Like the other WSSM cartridges, the .25 WSSM is not a true magnum at all. But the 06 is hard to beat too! I think this may be an instance of ‘go-big-or-go-home’, in that the .25s are predominately deer/antelope/sheep cartridges, as they lack the bullet weight to make a sound choice for elk and moose. I have a Ruger77 MKII in 257 Roberts. minimum all the way to about a 140ish. I wanted this rifle/cartridge for many years. Rifles in 257 Roberts are typically shorter, and therefore handier because the Bob doesn't need the Though I had too many guns, what a fool I was! It was based on the .300 Holland & Holland case, shortened to just over 2 ½ inches, with the body blown out to maximize capacity. The deer family; whitetail, blacktail and mule deer, are easily switched off in that their nervous systems are highly susceptible to shock, unlike elk, moose and caribou. Is the 25-06 the most underrated hunting cartridge ever? 25-06 is a fun cal but 257 is very fun. For a hunting rifle mine have 24s and that’s plenty. The .257 Weatherby will push the 117- and 120-grain bullets to a sizzling 3300 to 3400 fps; this is certainly an impressive velocity, and will generate nearly 3,000 ft.-lbs. It makes an excellent deer/antelope cartridge, and can easily do double-duty on coyotes and foxes with the 87- and 100-grain bullets. If you lean toward the "Nostalgic", then the .257 Roberts ( loaded to +P levels) is a good one. 1. I think most shooters would agree that the 6.5 Creedmoor is a fantastic cartridge for competition shooting. I have had both calibers and shot many whitetails, mule deer and antelope with both. That’s not a massive difference in diameter, but.257 bullets top out at about 120-grains and.277 bullets at 150 … I have a Browning 78 in 25-06, but it isn’t as svelte as the Roberts. I shoot the 110 AB's in my .257 Roberts, my only .257 rifle, because they stabilize and are extremely accurate. Now for a shorter action the 250-3000 might overcome that! Seems like R25 is my go to powder for the 257 WEATH mag, for a 110, 115 or 117 bullet. At that time, I loaded the Hornady 120HP ( discontinued long ago, why I don't know!) This video seeks to answer this age-old question. Hammer of the gods. I’m not sure how long it would need to be in order to burn the entire powder column inside the barrel, but it would certainly be unwieldy at the very least. Love my 257 Roberts. Cartridge Type: Rifle Height: 2.233" Width: 0.473" Average FPS: 2790 Average Energy: 2039 Average Gr: 118 Recoil: 1.47 Power Rank: 3.29 of 20 The .257 Roberts was designed in the 1920s when wildcatter Ned Roberts started to do experiments on the .257 caliber cartridges. Never owned a Robert's but have a 6mm Rm and had a problem. Since then I have used standard 25-06 (24") and 257 Wby (24 & 26", I liked the 26 better). Or I simply had a rifle with a to long throat. I watched a whitetail fall to a 25-06 with Hornady 117 grain Whitetail ammo last fall. Does anybody hunt larger game with a 25-06? Of course, you could have your rifle rechambered for the .25-06 Ackley which treads close on the heels of the .257 Weatherby As you stated, you should be able to neck down .30-06 brass if you can't get I'm not even going to preach on the 25-06 , because a hand full of powders work well. You must log in or register to reply here. IMR4350 gave me 3000 fps with the 120 gr. We've got you covered.• .338 Winchester vs. .375 H&H Magnum• .30-30 Winchester vs. .35 Remington• .257 Roberts vs. .250-3000 Savage• .270 Winchester vs. .280 Remington• .35 Whelen vs. 9.3x62mm Mauser• .416 Rigby vs. .416 Remington Magnum• .308 Winchester vs. .30-06 Springfield• .22 Nosler vs. .224 Valkyrie• .300 Win. The 257 Roberts Improved approaches 25-06 velocities and is a popular ‘old timer’ but would be a … But wish I had tried the 250-3000 years ago. A 25-06 goes pretty versatile, approx. Friday, July 20, 2018. Accubond or the 115 & 120 gr. Introduced by Remington as a production cartridge in 1934, based on wildcatter Ned Roberts’ design, the .257 Roberts is based on a necked down, 7x57mm Mauser’s case. regularly. Mag. I found a 7600 in 257 Roberts NIB. Both the 25-06 Remington and 270 Winchester were created by necking the 30-06 case to hold narrower bullets,.257” and.277”, respectively. Roy Weatherby introduced the .257 into his family of cartridges in 1948. That being said, my next .25 will be a .257 Weatherby. The Roberts .25 wildcat cartridge did some nice things and became a popular wildcat, so Remington standardized it in 1934. The.257 Wby. The 25-06 will probably be closer to 200-250fps faster than the 257Rob