257 Roberts QL Request

EOD Diver

Handloader
Dec 30, 2011
534
65
So just completed our application to NMDGF for the upcoming season and am ecstatic to say that my 8 year old daughter wants to hunt for herself this year! This is what I’ve been waiting for all of my life! I’ve been doing some thinking on what rifle to outfit her with and keep coming back to her mom’s Kimber 84m in 257 Roberts. It’s light enough for her to handle and has a great recoil pad on it. I think I can make up some reduced loads for practice pretty easily that should be fairly manageable in the recoil department, but can I please ask you guys to run a QL projection for me for a 22” barrel using the 110 AccuBond up to 64k? I think it would work well for antelope, deer, and maybe even a cow elk in a pinch.
V/R,
Joe
By the way, did I mention that I’M ABOUT TO BURST W/JOY!!!!
 

mjcmichigan

Handloader
Dec 26, 2016
2,263
31
Congratulations Joe! She’ll do great with the 257 Roberts! Sorry, don’t own QL. Someone will be by.


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TackDriver284

Handloader
Feb 13, 2016
1,864
595
According to QL, 51,488 is max PSI. for a 257 Roberts.

257 Roberts P+ is 58,000 PSI.

Code:
Cartridge          : .257 Roberts
Bullet             : .257, 110, Nosler AccuBond 53742
Useable Case Capaci: 47.636 grain H2O = 3.093 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.775 inch = 70.49 mm
Barrel Length      : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm

Predicted Data for Indicated Charges of the Following Powders.
Matching Maximum Pressure: 51488 psi, or 354 MPa
or a maximum loading ratio or filling of 112 %
These calculations refer to your specified settings in QuickLOAD 'Cartridge Dimensions' window.
C A U T I O N : any load listed can result in a powder charge that falls below minimum suggested
loads or exceeds maximum suggested loads as presented in current handloading manuals. Understand
that all of the listed powders can be unsuitable for the given combination of cartridge, bullet
and gun. Actual load order can vary, depending upon lot-to-lot powder and component variations.
USE ONLY FOR COMPARISON !

