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#6238580 - 02/29/12 10:56 PM Best way to make 257 Roberts brass?
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I've been searching, but haven't found the best easiest method for making 257 Roberts brass. Actual 257 brass can be hard to find. Is it better to use 6mm brass and neck up, or get 7x57 and neck down? Less fuss is preferred.

If all goes well, I'll be trading for a 77 Ultralight. Just need some brass. I guess the other option is factory Roberts ammo.

Thanks,

Jason

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#6238638 - 03/01/12 12:16 AM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: 4th_point]
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It appears that Huntington's has Remington 257 Robts cases in stock:

http://www.huntingtons.com/store/product.php?productid=17469&cat=480&page=1,

Good Luck.
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#6238648 - 03/01/12 12:25 AM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: nifty-two-fifty]
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4th point !! I had a 257 and sold it. I still have some new brass and some fired stuff and some loaded with 100 gr Nosler BT. It is about bed time now but I will find it all tomorrow and get back with you if you are interested ?? I had bought 100 new rem brass at one time so some where I should have close to that.

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#6238649 - 03/01/12 12:25 AM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: nifty-two-fifty]
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Form the major web sites, I have had NO problem getting 257 Roberts brass...I use it for loading for my 6.5 x 57 Brass....
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#6238681 - 03/01/12 01:18 AM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: Seafire]
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Originally Posted By: Seafire
Form the major web sites, I have had NO problem getting 257 Roberts brass...I use it for loading for my 6.5 x 57 Brass....


I don't shoot the Bob at present. Have in the past and its one my to-do list again ..... At least 5 companies make .257 Roberts hulls. I'd be patient until I found some! (even if they're seasonal).

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#6239271 - 03/01/12 07:07 AM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: StubbleDuck]
Notropis Offline
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I have made it from both 6mm Rem and 7/57 but generally just buy new 257 Roberts brass from one of the several sites that have had it available in the recent past. I don't know about today but have had no problem getting it as recently as 2 months ago.

edit: Cabelas has it in stock right now, 1Mar12.


Edited by Notropis (03/01/12 07:33 AM)

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#6239528 - 03/01/12 08:16 AM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: Notropis]
davet Offline
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Order the correct brass online. It's everywhere.

If I had to neck up or neck down, I'd go 6mm. There really isn't a good reason to do that though, just order winchester Roberts brass.

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#6239564 - 03/01/12 08:25 AM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: 4th_point]
efw Offline
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When I got my .257 AI I bought several bags of RP brass and it has treated me well.

Before that I'd talked about necking down premium (most likely Norma or RWS) 7x57 but am now glad I didn't take that extended trip around the barn.

The RP has served me very well, but I just noticed that Nosler is now offering it in their custom line. I'm definately going to keep my eyes on the shootersproshop web site for some blems of THAT!
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#6240395 - 03/01/12 12:11 PM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: efw]
ackley33806 Offline
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Loc: SE Iowa
Here is what I have...
60 new
14 once fired, primed with winch primers
6 once fired
and 30 new cases loaded with Nosler 100 gr BT.
this makes a total of 100 RP cases
I can't remember the powder charge in the loaded rounds but it is what I was shooting in my M70 featherweight. $45 shipped sound about right ??? Graffs & son is getting $28 plus about $5 handling for 50 cases of RP.

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#6241341 - 03/01/12 04:11 PM Re: Best way to make 257 Roberts brass? [Re: 4th_point]
MZ5 Offline
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Loc: Arizona, USA
Originally Posted By: 4th_point
I've been searching, but haven't found the best easiest method for making 257 Roberts brass.


Easiest way I found, and I only just found this while I was at Cabela's a couple hours ago, is to pick up one or more of the bags on the shelf.
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