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Axx, I had a wonderful Pre-64 Mdl. 70 chambered in the .257 Roberts. At that time my big game rifle was a Pre-64 .300 H&H. I was living on the Eastern slope of the Big Horn Range. My favorite area was in the Canyons of the Middle Fork of the Powder River. That is the area known as the "Hole in the Wall" the out law canyons.
This area has some rough high walls and wide open mountain parks. I got a 25-06 and it had a real advantage over the .257 Roberts. The .25-06 simply has a larger engine and can deliver more energy at longer ranges. I eventually traded the .300 H&H for a .338 WM which was a much more efficient elk rifle.
I own a heavy varmint 25-06 and a Sako "Forester" in 25-06. The old .25 Niedner shoots "Flatter than a book keepers ass".

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Axx, I had a wonderful Pre-64 Mdl. 70 chambered in the .257 Roberts. At that time my big game rifle was a Pre-64 .300 H&H. I was living on the Eastern slope of the Big Horn Range. My favorite area was in the Canyons of the Middle Fork of the Powder River. That is the area known as the "Hole in the Wall" the out law canyons.
This area has some rough high walls and wide open mountain parks. I got a 25-06 and it had a real advantage over the .257 Roberts. The .25-06 simply has a larger engine and can deliver more energy at longer ranges. I eventually traded the .300 H&H for a .338 WM which was a much more efficient elk rifle.
I own a heavy varmint 25-06 and a Sako "Forester" in 25-06. The old .25 Niedner shoots "Flatter than a book keepers ass".
the 25-06 does have a bit of an edge on the 257 Roberts, but it's still a fine cartridge with a nice history to it. i would like to have another rifle again in 257 Roberts.
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I have a .257 Roberts built off of a mauser 98 action with a 26 inch barrel, it will shoot dime sized groups and has very little recoil. Its now my main deer rifle after my dad stopped carrying it because it weighs around 14 pound.

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I have a .257 Roberts built off of a mauser 98 action with a 26 inch barrel, it will shoot dime sized groups and has very little recoil. Its now my main deer rifle after my dad stopped carrying it because it weighs around 14 pound.
that's kind of heavy for a 25 calibered rifle!
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that's kind of heavy for a 25 calibered rifle!
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Axx I seemed to recall Ruger chambered some .257 Roberts in their Mdl. 77. I think in the past 20 years? The main problem with the .257 Roberts and the Savage 250-3000 was the short actions they were chambered in. This did not allow long seating and pressures were restricted to 40,000 to 45,000 CUP. In order to get the most out of these rounds use a long action and seat out.

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Axx I seemed to recall Ruger chambered some .257 Roberts in their Mdl. 77. I think in the past 20 years? The main problem with the .257 Roberts and the Savage 250-3000 was the short actions they were chambered in. This did not allow long seating and pressures were restricted to 40,000 to 45,000 CUP. In order to get the most out of these rounds use a long action and seat out.
Nitestalker, that is entirely possible. when i owned one many many years ago, i only shot factory ammo at that time. so such things would have been completely foreign to me at that time! you might have bee talking about rocket science!

Ruger probably did chamber it many years ago. it seems many years ago there were more factory rifles in 257 Roberts available. or at least at the gun stores where i shopped then. the 25-06 Remington wasn't quite as common then it seems as the 257 Roberts.
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Axx, I expect it was a regional issue. In the Northern Rockies the 25-06 has been a very common caliber going way back. The .25-40 Krag in both "Short and Long" was considered to be a good choice for the Northern Plains.
I owned a beautiful .25-40 Krag long on a Krag action. I never hunted with it but it was a fun old rifle to shoot.
The larger 25-06 was deadly with the 117 and 120 bullets on Big Mule deer and elk in open country. Our local outfitter and gun store stocks over 1,200 rifles. There are no .257 Roberts but there are .257 Weatherbys and .25-06 rifles. It is that old reloading custom. You can always load down a larger case but loading up with a short case is limited.

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Axx, I expect it was a regional issue. In the Northern Rockies the 25-06 has been a very common caliber going way back. The .25-40 Krag in both "Short and Long" was considered to be a good choice for the Northern Plains.
I owned a beautiful .25-40 Krag long on a Krag action. I never hunted with it but it was a fun old rifle to shoot.
The larger 25-06 was deadly with the 117 and 120 bullets on Big Mule deer and elk in open country. Our local outfitter and gun store stocks over 1,200 rifles. There are no .257 Roberts but there are .257 Weatherbys and .25-06 rifles. It is that old reloading custom. You can always load down a larger case but loading up with a short case is limited.
i do suspect it's a regional thing. travel to different parts of the country and you see cartridges that are common there, but less than common where you are from. even from being on the forum, i read about people shooting guns in cartridges that i have only read about in the past from magazines. as they are not common in our area.

even as an older person now, even i am learning about older guns and cartridges that i haveonly read about.
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Axx nice post, the key words here are "I am learning".

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