains of water and was stuffed with roughly 64 grains of powder. A 100-grain bullet moving 3,600 fps? numbers. This means we’ll zero so no bullet crests higher than 4 inches above point-of-aim. The parent case design is based off the .375 H&H Magnum by shortening the neck to fit the .257 inch (6.53mm) bullet. I held dead on and that’s just what the buck became. And often in dramatic fashion, as the following ballistic data suggest. Most .257” bullets top out at 120-grains, and at that weight even the really sleek, long boat-tail versions have a hard time breaking .450 B.C. There was the 25-20 Single Shot, 25-20 Marlin, 25-20 Winchester (still around! (There are some small bullet makers like Blackjack offering high B.C. Clearly the 257 is the ballistically superior round to 800-yards. About eight years ago a Merkel single-shot in 257 Wby. A bit more slender than the .30-06,the .240 Magnum shares the same case-head size, and length - 63.5mm (2.500”), but headspaces on the belt in charactaristic Weatherby fashion and features the traditional Weatherby double radiused shoulder. Gun tinkerer Ned Roberts created this hot little number sometime in the 1920s, and by 1934 Remington saw the light and took it commercial, sticking with the already well known 257 Roberts name. The .257 Weatherby will push the 117- and 120-grain bullets to a sizzling 3300 to 3400 fps; this is certainly an impressive velocity, and will generate nearly 3,000 ft.-lbs. To fix this you’d have to mount an aftermarket, 1-9" or 1-8" or even 1-7.5" twist barrel on your rifle. 257 Wby Magnum 110 gr ELD-X ® Precision Hunter ® Item #81364 | 20/Box . Oh yeah. It’s often said but seldom appreciated that … Individual handloaders may claim higher MVs than these, but I can’t and won’t sanctify what could be dangerously high pressures in some readers’ personal handloads. Probably not until the first of next year though. You pay the price, however, in ammo costs and recoil. The 25-06 is limited to 63,000 psi, the 6.5 Creedmoor 62,000 psi. The ballistic performance based off four grain type… This was the first commercial cartridge to hit the 3,000 fps mark. That’s when he shocked the shooting world with his belted 257 Weatherby Magnum. Just as the Savage and Roberts cartridges began life as wildcats—and they are both solid designs—the .25-06 Remington and .257 Weatherby Magnum are the brainchild of those experimental riflemen who felt the need to find the fastest .25 caliber cartridge they could. Anyone who wishes to hunt with a high performance 6mm (.243”) caliber cartridge has only a few options. The firmly established, highly popular .243 Winchester is widely used for hunting both small to medium sized Class 2 game and varmints, and the .240 Weatherby Magnum is there for anyone who wants as much sound and fury as can be packed into a 6mm package. Because most old, 25-caliber rifles have twist rates of 1-14”, 1-12”, or 1-10” at best. But things didn’t really start to sizzle until Charles Newton created the 250-3000 Savage for the Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle. I’m not sure how long it would need to be in order to burn the entire powder column inside the barrel, but it would certainly be unwieldy at the very least. FREE Shipping. of energy. I can’t remember it ever missing, but if it did, it wasn’t the rifle’s fault. The results are bullets as long as a 1-10” twist barrel can stabilize. Mag. Looking at the pair, which makes the better choice? A post-war American shooting public hot for everything fast and powerful (the rocket, jet plane, and atomic bomb had just been invented) lusted for the 257 Weatherby Magnum. The highest B.C. It’s obvious now how popular the .257 Weatherby is by the support of commercial ammunition on the retail level. 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. I’ve included a typical 30-06 deer load for comparison. But there’s a catch and it’s abbreviated B.C. 03. Niedner introduced rifles for his 25 Niedner, the 30-06 case necked down to hold a .257” bullet. Weatherby sells it, of course, and so does Hornady, Nosler, Choice Ammunition, Double Tap, and HSM. If it was so fast and alluring, why didn’t it become more popular? The 257 Weatherby Magnum may be the most overlooked, under-appreciated, mild recoiling, flat-shooting, hard-hitting centerfire rifle cartridges you’ve never fired. With today’s slow burning powders in rifles with 26” barrels, handloaders can safely hit 3,576 fps (Nosler Reloading Guide 8) with 100-grain bullets, 3,480 fps with 115-grainers, and 3,400 fps with 120-grain projectiles. Talk about testing the market before taking the leap! This means we’ll zero so no bullet crests higher than 4 inches above point-of-aim. Most orders ship within 24 hours (excludes firearms). All Rights Reserved, Prior to the commercial ascendancy of the 25-06 Remington, however, there was