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Just picked up a new .257 Bob. Anyone have some favorite bullet/powder combos they would like to share?

Question by Beekeeper. Uploaded on February 18, 2010

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

You didn't skin Brent out of that Winchester did you?

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

100 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips with H380 Remington 9 1/2 primers.

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from 007 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Hi Bee. I've got a Ruger Ultralight that I really like and it won't shoot 100 grains for anything, but does very well with 120's and IMR4350. I'll look in my records and give you more details. I was skinning one one evening that I took with it when my son walked in. He said "If you're going to tear them up like that, I'm going to start carrying the .300 Win mag." Anybody that doesn't like a Roberts is sadly uninformed. Regards..........

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Got brass? Click on the other channel.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

No, but my buddy has an older model Ruger in .257 with the tang safety...and If I ever run across one for sale, it will have to be mine...not as safe maybe, but I like the tang safety better than that on the newer Rugers.....and now that I have a .257 Weatherby, I'll have the bullets laying around for the "Bob" as you call it, as well....

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Bee, the "Bob" is a pleasure to shoot. Heavy bullets are good for deer but I recommend that for fun, you try the 75g Hornay VMAX or hollow point bullets. Not many people even know that they exist since factory loads are usually 100-120g. However, I have shot tens of thousands of them in my 25-06 and they are very fast, accurate and pure fun to shoot. Hardly any recoil at all. IMR4064 tends to be a very accurate powder in cartriges of that size and if you work up to about 44g of it, you might get your 75g bullets going 3600 fps through the same hole at 100 yards. A real nice plinking and varmint load. I think the diversity of bullets makes it even more fun to shoot. Good luck and congrats on a nice new toy.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

idahooutdoors

Keep your mitts of my 200th Year Of American Liberty model 77 Ruger .257!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

257 Roberts 100 grain bullet

Accuracy load

IMR4064 37.0 2724 FPS
MAX 40.0 2958 FPS

_______________________________

Factory Duplication Load

IMR4064 IMR4065 36.5 2688 FPS

***********************************************

25-06 100 grain ROCKS AT 3300 FPS!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I hate lap tops!

257 Roberts 100 grain bullet

Accuracy load

IMR4064 37.0 2724 FPS

MAX 40.0 2958 FPS

_______________________________

Factory Duplication Load

IMR4064 36.5 2688 FPS

MAX 40.0 2958 FPS

***********************************************

25-06 100 grain ROCKS AT 3300 FPS!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

-1 for my first post!

I HATE LAP TOPS!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

DakotaMan

Have you tried making your own 25-06 out of 270 and 30-06 yet?

Military Lake City Match and Lake City Ball cases are fantastic.

When I get low on 25-06 cases, I grab 50 to 100 out of my 30-06 pile and go to town and no fire forming needed. Just trim to length and ream, load and shoot the load you already have worked up for those cases!

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Thanks for the advice "naught 7, WMH, Dakota and Idaho!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

You didn't skin Brent out of that Winchester did you?

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

100 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips with H380 Remington 9 1/2 primers.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Bee, the "Bob" is a pleasure to shoot. Heavy bullets are good for deer but I recommend that for fun, you try the 75g Hornay VMAX or hollow point bullets. Not many people even know that they exist since factory loads are usually 100-120g. However, I have shot tens of thousands of them in my 25-06 and they are very fast, accurate and pure fun to shoot. Hardly any recoil at all. IMR4064 tends to be a very accurate powder in cartriges of that size and if you work up to about 44g of it, you might get your 75g bullets going 3600 fps through the same hole at 100 yards. A real nice plinking and varmint load. I think the diversity of bullets makes it even more fun to shoot. Good luck and congrats on a nice new toy.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

idahooutdoors

Keep your mitts of my 200th Year Of American Liberty model 77 Ruger .257!

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from 007 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Hi Bee. I've got a Ruger Ultralight that I really like and it won't shoot 100 grains for anything, but does very well with 120's and IMR4350. I'll look in my records and give you more details. I was skinning one one evening that I took with it when my son walked in. He said "If you're going to tear them up like that, I'm going to start carrying the .300 Win mag." Anybody that doesn't like a Roberts is sadly uninformed. Regards..........

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Got brass? Click on the other channel.

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from idahooutdoors wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

No, but my buddy has an older model Ruger in .257 with the tang safety...and If I ever run across one for sale, it will have to be mine...not as safe maybe, but I like the tang safety better than that on the newer Rugers.....and now that I have a .257 Weatherby, I'll have the bullets laying around for the "Bob" as you call it, as well....

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

257 Roberts 100 grain bullet

Accuracy load

IMR4064 37.0 2724 FPS
MAX 40.0 2958 FPS

_______________________________

Factory Duplication Load

IMR4064 IMR4065 36.5 2688 FPS

***********************************************

25-06 100 grain ROCKS AT 3300 FPS!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I hate lap tops!

257 Roberts 100 grain bullet

Accuracy load

IMR4064 37.0 2724 FPS

MAX 40.0 2958 FPS

_______________________________

Factory Duplication Load

IMR4064 36.5 2688 FPS

MAX 40.0 2958 FPS

***********************************************

25-06 100 grain ROCKS AT 3300 FPS!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

-1 for my first post!

I HATE LAP TOPS!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

DakotaMan

Have you tried making your own 25-06 out of 270 and 30-06 yet?

Military Lake City Match and Lake City Ball cases are fantastic.

When I get low on 25-06 cases, I grab 50 to 100 out of my 30-06 pile and go to town and no fire forming needed. Just trim to length and ream, load and shoot the load you already have worked up for those cases!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Thanks for the advice "naught 7, WMH, Dakota and Idaho!

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