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Old 03-21-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default .250 Savage or .257 Roberts?

I already have a .25-06 in my battery and I would like to add another .25 caliber rifle. I have a nice 96 Mauser action, D&T'd for a scope, bolt handle altered, and wearing a Timney trigger w/ safety. It is just waiting for a barrel and stock. But, I can't seem to decide between the .250 or the .257. Which would you go for and why?
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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.257 Bob ---no practical experience with the caliber but the 3 people I know who hunt with them say it is a great caliber for white tails in Eastern NC where shots range from 3o yds to 400 (large agri fields). Not much recoil and very accurate and flat shooting.


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I believe the 257 Roberts is based on the 7x57 Mauser and would be a perfect fit for the Mauser action.
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The .257 Roberts is a great Ctg. no doubt. However you already own a .25 Caliber that is only a few silly millimeters longer. The little .25 [250-3000] father of the .22-250 would make a fine reduced capacity 1/4 bore varminter.
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I'm with Nitestalker,You really aren't going to gain anything with the 257 Roberts,that the 25/06 can't already do. The 250-3000 would be an excellent varmint/coyote caliber.
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I aghree with Nite stalker.

if you didn't already have the .25-06, the Roberts would be the obvious choice. However, since you do, the little 250 will be a great little fun gun for those applications where a bit less power is appropriate.
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I have a .257 built off of a Mauser action, awesome round for deer and super low recoil.
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With a '96 action, I'm not sure a .22-250 would be my 1st choice, but not a bad choice. I'm not sure where you might need a 400 yard varmint rifle in Fla., but you never know. If you want easy, the .257 Roberts is the way to go. No work would be needed on the bolt. Cheap to reload. A .257 Roberts is on my want list. If you want a unique rifle/ round, the 5.6x57 might be worth a look.
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With a '96 action, I'm not sure a .22-250 would be my 1st choice, but not a bad choice. I'm not sure where you might need a 400 yard varmint rifle in Fla., but you never know. If you want easy, the .257 Roberts is the way to go. No work would be needed on the bolt. Cheap to reload. A .257 Roberts is on my want list. If you want a unique rifle/ round, the 5.6x57 might be worth a look.
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I was referring to the .250 Savage, not the .22-250. I think the Roberts or the Savage would be a good build for this rifle. I won't rush into it though. I've got some time to think about it. I haven't been hunting in a couple of years now, so I doubt I will hunt with it. I just like reloading for and shooting various rifles at the local range.
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I believe the 257 Roberts is based on the 7x57 Mauser and would be a perfect fit for the Mauser action.
I was thinking the same thing. It just seems right to have a Mauser casing in a Mauser rifle. All the calibers listed so far are fine calibers but the .257 Roberts would be the way to go for that action.


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