the 257 Roberts. Ballistic Table . BUY NOW Factory Ammunition Weatherby currently list five loadings for the .257 featuring Hornady, Nosler and Barnes projectiles. Many 140-grain 6.5mm bullets (.264”) are exceeding .600 B.C. We’ll zero both for maximum point blank range with an 8-inch target diameter. Looking for previous installments of our "Head to Head" series? We’re sticking with published data. Get it as soon as Wed, Dec 30. It’s a belted magnum, but the belt is nothing more than a carryover from the H&H design—where it was used for headspacing those slope-shouldered cartridges—and has nothing to do with strength whatsoever. dual purpose varmint/deer cartridge of choice across the land. by Gary Zinn. The .257 Weatherby Magnum is a .257 caliber (6.35 mm) belted bottlenecked cartridge. 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. in .257, most bullet makers stick with the best form factors they can put in 115- to 117-grain bullets. This isn’t all bad, however, because the lighter bullets shoot faster and thus flatter than the 120s. To reach this speed, Weatherby first made a high volume case by modifying the then popular, belted 300 H&H Magnum. Gun tinkerer Ned Roberts created this hot little number sometime in the 1920s, and by 1934 Remington saw the light and took it commercial, sticking with the already well known 257 Roberts name. Velocities are taken from reloading manuals. I feel that both of the cartridges fall into the ‘fast’ category, for the .25-caliber cartridges. RCBS Scales Chargemaster Lite 120/240 Vac-US/Intl. Mag. Choose the lowest price from our multiple warehouses. This finally became the 25-06 Remington in 1969. (G-7 B.C. Therefore the higher impact velocity of the .257 Weatherby Magnum will—and in most instances apparently does—switch off a deer’s nervous system. Great care has been given by Hornady engineers to develop superior, match­-accurate hunting loads that allow the ELD­-X ® bullet to achieve its maximum ballistic potential. I haven’t used the 257 Wby. It will drive a 100 grain bullet about 150 fps faster than the 6mm Remington or .243 WSSM from a 26" barrel, less from a 24" barrel. $18.03 $ 18. The .240 Weatherby Magnum is the fastest 6mm on the commercial market, exceeding the muzzle velocity of the .243 Win. Still, it surprises many to learn that Roy Weatherby contributed to the excitement clear back in 1945. It has the same shoulder angle—17-degrees, 30-minutes—as its father, and will drive the 120-grain bullets just shy of 3000 fps. To put this in perspective, 1945 was the year WWII ended. 270 Weatherby Magnum Developed 1943 / Produced 1945 Was one of the first Weatherby Magnums offered to customers. Until the 243 Winchester and 244 Remington appeared in 1955, the 257 Roberts was the dual purpose varmint/deer cartridge of choice across the land. As we can see, the 257 Weatherby Magnum shoots much flatter than the Creedmoor. Mag. ), 25-21 Stevens, 25-25 Stevens, 25-36 Marlin, 25 Remington and 25-35 Winchester (also still kicking.) The .240 Weatherby Magnum was developed in 1968 by Roy Weatherby.In the development of his own .240in/6 mm cartridge, Weatherby was significantly influenced by both the success and the limitations of the .244 H&H Magnum cartridge devised in England by his friend and colleague David Lloyd.It was the last cartridge to be designed by Roy Weatherby. Why not make longer, sleeker, higher B.C. One of the reasons the 257 Wby. by 300 fps. The ballistic performance based off 5 grain types is 3,817 ft/s (60 gr), 3,555 ft/s (75 gr), 3,514 ft/s (80 gr), 3,394 ft/s (90 gr), 3,202 ft/s (100 gr). A showing of the more popular .25 caliber ammunition includes (left to right) the .250 Savage, .257 Roberts, .25/06 Remington and the three factory offerings for the .257 Weatherby to include the 87, 100 and 117-grain bullets. But there’s a catch and it’s abbreviated B.C. We’re sticking with published data. When it drops 4 inches below point of aim, it has reached maximum point blank range for a pronghorn-sized target. high B.C. The .257 Wby. 4.9 out of 5 stars 12. Neidner released a very similar cartridge—the .25 Neidner—in 1920; both were (obviously) sound designs, giving unprecedented velocities for their time, considering the limits of the smokeless powders of the day. Find .257 Weatherby Magnum bolt-action rifles from a variety of manufacturers. Invented by Roy Weatherby in 1944, it was his favorite cartridge as well. Snoop around and you might find more. Caliber/Gauge: 240 Weatherby Magnum COMPARE RESET Best Selling Most Viewed Most Relevant Price Low To High Price High To Low Product Name (A-Z) Product Name (Z-A) Rating High to Low Rating Low to High Model Number (A-Z) Model Number (Z-A) extensively, but in 1999 it did the heavy lifting on a Coue’s deer hunt in Sonora. I've always been biased towards Weatherby simply because I have just