257 Weatherby Magnum

(36 customer reviews)

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The .257 Weatherby was one of Roy Weatherby’s earliest creations and quickly became his favorite. This flat shooting cartridge has grown to be one of Weatherby’s most popular rounds.

CARTRIDGE SPECS

Bullet Diameter: .257 (6.35mm)
Common Reference: 25 Caliber
Max Case Length: 2.549”
Developed: 1943
Production Start: 1945

BALLISTIC INFO

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Description

Ammunition Shipment Restrictions

Must be 18 or older to purchase rifle ammunition. Shipping not available to P.O. Boxes, International Addresses, AK, CA, HI, MA, CT, IL, NJ, NY nor DC residents. Residents of DE, KS, OH, and WA may have additional restrictions. All ammunition is shipped domestic ground and an adult signature is required. We do not accept returns on ammunition.

Roy Weatherby’s personal favorite

Travels 3,870 fps (80 grain bullet), giving you the flattest trajectory of any 25 caliber rifle in the world. Suitable for long-range varmint shooting but ideal for big game hunting (depending upon bullet weight).

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Episode 34 - The 257 Weatherby Magnum
On Our Mark Podcast

Episode 34 - The 257 Weatherby Magnum

The Weatherby Team sit down and talk about the much beloved 257 Weatherby Mag in a short cartridge focused podcast. Listen as the team discussed the history of the 257 WBY MAG, tech specs, Adam’s favorite hunts with the cartridge and much more.

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Bullet Information

Barnes® TTSX®

A 100-percent copper bullet with a polymer tip to boost ballistic coefficient to improve long-range ballistics and provide fast expansion. The four razor sharp cutting petals double the bullet diameter that wreak extensive internal damage and produce massive wound channels. The TTSX is extremely accurate and has great expansion.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 100 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .357
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

Barnes® TTSX®

A 100-percent copper bullet with a polymer tip to boost ballistic coefficient to improve long-range ballistics and provide fast expansion. The four razor sharp cutting petals double the bullet diameter that wreak extensive internal damage and produce massive wound channels. The TTSX is extremely accurate and has great expansion.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 100 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .357
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

VELOCITY DATA (FPS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.357032692989272624782243

ENERGY DATA (FT LBS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.283023721983165013631117

BULLET TRAJECTORY (INCHES)

Bullet Weight100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.2.4“3.2“0.0“-7.9“-21.4“

Hammer Custom

Hammer Bullets™ are turned on a CNC lathe and use a unique solid copper blend that is designed for maximum terminal performance. Each bullet is weighed and micrometer measured as it is produced. The result is an incredibly consistent product with unparalleled quality control. The hollow point design, initiates expansion upon impact, shedding petals immediately, with the remainder of the bullet staying intact with a blunt front for optimal wound channel. All Hammer Custom Bullets are designed to optimize Weatherby’s flat shooting cartridges.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 92 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .322
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

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Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets
On Our Mark Podcast

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets

Take a deeper dive into Hammer Bullets with our On Our Mark podcast. We sit down with Bryan and Steve of Hammer Bullets to talk about the performance and what makes Hammer bullets different from similar projectiles.

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Hammer Custom

Hammer Bullets™ are turned on a CNC lathe and use a unique solid copper blend that is designed for maximum terminal performance. Each bullet is weighed and micrometer measured as it is produced. The result is an incredibly consistent product with unparalleled quality control. The hollow point design, initiates expansion upon impact, shedding petals immediately, with the remainder of the bullet staying intact with a blunt front for optimal wound channel. All Hammer Custom Bullets are designed to optimize Weatherby’s flat shooting cartridges.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 92 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .322
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

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Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets
On Our Mark Podcast

Episode 41 - Hammer Bullets

Take a deeper dive into Hammer Bullets with our On Our Mark podcast. We sit down with Bryan and Steve of Hammer Bullets to talk about the performance and what makes Hammer bullets different from similar projectiles.