when loading and I think the gap grows when talking longer barrel and heavier bullets. The .257 Weatherby is an overbore design, meaning that there is more powder in the case than can be burned in a conventional barrel length. For me a 257 something to shoot a lot at the range, take out for varmints,coyotes,antelope on occaission; a fun rifle.The Roberts works ducky and I don't need or want the extra FPS,offered by the 25/06 or Weatherby.If I'm gonna The allure of the .257 Roberts hit me early and lasted long. If you like boom n bluster, but stretched string trajectory, then yes, the 257 Wby with these same newer powders is dynamite! If we take the Roberts with a 100-grain bullet at 3,000 fps and zero the rifle for 200 yards, bullet drop at 300 yards is only 7.2 inches. Absolutely not. Each has a fervent following, and those followers will proclaim the reasons why their chosen cartridge is the best. For long shots on sheep, deer, antelope and African plains game, the.257 Wby. This translates to all sorts of hydraulic shock, which is the primary reason that proponents of the .257 Weatherby swear by the cartridge. of energy. My gibbs will virtually duplicate the 257 wby. Weatherby would use a reverse curve for the shoulder—as opposed to the traditional angled shoulder—which would become a hallmark of the Weatherby cartridges. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .25-06 Remington vs .270 WSM Winchester Short Magnum ammo rounds. Gun tinkerer Ned Roberts created this hot little number sometime in the 1920s, and by 1934 Remington saw the light and took it Both cartridges are fully capable of eroding the throat of a barrel, especially with a rapid succession of shots. The ballistic performance based off four grain types for velocity are 3,563 ft/s (75 gr), … I have not shot any 110 AB's in a .25-06 because I sold mine before Nosler made the Accubonds. has more recoil and muzzle blast and burns more powder than the.25-06 Rem., but it shoots extremely flat and hits extremely hard. While lots of hunters have readily adopted the 6.5 Creedmoor for hunting a wide variety of game, many other hunters remain skeptical of the suitability of the new cartridge for big game animals, particularly when its compared to the time tested .25-06 Remington and .270 Winchester cartridges. It loved 115-grain Berger's! Yes, it does. It was a "hum-dinger" on crows and East TX whitetails, ha. I have the 25-06 and would not trade for the 257 Robert's. Partition would work nicely. It will also have significantly more knock down at long range than most cals on the market so for long range hunting it's amazing. The .25-06 has a decent balance of case capacity of bore diameter, and runs very well in a 24-inch barrel. That can give the shooter some peace of mind, knowing that the bullet will pack some punch. If you are looking for a shorter/handier rifle 22” barrel I’d choose 257Rob. Withe the 6mm in a 700 the magazine was not long enough to allow me to get close to the lands at all with handloaded bullet's. I never thought I would find one so a couple of years ago I bought a 7600 in 25-06. Instead, they opt for a … While there are certainly faster .25s—like the .25-06 Remington and .257 Weatherby Magnum —the .257 Roberts is one of those sweet-shooting, yet effective cartridges that can handle appropriate game species out to sane hunting ranges. One of the favorite rifles in the house. The .257 Roberts, also known as .257 Bob, is a medium-powered .25 caliber cartridge.It has been described as the best compromise between the low recoil and flat trajectory of smaller calibers such as the .22 and 6mm, and the strong energy but not the strong recoil of larger popular hunting calibers, such as the 7mm family and the popular .30-06. If you want to drive a .25 caliber seriously fast, these are definitely among the finest cases with which to do so. I had a 25-06 in a Remington 700 MTN rifle which had the 22" barrel. It Off the shelf in ammo stores of three the 25-06 may hold to higher availability followed by the Roberts. Forty + years ago I bought a .25-06 barreled action and had it re-chambered to .257 Ackley Improved. It killed a lot of antelope and deer and two elk. The .25-06 Remington holds the edge as far as a variety of factory loads available, however the .257 Weatherby is far from a proprietary load. The commercial Remington version of the .257 Roberts returned to the original 7x57mm Mauser 20 I think it is but ugly. The .243's heaviest bullet is about a 100 grain The .25s have been American favorites for over a century, dating back to the .25-35 