No issues. The .308 or '06 would be my choices for all around North American rifle, but for whitetails alone the Bob seems perfect. The .25-08 produces similar velocities to the .257 Roberts but has a much more efficient case design and is superior to the Roberts when used in short actions. Each has a fervent following, and those followers will proclaim the reasons why their chosen cartridge is the best. If you really want "oddball" don't go for standard chamberings. I'd probable want something NEW since I'd shoot it alot.
Have used hot shot fancy bullets over hotted up handloads. -Master Chief Hershel Davis. For a deer rifle, definitely go with the Roberts. If it’s a factory-only situation, I’d say look to the .257 Roberts. The 165 gr.
I've still got the Winchester. My "go to" rifle, when I am not sure whether I will run into deer or elk is a .338-300 WSM wildcat I built several years ago.
In spite of the brilliant simplicity and effectiveness of the design, it would take more than a half-century for the .25-caliber offspring of the .30-06 to have a legitimate name. That is one of the most accurate rifles out of the box and often overlooked. It makes an excellent deer/antelope cartridge, and can easily do double-duty on coyotes and foxes with the 87- and 100-grain bullets. In the middle of nowhere ordering ammo online and getting it delivered in time to hunt the next morning is tricky. Any suggestions on a good rifle? platform will be a Kimber 84m Montana. How would you rate this compared to the 22-250 or 6mm rounds?
I've got both, a Kimber .308 and a Ruger .257. Sincerely. I really like my .30-06, .45-70's, etc. The truth is, 308 vs 257 ain't never gonna make a nickels worth of diffence. Let’s take a look at the two, and compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses. But , with luck, you might find a Winchester M70 or Reminton 700 in .257 Roberts. Are there clear advantages to using the 100? If you want to drive a .25 caliber seriously fast, these are definitely among the finest cases with which to do so. I have all the confidence in the world in it, I just don't get worked up on the .308 for some reason. .308/7.62x51. just dont want to sell my self short. Dropped that 8 point buck like a 181 pound sack of potatoes. The .257 Roberts, also known as .257 Bob, is a medium-powered .25 caliber cartridge. Accurate even @ long range (ask anyone whose been to sniper school) & comes in a variety of rifles: autoloaders, levers, bolts, singles, etc.. Magnum Man. by Philip Massaro - .308 would be good if you were planning to mix in some elk/moose hunting.
Sufficient powder capacity to get good velocity. Lots of penetration using good bullets. Both are sweet shooting guns. What is the best barrel length for the 25/06 22, 24, 26. What are the prices and availability saying for the. My .270 was a Winchester featherweight and was accurate and gave me over 3100fps from my handloads with the 130 grain bullet. The .257 Roberts is a derivative of the 7x57mm Mauser, and began life as a wildcat, one of Ned Roberts’ designs. I'M including a spring a string and a sharp stick ( that would be bows for those of you in Rio Linda). I've cut back on my deer rifles to play with handguns and just have the 257s and my 30-06. Pushing a 117- or 120-grain bullet to 2700 fps or more makes for a great load for deer and antelope that is really easy on the shoulder and allows for not only accurate shot placement, but a pleasurable shooting experience.
It was based on the .300 Holland & Holland case, shortened to just over 2 ½ inches, with the body blown out to maximize capacity. Bob. For long range shooting out west, I would probably go with the .270. The cartridge name has morphed into the .250 Savage over the years, but under either name, the cartridge is the same. I shoot a 7.5 pound 270 winchester with a midddling load of H4831 and a 130 bullet at about 2900FPS, I can tell the difference between this and a 180 at about 2900 out of a 300 WSM. A Sav 99 in .308 goes deer hunting with me. Both th 25 cal and the 6.5 have never gained the following that they deserve except in 6.5 Creedmoor . bullet at 3580 fps. vs. .300 WSM• .223 Remington vs. .22-250 Remington, E-mail your comments/questions about this site to: EmediaHunter@nrahq.org, For questions/comments about American Hunter magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org, You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Hunter, visit nramediakit.com for more information. I have a soft spot for the obscure cartridges though, and I’ve got a good number of friends who shoot both of these cartridges regularly. I've noticed in this and other threads that the 100 gr bullets seem to be favored over the 117s or 115 partitions. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. I am thinking lighter rifles and less recoil these days. .280 is simply another way to say 7mm and there have been number of nifty neat short magnum developments in recent years. Only had to fire a second round on time... first deer hunt in 1983. I like the way you think taylorce1...... maybe 250 AI? His brainchild was developed in the 1920s, but Remington slightly modified the case and legitimized the cartridge in 1934, honoring Mr. Roberts by attaching his name to their new offering. With loadings from 110gr up over 200gr it's well suited to do what you need it to. I like heavier bullets for better penetration on game. With a case length of 1.912 inches and an overall length of 2.515 inches, it worked very well in the quick-handling Model 99, and on deer and similar-sized game, it worked perfectly. Beautiful wood. I didn't want to get in, but....it's too hot (weather) to go out. Guns and Shooting Online has compiled an extensive table comparing the recoil of many rifle cartridges and bullet weights in rifles of various weights Mine'd probably be the .257, but in a classic, not Montana; nice walnut is one of the requirements for my "cool factor". Jaime, I think you'll find most hunting rifles are carried a lot and shot seldom - unless the guy is a poor shot. "The number one problem with America is, a whole lot of people need shot, and nobody is shooting them."
What's the fubar distance for that one? I've killed deer with both, I couldn't tell a difference (dead is dead), and as someone posted above, "the deer won't know the difference". The .257 Roberts is a better deer cartridge than the .243 Winchester I am only stating what the numbers show. Elk killer #2. If deer, excluding moose and of course grizzly, my vote goes for the Roberts. Both were shot high and dropped in their tracks with the 99 in .308. I find myself shooting the bob way more. Mag. Repent your personal stinginess sins and go forth and stimulate the economy.Last I heard you can't take it with and you sure don't need people at your funeral saying he was a cheap bastard "only left one rifle" my 2 cts worth. Hornady 100 grain bullet, 44 grains 4350. Both are very effective as a deer round, and both have been chambered in modern rifles, namely the Ruger Model 77 and the Ruger No. I loved the rifle but disliked the caliber.
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