Originally Posted by OKIE
Then you should try this little bastard 87 grain bullet at 3920 fps only 60 fps slower than the 257 wby & with 10 grs less powder to do it..
Thanks for the note Okie.
Am assuming here you're referring to the 25-06 Improved...?
I'm working with a short action, so long action cartridges like those based on the `06 or Weatherby are not an option. Could certainly get on that page with the very capable 25-284, but frankly I prefer a more efficient bore/capacity configuration for this project. Not really overly concerned about maximum velocity but rather a user friendly combination of efficiency, accuracy and economy.
The 308 case has without doubt proven itself in virtually all its guises as being very efficient in the mid-size category. Accuracy? You bet, their collective reputation precedes them. And economy, it's there with excellent performance relative to the amount of powder burned.
And lastly, in a short action, one is fairly limited in viable options in the 25 caliber class. Particularly if one wants to keep the focus on the points detailed above.
But again, very much appreciate your input.