I'm going to build myself a 257WM to use for a sheep rifle next fall and was wondering if anybody else up here hunts with one. I have zero experience with this caliber but a good friend who shoots one says it works like a lightning bolt on deer and antelope. Says when you hit them in the pump station they kinda stiffen up and just tip over.
Im thinking it will make a dandy sheep and caribou rifle, maybe even black bears with a good bullet. It will be a wood stocked M70 with a 26" tube, talley LWTs and probably a fixed 6 Leupold. I plan to shoot 100gr bullets as they seem like a good compromise weight, and I have a couple hundred old style X bullets hopefully they shoot well.
Anyone who has used one, I would be interested in hearing your experiences and any suggestions you may have.