View Full Version : What load for 257 Bob

November 23, 2007, 01:15 PM
I am heading to the woods next week. Whitetail deer along Mississippi River. Average mature weight is 150 to 200 lbs. Absolute maximum range is 200 yards. Inherited a Ruger 77 in .257 Roberts. Called the local sporting good stores. Choices are limited as you would expect. Only choices are a 120 grain Nosler partition or a 117 Federal boattail. Which load should I purchase? I think I need to start reloading for several of my guns. Prices and choices are both ridiculous sometimes. Thanks, 101

P.S. They also had a 117 grain Remington roundnose core lok.

November 23, 2007, 02:10 PM
Can't go wrong with the core-lokt. I have shot several deer with three different calibers and they have all went down with one shot. Good luck with the 257. I think its a great cartridge but I just cant afford to shoot it.

November 23, 2007, 06:55 PM
BOY did I learn what you were talking about. Other recommended the Noslers so I went to get them. Box of 20: asking price was $45 plus tax. Left them on the counter. Going back to the first store tomorrow to pick up the remmies for about half that price. Thanks again