@ Finn fanIn process of saving for Africa (you know how that goes). I ran into an older gentleman getting out of reloading. I bought plenty that I could use for pennies on the dollar. Dies, bullets, powder, primers, etc.
However, he had a box labeled 257 Roberts. In the box there was a Redding 3 die 257 Roberts set, 200 plus pieces of brass (some virgin some once fired) and about 600 premium hunting bullets (Nosler, Speer Grand Slams, etc,) . Turns out some misguided soul bought his 257 and didn't want the reloading stuff. He said I could have it all for $75. So its mine.
I always wanted a 257 and this seemed like a way to back into one. I was thinking about attempting to build one with a Howa 1500 short action. My gunsmith maintains that the Howa short action is really an intermediate action and would be perfect for the build.
Not sure I am going forth with the project but I am doing the research.
I love my 257 Roberts. I have a first year of production Remington. I have used it in South Africa on one of my hunting trips. It performed very very well. Klipspringer at 235 meters, Zebra at 180 meters, and Duiker at 105 meters. I used 117 grain bullet loaded to 2760 fps
@EMehrerI have hunted in Africa with my .257. Took a zebra, nyala, and diker. My favorite African rifle is a .35 Whelan. I have taken about 25 animals with it. Next trip l plan to use my 45-70 side by side on buffalo and hippo.
Was your 257 that you took to Africa a Roberts? Or Weatherby?! I ended up getting the Cooper and have taken whitetail, Axis and hogs. Great caliber!I have hunted in Africa with my .257. Took a zebra, nyala, and diker. My favorite African rifle is a .35 Whelan. I have taken about 25 animals with it. Next trip l plan to use my 45-70 side by side on buffalo and hippo.