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VELOCITY DATA (FPS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
92 gr.370033573041274724722213

ENERGY DATA (FT LBS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
92 gr.279623021898154212481000

BULLET TRAJECTORY (INCHES)

Bullet Weight100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
92 gr.2.3“3.1“0.0“-7.6“-21.0“

Hornady® ELD-X®

The ELD-X® is a match accurate hunting bullet designed for long range terminal performance. The Heat Shield® tip is immune to the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to maintain the highest-in-class BC over its entire trajectory. This Heat Shield® tip helps initiate a consistent, controlled bullet expansion even at lower velocities. A streamlined secant ogive with optimum boattail design + highly concentric AMP® bullet jackets + Heat Shield® tip combine for radically superior aerodynamic efficiency.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 110 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .465
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

Hornady® ELD-X®

The ELD-X® is a match accurate hunting bullet designed for long range terminal performance. The Heat Shield® tip is immune to the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to maintain the highest-in-class BC over its entire trajectory. This Heat Shield® tip helps initiate a consistent, controlled bullet expansion even at lower velocities. A streamlined secant ogive with optimum boattail design + highly concentric AMP® bullet jackets + Heat Shield® tip combine for radically superior aerodynamic efficiency.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 110 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .465
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

VELOCITY DATA (FPS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
110 gr.340031762964276225692384

ENERGY DATA (FT LBS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
110 gr.282324642146186316121388

BULLET TRAJECTORY (INCHES)

Bullet Weight100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
110 gr.2.6“3.3“0.0“-7.9“-21.0“

Hornady® InterLock®

The InterLock® features an exposed lead tip for controlled expansion and hard-hitting terminal performance. A secant ogive design — one of the most ballistically efficient profiles ever developed. The raised ring inside the jacket is embedded in the bullet, combined with the one-piece core, keeps the core and jacket locked together during expansion to retain mass and energy.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 100 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .357
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

Hornady® InterLock®

The InterLock® features an exposed lead tip for controlled expansion and hard-hitting terminal performance. A secant ogive design — one of the most ballistically efficient profiles ever developed. The raised ring inside the jacket is embedded in the bullet, combined with the one-piece core, keeps the core and jacket locked together during expansion to retain mass and energy.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 100 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .357
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

VELOCITY DATA (FPS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.360232983016275225032267

ENERGY DATA (FT LBS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.288124162020168213911141

BULLET TRAJECTORY (INCHES)

Bullet Weight100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.2.4“3.1“0.0“-7.7“-21.0“

Nosler Ballistic Tip

The Ballistic Tip bullets are precision made and individually inspected for quality. The heavy jacket base prevents bullet deformation during firing and holds together at extreme velocities making them a perfect companion for Weatherby loads. A polycarbonate tip that resists deformation in the magazine and initiates expansion upon impact. The bullet’s mid-section keeps it together at any velocity until impact, and a uniform, pure lead core eliminates possible imbalance and erratic flight typically caused by air pockets.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 115 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .453
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

Nosler Ballistic Tip

The Ballistic Tip bullets are precision made and individually inspected for quality. The heavy jacket base prevents bullet deformation during firing and holds together at extreme velocities making them a perfect companion for Weatherby loads. A polycarbonate tip that resists deformation in the magazine and initiates expansion upon impact. The bullet’s mid-section keeps it together at any velocity until impact, and a uniform, pure lead core eliminates possible imbalance and erratic flight typically caused by air pockets.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 115 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .453
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

VELOCITY DATA (FPS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
115 gr.340031702953274625492360

ENERGY DATA (FT LBS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
115 gr.295225662227192616591422

BULLET TRAJECTORY (INCHES)

Bullet Weight100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
115 gr.2.7“3.3“0.0“-7.9“-21.2“

Swift Scirocco®

A bonded bullet with Swift’s signature black tips designed for hunting and long-range efficiency. Pure copper jacket is progressively tapered to control expansion development throughout a wide range of velocities. Jacket and core are joined together using proven Swift bonding technology. Long driving band for improved rotational stability. Its sleek design and advanced secant ogive nose profile allows for high ballistic coefficient that produce flat trajectories for downrange hunting, making it a perfect match for Weatherby Cartridges.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 100 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .429
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

Swift Scirocco®

A bonded bullet with Swift’s signature black tips designed for hunting and long-range efficiency. Pure copper jacket is progressively tapered to control expansion development throughout a wide range of velocities. Jacket and core are joined together using proven Swift bonding technology. Long driving band for improved rotational stability. Its sleek design and advanced secant ogive nose profile allows for high ballistic coefficient that produce flat trajectories for downrange hunting, making it a perfect match for Weatherby Cartridges.

  • Common Reference – 25 Caliber
  • Bullet Diameter – .257" (6.35mm)
  • Bullet Weight – 100 gr.
  • B/C (G1) – .429
  • Max Case Length – 2.549“

VELOCITY DATA (FPS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.357533223085286026472443

ENERGY DATA (FT LBS)

Bullet WeightMuzzle100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.283824512113181715561325

BULLET TRAJECTORY (INCHES)

Bullet Weight100 yds200 yds300 yds400 yds500 yds
100 gr.2.3“3“0.0“-7.3“-19.5“
Hammer BulletBarnes® TTSX™Swift™ Scirocco®Hornady® InterLock®Hornady® ELD-X®Nosler® Ballistic Tip®
Bullet Weight (grains)92100100100110115
B/C (G1).322.357.429.357.465.453
Velocity (Ft/Sec)
Muzzle370035703575360234003400
@100 yds335732693322329831763170
@200 yds304129893085301629642953
@300 yds274727262860275227622746
@400 yds247224782647250325692549
@500 yds221322432443226723842360
Energy (FT LB)
Muzzle279628302838288128232952
@100 yds230223722451241624642566
@200 yds189819832113202021462227
@300 yds154216501817168218631926
@400 yds124813631556139116121659
@500 yds100011171325114113881422
Trajectory (Inches)
@100 yds2.3“2.4“2.3“2.4“2.6“2.7“
@200 yds3.1“3.2“3“3.1“3.3“3.3“
@300 yds0.0“0.0“0.0“0.0“0.0“0.0“
@400 yds-7.6“-7.9“-7.3“-7.7“-7.9“-7.9“
@500 yds-21.0“-21.4“-19.5“-21.0“-21.0“-21.2“

257 WBY MAG

This flat shooting cartridge has grown to be one of Weatherby’s most popular rounds. Travels 3,870 fps (80 grain bullet), giving you the flattest trajectory of any 25 caliber rifle in the world. Suitable for long-range varmint shooting but ideal for big game hunting (depending upon bullet weight).

TRAJECTORY

VELOCITY/ENERGY

257 WBY MAG

This flat shooting cartridge has grown to be one of Weatherby’s most popular rounds. Travels 3,870 fps (80 grain bullet), giving you the flattest trajectory of any 25 caliber rifle in the world. Suitable for long-range varmint shooting but ideal for big game hunting (depending upon bullet weight).

TRAJECTORY

VELOCITY/ENERGY

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36 reviews for 257 Weatherby Magnum

  1. Chris schmidt

    I own 2weatherby mags a240,and 257 both are lighting fast . I do load my own ammo for both , both are great for mule deer here in Idaho but for elk the 257 is as good or better then the 7 rem mag I used to shoot .the 257 is my favorite love this rifle

  2. Clay Benton (verified owner)

    Tried the 92 grain Hammer bullets and WOW. My MarkV has a custom Lilja barrel so it tends to like almost any round but it shot these into a .313 group. Of course the real test was on game. Had a medium size doe at 92 yards broadside, put it right behind her shoulder and she went straight down. Obviously that was a close shot for a .257. Traveled to SW Oklahoma and took a 5+ year old Buck. Shot was slightly quartered to me, put it right behind the shoulder and squeezed off at 247 yards. Bullet hit 1/2 inch behind shoulder and exited out the lungs on opposite side. Deer ran about 20 yards and piled up. Vitals were turned to liquid. Extremely quick, humane kill on a big bodied Buck. Don’t let the 92 grain weight scare you, put it where it needs to go and you will take home your deer period. These Hammer bullets are the real deal and Weatherby knows how to load extremely consistent ammo. Did a 300 yard cold bore test and bullet was literally within 1/4 inch of exact bullseye. Give them a try, if your rifle likes them I promise you won’t regret it.

