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Old July 9th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #1
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Browning BLR 257 Roberts

Does anybody have this combo figured out for loads? It acts like it wants to behave but so far it hasn't settled down. H414 seems to OK with 100gr SP's & standard primers.

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Old July 9th, 2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Look at your forearm hanger. I had trouble with mine initially and got it tightened properly, then she settled in. Also try the 115-117 weight bullet for 25 cal.

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Old July 9th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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You have a nice rifle but the 257 Roberts ain't the cartridge. A friend and I each worked with two different rifles( a model 70 and a model 700) over a period of 2 years. The cartridge just wouldn't shoot less than an inch on demand, usually 1 1/2 was good and two closer to the norm. Most of the gun writers who praised the 257 gave it credit for being "plenty accurate for deer hunting" and so it was but if you're looking for super accuracy in the 25 bore and want to go less than the 25-06 you're gonna have to go to the 250 Savage. Now THAT one will shoot!!!

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Old July 10th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #4
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257R vs 250-3000

Wayne M,
You may be right about the 257 Roberts. But I haven't given up on it, as yet. It is as beauty though and hasn't been shot much so I have some work to do with it.
I had a Savage 99A in 250-3000 and it would group very well - 1 MOA. Sold it to a good friend since it was a bit minimal for long shot mule deer here in the west. Still have a Savage 99A in 308 - very good mulie rifle.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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I wish you luck. If you get that cartridge to go inside an inch when YOU TELL IT TO please give us an update 'cause I'd sure like to hear about it!

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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #6
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It will be a matter of time, patience, and diligence. I'll post what I come up with when I get some conclusion to this particular rifle. Might be months down the time line though.

PS. All attachments and screws are snuggly set. I'm going to try H380 with the 100 & 117 grainers just for the heck of it.


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Old July 25th, 2009, 05:32 AM   #7
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i didnt even know they made the BLR in 257r. Is it current production? Got any pics? If you ever want to move it on down the line, PM me.

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Old July 25th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #8
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They don't produce the BLR anymore in 257 Roberts. This rifle was bought new, if I remember correctly, in the late 80's or very early 90's.
I'll get it shooting well but I believe it going to take some work - perhaps this winter.
PS. A friend of mine has a BLR of the same vintage in 308 Win. It shoots 1 MOA or less with 150-165 grainers and IMR 3031 and Federal 210M primers.

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