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Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: WAM] #15903181 03/15/21
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.275, .276. Whatever it takes.

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Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: ingwe] #15903240 03/16/21
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
That ole 7x59 Westly-Schownower was always a classic.



The WHAT?



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I myself find it somewhat difficult to ajudge the veracity of someone's argument when they cannot be bothered to at least spell the words correctly...or use something approaching English.


These are my opinions, feel free to disagree.
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Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
That ole 7x59 Westly-Schownower was always a classic.


By golly there for a minute I thought 'Stick had shown up on this thread.


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Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: JSTUART] #15903706 03/16/21
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Originally Posted by JSTUART
Originally Posted by ingwe
Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
That ole 7x59 Westly-Schownower was always a classic.



The WHAT?



[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]



I myself find it somewhat difficult to ajudge the veracity of someone's argument when they cannot be bothered to at least spell the words correctly...or use something approaching English.


EXACTAMUNDO!


Wait a minute...is that a word?


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Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: WAM] #15903883 03/16/21
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What we have now is a stampede of the ! LOL!


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Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: WAM] #15904351 03/16/21
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Didn't Westley Richards call the 7x57 the .276 WR? With everybody now calling their 7x57s the .275 Rigby, maybe I'll call mine the .276 WR. Ya think?
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Originally Posted by PJGunner
Didn't Westley Richards call the 7x57 the .276 WR? With everybody now calling their 7x57s the .275 Rigby, maybe I'll call mine the .276 WR. Ya think?
Paul B.





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Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: WAM] #15905297 03/16/21
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So, who's on first?


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Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: WAM] #15914266 03/18/21
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If elk is on the menu, and I am going to take it to elk hunt, no question in my mind....

160 grain Speer Hotcore or a Nosler Partition....

it will do anything a 30/06 with a 180 Partition will ever do....and that ain't a bad place to do....


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Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: WAM] #15914791 03/19/21
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Based on John Sundra's experience with 7mms of all kinds of chamberings, I recommended the 154gr Hornady for my buddy's wife in her 7mm/08. A trip to Colorado, one shot, and a 3x3 elk on the ground. So, if the 7/08 could do it, the 7x57 will do it. In spades.



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Some interesting info on bullet choices for 7x57 from Nathan Foster @ ballistic studies.com, click on knowlagebase scroll to 7x57/7mm mauser.

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If you can shoot them with the smaller 6.5CM then the 7x57 should be fine.

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If I was doing it, and I would without a problem, I would load up some of my remaining 154 grain Hornady Interlocks and go forth.
Not even a second thought on capabilities.
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The 7x57 beat the 6.5 Creedmoor to the "easy shooting but deadly dance" by about 110+ years.


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Originally Posted by buttstock
The 7x57 beat the 6.5 Creedmoor to the "easy shooting but deadly dance" by about 110+ years.

And the original 6.5x55 beat the 7x57 by one year.

Re: 7x57 for Elk? [Re: WAM] #15925960 03/22/21
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When I was culling brumbies with the .275 Rigby, I used a few bullets and the 140 and 150gn Nosler Solid Bases stayed inside shoulder or chest shots, the 160gn Failsafe's penetrated side on shots but I dug 3 from rumps, bulging under the skin after passing full length, 140gn Barnes X's have penetrated every horse and anything else I have shot with them, regardless of angle, so I have never recovered one. Because we all accept that the bullet does the work, a 7x57 loaded with either a 140gn TTSX or 145 LRX at 2900fps and 2850fps respectively, is enough for anything under 1,000 pounds and more if you can place it well. Makes it harder to justify a heavier bullet unless your rifle just liked them.


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