  3. Norman Miller

    Torgy did you reload the 120 gr. Nosier and if so would you be kind and post the load please. I am loading 120 gr Nosler partition with 65.56 grns of IMR 7828 ssc powder. I am also loading Hornady 117 gr sat with 66.56 grns of the same powder. Does anyone think these are too hot. Thanks guys. Norm.

  4. Norm. In Alberta, Canada

    An old friend gifted me a 257 Roy and I was amazed with 5 shots over the truck hood because I forgot the gun vice. 4 were cloverleaf’s 5/16”c. to c. and I pulled the 5th @ 100 yds.

  5. DR. DON L. CALLEN

    HAVE 4 WEATHERBY MAGS, 300, 7MM, 270 AND A 257. LOVE THEM ALL. HIT AN ANTELOPE WITH THE 257 300+ – ANIMAL DIDN’T FALL DOWN BUT WAS DEAD STANDING – FROZE SOLD. MY FAVORITE IS THE 270.

  6. Ed B.

    I’ve owned a 257 weatherby of some sort since 1997. The first deer rifle I owned was a 25-06–it always dropped dear like lightning. Staring my first job out of college and hunting season looming—I bought myself a gift—it was a G. McMillian Talon in a 257 weatherby—it stepped up my “speed” game. Still have that lovely rifle, also with a super accurate weatherby accumark. We have taken everything from Dall sheep to African plains game with this cartridge…awesome speed and effectiveness on game.

  7. Dave

    I’ve shot many whitetail, mulies, antelope, caribou and elk over the years. I have also had to eliminate many a varmint. I have shot competitively and reloaded my own. NEVER have I had a round hit so hard and kill so cleanly than the 257 ROY. This round was developed by someone who knew their SH&*%t.

  8. Bob Fountain

    Traying to go a little heavier on the bullets for larger animals–Anyone have a good consistent load for the Weatherby .257 Mag using 120gr bullets. Please post

  9. Craig

    I don’t bow hunt. The reason for that is that when I decide to send one down range, I don’t want to follow a wounded and suffering game animal for a distance into the brush. That’s why I chose the 257 Weatherby Magnum. Whitetails drop like they were struck by lightning and are dead before they hit the ground. The 100 grain spire point is my go-to. It’s sub MOA in all weather, all day long out of my Mark V Deluxe. Do yourself and the deer you harvest a favor and go with this venerable round. Roy knew it was special and that’s why it was his favorite. It’ll be yours too.

  10. Pistol Pete

    Love the 257 Weamag! 100gr. Barnes TTSX hits like a lightning strike. My Backcountry 2.0 really likes this ammo and makes a great combination.

  11. Dan Parker

    My favorite deer cartridge by far. My Vanguard Deluxe 257 Weatherby absolutely loves the Weatherby Select Plus ammo with 100 grain Barnes TTSX’s. This combination shoots sub MOA and is devastating on big Montana muley’s and whitetails. My longest shot on a buck has been 476 yards. One shot just above the heart and down he went. I’ve also taken 3 bull elk with my 257. The bulls have all been between 150-420 yards. I won’t hesitate to use it for elk every year. My favorite cartridge hands down.

  12. Bob Hurley

    I bought a Mark V in .257 in the mid-70’s for a trip I was planning to Alaska to hunt sheep, goats, black bear and moose.The Alaska trip fell through, but I hunted groundhogs for years with the .257. The difference in terminal ballistics between the .257 and my buddy’s .25-.06 almost has to be witnessed to be believed. I’ll own another .257 if I live long enough.

  13. Matt S.

    I have two 257 Weatherby’s both are tack drivers. Shoot factory loads in one 100 grain Spitzer and the other one I shoot 115 grain nosler partitions. Both deadly and drops deer in there tracks. Recommend this caliber to anyone just awesome.

