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    So my BIL hit me up today with a potential project. I'd like to take it on but need some help with direction. So he has a stainless barrel marked "257 Rob" and 2 stocks, one old and beat up, the other brand new but no action.

    I have no idea what actions are even in play here. Reading online, they seem to vary on whether a long action or short action is what I need. But one presumption I made it is that the stock is made for a particular action but I could be very wrong on that.

    If y'all could help me out with some direction I'd be greatly appreciative. Pics below on the current hardware.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Following. I shot a ton of deer with a .257 Robertís. Had mine in a Browning Abolt


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    Take the stock to an older gunsmith. They can probably tell what it is for by looking at the inletting.

    257 rob is based off of the 7mm mauser case if I remember correctly. A true intermediate case size. Will fit in some short actions but not all.
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    BIL's feet

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    Haha. I blew the Olukai callus off the top of my foot with the pressure washer the other day. Now I am considering doing the other hoof...

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    Finding ammo can be a pain, but I love my 257 a-bolt.

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    24hrcampfire.com is a great resource as well

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    I wouldn't necessarily bind myself to any of the components you have. The action, bottom metal and gunsmithing (getting the barrel threaded and fit to the action) are probably going to be your major expense. You're going to spend enough putting everything together that using any one of the parts you have will probably be inconsequential money savings compared to the whole project. Don't let those parts guide the project. You might come out ahead by selling those parts to fund what you really want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chap View Post
    Finding ammo can be a pain, but I love my 257 a-bolt.
    That's what I'm noticing..257 Bob ammo is like searching for chupakabbra

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    I hear ya PB, unfortunately I don't have a "want" here aside from the end result being a functional rifle. My BIL just figured we'd take what he has and start from there. But if it's gonna cost an arm and a leg for a rifle we can't even find ammo for then what's the point ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyworm View Post
    BIL's feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyworm View Post
    That's what I'm noticing..257 Bob ammo is like searching for chupakabbra

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    Choice Ammunition in Montana has 80 grain TTSX in stock on their site.

    Hendershots will load upon request.

    You can find ammo. .257 Bob is a great cartridge.

    Optics planet has 4 different loads in stock.
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    Thanks Nitro. Guess I kinda stopped when a lackluster effort turned up empty. Interesting that ammoseek found nothing in stock but maybe I was using it wrong or something

    Either way, appreciate the lead.

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    No problem.

    I really screwed up a few years back. I'm a lefty. Saw a beautiful LH Model 70 High Grade from their Custom shop for sale on Steve Barnett's. Wonderful figure in the stock. Metal on the receiver engraved , including the scope rings.. Messed around trying to justify buying the dang thing. Tossed and turned one night, woke up , logged in to buy it. Gone. There is someone out there with a damn fine rifle. I hope they are taking good care of it.

    I have a good friend who is getting out of hunting, he has a nice BLR in .257 I need.. I have asked for first right of refusal.
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    All the options at optics planet are backordered. Federal used to load a great load with the 120gn partition and it was deadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrtroy4man View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by boondoggle View Post
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    Oh mine def ain't pretty as pointed out by others in the past.
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    Love a quarter bore. 257 Roy is my favorite by a long shot

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    Chuck Hawks website has a few articles on the .257 Roberts, and more recently, The Mee Teeter posted this:

    https://www.themeateater.com/hunt/fi...bly-never-shot

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