.257 Roberts Specs

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by liltank, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Settled on .257 Roberts for a starter rifle for my boy. Probably going to run some 75 to 100 grain bullets. It will be put on a Model 7 action. I just want opinions on barrel contour, length, and any little hints to a good shooter. No other caliber opinions please. It's a classic cartridge and want to build one for the boy. Thinking light loads for the little guy. Thanks!

  2. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2009
    Good choice. I noticed that the water capacity of the 257 is 56 g., very similar to the 243 Win at 54 g. water. So these are virtually identical cartridges and the 243 is the universal starter rifle after the 22 long rifle. Also the 257 is usually in a long action...you can get the long bullets in the magazine.

    I would think a # 1 barrel at 20 or 21 inches would do the trick...not to heavy to carry around.
    long enough to get enough velocity to reach out a ways.

    I've always been a fan of the quarter incher anyways. If only for their versatility.