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#5401394 - 11/05/14 06:31 PM Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts
qbdad14 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 76
I just purchased this awesome rifle and wanting to hear some pet loads others have had success with

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#5401643 - 11/05/14 08:01 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
wburke2010 Online   content
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4687
Loc: Nevada, TX
The factory hornady ammo shoot awesome out of my dads kimber. not sure how much help that is but that is all the experience I have with the 257.


Walter

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#5401827 - 11/05/14 09:07 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
JJH Offline
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Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 3434
Loc: Katy


For deer, I like 117 to 120gr bullets at 2800-2900 fps. Seems to be a sweet spot providing, reasonably flat trajectory, low recoil, and great terminal performance with plane ol' cup and core bullets. 4350, either H or IMR, is usually the first and last powder you will need.

Just about perfect for Texas deer hunting.

For varmints, try the 75gr VMax with 4064

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#5403466 - 11/06/14 03:31 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1214
Loc: Abilene Texas
I have always preferred 100gr bullets in my Roberts. Is your 257 SS long action? I had two of these and sold both. Wish I still had one of them back. Tore one of them up and built a 22/6mm, still have the unfired 257 barrel. I plan on putting it on a SS 700 LA if I find one.
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#5408871 - 11/09/14 04:10 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
qbdad14 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 76
It is a short action

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#5413992 - 11/11/14 05:26 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
Texas Turkey Man Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/24/10
Posts: 27
I have the same gun. One of my favorites. My gun prefers 100gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. 38grs of H4831. Of course check your manual but this listed in my Nosler manual.

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#5414526 - 11/11/14 08:56 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: Texas Turkey Man]
JJH Offline
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Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 3434
Loc: Katy
good advice, check your manual, 38gr is not listed in my Nosler manual. Starting load is 44gr, max 48gr with 100gr bullets.

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#5416843 - 11/12/14 08:12 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
qbdad14 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 76
Thanks turkey man
Do you hunt deer with the Nosler 100 grain
Just getting into reloading and looking for a starting point

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#5436520 - 11/21/14 11:31 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
trapperben Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 149
Loc: Lubbock and Texas
I have only used the Federal 120 grain partition in my O3A3 sporter. May not be the most accurate but has killed every deer I shot at the first time. If I was going to reload for it for hunting I would use partition or gameking. For pure accuracy ballistic tips or others may be better. Reloading is good, factory loads are hard to find. I back ordered the Federal and some Hornady super performance sst last winter and just got them in a couple of weeks ago.

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#5437035 - 11/22/14 11:11 AM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
TonyinVA Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1856
Loc: Virginia, USA
I bought the exact rifle for my son years ago....Remington 257 Roberts Mountain Rifle edition.....great gun for a youngster or anyone looking to just hunt deer or antelope.

Our particulat rifle likes the factory Hornady ammo......117 grain bullet. I am sure that there are factory ammo with better bullets out there, but the Hornady ammo works fine for deer. I know that a lot of folks have a favorite premium bullets (Nosler, Acubond, Barnes, etc) and I am sure they will all work just fine. See the attached link.


http://www.midwayusa.com/find?dimensionids=9828

From what I have read, your gun will probably like bullets with weights of between 100 - 120 grains.

I think you will like the gun

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#5437861 - 11/22/14 09:11 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
kmon1 Offline
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20293
Loc: Texas
Had a stainless Rem 700 with a wood stock classic configuration for a while. Bought some brass and dies along with Nosler 100gr partitions. When I traded it for something else it had rangup more kills than shots on game, thanks to killing 2 pigs with one shot. Kinda wish I had never made that trade now.
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#5438899 - 11/23/14 04:23 PM Re: Rem 700 limited edition 257 Roberts [Re: qbdad14]
224TTH Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 1
mine shoots the 87 grain serria spritzers awesome with 4831sc

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