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257 Roberts

by , Posted to on 08/28/2007 12:25 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/27/2007
Location: ND
I am interested in getting a 257 Roberts. I was wondering who all made a good bolt action 257. Right now that I know of Ruger is the only manufacturer that is making them new. If you have a 257, how do you like it?
Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/28/2007 12:47 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/02/2005
Location: ND
Father-in-law has one. I have shot it a few times and like the way it shoots. The only problem is the cost of ammo. It is a little spendy and will be even more when the increase happens.

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Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/28/2007 1:22 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/02/2002
Location: ND
I have shot many deer with the 257 Roberts and it is a very effective deer rifle. I have reloaded it with 100 gr. hollow points and had very good success with them. The 117 grain seems alittle heavy but also effective out to the 200-250 yard range. I have a old Remington 722 bolt action I have owned since the late 60's. The ammo is spendy but if you reload it is a sweet little rifle with low recoil and accurate.
Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/28/2007 7:21 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
The Roberts certainly falls into that "all-purpose" rifle for much of what you'll do in ND. Just right for deer and Antelope, not too much for coyotes. With a 100gn TSX I'd hunt elk with it if necessary. The recently produced rifles are mostly in nice lightweight packages. Best of all it doesn't beat the snot out of you. If I were looking for a 257R for myself I'd try to find one of the Remington Mountain rifles from a few years back.

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Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/28/2007 9:29 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/12/2003
Location: ND
I own a Rem .260 what's the diff between the two??Shells for the260 are going up every year and hard to come by!
Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/28/2007 10:37 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
Not a lot of difference between a roberts and the 260.

Murdock, save your brass for the 260 and we'll get something worked out for a reload.

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Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/28/2007 11:20 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/03/2002
Location: ND
Get a 7/08. As Hosager can attest; the larger magnums could result in minute of softball groups due to discomfort and shock. The .257 is a fine caliber but has found a home in rarified air. I believe a 6.8/08 would provide better punch without the punch while not carrying the stigma of a "military" caliber. 6mm/.284--Oh my. Same deal--real expensive.
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Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/28/2007 11:32 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
I bought a 7-08 with 2 stocks recently with the idea that I've got younger cousins and a god-son who'll need something to shoot this year and for the next few. I must admit it'd be pretty easy to get sweet on that caliber in a hurry. I think the 260 could be just as addictive but I've yet to shoot one.

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Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/31/2007 10:20 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/27/2007
Location: ND
thanks for all the info. hope everyone has a good hunting season.
Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/31/2007 10:38 AM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/11/2006
Location: ND
I own a 257 roberts winchester model 70 featherweight, not only is it accurate but light weight, i have shot many huge deer with no problem, the best load is the hornaday light mag shells with a 117 ballistic tip, those bullets maximize the 257's performance for only $30 a box, many people say that the 257 is one of the top deer slayers of all time
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Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/31/2007 12:39 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/28/2005
Location: ND
Horsager,
You are right about the .260 Remington. In a word, it's sweet! Little recoil, fun to shoot, and accuracy all in a lighter rifle that doesn't feel like a stick of lead at the end of the day. I have a Kimber Model 84. I think that the .308 Winchester based cartridges are excellent choices for most folks for those reasons. My deer last year fell over dead where I shot it, what more can I ask for?
Re: 257 Roberts
by on 08/31/2007 2:57 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
I have the 84 Montana in a 243. The Finnlight is the only rifle that comes close to being as nice for under $2,500.

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Re: 257 Roberts
by on 09/01/2007 04:30 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/03/2002
Location: ND
Horsager,
You know damn right I've been yanking your chain. Just seemed like the thing to do. Pretty boring. Will not do it again.
 Go on and bust me:  It's in my Mason jar.
Re: 257 Roberts
by on 10/05/2007 7:19 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/05/2004
Location: ND
The second centerfire rifle I ever bought was a 257 Roberts.
That 1976 model tang-safety Ruger M77 killed over 30 whitetails, and only the first one took more than one shot.
My current Roberts is an Ultralight M77 MKII Ruger. The heavy factory trigger has been replaced with a Timney set at four pounds. It took a lot of concentration to keep the little lightweight rifle on target while fighting the factory trigger.
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