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    257 Roberts

    Anyone's have a Roberts? I found a Remington 700 classic I'll be picking up next week. Looking for some load suggestions.


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    Excellent find you got there. I do not have a .257 Roberts but have several of it's little brothers, the 6mm Remington.

    I think a 100 gr. E-tip or Partition, or a 110 gr. Accubond would really work well in the Roberts. IMR4350 and H4350 would both be good powders to try out to start with. Best of Luck!!

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    Don't hand load at this time, but I have one that loves the Federal 120 gr. partition load, which gives it quite a good punch. If it shot 110's or 115's, I'd be just as happy.

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    A friend of my Dads had a .257 Ackley Improved back in the 1960's. He built it on a short Japanese Arisaka rifle. Had a custom barrel and it really shot. Back then you could build a custom rifle almost as cheap as a really good factory rifle.
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    257 Roberts

    I think I'm going to start with the 110gr accubond. My dad has Roberts in a Remington 722. A couple weeks ago he ordered 2 boxes of double tap 120gr partitions and payed through the nose for them. I told him to hold off but he had to do it. Of course I'm the 33 year old buying a gun to be like dad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    A friend of my Dads had a .257 Ackley Improved back in the 1960's. He built it on a short Japanese Arisaka rifle. Had a custom barrel and it really shot. Back then you could build a custom rifle almost as cheap as a really good factory rifle.
    I have a close resemblance to that one except they didn't go with the AI but just the .257 Roberts on a Arisaka action.

    Man do I hate the safety of those rifles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimP View Post

    Man do I hate the safety of those rifles.
    Pretty clumsy as I remember.

    Not to get too far off topic, but one thing that always strikes me as "I told you so", is how a lot of P. O. Ackley's creations are now coming into their own. When he was developing them, powder selection was really limited, especially the slow burning ones. I have a 220 AI Swift that is just awesome. One of my loads is around 4100 fps and 1/2" moa. I have shot over 5,000 rounds thru it and it still shoots sub moa with no barrel wear evident. Getting the right powder has really given some of his creations new life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50bowhunter View Post
    Anyone's have a Roberts? I found a Remington 700 classic I'll be picking up next week. Looking for some load suggestions.


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    257 Bob was my first big game rifle and always has had a sweet spot in the gun safe. I recently had one built on a left hand action and has made a great antelope rifle and light mountain gun for mule deer. My go to load has been 100 grain balistic tip over IMR 4350. I have a few boxes of 120 partitions, but have been so happy with balistic tips that I have not felt the need to experiment any further. Early on, I was also loading 87 grain balistic tips once again over IMR 4350 for varmit shooting and results were explosive to say the least. There may be better powders out there for it, but 4350's seem to do really well in my rifles.
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    I have an older Ruger 77 in 257. I am currently shooting 110 accubonds over RL19. Somewhere around 2900 fps. It has been pointed out to me I am leaving some velocity on the table by not using RL22. My rifle is a long action.

    Is the 700 short or long action?

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    Short action.

    I'll probably start with RL19 or 4350. I'm not looking for a barn burner load, if I can hit 2900 with 110's, or 2800 with 120's I'll be happy as long as it's accurate.


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