and .25-20 Winchester cartridges; by the time the .250-3000 Savage and .257 Roberts hit the scene, hunters were totally hooked. Although loading a 257Rob +p may narrow the gap Super hipster now is the 25 Creedmoor Mar 31, 2020 The 257 does kill above it’s pay grade jut like the 30-06. Now load the same bullet weight in the .25-06 Remington and pump it up to 3,300 fps, with the The .25-06 which holds another 8 or 9 grains of powder outperforms the .257 Ackley by about 200fps. I have it on layaway right now. Hunting gifts received-let’s see/hear ‘em. We never chronyed my buddy's ammo, so I can't tell you what he gets out of it. Throw in a 25 souper just for the strange looks you get. Neidner released a very similar cartridge—the .25 Neidner—in 1920; both were (obviously) sound designs, giving unprecedented velocities for their time, considering the limits of the smokeless powders of the day. If you got a 25-06 with a 24" bbl, with today's newer powders you step on the heels of the 257 WBY! Semi Building my first MSR mostly for coyote/varmint and bench rest shooting, not sure which barrel length would be best for my intended purposes? Someone had finally purchased my 318 Westly. Yes, the excellent Weatherby factory ammunition is still available in several weights and with premium bullet choices, but Hornady, Nosler and Norma also offer factory loaded ammunition. The .25-06 Remington holds the edge as far as a variety of factory loads available, however the .257 Weatherby is far from a proprietary load. I still deeply regret selling my 257 Roberts years ago. The other consideration is that 25-06 rifles typically have longer barrels in order to take advantage of the 25-06 case capacity. Advice on reloads and or factory ammo for my soon to be new rifle the NEW Savage Model 110 Long Range Hunter in .300 WSM? A.O. If you are chasing speed in a quarter bore just step up to a 257 Weatherby. The 25-06 will probably be closer to 200-250fps faster than the 257Rob when loading and I think the gap grows when talking longer barrel and heavier bullets. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .243 Winchester vs .25-06 Remington ammo rounds. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet weight, or jacketing type. Plus, they kill deer I enjoyed both, but I'd give the nod to the 25-06. have to admit though that it seem's to me the Robert's was always more popular than the 250-3000 for some reason. Just saying. seated way out over a case full of IMR 4350. Mag. Can't compare them. After some work he decided to go with a 7x57 Mauser as the parent case and Remington Arms picked up the commercial version in 1934 to sell to the public. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet weight, or jacketing type. The problem was, I never had one I really liked. I also have only used them on whitetail and 100 grain partition is bad news for them. Looking for previous installments of our "Head to Head" series? .257 Roberts Once the premier .25 caliber rifle cartridge, the .257 Roberts still excels. 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The .257 Roberts is truly at home when housed in the medium length Mauser M98 action which was based around a 57mm case design. Does that stop the .257 Weatherby from being a good hunting cartridge? The .25-06 Remington came first, dating back to as early as 1912, when Charles Newton necked the .30-06 Springfield case down to hold the .257″ diameter bullets from the earlier .25-caliber cartridges. I don't know that for sure as never tried a Roberts or the 250-3000. I’ve owned a dozen or more rifles chambered in that cartridge. Re: 25-06 vs 257 Weatherby Mag I don't know much about weatherby calibers, but If it were my money to spend, I would go with the 25-06. We have updated our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy as of May 5th, 2020. It may not display this or other websites correctly. In performance it is quite similar to the old .257 Roberts Improved wildcat, and slightly inferior to the .25-06 Remington, especially with heavy bullets. For that reason, the 25-06 vs 6.5 Cree… Not a problem with the 25-06 and it's longer case. It’s a belted magnum, but the belt is nothing more than a carryover from the H&H design—where it was used for headspacing those slope-shouldered cartridges—and has nothing to do with strength whatsoever. In spite of the brilliant simplicity and effectiveness of the design, it would take more than a half-century for the .25-caliber offspring of the .30-06 to have a legitimate name. .257 Weatherby Magnum It's human nature to want the most bang for the buck, and few are satisfied with a cartridge that is ideally suited for just one job. And if your after speed, I understand the 250 AI push's the 25-06 hard and surpass's the Robert's a bit. It's probably a better balanced cartridge than the 25-06. A 24" Mauser 98. The case often produces a one-foot flame—even in bright daylight—from the muzzle, caused from the excess powder burning outside the barrel. Just as the Savage and Roberts cartridges began life as wildcats—and they are both solid designs—the .25-06 Remington and .257 Weatherby Magnum are the brainchild of those experimental riflemen who felt the need to find the fastest .25 caliber cartridge they could. 26 nosler on the other hand is a 6.5mm which has a much better choice of high bc projectiles and is much better suited to long range shooting than the others. Seeing as the Robert's and 6mm are supposed to be the same case, I'm thinking I'd still have that same problem! It was Remington—which has done such a good job in recognizing those wildcat cartridges that deserve to be brought to the masses—that made an honest cartridge out of the .25-06 in 1969. I was recently on a hunt in Texas, with a couple other prominent gun writers—I bet you can just imagine how deep those cartridge conversations ran—when both proclaimed, “Whatever I point my Two-Fifty-Seven at falls out of the scope!”. Therefore the higher impact velocity of the .257 Weatherby Magnum will—and in most instances apparently does—switch off a deer’s nervous system. is a great choice, and there are several elk hunters who use the.257 Wby. It's also been a great prairie dog and coyote rifle. I had to sell it back then. 257 Roberts, 257 Roberts Improved (28 deg),, 257 Roberts Ackley Improved (40 deg)—Which caliber to build or buy a rifle in….???? Get the American Hunter Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. The 257 Roberts just soldiers on and the 250 Savage is seldom encountered. The case is quite a bit shorter. Prior to the commercial ascendancy of the 25-06 Remington, however, there was the 257 Roberts. I also used it for all of my Bighorn and Dall rams, one of my best 6x6 bull elk, and my mountain caribou, all one shot kills. vs. .300 WSM• .223 Remington vs. .22-250 Remington, E-mail your comments/questions about this site to: EmediaHunter@nrahq.org, For questions/comments about American Hunter magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org, You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Hunter, visit nramediakit.com for more information. I’m curious what the consensus would be on which 25 caliber to pursue for a “woods rifle for light skinned game and occasional varmint control”. 7 The case I guess is just a bit to long? The .257 was designed to run in a bolt gun, and any receiver that was designed for the 7x57mm Mauser will handle the .257 Roberts perfectly. Had both, I’d choose the 25-06 again. It has the black/gray laminate stock. You are using an out of date browser. 25-06 Remington Case capacity between the 25-06 and the 257 Weatherby Magnum is obvious and accounts for the Weatherby’s performance edge assuming proper barrel length is … I wish it had a 24" barrel, but it sure was a sweet rifle. Mag. But if 22" bbl is your taste...either a Roberts or 257 Ackley Improved is your baby. Yes, the excellent Weatherby factory ammunition is still available in several weights and with premium bullet choices, but Hornady , Nosler and Norma also offer factory loaded ammunition. With 115 Ballistic Tips , 117 Sierra GameKing, or 120 grain Hornady HP bullets it's been my favorite deer and antelope rifle ever since. Mag. The 110 gr. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. It has the same shoulder angle—17-degrees, 30-minutes—as its father, and will drive the 120-grain bullets just shy of 3000 fps. by Philip Massaro - If you want a magnum then look at the STW case and go with it in 257 or better the 264. I feel that both of the cartridges fall into the ‘fast’ category, for the .25-caliber cartridges. Those who cannot stop themselves from pushing the limits, may need to consider reaming their Roberts rifle to .25-06 if utilizing a long action. You may want to look at the 25 Gibbs or 25-06 improved if you want to stay on the '06 case. Let’s take a look at the two, and compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses. The 25-06 is probably a bit over bore capacity. 100 gw. For Temp stable,, id try H1000 or Retumbo in both 25-06, definitely if you are using factory ammo as there will be plenty of options. 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