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257 Roberts

I shoot a 2506 of course, but my dad has a 257 roberts. He got it about the time he got me my 2506, but he has never been able to get it to group very well.
We are both going antelope hunting this fall, actually next weekend!! sweet!!
We both thought that an 87 gr. bullet at about 3300 fps. would be a perfect goat killer but we aren't going to use it cause it shoots terrible at 100 yards.
This is no big deal cause we got pleanty other of guns but I was just wondering if anyone has a 257 and wants to share some secrets on some good accurate loads.

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257 Roberts

I have a Rem modle 760 in 257 Rbts. Have killed a lot of eastern whitetails with the gun using (I know this is the reloading section but...) Federal Premium Ammo. My groups are very tight. I do not have the info with me right now (being at work and all) but I want to say I am shooting 117 gr Nosler Partitions (maybe 112 gr?). Definetly over 100 gr. In the past I have also found 100gr Winchester silver tips that shot very well out of the gun.

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257 Roberts

I have a Rem 722 in a 257 Roberts. I used to shoot reloads bu honestly I can't remember what they consisted of. The only thing i remember was that i was using Sierra Gameking bullets 117 gr. Now Shoot factory loads. For deer around here I like the Rem. Corelocks 117gr. round nose. But for long range shooting you might wan't to check out the Hornady Light Magnum 115gr. interlockt boat tails.

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257 Roberts

thanks guys, sounds like the roberts likes the heavier bullets, I shoot a 115 gr. bullet in my 2506 , maybe I will try some of them in the roberts.

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