Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: scope for 257 wby

  1. #1
    Member tlingitwarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    2,257

    Default scope for 257 wby

    I've been wanting a light weight mountain gun for some time. Options are limited for us wrong handers. I think I've just about got myself talked into the weatherby mark v ultra lightweight in 257 wby mag.

    I've looked at some of the leupold lightweight scopes, any others out there that would be a good match for this gun?
    In 1492 Native Americans discovered Columbus lost at sea
    _________________________________________________

    If I come across as an arrogant, know-it-all jerk, it's because I am

  2. #2

    Default

    Having owned a Leupy UL scope I would have to say go with the standard VX-II in 2-7 over the UL scopes. 257 is a SWEET flat shooting round so you might opt for more maginifaction than just 7X but thats your call of course. I am rocking 2-7 and 2-8s on almost all my rifles these days.

  3. #3
    Member Matt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    3,410

    Default

    Talley lightweight low rings and Leopold VX-3 (like 12 oz) 3.5-10x40 will leave you happy and both under a pound.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    1,460

    Default

    On my 257 WBY I have the same ring/scope set-up as Matt describes, and I am very happy with it. You will definately want more magnification than 7x or 8x for this fine cartridge. Shooting a 100grn bullet that leaves the muzzle at 3600fps, you can reach out pretty far and effectively put down game.

  5. #5
    Member Matt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    3,410

    Default

    I have yet to find a better scope and one-piece ring and base setup on the market right now, and I've tried a bunch over the years.

    A pic that shows the scope and rings on a 257 Wby:



    Also got the same on another 257 Wby, but stainless Vanguard model.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •