Originally Posted by bludog
I have been kicking around a 257 Roberts also. I just can't deside.
I hear a lot of guy's talk about the .257 Roberts like it's a great gun but I think I'd have to go for the .25-06 if it were me. I love mine and will not part with it for any reason. In fact, if it were to come right down to it, and they told me I could keep only one gun, that'd be it. That gun is laser accurate and really handles whitetails well for the ranges that we normally get shots at them. To be honest, I'm not sure that I've found a better whitetail gun out to 300 yards (that's the farthest I'd ever shot one with it) and it absolutely flattens them. I've used the 100 gr Remington CL's (factory loads for brass), 100 gr Nosler BT's, 120 gr Winchester PXP's (donated to me by a guy that sold his
and 117 gr Hornady SST's over a charge of IMR 4350 (can't remember the load data at the moment but have it recorded at home) that hit like the hammer of Thor. Out of my gun I can get sub MOA with those bullets and they are coming out pretty hot. Nipping on the heels of the .257 WBY with their factory loads. Can't quite run with a hand loader but I can't justify the extra powder consumption on those cartridges with the minimal gain in velocity.