  14. John Minnich

    I have 3 Weatherby’s. My beautiful .257 Mark V Delux shoots .75”-1.00” 5 shot groups at 100yds. If your a reloader try 71.5gr IMR 7828ssc with a 100gr Barnes ttsx. Cartridge length 3.170”. My Lab Radar 3565fps. Awesome rifle, wonderful cartridge. Keep up the great work Weatherby.

  15. CHRIS R SIZEMORE

    I bought my first .257 Weatherby in 1981, just added a Backcountry in .257. 100 gr. SP Bullets are like shooting Lightning Bolts. Many Muleys, Whitetail, & Antelope. Knees buckle and they hit the ground without the mass destruction of many other rounds. Roy made the best round for deer sized game and it is the .257 Weatherby Magnum.

  16. Tom, BC, Canada

    I LOVE my .257, have downed several deer with no complaints or issue. I really want to use it on elk? Shots will be anywhere from 100 – 400 yards in my area of BC. So wish me luck. I honestly do not see and issue using this amazing caliber with either the 110gr or the 115gr.

  17. Silverback

    Finally drew a tag for Kansas antelope rifle hunt. I purchased my 257 Weatherby specifically for this hunt. I chose the 100 grain spire point for my hunt. I last ranged the “goat” at 336 yards as he was walking on an angle further away. One shot later, I thought he vaporized. No where in sight. Gone. I knew he could only be down. 1 shot, on the strong side of 350 yards, that goat fell when the bullet hit him in the lungs. I’ve never attempted such a long shot, but felt I could make the shot. The combination of my Weatherby Mark V and Weatherby 100 grain spire point did the job. Don’t worry about Weatherby doing its job. You only have to worry about yourself. I’m purchasing the 115 grain for its superior coefficient, energy and trajectory on Whitetail/Mule Deer this season.

  18. WESTERN MULE DEER HUNTER

    THE SPECTACULAR RESULTS FROM HUNTING WITH THE .257. 80GRAIN DOES ONE SHOT KILLS BUT NOT LIKE THE 100 TO 120 GRAIN. IF YOU LIKE DEAD IN THEIR TRACKS. 257 IS THE CHOICE. IT WILL CONSISTENTLY WOW YOU SHOT AFTER SHOT. I SHOT 50-60 DEER AND ANTELOPE (LOST COUNT) . IT COST A LITTLE MORE TO GO FIRST CLASS AND YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT. 4.5 X14 LEUPOLD IS MY FAVORITE ALSO.

  19. jd

    highly accurate and pleasant. good for sambar deer of 180 kg

  20. Chuck

    I have two 257 Mag Weatherby’s a custom and a standard mark 5, they have amazing killing power for game up and including Elk. Put away your 06 and your 7mm Rem Mag this does a better job with far less recoil the only drawback is that the ammunition is a bit pricey. So if you want the best…pay for it or start reloading!

  21. beard

    257 with laser genetics subzero mounted to leupold 4.5-14
    if u can see’em
    u can kill’em
    lethal out to 400 inn dead of night

  22. Fatboy

    I’m 73 years old , so I don’t do much hunting anymore but I still love to shoot. I go to the range 5 or 6 times a year. I load my own shells for two reasons. Cost and they are more accurate. People complaining about the cost of shells must not be picking up their spent brass. Once you have your brass it’s not that much more per shell than any other round. Besides, you MUST pay for the finer things in life.

  23. Old Man

    I have been shooting the 257 for what seems like forever. I have killed far too many deer, hogs, and coyotes to remember. T he salient point is that this cartridge has never failed me. Too, it is a real help that all factory bullets seem to shoot nearly to the same point of aim. I do not know how many different rifles I have owned and shot in this cal., but right now I am shooting the Mark V ultra light, and it is a joy.

  24. Jhood

    Great flat shooting hard hitting .25 cal. Have one in a vanguard deluxe then had a custom rifle built in 257 wby as well. Can’t believe how flat it is and how well it kills . Used it on 20-30 whitetail over the years and not one have left their tracks. Kills better than my 06 and 7 win mag without the recoil. It has quickly become my favorite deer round and have used it out to 500 with just a hold over.

  25. Groundpounder 69

    The 257 Wby Mag will reach out and touch game animals out to 500 yards without any problems as long as you do your part holding the crosshairs still .
    Every deer I hit drops like a rock . I use 110 grain accubond .

  26. Jclark

    A few years ago I decided to find a new gun. I wanted something a little more enjoyable to shoot and after a little research I decided on the .257 weatherby and I couldn’t be happier. I’m using the 110 accubond and it is a absolute laser. My longest shot is 407 yards on a hog and a couple whitetail kills at close to 300 yards. I’ve never had an animal go more than a few yards. Its hard to explain until you experience for yourself. Don’t let the cost of ammo deter you from experiencing the incredible 257 weatherby

  27. M Sharp

    I’ve taken over a dozen large Whitetails with my .257 at ranges from 75-367 yards. All have been quick, clean and humane. I’ve never had one take more than a few steps after impact!

    If you do your part, the ammo will definitely do it’s part.

    I shoot the 110 Accubond’s and I couldn’t be happier with the performance and accuracy! I can “cloverleaf” three shots at 200 yards from a bench. That is extremely impressive from factory ammunition.

  28. Stu

    I purchased the Weatherby Backcountry in the .257 Weatherby Magnum rifle the year before last and it has become my favorite rifle by far. It is an extremely accurate rifle and the .257 Weatherby Magnum is a hard hitting round. The Weatherby rounds that I use are the ones loaded with the Barnes bullet. Shot a nice Whitetail on a Tennessee ridgeline last year and the rifle felt like a natural part of me; came to the shoulder well and shot placement was perfect. Highly recommend the Weatherby Backcountry chambered in the .257 Weatherby Magnum. The only downside is the cost of the ammunition. Great gun, great caliber!!!

  29. TheDuke

    Started shooting the 257 in 2012 and have killed at least two white tail a year since with it. All have been 1 shot 1 kill and haven’t had to chase any of them more than 100 yards, (that was shooter error). I use the 100 grain Barnes TTSX. Shots have ranged from 75 yds to 375 yds. Primarily used in clear cuts and crop land! This is my favorite gun in my arsenal.

  30. jd

    Excellent caliber at 280 yards

  31. peck

    I hunt and shoot large whitetails in NW Ontario , Canada . of all my rifles I just cant help picking out the 257 for that big buck . ammo is scarce up here but still findable and always reloadable . I prefer 117 grn. weatherby factory its outstanding

  32. Jay O.

    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. Whether at the rifle range with my brother and his 50 plus year old Southgate Mauser .257 Weatherby Magnum or my not so old USA made Accumark .257 Weatherby Magnum, the quality from the very beginning to today, is very admirable of the dream Mr. Roy Weatherby had in mind when developing high velocity rifle cartridges. We have taken a number of long range whitetail deer and New Mexico pronghorn with theses rifles, and the results are devastating to say the least. We love our Weatherby rifles because of the repetitive success we have when the time comes to harvest our game animals.

  33. Torgy

    I have replaced a number of my hunting rifles for the 257 Weatherby. This round out performs so many other calibers that I have used over the years.
    I purchased my Weatherby rifle in 2012 and could not be more happy with it. I shoot mostly the 120 grain Nosler and I have killed several Antelope and 4 deer here in my home state of Wyoming and all have been a one shot kill.
    Last Fall I shot a antelope buck at 425 yds and the antelope ran only 20 yds and dropped dead. That antelope scored 81.7 Boone and Crocket.

    I am in the process now of purchasing another Weatherby mark V in 257.

  34. John Henry

    I have hunted and shot everything in North America (except polar bear.). All of the game died on impact. The 257 weatheraby mag. Is the greatest.

  35. J Piccer

    Great ammo.Dropped deer at 238 yards in its tracks.Through both shoulders

  36. Tigger

    Well the problem here as in Alberta, Canada, we cant get rifle ammo and I am finding very hard to find any 257 weatherby ammo anywhere, so dont know what weatherby is doing, but not good for sure.?????

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