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Old 06-22-2013, 05:21 AM   #51
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Many fine rifles were chambered in .250-3000 Savage and the .257 Roberts. These are cartridges that continue in use because of the Mdl.99 Savage and the Pre-64 Mdl.70 Winchester Mdl.31 Remington and other classic rifles.

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Bite your tongue, Anna!
And look behind you... that's me 20ft behind you!!!

Closest that I stalked was 6 paces from a huge 6x7.
Had worked my way into his noon-bedding sanctuary (38 rubs) then cut loose with a spiker squeal- almost got in trouble!
So that would make me roughly 20 feet closer to the game than you then???
I win again!
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You wouldn't have heard above/below? the 49th but Alberta is being hit with a mini-Katrina deluge. Trans-Canada hiway out, evacuations everywhere & I've got 10 family members in the midst. All there is on Alberta Outdoors sites is warnings of more to come!
It was raining like crazy there last week when we drove through. Thoughts and prayers go out to you over there.
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It is oddball and is not popular (however many reasons there are) but I, for one, made no other observations as that was not the point of the thread per se. I will expand upon my answer.

The .257 Roberts had its heyday a half a century ago and has all but faded into obscurity. Factory ammo is not available now and if it is again any time soon will be limited, expensive, hard to find, and disappear again soon enough probably forever this time.
The 257 Roberts is hardly a best seller, but Midway lists 14 - count 'em - 14 factory loads for it. They don't have a lot of them in stock right now, but that's true for everything, including popular rounds such as 223 and 308.

http://www.midwayusa.com/find?sortby=1&itemsperpage=24&newcategorydimension id=9828
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I have some friends (husband and wife) that hunt with the 257 Roberts mainly because of the recoil. He liked hers so much that he got one for himself and put his 06 in the safe. Another friend hunts elk with a 25-06 and does very well. So many complain about the 243 not being big enough and the 257 is a great solution for recoil sensitive people of smaller shooters. So is the 6.5 Swede. As to stalking, The longest shot I have ever taken on a game animal (elk) with a rifle was 70 yards. The shortest was a deer at 5 yards. Learn to bow hunt and you will learn to stalk. My 1st rifle was a Marlin 336 T in 35 Rem and I should never have bought into the big magnum hype. I never really needed anything else.

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. Learn to bow hunt and you will learn to stalk. My 1st rifle was a Marlin 336 T in 35 Rem and I should never have bought into the big magnum hype. I never really needed anything else.
Sheepdip! I don't see why a rifle hunter cannot become as proficient at stalking and hunting in general! In fact, not having to maneuver all the pulleys strings and wheels makes it easier. Just because you have to get closer does not by itself make you a better hunter, just that you will have less game to carry home

I think that they even have an exclusive listing for their trophies, like the kindergarten races for the special kids.
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Many fine rifles were chambered in .250-3000 Savage and the .257 Roberts. These are cartridges that continue in use because of the Mdl.99 Savage and the Pre-64 Mdl.70 Winchester Mdl.31 Remington and other classic rifles.
Don't forget the Remington M722 (which is one of the other classic rifles I'm sure you were referring to.)
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Cotton Top, I intended to post Remington Mdl. 30. The Mdl. 30S Express in .257 Roberts was a real beauty.

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Sheepdip! I don't see why a rifle hunter cannot become as proficient at stalking and hunting in general! In fact, not having to maneuver all the pulleys strings and wheels makes it easier. Just because you have to get closer does not by itself make you a better hunter, just that you will have less game to carry home

I think that they even have an exclusive listing for their trophies, like the kindergarten races for the special kids.
There is no reason why a rifle hunter cant learn to be proficient at stalking. There are some rifle hunters out there with excellent hunting skills. The problem is most dont or can not take the time and effort to do so. There seems to be a mindset that he rifle can do it so why should I. Hunt with a short range weapon and you are forced to learn the skills. By the way, I have never been a trophy hunter. Horns are tough but make good knife handles.
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Sheepdip! I don't see why a rifle hunter cannot become as proficient at stalking and hunting in general! In fact, not having to maneuver all the pulleys strings and wheels makes it easier. Just because you have to get closer does not by itself make you a better hunter, just that you will have less game to carry home

I think that they even have an exclusive listing for their trophies, like the kindergarten races for the special kids.

What do you mean by "special kids?"
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