68 loads produced a Loading Ratio below user-defined minimum of 90%. These powders have been skipped.
Powder type          Filling/Loading Ratio  Charge    Charge   Vel. Prop.Burnt P max  P muzz  B_Time
                                      %     Grains    Gramm   fps     %       psi     psi    ms
---------------------------------  -----------------------------------------------------------------
Alliant Reloder-26                 104.0     49.1     3.18    3020    98.7    51488   12923   1.121  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
ReloadSwiss RS 60                   94.0     43.3     2.81    2979   100.0    51488   11618   1.115  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Norma MRP                          104.3     47.8     3.10    2978    96.2    51488   12587   1.122  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant Reloder-25                 112.0     48.9     3.17    2971    98.1    51390   12396   1.118  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant Reloder-17                  93.1     42.9     2.78    2956    99.9    51488   11523   1.122  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Elcho 17                            93.1     42.9     2.78    2956    99.9    51488   11523   1.122  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant Reloder-23                 109.0     46.8     3.04    2954    99.6    51488   11657   1.125  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
ReloadSwiss RS 70                  100.2     46.9     3.04    2951    96.6    51488   12198   1.116  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N560                    105.6     47.4     3.07    2948    92.0    51488   12410   1.122  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant Reloder-22                 106.0     47.1     3.05    2942    94.6    51488   12173   1.125  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP5/NP ~approximation       106.0     47.1     3.05    2942    94.6    51488   12173   1.125  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Raufoss RA15                       106.0     47.1     3.05    2942    94.6    51488   12173   1.125  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Winchester WXR                     108.8     47.3     3.06    2939    94.4    51488   12166   1.125  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP15                        108.8     47.3     3.06    2939    94.4    51488   12166   1.125  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Somchem S365                       100.1     43.7     2.83    2939   100.0    51488   11066   1.132  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Accurate MAGPRO                    106.3     49.6     3.21    2936    90.0    51488   12368   1.126  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant Reloder-16                  99.7     42.6     2.76    2932    99.5    51488   11360   1.132  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
SNPE Vectan SP 12                  108.4     50.8     3.29    2926    92.6    51488   12248   1.117  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
PB Clermont PCL 517                108.5     50.9     3.30    2925    92.5    51488   12252   1.117  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 7828 SSC                       103.8     46.8     3.03    2922    92.2    51488   12002   1.117  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 7828                           109.8     46.8     3.03    2922    92.2    51488   12002   1.117  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
ReloadSwiss RS 62                   96.7     44.5     2.88    2921    98.6    51488   11506   1.141  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
PB Clermont PCL 518                 98.4     44.6     2.89    2909    97.0    51488   11512   1.130  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
PB Clermont PCL 511                 94.5     44.2     2.86    2908    97.3    51488   11471   1.131  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Ramshot Hunter                      97.6     44.3     2.87    2907    97.3    51488   11455   1.131  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
ADI AR 2213                        104.5     46.4     3.01    2906    92.0    51488   11823   1.117  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Ramshot Magnum                     105.8     50.6     3.28    2906    94.9    51488   11716   1.120  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Rottweil R905                      107.0     46.6     3.02    2898    92.0    51488   11645   1.127  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Hodgdon H414                        92.0     42.7     2.77    2897    96.4    51488   11390   1.135  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Winchester 760                      92.0     42.7     2.77    2897    96.4    51488   11390   1.135  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Norma URP                           97.0     42.1     2.73    2895    98.7    51488   11148   1.138  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP19 ~approximation          97.0     42.1     2.73    2895    98.7    51488   11145   1.138  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant Reloder-19                 101.9     44.8     2.90    2895    94.4    51488   11502   1.126  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Accurate 4350                       96.7     42.5     2.75    2895    98.8    51488   11209   1.156  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N550                     94.1     42.2     2.73    2891    98.6    51488   11229   1.144  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
ADI AR 2209                        101.2     44.2     2.86    2890    94.2    51488   11401   1.120  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP14 ~approximation         102.7     45.1     2.92    2888    94.4    51488   11416   1.127  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 4831                           101.9     42.9     2.78    2879    98.9    51488   10955   1.147  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
ADI AP 2214                        108.6     49.5     3.21    2879    91.7    51488   11664   1.118  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
SNPE Vectan SP 11                   90.3     40.9     2.65    2879    99.5    51488   10777   1.137  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Hodgdon Hybrid 100V                 99.8     42.4     2.75    2873    99.8    51488   10447   1.134  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Raufoss RA4                         99.7     43.8     2.84    2870    94.1    51488   11170   1.128  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP4 ~approximation           99.7     43.8     2.84    2870    94.1    51488   11170   1.128  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Norma 204                           96.6     43.8     2.84    2870    94.1    51488   11170   1.128  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Accurate 3100                      106.3     46.7     3.02    2868    97.3    51488   11093   1.157  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Somchem S385                       102.4     45.5     2.95    2866    95.7    51488   11153   1.147  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP5 NT ~approximation       107.9     48.3     3.13    2860    89.1    51488   11397   1.123  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP30                        112.0     49.2     3.19    2859    91.4    46202   12224   1.182  ! Near Maximum !
Norma MRP 2                        112.0     49.2     3.19    2859    91.4    46202   12224   1.182  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex S071                         112.0     46.5     3.01    2856    97.2    50799   11059   1.165  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Hodgdon H4831 SC                   103.1     45.8     2.97    2856    91.5    51488   11114   1.125  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Hodgdon H4831                      107.3     45.8     2.97    2856    91.5    51488   11114   1.125  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP4 NT ~approximation        97.3     43.4     2.81    2856    96.1    51488   10945   1.141  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N165                    107.9     46.9     3.04    2851    95.1    51488   10851   1.133  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Winchester Supreme 780             100.8     46.7     3.03    2850    94.2    51488   10931   1.130  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Rottweil R903                       91.6     39.8     2.58    2847    99.8    51488   10385   1.161  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Lovex S070                          96.2     41.8     2.71    2839    96.6    51488   10776   1.153  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Somchem S355                        91.4     39.3     2.55    2839    99.7    51488   10328   1.155  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Hodgdon H4350                       98.7     42.4     2.75    2835    95.6    51488   10643   1.135  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 4350                            96.8     42.3     2.74    2835    95.7    51488   10631   1.135  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP7 NT ~approximation        90.8     40.2     2.61    2834    96.8    51488   10418   1.122  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Rottweil R904                      100.2     43.4     2.81    2833    92.8    51488   10771   1.132  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N570                    112.0     51.9     3.36    2825    83.1    45416   12490   1.189  ! Near Maximum !
Lovex S065                          94.8     40.7     2.64    2821    97.7    51488   10453   1.153  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 4955 Enduron                   103.6     44.3     2.87    2821    92.0    51488   10724   1.133  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N160                    107.1     45.1     2.92    2818    92.6    51488   10581   1.134  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP3 NT ~approximation        92.4     40.3     2.61    2816    97.7    51488   10235   1.134  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 4064                            90.5     37.5     2.43    2815    99.3    51488   10011   1.141  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 4451 Enduron                    92.1     40.0     2.59    2815    96.2    51488   10404   1.136  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Rottweil R907                       93.6     40.3     2.61    2813    95.7    51488   10477   1.148  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Bofors RP7                          93.6     40.3     2.61    2813    95.7    51488   10477   1.148  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 4007 SSC                        90.7     40.4     2.62    2812    95.7    51488   10470   1.148  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N150                     96.5     40.0     2.59    2806   100.0    51488    9739   1.152  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
ADI AR 2217                        112.0     48.6     3.15    2806    90.2    47886   11340   1.157  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H1000                      112.0     48.6     3.15    2806    90.2    47886   11340   1.157  ! Near Maximum !
Somchem S361                        99.2     46.4     3.01    2798    91.7    51488   10494   1.145  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
IMR 4166 Enduron                    91.1     38.3     2.48    2792    96.4    51488   10083   1.139  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Vihtavuori N135                     92.6     36.9     2.39    2780   100.0    51488    8965   1.160  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Accurate 2700                       90.7     41.6     2.69    2767    95.5    51488    9886   1.152  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Alliant Reloder-33                 112.0     53.4     3.46    2736    81.6    42582   11968   1.230
IMR 7977 Enduron                   108.0     46.9     3.04    2728    82.5    51488    9848   1.140  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Hodgdon Retumbo                    112.0     49.5     3.20    2725    91.5    41022   11869   1.246
ADI AR 2225                        112.0     49.5     3.20    2725    91.5    41022   11869   1.246
Lovex D100                         112.0     52.9     3.43    2706    78.6    48231   10222   1.171  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 80                  112.0     53.4     3.46    2676    80.6    40679   11684   1.257
Vihtavuori 24N41                   112.0     52.4     3.39    2657    74.5    44638   10412   1.209  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N170                    112.0     48.6     3.15    2646    81.5    42431   10323   1.252
ADI AR 2218                        112.0     52.4     3.39    2642    75.9    41944   11336   1.241
Norma 217                          112.0     48.4     3.14    2603    87.2    34957   11543   1.347
Hodgdon H870                       112.0     50.8     3.29    2574    79.6    36015   11081   1.332
Alliant Reloder-50                 112.0     53.2     3.45    2499    74.4    32758   10981   1.392
Bofors 12,7mmRA NC1214 Lot20115087 112.0     52.0     3.37    2483    68.2    34249   10161   1.390
Hodgdon 50BMG                      112.0     49.9     3.24    2455    65.6    35773    9403   1.344
Hodgdon US 869                     112.0     52.4     3.39    2450    69.3    35561    9475   1.350
SNPE Vectan SP 13                  112.0     50.3     3.26    2392    73.4    31840    9418   1.414
Accurate 8700                      112.0     51.3     3.33    2349    70.6    31980    9106   1.412
PB Clermont PCL 513/520/9520       112.0     50.3     3.26    2323    69.7    30076    8985   1.452
Vihtavuori 20N29                   112.0     52.9     3.43    2317    67.3    30322    9071   1.446
NC A3502 ,test only                112.0     48.1     3.12    2151    47.3    29416    6529   1.477
TLP A 502(RH) ,test only           112.0     48.1     3.12    2126    51.2    27222    6947   1.523
V1734 7-multiperf ,test only       112.0     48.1     3.12    1527    23.1    15512    3166   1.965
 

DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
35,482
2,275
That'll be a special time for both dad and daughter. My girls always wanted to go fishing with me, and I was only too glad to have them along. Those were special times that passed far too quickly. Congratulations on this opportunity, Joe.
 

AFG270

Handloader
Aug 26, 2013
875
228
Congratulations, Joe. The 257 Roberts is a great choice for her. Consider yourself very lucky, I could never get my daughter interested in hunting, she enjoys target shooting, but left the all the blood and guts hunting to her brother. Her words, not mine. LOL
 

EOD Diver

Handloader
Dec 30, 2011
534
65
Thank you guys for the QL assist and kind words! It seems like a different era when we were stationed in NM and she was just a baby. Now here we are and she’ll be 9 this fall. I about fell out of my chair when she said she wanted to hunt on her own tag this year and take the hunter’s safety course. We had a great time this last fall on our cow elk hunt and our family has been eating plenty of elk to reduce our freezer stock. NM has some great hunts for kids to build their interest, but I hope we can beat some stiff drawing odds to make it happen.
V/R,
Joe
 

SJB358

Ballistician
Dec 24, 2006
31,398
757
Joe, congrats on your daughter wanting to hunt with you.



Let me know what you need. I’ve really enjoyed working up loads for my kids. H4895 is THE powder in my opinion to get them started.
 

6mm Remington

Ammo Smith
Feb 27, 2006
5,101
108
Great picture Scotty! You done good!

Joe I wish you and your daughter the best. That little 257 Roberts should work like a champ for you guys. The 110 gr. AccuBond should work very well as would a 100 gr. Partition. Have fun with this adventure and make sure your little princess has fun. Keep the shooting sessions short and interesting. Anything we can do to help just let us know!

David
 

JD338

Range Officer
Staff member
Nov 4, 2004
22,141
1,839
Joe,

Good show buddy. The 257 Roberts with a 110 gr AB
is perfect for your daughter. Best of luck to the both of you

JD338
 
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