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Old March 11th, 2017, 04:03 PM   #1
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First Remington I've Bought

Got it for my daughter for deer season this year. Should work out pretty well.

I bought it on GB. Had a little trouble with the private seller and finally tracked down a phone number--she's 85 years old and lives in Yakima. And then the FFL's didn't talk for 2 weeks. Then the persistent heavy snow over Snoqualmie Pass delayed UPS 3-4 days.

But it got here. Kid was surprised and pleased as punch.

I got her a 2-7x Redfield Revolution, but she'd rather shoot the iron sights. I may end up mounting a peep on it if she persists.
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Old March 11th, 2017, 04:08 PM   #2
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You should be ashamed to have used those boxes as a backdrop!!

Would you please send all the boxes of Samoas to me ......

Nice rifle!

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Nice Rifle.
If I were you, I'd put a handful of those Thin Mints in a blender with a pint of vanilla ice cream and a bit of milk...

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Old March 11th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #6
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Great old 700! On my phone and can't make out fine details in the pics......what's the caliber?

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Old March 11th, 2017, 06:02 PM   #7
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It has the old school good iron sights on it. Good score, I hope it shoots as good as it looks. Awesome caliber too. 257 Roberts!

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257 Roberts. I got a Savage in 257 Bob Ackely Imp a couple months ago, so the brass and bullets are all onhand.

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257 Roberts. I got a Savage in 257 Bob Ackely Imp a couple months ago, so the brass and bullets are all onhand.
Great rifle in an old "classic" caliber. Any idea how old this rifle is???

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March 1952 by the date code. That nice old lady was the sole owner.

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Old March 11th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #11
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257 Roberts might be a classic but it is quite the performer especially if you are hand loading for it.

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Old March 11th, 2017, 07:42 PM   #12
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Yep, the .257 Roberts is a great caliber. Very similar to the .243. I had a Remington 722 in that caliber. Still have the dies laying around somewhere.

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You should be ashamed to have used those boxes as a backdrop!!

Would you please send all the boxes of Samoas to me ......

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Yeah, I gained 5 pounds just looking at the picture.

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Hello, Very, very nice vintage 721 or 722 Remington rifle (produced until 1962), you have there. That is a great buy. Your daughter should be proud. I hope it came with ammo, at least some brass, the .257 Roberts does not come cheap.
I know, I have an 1967 Remington 700 BDL varmint special in 6mm Remington,(another vintage caliber), same round/different name as the .243 rem. mercman spoke of... Matter of fact, you can take the .257 Roberts case and resize it too make it a .243 Rem./6mm Rem case, that's how similar they are.
And as wasted ammo pointed out, they preform very well. Your daughter should have no problem filling her deer tag(s)....
Your rifle, as mine, also came from the widow of the original owner. Yet, with the Vintage Remington and Redfield sales brochures and manuals/instructions/parts list, from 1967.
I hope you and your daughter enjoy the new rifle and the pleasures of the hunting time together.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 05:42 AM   #15
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Factory ammo isn't hard to come by. Walmart doesn't have it, but just about every smaller place up here does.

I've got a pretty good stash of 6mm Rem and 7mm Mauser brass handy, so 257 won't be an issue.

Can't wait for spring to finally get here so we can start the fun.

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