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#12182289 - 08/02/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: jwall]  
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Jwall,

Some '06 size shell holders will work with the slightly larger 6.5x55 rim, some won't as you note.

I had to get a #2 for mine. I think some other brands will work, just not RCBS.

The difference is small, but if it won't fit, it won't fit...

DF

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#12182630 - 08/02/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: Dirtfarmer]  
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer


The difference is small, but if it won't fit, it won't fit...

DF


Correct. It is not a problem w/o a solution.

Jerry


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#12185156 - 08/03/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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Originally Posted by JTPinTX
I have come into a 257 Roberts built on a VZ-24 action. It just came with a few cases though, and I need brass. Which, of course, is pretty tough to find right now.

You can find some Nosler at around $65-80/50 a few places. Kind of spendy for my tastes, but will do it if I have to. Gunbroker has a bit here and there, but I don't really care for the auctions/waiting/bidding thing. Once again, I will do it if I need to though. I could form it down from 7x57, but since I have two 7x57's in the safe I really would rather not go that route. What are some other options? Anyone know of some Remington or Winchester in stock somewhere? Form from something different? I don't have to have a bunch for this rifle, 50 would do, I would prefer to have 100 though.

Options?


I feel your pain. If you think .257 Roberts brass is hard to find in the US, try finding some in Australia! The only stuff I could find was some Nosler at AU$147 per 50. I guess I'll have to learn to anneal and look after my brass instead of junking it after 4 or 5 reloads. The Nosler brass is very nice though.

#12185242 - 08/03/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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Thanks to Butch Lambert and Paul Bernard, I am set for the time being. Once I get both batches here I will wet tumble it to clean it up nice, and then run it through the annealer before sizing and trimming. I'm going to take care of this batch of brass, it may have to last a while!

And, as a bonus, I got to get to know a couple of really nice guys. Even though getting to know Butch did make me order a barrel for a project I have been putting off. grin

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#12185812 - 08/03/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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JTP -

G F Y = Good For You. I understand that we want to keep the same headstamp on our brass -- BUT sometimes we must resort to other options. Remember you have a few options beside 257 R brass.

Good Luck

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#12187357 - 08/04/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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Mine likes 50 year old 7mm Herters brass necked down, bullets are a slip fit in fired brass. Maybe old Norma?

GFY= Go Fly Yourself.

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#12187477 - 08/04/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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Buffalo Arms' site shows the Captech in stock, 0.91 in quantity. Why, they even have some .30 Krag brass on hand.

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#12189170 - 08/05/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: jwall]  
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Originally Posted by jwall
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer

6.5x55 case rim is slightly larger, often requires a special shell holder instead of the usual RCBS #3.

DF


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Yes & No. I had to get a #2 shell holder for my Swede BUT others reported they use #3.

I'm 'guessing' here, it may be in the brand of brass.



Originally Posted by 1OntarioJim
If you run across any 6mm Remington brass, pick it up. A pass through a sizing die and it is good to go.

Jim


I have a 6mm R & 6.5X55 and the cases look SO similar. I haven't measured the exact diff
but they ARE very close.


Jerry




that has been my experience.

brass from europe is "correct" and takes the larger shell-holder

brass from the US (including PMC) is just like 308-30-06-45acp brass and takes the 308 shell holder


I assume all dies and chambers are correct and the US brass is "fire-formed" the first time it is fired in the chamber, not the shoulder, but the body forward of the web.

Sycamore


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...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
#12189197 - 08/05/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: 2525]  
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Originally Posted by 2525
Buffalo Arms' site shows the Captech in stock, 0.91 in quantity. Why, they even have some .30 Krag brass on hand.



What do you need in 30-40?

#12189285 - 08/05/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: butchlambert1]  
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That stuff (.30 Army) is like hen's teeth!


Originally Posted by jorgeI
...Actually Sycamore, you are sort of right....
Bravo

#12190423 - 08/06/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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I think I have 3-4 boxes of factory ammo. I sold one of my Krags and donated one to Ed's get together in east Texas a couple years ago. The feller that drew the winning ticket said it shot well.

#12199472 - 08/10/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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FWIW, I just got notice a few minute ago that Midway has WW +P .257 Roberts brass in stock.

Tom


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#12199524 - 08/10/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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Not anymore lol damn that was fast

#12199539 - 08/10/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: mjbgalt]  
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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
Not anymore lol damn that was fast


Wow, that was fast.

#12199789 - 08/10/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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When I saw this, I suspected that others might have some in stock. Had to look at a couple of places but found out Brownell's had some so I just ordered mine. Sounds like they won't last long when word gets out so hopefully some of you can get some. Here you go to make things easy. 257 Rbts brass

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#12200476 - 08/11/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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6mm Re,m brass.from Hornady has been available at Sportsman's around here lately...

just neck that up if you need any more.


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#12204031 - 08/12/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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BrandUsedWorks.com has an auction coming up that has several boxes of older .257 Rem ammo. It looks to me like you might be able to get it at about $10-$15 a box, which would be less than you could buy new brass in some instances. And you could also have fun shooting it before reloading!


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#12259210 - 09/08/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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Sportsmans warehouse has Winchester in stock on line, I picked up 200 last night .

#12259632 - 09/08/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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I was in my Sportsmans Warehouse today and they had one bag (50) of Win 257 Robts brass on the shelf.
It came home with me.


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#12260446 - 09/09/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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Cabela's in Buda Tx. had a couple of bags in stock. I was tempted to buy and turn it into 6mm Rem AI cases but Bob fans would consider that sacrilege.


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#12260617 - 09/09/17 Re: 257 Roberts brass options? [Re: JTPinTX]  
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Black Hills Shooters Supply had it in stock recently. WW - I bought some...


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