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257 Creedmoor UPDATE #13917159 06/22/19
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my reamer finally showed up from Clymer so Greg will get my barrel done ,then i can finish the stock and rifle . then i can start playing with my new toy out on my rifle range. then after that`s done hopefully my other Brux barrel with 7 1/2 twist will be in so i can build a 257 Roberts on my 30 Express Remington.


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Re: 257 Creedmoor UPDATE [Re: pete53] #13917753 06/22/19
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Looking forward to updates. I have a few curiosities on the matter.

You gonna have custom dies cut ? Or.......?

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Despite hearing the chorus of the song " Dare to be Stupid" every time this idea comes up, I still kinda want one. Good luck with the project.

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i have always been a follower of the 25 caliber so it was a easy decision to make / build a 25 Creedmoor. but i also really have a soft spot for a 257 Roberts so for my daughter and 2 grandkids i want them to all have 257 Roberts to start out with ,my son and i both use 257 Weatherby Mags in a Ruger #1`s and when i get older and grandson can handle the Ruger #1 Weatherby and hunt my wolf stand for deer in the tamaracs i`ll use a 257 Roberts then.

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Originally Posted by pete53
i have always been a fun of the 25 caliber so it was a easy decision to make 25 Creedmoor. but i also really have a soft spot for a 257 Roberts so for my daughter and 2 grandkids i want them to all have 257 Roberts to start out with ,my son and i both use 257 Weatherby Mags in a Ruger #1`s and when i get older and grandson can handle the Ruger #1 Weatherby and hunt my wolf stand for deer in the tamaracs i`ll use a 257 Roberts then.



Cross the fingers that a bullet worth a [bleep] shows up to bring the 1/4 back to life.

If it makes you feel any better the reamer for the 6.5wssm had to go get a neck adjustment from .308 to .301. It allows for a .001 turn to clean things up. And still leaves the wall .017”.

Makes the resize reamer .2965” 🤜🏻

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https://saami.org/wp-content/upload...CFR-Approved-2015-12-14-Posting-Copy.pdf

what could a 25 creedmoor potentially do that a 257 roberts could not do better?
look closely at both case dimensions

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yes i know the 131 gr Black Jack Bullets are made by Sierra and will work ok on deer,i am hoping some other bullet maker like Barnes,Nosler or Hornady build some heavier .257 bullets too ? so we will see ?

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I don't know where the sweet spot is & am too lazy or mathematically inept to figure it. But longer range shooters moved to the 6.5 for as good or better wind & trajectory than the 308 & were looking for less recoil. Then.......... as bullets got better many moved to the 6mm for same trajectory numbers with even less recoil.

There is a spot that minimal recoil & superior trajectory meet, that spot is simply waiting on bullet designs that the 25 has yet to be blessed with.

Not saying it's at .257 but it hovers close.

Hell, they keep tightening the twist & bringing out new bullets, the .224 might be the one??????????

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Originally Posted by 340mag
https://saami.org/wp-content/upload...CFR-Approved-2015-12-14-Posting-Copy.pdf

what could a 25 creedmoor potentially do that a 257 roberts could not do better?
look closely at both case dimensions


Fit in a short action magazine with VLD type bullets while reaching the lands and not excessively intruding in powder space. Same with any of the Creedmoor cartridges vs x57 cartridges.

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Now, if they come out with some decent high-BC game bullets for the .257 caliber, everything would be wonderful. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened yet...


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Originally Posted by gunzo
I don't know where the sweet spot is & am too lazy or mathematically inept to figure it. But longer range shooters moved to the 6.5 for as good or better wind & trajectory than the 308 & were looking for less recoil. Then.......... as bullets got better many moved to the 6mm for same trajectory numbers with even less recoil.

There is a spot that minimal recoil & superior trajectory meet, that spot is simply waiting on bullet designs that the 25 has yet to be blessed with.

Not saying it's at .257 but it hovers close.

Hell, they keep tightening the twist & bringing out new bullets, the .224 might be the one??????????



You’ve probably already seen this but just in case and for others out there. An interesting article-

https://www.google.com/amp/s/coldbo...ation-quarter-lord-the-25-creedmoor/amp/

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Originally Posted by Sheister
Now, if they come out with some decent high-BC game bullets for the .257 caliber, everything would be wonderful. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened yet...


>?> Black Jack Bullets has a 131 gr. 25 caliber bullet with very high B.C. G7 - .330, we just need a couple more bullet manufactures to make some even heavier long grain bullets ??

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Anxious to see how the 131 Blackjacks perform for folks on critters.

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i may load some for my 257 Weatherby Mag. and if this rifle shoots well enough i will use them hopefully on a nice whitetail buck this fall 2019


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Out of stock, but just saw cases headstamped - 25 Creedmoor at Alpha brass.

Seems more than a few are eyballing a 25.

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i just check that site out thank you for posting the comment. here is the name of the company > Alpha Munitions and dang your right they are out of 25 Creedmoor brass !


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Bet it would be an easy pass, 6.5 Creed case thru a .25 Creed FL die.

Headstamp won’t match, but we’ve learned that the boolet trumps the headstamp.

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yes i will be using 6.5 Creedmoor brass in my 25 Creedmoor i already purchased 500 Lapua cases and 300 Hornady cases ,but would be neat to try some Alpha brass too with the head stamp of 25 Creedmoor.


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My name on another site is 25Cal. I have been a fan of the quarter bores since I bought my first centerfire bolt gun in the early 1980s. It was a Remington 700 BDL 25-06. Since then I have had several 250 Savages, a 250 Ackley, several 257 Roberts, and a 257 Roberts AI. The 257 Creedmoor is a 250 AI with a fast twist. If I were not so old I might have to have one built. However, I currently have a 250 Savage rifle on a Savage Axis action and a similar 257 Roberts on another Axis action. Both are E.R. Shaw barrels, and both shoot great, so I am set. Keep us posted on your project.


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I have the original 25 Creedmoor - a .long-action .257 Roberts. smile


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