always been attracted to them. Mag. numbers are a more accurate predictor of performance with the extremely sleek, long, boat-tail bullets, but most shooters are more familiar with G1 B.C. Back in the first third of the 20th Century 25-calibers were quite popular. Friday, July 20, 2018. The fact remains that .257 Weatherby ammo options are quite limited when compared to the .30-06 and that you can buy .30-06 ammo at a fraction of what you will pay for the cheapest .257 Weatherby ammo. Surprisingly, it hangs right with it in wind deflection. is a great choice for deer, pronghorn and similar-sized game. You could only buy it in a Weatherby rifle, not a Winchester, Remington, or Savage. It makes an excellent deer/antelope cartridge, and can easily do double-duty on coyotes and foxes with the 87- and 100-grain bullets. Suddenly this Weatherby pops up, belting the same bullet an additional 600 fps. by Philip Massaro - at 6.5 Creedmoor velocities. Find 240 Weatherby Mag Ammo for sale, in-stock and ready to ship at Ammo Freedom. goes so fast is its allowed pressure, 65,000 psi. The year was 1915. magnums. The .257 Weatherby is a good alternative to the hard-thumping .30-cal. Copyright Ron Spomer Outdoors © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) The deer family; whitetail, blacktail and mule deer, are easily switched off in that their nervous systems are highly susceptible to shock, unlike elk, moose and caribou. .257” bullets? I was recently on a hunt in Texas, with a couple other prominent gun writers—I bet you can just imagine how deep those cartridge conversations ran—when both proclaimed, “Whatever I point my Two-Fifty-Seven at falls out of the scope!”. Why not make longer, sleeker, higher B.C. .257 bullet I could dig up for 1-10" twist barrels is the 115-grain Berger VLD Hunting with a claimed G-1 B.C. We'll stick with those so we don't confuse readers.). (There are some small bullet makers like Blackjack offering. vs. .300 WSM• .223 Remington vs. .22-250 Remington, E-mail your comments/questions about this site to: EmediaHunter@nrahq.org, For questions/comments about American Hunter magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org, You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Hunter, visit nramediakit.com for more information. I have 2-257 Weatherby's and a ULW 6.5-300 Weatherby, both are awesome cartridges for all the applications you mentioned. To maximize B.C. Does that stop the .257 Weatherby from being a good hunting cartridge? A wide non-typical with palmated main beams, it green scored 121 Non Typical B&C. The .240 Weatherby is the highest velocity commercially produced 6mm cartridge. Company Directory (307) 675-7800. Factory Ammunition The .240 remains the fastest 6mm on the market and Weatherby offer the 87 grain Hornady conventional soft point bullet at 3523fps, the 85 grain Barnes TSX at 3500 fps, the 95 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip at 3420fps, the 100 grain Hornady Interlock soft point at 3406fps and finally, the 100 grain Nosler Partition at 3406fps. Yes, the excellent Weatherby factory ammunition is still available in several weights and with premium bullet choices, but Hornady, Nosler and Norma also offer factory loaded ammunition. Mine said 351 yards. 130-grain and 131-grain .257 bullets). 130-grain and 131-grain .257 bullets). Dead on the ground. Abbreviated Name: 240 Wby Mag Even Weatherby rifles are saddled with a 1-10” twist in 257 Weatherby Magnum. But wait a minute. I rather regret that I haven't had occasion to use one on elk or moose. Hornady 046042 Neck Size Die 257 Caliber (.257) Clearly, American shooters in the first half of the 20th century were creating a cult of the “quarter bore,” finding it a more-than-sufficient caliber for most North American game — black bears, elk, and moose included. It had to spit an 87-grain bullet to do this. Weatherby N257115BST 257 Weatherby Mag Nosler Ballistic Tip 115 GR - 20rd Box ... .240 Weatherby Magnum (3).243 Win (71).243 Win Super Short Mag (WSSM) (2) ... .25-06 Rem (29).25-20 Win (2).25-35 Win (2).250 Savage (3).257 Roberts (6).257 Weatherby Magnum (11).26 Nosler (5).260 Rem (18).264 Win Magnum (5).270 (70).270 Weatherby Magnum (8).270 WSM The 257 Wby. I've always wanted a 240 and the Vanguard S2 is a … I was shooting a light, sleek, custom M700 from Rifles, Inc. that pretty much put all bullets right where the scope reticle looked, sub-MOA. .240 Weatherby Magnum. He reduced case length from 2.850” to 2.549”, straightened the side walls, and added his double radius shoulder which was perhaps more showmanship than substance. Thousands of 257 Weatherby Magnum hunters have discovered a proper bullet properly placed spells lights out. About eight years ago a Merkel single-shot in 257 Wby. We’ll compare it to Hornady’s .264” ELD-X rated .625 B.C. Today you can find other rifles chambered for the 257 Weatherby, yet the cartridge still remains less than wildly popular, probably because factory ammunition is limited and rather expensive. As for energy, the 6.5 Creedmoor carries 1,000 f-p to just beyond 700 yards. There are no flies on a good .25-06 Remington, but when it comes to the blazing quarter-bores, the .257 Weatherby Magnum holds a special place in the hunting fields. Just five years later A.O. Many 140-grain 6.5mm bullets (.264”) are exceeding .600 B.C. I'm betting you won't be disappointed. Even Weatherby rifles are saddled with a 1-10” twist in 257 Weatherby Magnum. 