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Old 10-22-2010, 08:56 PM
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Remington 700 .257 Weatherby

Hey everbody brand new here and thinking getting one of the Remington 700 CDL SF .257 Weatherby. Anybody have an experience with this caliber and more specifically the rifle? Any input is appreciated. Thanks

John
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:01 PM
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Re: Remington 700 .257 Weatherby

IMO 257 W is the best antelope cartridge out there, and not to shabby on deer.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:29 AM
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Re: Remington 700 .257 Weatherby

The rifle itself is a real nice gun and I would not hesitate to buy it. Fit and finish is very good. Wood grain can vary but is usually okay to quite nice, the later being the rarer but I have seen them. Proven M700 action and a fluted bbl to lighten the setup a bit. I have one in 260 and love it. Consider changing factory trigger for a Timney or Rifle basixs.

257 Roy is a neat caliber and one I've always wanted to own because it's a real speed demon and great for antelope and deer. The problem is the brass is ridiculously priced, and factory ammo is even worse. The round uses alot of powder and can wear bbls and throats much faster then other 1/4 bores.

If I was buying another CDL SF strictly for antelope and the occasional dear I would skip the 257 roy and go for the 264 WM. Still a powder hog, but much better component prices and selection. If less power is needed there are still alot of the CDL SF limited edition 257 roberts on gunbroker for the same price or less then the 257 roy.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:04 PM
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Re: Remington 700 .257 Weatherby

257 weatherby isn't for the faint hearted.. But if you want a good all around rifle this is one to put on your top 10 list
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:36 PM
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Re: Remington 700 .257 Weatherby

I love 700's, and I love the .257 Wby Mag.

I have a Weatherby AccuMark in .257 Wby Mag. When I say shooter, I mean dammit! Literally tack-driver!

J have been kicking my own butt for years for not buying a new Remington 700 LSS .257 Wby Mag when I had the opportunity...Now I can't find a NIB one anywhere.

The CDL model is also nice!

You can't go wrong, but like others have said....It's not for the faint of heart. It's about $80.00 for a box of Weatherby brand ammo loaded with the 110gr Accubonds. That's what I shoot out of mine, and it loves them.

.257 Wby Mag is, IMO, one of the top 3 deer cartridges ever. And works awesome for Elk and Antelope.

If you have the opportunity to get one, I say go for it!
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Re: Remington 700 .257 Weatherby

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257 Roy is a neat caliber and one I've always wanted to own because it's a real speed demon and great for antelope and deer. The problem is the brass is ridiculously priced, and factory ammo is even worse. The round uses alot of powder and can wear bbls and throats much faster then other 1/4 bores.
$36.99 a box is hardly ridiculous:
Weatherby Ammo 257 Weatherby Mag 100 Grain Norma Spitzer Box of 20

My 257 Mark V shoots 3/4 in groups at 200 yards with 110 grain Accubond factory ammo. Even at $78 a box that's hard to beat loading it myself, though I'll try someday.
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Re: Remington 700 .257 Weatherby

ive got one and its not a target gun but will do moa with loads it likes and is a beautiful rifle. whats not to like!
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