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#6568818 - 06/05/12 09:37 AM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: Raisuli]
kenster99 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 2559
Loc: Hangtown Ca
Wow! I feel really bummed now. I was thinking this BRNO in 257 Roberts would be a great rifle for Muleys/Blacktails up to about 300 yds, but after reading what Savage 99 says, I think I better dump it!! I will go back to my 250-3000, I know its a proven killer!


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#6569128 - 06/05/12 11:43 AM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: kenster99]
spotshuntclub Offline
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Registered: 03/03/12
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Loc: Virginia
i use a 257 roberts for whitetail, never had a problem with it. i use handloads, 115gr nosler BTs


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#6569141 - 06/05/12 11:47 AM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: kenster99]
CKW Offline
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Kenster99, that BRNO is a very nice looking rifle!
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#6569404 - 06/05/12 01:31 PM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: CKW]
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Registered: 01/23/07
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To the OP. I have a Model 70 XTR in .257 Roberts. It was my first rifle, given to me by my father. It also took my first deer. Mine shoot 120 partitions into tight little groups. Not that you need a 120 grain partition for whitetail. I really love the cartridge and would recommend it to anyone. It's usually the rifle I use to introduce friends into centerfire rifles after they get used to a 22LR.
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#6569531 - 06/05/12 02:18 PM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: ingwe]
7mm08Hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/28/11
Posts: 1
Loc: S. E. US
Shot a 185lbs. 8pt with my Remington 722 last year and watched him drop within 50yds.


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#6569635 - 06/05/12 02:58 PM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: 7mm08Hunter]
olgrouser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 2509
Loc: Ontario
I'm a fan of all quarter bores especially the 25-35, the 250-3000 and the 257 Roberts. Just picked up an Win. M70 XTR in the "Bob" recently. Plan to shoot 100 gr. TSXs in 257 +P loadings.

I'll get pics up in the next few days after I scope the rifle. smile
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#6570137 - 06/05/12 05:47 PM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: teal]
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Registered: 05/05/06
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Loc: Virginia Beach, VA
Originally Posted By: teal
It's on the short list of cartridges for my son - when I decide to surprise him with a new rifle.
. My son is 3.5 yrs old and got his firs 257roberts at two. Kimber w/zeiss 2.5-8 6lbs 3ozs all up. I love when he says "dat my rifle". smile
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#6570174 - 06/05/12 05:56 PM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: vacrt2002]
Sherwood Offline
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Its a shame that they don't make a lever action in 257. Oh well, my 30-30 is still the BEST.

Sherwood

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#6572860 - 06/06/12 03:04 PM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: Sherwood]
CrimsonTide Offline
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Registered: 11/05/04
Posts: 14785
Loc: Kentucky
The .30 WCF does a fine job, no doubt about that. As a matter of fact, I keep a .257 Roberts AND a .30-30 around the house for deer hunting.

What kind of glass do you have on your Marlin there?
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#6593297 - 06/14/12 11:29 AM Re: Any 257 Roberts fans for whitetail? [Re: Sherwood]
magshooter1 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/11
Posts: 1619
Loc: South Arkansas
Originally Posted By: Sherwood
Its a shame that they don't make a lever action in 257. Oh well, my 30-30 is still the BEST.

Sherwood



Actually Browning did make some BLR's in .257 Bob. I kick myself for letting one pass by in a gunshow and not buying it.
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