Wake me at 0-Dark:30 and don’t put me to bed until the sun goes down, because I am an all-day hunting machine. Sound a little bit like yourself? Then we’ll get along just fine. Weighing as little as 5-1/2 pounds, I’m a natural born runner-and-gunner that’s as tough as an elephant’s hide – thanks to an “Armor Black” Cerakote® finish on my steel and a carbon fiber stock in “High Desert” camo. I am pure muscle, yet with my light weight I won’t be a burden on yours.
SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (.99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby® factory or premium ammunition)
Fluted Bolt Body
54-Degree Bolt Lift
Integral Recoil Lug
Magnum 9-Lug or Standard 6-Lug Action
6-Lug version weighs 5 ¾ pounds; 9-lug version weighs 6 ¾ pounds
Other calibers offered through Weatherby Custom Shop
Stock has been designed with a slimmer forearm and more distinctive lines and contours
Grip diameter has been reduced
Slight right-hand palm swell
Carbon fiber, hand-laminated, raised comb Monte Carlo composite stock
The 257 was my Second Weatherby Rifle I also own a 30-378 both are a joy to shoot! If I knew how great this rifle performed it would be the only hi power rifle I own!
5 out of 5
I finally couldn’t resist any longer, and had not yet seen a Mark V Outfitter other than in the catalog, so I stopped in to see my trusty local dealer in Salmon, Idaho (Elmer Keith Country), and ordered one in 257 Weatherby Magnum. It arrived late last year (2016), and I wanted to keep it light so I mounted a delicious 30mm 3×9 Leupold Scope in Talley Lightweight mounts. Balance is excellent, even with a full magazine, and it weighs less overall than most other sporting rifles I own. So let’s move on to skinny-barrel accuracy… Cold barrel accuracy is superb. Two shots within 30 seconds or so are at or under a half inch. That’s all anyone needs in hunting; the first shot should have done the job. However, three shots fired in a minute or less are grouping around 9/16ths to 3/4-inch inch. The bullet choice makes a difference, as some bonded hunting bullets are inherently less accurate than most cup-and-core bullets. The rifle is an absolute gem!