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Old 07-21-2006, 10:45 PM
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- I have recently returned from a Hunting-Prep-Trip in Iowa.

A long time hunting buddy of mine "re-introduced" me to the .257-Roberts. He shoots predators and varmints with a .22-250Rem...and "everything-else" with a .257-Roberts. Until-recently...I have always intentionally steered away from "other-than-standard" cartridges. However, the past year I have been looking-into "the-reloading-thing" and have taken an interest in the possibilities of the cousin-cartridges of the .308 and 7X57 parent-cases.

I have been probing around the internet, and have found a considerable amount of data and information regarding the .257-Roberts...however what I am seeking can only be found in the threads and opinions of experienced reloaders and shooters, like the majority of the members here. I have been watching the shelves of the local gun-n-reloading shop in my area....and there always seems to be "just-a-few" boxes of .257-Roberts sitting on the shelf, but the clerk told me that they always sell whatever they get...and - there were quite-a-few guys in the area that were very loyal to this cartridge.

So...Is there anyone in the forum that can offer me any experience or opinion[s] regarding this cartridge.?...
- Or...possibly a source or thread where I can read something more than "reloading-data"...
- [I have also been following the .270-08-Thread...that looks very interesting also].

- I haven't figured out why I am so fascinated with the .257-Roberts...and getting a rifle that matches the quality of any one of my "standard-caliber" Kimbers...is gonna be costly. Right now, I am leaning toward something from the Remington Custom-Shop.
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:35 AM
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I have had a Remington Model 700 Classic in .257 Roberts since 1982. It is a very good cartridge. I think .25 caliber at the Roberts velocity levels are about as good as it gets for deer.

It would not be my choice if I were limited to factory ammuniton.
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:53 AM
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Great deer cartridge
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Old 07-22-2006, 02:20 PM
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I see Ruger is chambering for the .257 roberts. Looks like a 20 or 22 inch barrel. Knida short for my tastes.

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Old 07-22-2006, 04:50 PM
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Had a Ruger M77 Ultra Light in .257 Robt's AI and found it to be a real mean coyote gun - even for those "way out there" shots. Did quite well on paper for the first three shots, then had to allow for barrel cooling due to the thin, whippy barrel of the ultra light. Never shot a deer with it, but feel confident it will get the job done with style.

Reloading the 7x57 case necked down to .257 is no problem at all. Try this cartridge and I think you'll like it.
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:16 PM
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Ruger 77, tang safety.

Works great on deer, hogs, javelina.... down to p-dogs.

Cheap 100gr. Cor-Lokts are surprisingly reliable, stone cold killers. 100gr. Nosler Solid Base bullets, as well.

75gr. Sierra HPs are tough on varmits.

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Old 07-22-2006, 05:16 PM
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I've shot over 20 deer with a 257 AI and 120 Nosler Part. It kills deer like lighting when you do your job.
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:38 PM
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.257 Roberts

Had a Ruger 33 rebored/chambered to .257 Roberts by Ackley's shops many years ago, early 1980's. Used it for a caribou rifle in Alaska for many years. 100 gr Silvertip Windychester factory ammo. Worked very well.
Friend in Wyoming, I'd given him a twin to my #3 and he's used it to harvest all of his antelope, deer, elk, ever since 1983.
They are comfortable/friendly on the shoulder, can be most accurate, place the bullet where it's suppose to be, and expect the Roberts to perform as it should...
Once you use the Roberts for awhile, I doubt you'd part with it?
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:39 PM
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.257 Roberts

That should have read Ruger #3, not Ruger 33...opps
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:56 PM
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I have a Ruger 77 in 257 Roberts. It is an excellent rig that is a pleasure to shoot. The Roberts is an overlooked cartridge. Try one, I think that you will quickly come to love this classic 25.
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:05 PM
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I built one on a 95 Mauser action with an Adams&Bennet 20" light contour barrel. Shoots a lot better than I expected it would. Great cartridge.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:32 AM
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- THX-4-the-input-guys!...I will be looking at the Ruger-Ultra-Light this week.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:55 AM
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I have a .257 77 MkII at the 'smith's being rechambered to AI "even as we speak." Basically, the price was 'way right, and working with a "non-standard (for here)" cartridge has always appealed to me.
A 24" bbl may have a slight advantage over a 22", but my .308AI (yeah, i know) wears a 22" bbl and its fine. I've never had a deer complain that he was shot with a 22" bbl instead of 24".
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