49 $299.95 $299.95. Get the American Hunter Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Nosler Ballistic … For me, the best whitetail cartridge is the .257 Weatherby Magnum. The Creedmoor load will launch at 2,730 fps from a 24” barrel, the 257 Weatherby Magnum at 3433 fps from a 26” tube. The .25-06 Remington holds the edge as far as a variety of factory loads available, however the .257 Weatherby is far from a proprietary load. In a shooting/hunting world obsessed with flat-shooting, wind defying, hyper-accurate, long-range rifles, cartridges that fire .257” diameter bullets have been overlooked. Mag. Blue-collar Americans lusted after a 257 Weatherby the way they lusted after a Cadillac but drove a Ford. The author tests and shoots a wide variety of cartridges and calibers only because he's dedicated to providing information to his readers. It didn’t used to be that way. The .240 Weatherby Mag. Accuracy and terminal performance are the cornerstones of Hornady ® Precision Hunter ® factory loaded ammunition. Most .257” bullets top out at 120-grains, and at that weight even the really sleek, long boat-tail versions have a hard time breaking .450 B.C. The .25s have been American favorites for over a century, dating back to the .25-35 and .25-20 Winchester cartridges; by the time the .250-3000 Savage and .257 Roberts hit the scene, hunters were totally hooked. The .257 Weatherby is an overbore design, meaning that there is more powder in the case than can be burned in a conventional barrel length. Because most old, 25-caliber rifles have twist rates of 1-14”, 1-12”, or 1-10” at best. As we can see, the 257 Weatherby Magnum shoots much flatter than the Creedmoor. Yes, it does. Individual handloaders may claim higher MVs than these, but I can’t and won’t sanctify what could be dangerously high pressures in some readers’ personal handloads. Hunters were thinking the 257 Roberts was pretty hot stuff, pushing a 100-grain deer bullet 2,900 fps, maybe 3,000 fps at best. This was the year the first Leica laser range finder came out. Let’s take a look at the two, and compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses. Mag. If you want to drive a .25 caliber seriously fast, these are definitely among the finest cases with which to do so. Price then is about the same as handloading a 30-06. Perhaps you should rectify that oversight. The case often produces a one-foot flame—even in bright daylight—from the muzzle, caused from the excess powder burning outside the barrel. Because Weatherby kept if proprietary. and 6mm Rem. They began in the late 19th century soon after smokeless powder added enough velocity to offset the weight lost to small caliber bullets. of .483. made short work of a fine pronghorn buck. Until the 243 Winchester and 244 Remington appeared in 1955, the 257 Roberts was. I think this may be an instance of ‘go-big-or-go-home’, in that the .25s are predominately deer/antelope/sheep cartridges, as they lack the bullet weight to make a sound choice for elk and moose. Fired at sea level, 10 mph right angle wind. Written inquires can be mailed to: Weatherby, Inc. PO Box 6630 Sheridan, WY 82801 USA In spite of the brilliant simplicity and effectiveness of the design, it would take more than a half-century for the .25-caliber offspring of the .30-06 to have a legitimate name. Winchester 95gr Ballistic Silver Tip (SBST243A) Federal Premium 100gr Sierra Game King BT-SP (P243C) 240 Weatherby Magnum: Weatherby 85gr TTSX (B24085TTSX) Weatherby 100gr Nosler Partition (N240100PT) Weatherby 100gr Spitzer (G240100SR) 257 Weatherby Magnum: Weatherby 100gr Barnes TTSX (B257100TTSX) Weatherby 80gr Barnes TTSX (B25780TTSX) sent a 100-grain Barnes TTSX through a 3-inch alder limb and then through both shoulders of a black bear during a hunt with. 2.5 in (64 mm). Bulk Ammunition on sale, including 240 Weatherby Mag Rifle Rounds. Prior to the commercial ascendancy of the 25-06 Remington, however, there was the 257 Roberts. When it drops 4 inches below point of aim, it has reached maximum point blank range for a pronghorn-sized target. 257 Weatherby Magnum, 115-gr. A.O. That will be my next rifle purchase after I finish my 257 Wby custom. 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