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Old 03-15-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default 25-06 to 257 ?

Anyone do this? Ream out a 25-06 to make it a 257 Weatherby? I did it on one rifle,but I am wondering if I should have just bought a new 257 barrel? What say?
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:00 PM   #2
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Bolt face would have to be modified. The Weatherby case has a larger base diameter. The .25-06 is a fine cartridge. With the right bullet, acceptable for elk size game.
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Well,the rifle I'm talking about is a Ruger No.1....no bolt face...
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During the last ammo "crisis", 25-06 was more available on WallyWorld shelves than the 257 W.

What is the advantage of the 257 over the 25-06?
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During the last ammo "crisis", 25-06 was more available on WallyWorld shelves than the 257 W.

What is the advantage of the 257 over the 25-06?
with the same bullet weights, my data books show anywhere from 200 to 400 fps faster from the 257 Weatherby over the 25-06.

kind of like a 25-06 on steroids!
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....and I don't buy ammo from Walmart.....Never had a problem getting 257 Weatherby ammo,just send the money...Cabelas has always had my ammo......and the difference of a 257 over a 25-06 is pure speed...and speed kills.......fast!
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This is the Ruger I'm talking about...has single set trigger and a Hicks accurizer....with a brake..Cheap Zeiss scope.....
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