I was enamored with Weatherby back in the day. I don't have anything against them...almost bought a 30-06 over 15 years ago. I think the .257 Weatherby would be an interesting rifle to own. Alas, I work more and play less and already have a fine gun collection. I have a 7mm Ultra Mag in the closet that is my little sniper gun if I want to go long for the day and that is in a Remington....got it on clearance for a song and a dance. Should have bought the other one in the store too....I could have sold it for a nice profit.