257 roberts

rob257

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I have never posted here so don’t know if I am doing it right.
I mainly hunt deer and hogs with my 280rem or 280ai. I have a 257 roberts Ruger 77lightweight with a 20 inch barrel. It has killed deer, a antelope. Hogs and a Javalina but has always has really bad accuracy problems. I am going to try the 92 gr hammer hunters before giving up on it. Any hints on good loads to try for hogs and deer at less than 200 yards. Case capacity is same as 6.5 creed so it should shoot these light bullets fast. Will it be good for big hogs
 

Ozzy MN

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The Ultra Light Rugers have really lightweight barrels. I owned a few and had accuracy problems as well. I re-barreled my 257 with a #4 Shilen with a 1-10 twist punched out to an AI. Shoots 100 grain Barnes great. Good luck.
 

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