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#4265295 - 07/22/10 What is a .257 Kimber?
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I was looking at the Hodgdon Reloading Data Center today and saw reloading data listed for a .257 Kimber.
What is a .257 Kimber?

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#4265312 - 07/22/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: cole_k]
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just from a quick search i found something that said a 25/222 Magnum wildcat.
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#4265343 - 07/22/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: DeerTracker]
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Originally Posted By: DeerTracker
just from a quick search i found something that said a 25/222 Magnum wildcat.
Wasn't that a cartridge designed by John Wooters that he called the .25Copperhead?

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#4265422 - 07/22/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: cole_k]
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Originally Posted By: cole_k
I was looking at the Hodgdon Reloading Data Center today and saw reloading data listed for a .257 Kimber.
What is a .257 Kimber?


The 257 Kimber was developed by Mike Hill of Washington State and introduced by Kimber in the model 84 rifle in 1986. It is the 222 Rem Magnum case necked up to 257, body taper reduced and the shoulder moved up. (Hodgdon Data manual No. 26).
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#4265655 - 07/23/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: Prwlr]
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Here is the best information available on the 257 Kimber.

It may be found on Pages 959-963 of Wildcat Cartridges - Volume II by Wolfe Publishing. The book is ISBN 1-879356-18-X.
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#4266858 - 07/23/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: Outcast]
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the copperhead is the .222 rem simply necked up to .25... i believe that all of the small head cartridges have been wildcatted...

interesting to me how remingtons shop came up with the .222, the .222 mag, and the .223...
have used them all and the .222 is my hands down favorite, but i can give no rational reason for it.....
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#4266866 - 07/23/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: johnw]
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i purchased my L461 H&R with the intent to do up a copperhead...
having shot the donor, i can see no excuse for tinkering....
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#4267051 - 07/23/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: johnw]
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Thanks guys.

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#4274166 - 07/26/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: cole_k]
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I read the article on the 257 Kimber and it realy peeked my intrest. I ended up building a 25-204 Ruger, a better selection of brass and no fire forming. I use the load data from that article for the 25-204, matches 250 Sav factory balistics and works just fine on deer.

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#4278394 - 07/28/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: erich]
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I am potentially interested in the 257 Kimber. Where could I rent a reamer and get reloading dies.

Bill

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#4278410 - 07/28/10 Re: What is a .257 Kimber? [Re: Centex Bill]
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Hodgdon has data, I'd not rent a reamer and CH-4D should have dies, if anyone does.
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