24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Campfire Tracker
OP Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Bought a box of these. Thinking they might work well. They won't be at warp speed (probably 3100ish). And I 300 yards is about as far as I would use them.

My thought is that they might expand better than the 100gr TTSX in this velocity range.

Will probably start with either IMR or H4831 as I have a good supply of both.

Would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.

Portal Box 10

Joined: May 2009
Posts: 15,762
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 15,762
They will do great.


https://thehandloadinglog.wordpress.com
μολὼν λαβέ

"Weatherby was too long so I nicknamed it "Bee""
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Campfire Tracker
OP Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Thanks, Fotis

Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 691
S
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
S
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 691
I hadn't seen this bullet yet. Can't imagine there's going to be a significant difference in performance between it and the TTSX which is not a bad thing. They removed a channel and added some to the boattail. The TTSX 100s I have are 1.193" Barnes says the LRX is 1.214. We're talking .021" The 100 TTSX has been great at 3500 in my 257 wby. I would be as confident of the LRX performance as I am with the TTSX. I don't take the WBY out unless hunting clear cuts and right of way where shots can be over 300. Whenever I have harvested VA whitetails with it at 150-300 yards they usually just drop That's at or about your velocity.

I have said this before "Just hit em in the chest and watch what happens"

Good luck and shoot straight y'all

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Campfire Tracker
OP Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
thanks for your input. Are you typically a lung shooter or a shoulder(bone) shooter?

IC-A B3

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
D
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
D
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
I know how well the 100 TTSX works on local WT's out of a std. Roberts.

Check out Hammer bullets. They're more expansive than the TTSX, very accurate with great terminal performance.

DF

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
D
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
D
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
My Roberts is on a LA, which I like. Note this load has a 2.9" COAL, a bit long for a 2.8" SA.

This is gunner500's fav Roberts load. He calls it a buzzsaw. Check out the velocity with Hybrid 100V.

DF

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Campfire Tracker
OP Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
DF: is there any particular 257 diameter Hammer bullet that you would recommend? 10" twist. Thanks

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 862
L
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
L
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 862
I realize I am not responding directly to your question on the .257 caliber but I just shot a Wyoming antelope using a .277 caliber 129 gr LRX-BT. Distance was ~300 yards. The result was an impressive bang flop. The LRX was fired from a 270 Winchester @3,143 fps. The impact was slightly behind the high shoulder and you had to search for the entrance hole. There was no bone hit on the entrance side. The bullet just hit the edge of the rear section of the shoulder blade on the exit .No bullet to be found and the exit hole was ~1"-1 1/2 in size.

Last edited by lynntelk; 09/22/22.
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
D
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
D
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
Originally Posted by southtexas
DF: is there any particular 257 diameter Hammer bullet that you would recommend? 10" twist. Thanks

I've not tried the Hammer in my Roberts.

The 178 out of my .358 Win Pre-64 M-70 FWT performed very well last Fall on a WT. Great expansion, quick kill. And, they are accurate.

If I was going in that direction with the.257R, I'd try this one. https://hammerbullets.com/product/257-cal-90g-absolute-hammer/

With their patented low friction bullet bands, they'll fly faster than conventional bullets. So, you could probably get some really impressive velocity out of the Roberts.

The Hammer owners are engaged and very helpful. It's a small enough company to get personalized attention. They may have loads for that bullet. Give'em a call.

DF

IC-B B4

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Campfire Tracker
OP Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
lynntelk: thanks for the intel! How about a pic of the antelope??

DF: sounds interesting. May have to give them a try PS: are you on the payroll?? grin

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 862
L
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
L
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 862
Originally Posted by southtexas
lynntelk: thanks for the intel! How about a pic of the antelope??

DF: sounds interesting. May have to give them a try PS: are you on the payroll?? grin

Here ya go.
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
D
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
D
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
Originally Posted by southtexas
lynntelk: thanks for the intel! How about a pic of the antelope??

DF: sounds interesting. May have to give them a try PS: are you on the payroll?? grin
Wish I was. Then I could really pimp their stuff.... grin

DF

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
D
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
D
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 34,181
Originally Posted by lynntelk
Originally Posted by southtexas
lynntelk: thanks for the intel! How about a pic of the antelope??

DF: sounds interesting. May have to give them a try PS: are you on the payroll?? grin

Here ya go.
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]
Nice one.

DF

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Campfire Tracker
OP Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
very nice!

Last edited by southtexas; 09/23/22.
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 691
S
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
S
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 691
Originally Posted by southtexas
thanks for your input. Are you typically a lung shooter or a shoulder(bone) shooter?

ST my point of aim on whitetail has always been the pocket behind the shoulder. I,ve hit plenty of shoulders in my day but not necessarily intentionally.

Good luck and shoot straight y'all

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 352
M
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
M
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 352
Different .257, but my .257 Weatherby seems to like these bullets. These are going about 3385 fps with H4831.

[Linked Image]

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Campfire Tracker
OP Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 6,472
Maxwell: that looks mighty good! Have you had a chance to put one in a game animal? If so, how did it work? thanks

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 352
M
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
M
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 352
Not yet. I have four tags to fill this fall, so may get a chance to test soon. Never had a bad experience with TTSX, so I expect good results.

Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,654
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,654
I’ve got a new (to me) 25-06 T3x looking for a new load - just ordered 4bx of 101’s from Blue Collar Reloading based upon your post alone. Never knew they existed but very happy to learn that they are! I’ll take BC in a .25 any way I can.

Nice thread all!

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

Link Copied to Clipboard
CTV-TRX
Who's Online Now
629 members (10Glocks, 1234, 06hunter59, 1Akshooter, 160user, 70 invisible), 1,920 guests, and 1,153 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3-22

UDG-IP









Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2022 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.33 Page Time: 0.066s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.9577 MB (Peak: 1.1054 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2022-10-05 19:39:34 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS