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.257 Weatherby Mag.

The .257 Weatherby mag is a excellent round but it doesn't seem to be used much any more, i've found it to be a good round for those long shots on deer size game . any other thoughts on why it's not as widely used as it once was?

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.257 Weatherby Mag.

I really don't know why it's not more popular. The 270 Weatherby Magnum is another one I'd like to see more of, it is a screamer.

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.257 Weatherby Mag.

It might have to do with ammo most stores wont have it. Stores that sell ammo will always have 06, 30-30, 270 and so on because it is just simply used more than Wby callibers.

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.257 Weatherby Mag.

I think Zippy is on to it with the ammo availabilty, but it probably also has to do with these:

Historical Popularity: Its tough to compete with the history of the 30-06. People tend to gravitate toward historical standards, even if the standard is not necessarily the best available at the time or in the future. The computing word is full of cases like this...

Costs: I imagine the rifle manufactures have to balance what they will chamber in with the costs to add yet another caliber to what they will be offering and what they can hope to sell. Adding another cartidge adds costs and if the round is not as popular they may not recover their costs.

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.257 Weatherby Mag.

I would say the cost of ammo, the rifle really doesn't cost much more, but the ammo does, my roommate has a 257 and he loves it but he reloads all his.

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Location: Southern Indiana
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.257 Weatherby Mag.

I work part time in a gun shop in southern Indiana, the shop does alot of gunsmithing and build a few custom rifle each year.I have over the last 16 years sold only two caliber of weatherby ammo 300 and 7 mag. never had anyone even ask about any of the other calibers.

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.257 Weatherby Mag.

I've started a new site for Hunters & Shooters to join on the MSN Groups. I looking for some help to get the site up and running.Some Asst. Managers and members where we all share info help other members to get started in the sport and so on.....http://groups.msn.com/HuntersShooters..Hope to see you there Thanks Gamegetter

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Location: Ouachita Mts. Arkansas
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.257 Weatherby Mag.

The Weatherby .257 Ultra Lite is on my wish list. I hope to be hunting with it next fall

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