257 Roberts

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  1. mk25roberts

    mk25roberts Member

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    5FA419E7-53ED-48AE-9C2E-8D04E46F16CD.jpeg Thought I should get one since my last name is Roberts. Looked for a long time for the “right one” found this early 80’s model 70 featherweight. Not a pre 64, but it will do.
     
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  2. Ks5shooter
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    I have a Ruger red pad gun in the 257 Bob,and I love it. So will you,congrats
     
  3. Offfhand

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    The .257 Roberts is like a Brooks Bros. suit: a class act that never goes out of style.
     
  4. Stan Rosen

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    In many ways the Post 64 Winchester model 70 is a fine gun in its own right. Nice rifle, nice cartridge, enjoy.
     
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  5. 22250Rem

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    Very sharp gun in a classic caliber. Buddy of mine has a Rem. Mod. 700 Classic in 257 Roberts; he loves it. As do I.
     
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  6. Riomouse911

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    Excellent choice :thumbup:.

    My .257 is a Remington 722 from the 1950’s. My Grandfather killed a lot of hill country whitetails with it :).

    Let us know how it shoots for you when you get a chance.

    Stay safe.
     
  7. South Prairie Jim

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    Man that's sweet ..
     
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  8. Jeff olson

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    I was fortunate enough to have a 1954 vintage model 70 gifted to me by dad. 0811192118a.jpg 0811192118.jpg
     
  9. mk25roberts

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    Very nice Jeff
     
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  10. dranrab

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    Ruger Ultralight here. It's my favorite gun.
     
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    Only if your last name is Roberts
     
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    That’s what mine is too, I’m a bit disappointed with it though, doesn’t shoot all that well. Don’t think I’ve ever got a group under 1-1/2” yet. Since I don’t hunt anymore and have plenty of 22 and 6mm varmint rifles I just haven’t shot it much. Really don’t have any need or use for it. But from my youth I always wanted one as well as a 35 Whelen, I have both and have no real use for either one. No, they aren’t for sale!
     
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  14. crestoncowboy

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    My first rifle was a 257 Robert's. remington 700.


    Mine won't win any competition either. Lol
     
  15. Offfhand

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    Another favorable feature of the .257 Bob is that it is a an excellent candidate for custom rifles built on '98 style Mauser actions. This is due to the convenient fact that the Robert's case is based on the 7X57 Mauser cartridge, meaning that they feed and function smoothly in most Mauser actions with no need to adjust or tune the bolt face or extractor, receiver rails or magazine follower. The additional length is also beneficial to handloaders who have been frustrated by Remington rifles with short actions. This slick working custom .257 Bob was built around a '09 Argentine, with crested receiver ring. DSC_0057 (3).JPG DSC_0068 (3).JPG DSC_1196 (3).JPG DSC_1204.JPG
     
  16. Laphroaig

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    That's a nice rifle. By the 1980's M70 quality was on the upswing from the dismal late 60's era.
     
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    I've build a handful of 257 Roberts rifles over the last couple of years, and it's my most-shot chambering. I have a couple of range-oriented versions (Savage actions with heavy barrels in a chassis or B&C varmint stock), a couple of lighter walkabout versions, and an AR10 using an X-Caliber 22" barrel.

    Buy the brass and ammo when you can - it tends to be a seasonal run and when it's gone, you're stuck until the next season's run.
     
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  18. Jeff olson

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    Beautiful
     
  19. army_eod

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    Yep. I scarfed up a new Rem Model 7 CDL in curly maple in 257 Roberts. I will start loading the ammo. I have everything I need.
     
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    Taken it for a spin yet? If so, how'd it do?
     
  21. Trey Veston

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    My very first hunting rifle back in 1982 was a Model 70 XTR Featherweight in .257 Roberts. Killed my first deer, first elk, and first antelope with it.

    Still have it and it is still beautiful.

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  22. Ironhand54

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    I use to have one of those. Than I let my niece use it for deer hunting. Never saw it again. Eventually I gave it to her.

    Just about the perfect rifle for deer out to 300 yards.

    Ironhand
     
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  23. GooseGestapo

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    I had a custom build crafted in ‘83 on a 1939 Spanish M98 LaCarouna action.
    Shaw barrel, Bishop #2semi fancy classic feather wt stock.

    I’ve killed over 100 whitetail deer with it, and wife and two daughters killed their deer with it.
    With similar bullets, it kicks a .243’s axx. I got a couple of those, too...

    As some gun writer wrote once, it “makes them flinch harder when you hit them”...
    It’s not a bubba’d milsurp. It’s an heirloom...
     
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  24. jmr40

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    The 1980's and 1990's Winchester XTR's are a better rifle than most of the pre-64's. Winchester changed to push feed in 1964, but the quality of the rifles didn't just drop suddenly in one year. The model 70's made after WW-2 were already declining in quality. That decline continued through the 1970's, but Winchester was sold to a group of investors in 1980. From then up until some point after 2000 they made some very nice rifles. The ones from that era are under appreciated and under valued IMO.
     
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  25. dranrab

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    42.5 Grains H4350 pushing a 115 Partition gives me about 1.5, and that's all this close range little woods rifle needs to turn their lights out post haste.
     
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