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.257 Roberts

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by oneastrix, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    The "Under appreciated" thread got me thinking......

    What about the .257 Roberts? I don't see many of them recently. Heck, it's beautiful in the south TX bruch country. Anybody like this one as much as I do? What about any other round that you don't see as often as you used to?
     
  2. dave375hh

    dave375hh G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    oneastrix,
    The only so called problem with the .257R is the fact that the major ammo companys under loaded them because of all the custom and sporterized rifles out there. Had it been started out as a factory round there is no reason it couldn't have been loaded to the same pressure levels as say the .308 Win, .260 Rem. or .243. They are all loaded to 62,000psi while the .257R is held down to 48-50,000 psi. A friend of mine has a .257R that will almost(very close) equal a 25-06 with handloads, but no factory load even comes close. Another one doomed by the lawyers, even back that long ago. I agree a great cartrige but poorly treated.

    Dave375