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Old 04-05-2004, 02:29 PM
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.257 Roberts

In my day to day Gunsmithing business, I happened across a Winchester .257 Roberts in remarkable condition, and at a bargain price of $400. cash. After looking at the rifling and bolt play, I'm not sure if it has ever been fired.
My questions: I have never had any experiences with this caliber, but had to buy it, and would like to hear from anyone with some experience. I bought it with plans for my 14 year old to hunt Whitetail this Fall. I appreciate any comments / information. Thanks, Nighthunter264winmag

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Old 04-05-2004, 05:50 PM
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Re: .257 Roberts

the .257 is a great caliber for deer [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Its about perfect for a kid that age
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Old 04-05-2004, 08:11 PM
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Re: .257 Roberts

I agree with PAhunter. Have used one with handloads for years. Only difference is it's a M77.
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Old 04-19-2004, 03:36 PM
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Re: .257 Roberts

I would highly recommend the .257. It is a great round. You can also increase its potential by reaming it out to the Ackley improved. My wife and I both shoot these guns and love them dearly. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] This increases your velocity by about 10%. With the Ackley Improved and 100gr bullets you can have the velocity of most all .25-06 100gr loads and use less powder.
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:34 PM
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Bob works fine for grownups too, or so I've been told. Don't expect to grow up for another 30 years or so. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 04-20-2004, 05:34 PM
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Re: .257 Roberts

I own a Weatherby 257 mag. and I think it is a great gun for grownups too. I plan on doing some deer hunting with it next hunting trip.
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