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#6083257 - 12/14/15 12:06 PM recoil of 257
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ok i am looking for a new gun with less recoil that would be a good all round gun deer and hogs i was looking at the 243 ruger american but now i was thinking of a 257 I have a very very band back and cant take much in the way of recoil of a gun it does not take much for me to be done for 2 days after shooting my 30-30 30-06 270 0r my 25-06 i know they dont kick much but having nerve damage it really take very little in the way o recoil to put me down for a few days so i was thinking a 243 would be great I am able to shoot it with out thinking out pain wich make me flinch or pull the trigger i can shot it nice and smooth and accurate but i was looking in to the 257 I have never shot one before so dont know if the recoil if much more then that o f the 243. i was going to go to gander mountain and buy one today but i got thinking of the 257 so i thought i would ask here seeing how there are a lot of knolagable guys and someone who can give me first had experience if i dont get a reply i will just stick with the 243.

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#6083319 - 12/14/15 12:34 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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Have had the 243 and 257 Roberts and prefer the Roberts. As far as recoil they are about the same really but in the standard loads which are loaded to lower pressure in the Roberts I think the recoil is a little less but still very effective for deer and hogs. For even less recoil you can get the Hornady Lite or Remington Managed Recoil loadings and still be very effective to 200 yards or more with them. Do not think they load them in the 257 Roberts though a reloader certainly can.

I wish Howa would hurry up with their Micro action in the 6.5 Grendel which recoils less than the ones above and is a very effective hunting cartridge. That one is due out some time around mid 2016.

Another round to consider is the 6.8SPC which is effective and a little less recoil than the 243 or 257.

How far are you shooting, for inside 125 yards a 357 Mag makes for a very good deer and hog getter with mild recoil. Ruger makes a bolt action for it also.

Just some options I have tried. My 2 favorites are a Marlin 1894 in 357 Mag and for longer range had a 6.5 Grendel built from a CZ 527. Will not hesitate to use the latter one to 400 yards on deer and hogs.
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#6083334 - 12/14/15 12:39 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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I'm guessing 257 weatherby ? Is so that is not the answer.

I would stick with 243 and some of kmon1 suggestion if shooting hurts your back that bad.

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#6083435 - 12/14/15 01:18 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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I changed the barrel on my Stevens 200 from 270 Win to a 257 Rob just because of the lower recoil. Its a great flat shooting round with plenty of knockdown power. If you hand-load you can use the Barnes 80 gr TTSX, it has very little recoil and I have chronographed it at 3,400 fps out of a 24" barrel.
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#6083474 - 12/14/15 01:37 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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Have you thought about putting a break on one of your other rifles? I shoot a 7mm STW with a break and the kick is less than a .223. Yes it is loud but I can watch the animal go down in my scope it kicks so little.
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#6083563 - 12/14/15 02:19 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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If your asking about the 257Weatherby then keep looking, it thumps. If you're asking about the 257Roy then I don't have an answer for you
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#6083569 - 12/14/15 02:21 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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Yeah the wby will hit you but it's my favorite caliber.
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#6083744 - 12/14/15 03:55 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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#6083756 - 12/14/15 04:04 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: Skip]
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Originally Posted By: Skip


That is pretty neat, thanks for posting that.
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#6083799 - 12/14/15 04:33 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
Kevin1 Offline
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OMG!!! the .600 N.E. has 10 times more recoil than a 308....It hurts the shooter as much as it hurts the elephant smile

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#6084032 - 12/14/15 06:41 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: BigDad]
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Originally Posted By: BigDad
I changed the barrel on my Stevens 200 from 270 Win to a 257 Rob just because of the lower recoil. Its a great flat shooting round with plenty of knockdown power. If you hand-load you can use the Barnes 80 gr TTSX, it has very little recoil and I have chronographed it at 3,400 fps out of a 24" barrel.


.257 Roberts @ 3400 FPS?
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#6084120 - 12/14/15 07:18 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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I've had similar issues...with my back and neck....so a few years ago I went with a 6.5x55 Swede and the recoil is extremely manageable. Since then I've had a semi-custom 6.5 Creedmore built and bought a 6.5 CM in an AR. They both shoot extremely accurate and the recoil is very manageable. The custom has a break on it and the recoil is like a .22.

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#6084132 - 12/14/15 07:21 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: Kevin1]
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Originally Posted By: Kevin1
OMG!!! the .600 N.E. has 10 times more recoil than a 308....It hurts the shooter as much as it hurts the elephant smile


That is what I was thinking, holy crap, why don't people put a break on those rifles.
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#6084160 - 12/14/15 07:36 PM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: chemdawg]
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Love the 257. I used a Roberts when I first started hunting as a kid. Still shooting one. It has taken many hogs and northern plains whitetails. 100gr Partions work great
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#6084932 - 12/15/15 09:13 AM Re: recoil of 257 [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: BigDad
I changed the barrel on my Stevens 200 from 270 Win to a 257 Rob just because of the lower recoil. Its a great flat shooting round with plenty of knockdown power. If you hand-load you can use the Barnes 80 gr TTSX, it has very little recoil and I have chronographed it at 3,400 fps out of a 24" barrel.


.257 Roberts @ 3400 FPS?


Yep, validated with my chronograph. Max load of IMR4064 and Barnes 80 gr TTSX, check the Hodgdon manual. Shoots sub MOA too!
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