.257 Roberts

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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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  2. Pahunter

    Pahunter Well-Known Member

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    the .257 is a great caliber for deer [​IMG] Its about perfect for a kid that age
     

  3. booger

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    I agree with PAhunter. Have used one with handloads for years. Only difference is it's a M77.
     
  4. BLovell

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    nighthunter264winmag,
    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] 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.
     
  5. MAX

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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]
     
  6. jro45

    jro45 Well-Known Member

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    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.