.257?

Discussion in 'Long Range Competition' started by dahunta, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    ive been trying to get in to the f class stuff and am building a 6.5 284 off of a sendero action at the moment but was wondering something....i have a sendero in .2506 and it spits the 115 berger vld's out pretty good.why don't i ever about anybody competing with one of these every now and then. with a .523 bc it should be okay for somebody starting out in f class who is wanting to learn before they jump in shouldnt it?
     
  2. Buffalobob

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    There is a scarcity of high quality match bullets in 257. Given that a rifle barrel can be finicky about which bullet it shoots accurately, it is a gamble to build a competition rifle in a caliber that has a limited selection of match bullets.
     

  3. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    A fellow I know shot some local F-class matches with a .25-06 rifle. Burned out the throat, pulled the barrel, shortened and re-chambered it to .257 (I think he went the AI route) and is happily shooting it still. Doing rather well too. He prefers the .257 Roberts over the .25-06 for this purpose.

    As an aside, this year I started using 115 gr Berger VLD's from my .25-06 hunting rifle. They are quite accurate even from a factory built sporter rifle. I think from a well built match rifle, they could be superb.

    As far as your question goes - sure! Why not? Load up some Bergers in that bad boy and go shoot some F-class!

    Regards, Guy