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Unread 03-16-2007, 12:15 PM
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Re: 257- STW

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I am also in the process of putting together a 257STW and would greatly appreciate a copy of Layne Simpsonís info, if possible.
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    Unread 03-17-2007, 05:13 PM
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    Chasin Elk, sorry it took so long to respond to your e-mail. here is some of what i found: Rem 700 with 26" Shilen Barrel (1-10"). First of all, I would caution against using RE-25 or any other large stick powder. Powder bridging is a huge problem with this case. Kirby Allen also experienced this. You would shoot a number of shots with no signs of pressure, than suddenly lock the bolt, smoking the primer and ruining the case. My best loads were with Ramshot Magnum and I finally settled on 76.2gns with a 110gn Accubond (Fed 215M primer). This was a hot load in my rifle and should be appraoched cautiously. This load chronoed at 3500. I never realized the velocities that some CLAIM they get with the 257 STW. The 115gn ballistic tip showed excellent accuracy but I quit using it because of very poor performance on small Coues whitetail deer. The accubond held together much better. Loads were interchangeable for the two Nosler bullets. I pulled the barrel on mine after losing accuracy (around 800 rnds). I do have a reamer (used twice) and Redding dies available for sale. I think the 257WSM wuld be a better way to go, since the short fat case would eliminate some ignition issues and allow longer seating in a long action. Anyhow, hope this helps some. Jerry
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    Unread 03-17-2007, 08:54 PM
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    Thanks 257Speed PM sent on Dies.
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    Unread 03-17-2007, 08:59 PM
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    257 Speed,
    How much for dies and what exactly have you got? Standard die set,,competition set ,neck die?
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    I do still have the dies. They are the Redding Deluxe three die set. Neck, full length and seater. The dies are in great shape, although I have misplaced one of the expanders. They are interchangeable between the two sizing dies or a new one would cost about $7. I would like to get $100 (shipped) but will entertain offers (trades?). Chasinelk has first dibs by order of response here. Thanks, Jerry
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    Unread 03-18-2007, 09:19 PM
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    257 --PM sent on the dies!!
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    Unread 01-07-2013, 02:13 AM
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    Re: 257- STW

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    I have Layne Simpson's article For Shooting Times on the 257STW.Shoot me a pm with your address and I'll send you a copy of his data.Hopefully, my smith will complete my 257STW in a couple of weeks and we can compare reloading results.
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    Would you email me that article data and case info
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