In 1951, due to not having the space or organization
abilities, Weatherby contracted out Norma to begin producing the
Weatherby. It wasn’t long before all of Weatherby’s ammunition was produced by
Norma. This belted bottlenecked cartridge far exceeded any expectations
Weatherby might have had.
The .257 Weatherby has nearly 400 feet per second of velocity
over the common
.25-06, which means nearly 600 foot-pounds more energy on
target. Though it is mainly restricted to use with medium0sized game, this
cartridge has retained a small following ever since its introduction and
continues to fascinate many hunters today. It has proven exceptionally well
when used for long distance shots. In fact, the
.257 Weatherby only has a drop
of 21 inches at 500 yards and retains a massive 1,347 foot-pounds of force,
creating enough stopping power for any medium-sized game in North America.
Each box contains 25 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer. It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.