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    Sharp Shooters Supply sells pre-fit Douglas barrels ready for you to headspace onto the action. They aren't cheap, but are high-quality barrels.

    Tough to go wrong with the 7-08 or .260.

    I actually have a factory 260 rem savage barrel and the go-no-go laying around.

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    .257 Roberts AI

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    Quote Originally Posted by canvsbk View Post
    .257 Roberts AI
    Good idea Can. Have you personal experience with a .257 Bob in a short action? I know it will work, and work nicely in this exact rifle model, just wondering if AI-ing would yield meaningful results in a short action.

    I'm also not sure a .257 Bob would be as effective as a .260, with pretty much the same recoil and rifle weight/barrel length... but it is certainly one to consider. I also thought about "Old School" Savage... and going .250 Savage.

    Good thought Can.

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    I'm a big fan of the work P.O. Ackley did. He was way before his time. I have all his books and have read them all. Some of his improved stuff works really well, some is only marginal. Bur one thing to remember when considering one of his improved cartridges, he did not have the really great powders we have today, most of his original data is really different from today. Google .257 Ackley Improved and you should find a lot of stuff with current powders. I have a .220 AI Swift that is just awsome. I did a lot of research before I decided to build it.

    The .250 Savage (also called 250-3000) is really close ballisically to the .257.
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    I have a 6.5 x 284 in a long action Savage build, to get a great round in a short action how about the parent case, the original .284 Win.?
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    Yes, I just happen to have a .257AI that I originally built for my daughter on a Rem model 7 action. If I had it to do over I think a 24" barrel may have been better than 22". Recoil is minimal and it's about as good as you can get for deer sized game but my personal opinion is it would be an absolute minimum for elk, but that's just me.
    With the powders available today it can really be amazing what you can get out of a lot of cartridges. For a while I thought my chronograph was broke....
    RL 17 and 110 Accubond are the ticket.

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    I really like Alliant's RE powder series, they all seem to really perform well for me
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    I bought my wife a Model 7 in .260 Rem a few years ago. It's a good fit for her and she shoots it well, she shot a nice mulie with it but no elk yet. I think it's a good option for a lady/youth gun shooting deer, elk, and antelope. I loaded some 140 gr. Hornadys for the deer and can go down to the 95 gr. v-max for coyotes...which is pretty lethal. I also shoot a dpms in .260.

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    My experience with powder is limited, I have been using varget. My second option on hand would be 4350. again, I mostly shoot/load .260 and a little .223. Any good books/articles on powder out there? Although I think any powder "on hand" these days is a good powder.

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    I like the Roberts but not a great fit in a short action. I have a long throated Ruger #1 with a 26 barrel and I get 3,200fps with a 100gr. Barnes TS I been shooting a 7x57 since 1976 and it has taken caribou, antelope, a bear, mt goat, lots of deer and a few african antelope. Would not hesitate to shoot an elk with it with the right bullets, again maybe not the best fit in a short action.

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