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    can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    I recently discovered this forum, and found out about the custom shop. Does anyone know if they can make a rifle in .257 Roberts? I'm thinking about a .257 with a 22 inch barrel. Would it be better to go with 24 inches instead? I'll probably give Savage a call if I don't get a response from you guys. Thanks.

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    You probably need to go to the source to answer these questions. If they won't you can custom build one and we can help sort the details if and when you are ready to make the plunge.
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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    If they have ever made a Roberts then yes they can. call them up, they are eager to help. Would do 24" but that is just me. I'm 6.5 and like a little longer gun than most. I bet most Roberts are in the 22" range.
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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    If 257 Roberts is not available, they are chambering 250 savage.
    Then have the chamber reamed by a smith to 257 Roberts.
    Just make sure they build it with a magazine that can handle the longer Roberts cartridge.

    Then again, have you looked at the 250 savage?

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    Build one for yourself bud. Dozens on this website have done that with components the bought from vendors on this website. Savages are so easy to build that anyone handy with tools can do it. Plus you can get a much better barrel (at higher cost) to go on your build. Call Jim at Northlander and he can set you up with about anything you want. I do suggest you go with a long action for that cartridge, as its parent is the 7x57 mauser necked down. Plus side is you can order a barrel with the rate of twist to suit what type bullets you will use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellobo
    Build one for yourself bud. Dozens on this website have done that with components the bought from vendors on this website. Savages are so easy to build that anyone handy with tools can do it. Plus you can get a much better barrel (at higher cost) to go on your build. Call Jim at Northlander and he can set you up with about anything you want. I do suggest you go with a long action for that cartridge, as its parent is the 7x57 mauser necked down. Plus side is you can order a barrel with the rate of twist to suit what type bullets you will use.

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    Definitely go with the long action, but set back with Kentucky Bourbon on the rocks!
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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    Call and ask it's free first 1 800 370 0708 ext 6 ask for Effie Sullivan

    if they won't, then like was said above build it your self it's easy and fun too

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    By all means, call Effie. If they dont make the .257 Bob, then go the build it yourself route. You dont have to buy a complete Savage and swap barrels unless you want to go that route. Savage custom shop guns will have you paying a premium so why not build a custom of your own design with the stock, barrel and trigger you want. Look as the SSS website (advertises here) for a stock, recoil lug, nice trigger guard and maybe a barrel. Or Jim Briggs at Northlander (another advertiser here) will sell you an action of your choice and even install the barrel for you, he sells Shilen and McGowen barrels. End cost might be a bit higher than the custom shop price, but you can buy the parts when you have the cash, not a lump sum, and end up with a custom that will be the envy of all at the range. Thats worth a self satisfied grin, bottle of booze of your choice and a good cigar. Plus, you will be able to swap barrels to other cartridges for other purposes if you feel the need (and you will).

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    Chilly

    Yes on what the wolf said and WELCOME to the site

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    Wow! Thanks for all the good replies. Effie and I played phone tag today, and yes, they can handle a .257 Roberts for me. I'll likely call her again in the morning to get the ball rolling.

    Building it myself sounds like a lot of fun, but I already have a bunch of gun projects yet to finish. I'll be happy to have Savage build it for me.

    Deerkiller - A .250 Savage would be my second choice as far as calibers go. But I've wanted a Roberts for so many years, I just gotta go with that. Maybe the .250 will get the nod next time.

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    OK so tell what kind of Savage .257 Roberts are you going to order ?

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    Model 114 Classic. Monte Carlo stock, oil finish. Blue. No sights. Still undecided about barrel length. Not sure whether to go with detachable magazine or hinged floorplate. I don't really have a preference, like 'em both.
    May have my last name put on the barrel or bolt body. I think I read where that is an option. Not sure how it would look, and it may make the gun harder to sell in the future. What the heck, I never sell any of my guns anyway.

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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    Can't remember where they came from...

    But there's a couple of Savage 257 Roberts around here somewhere.

    Think they have Leupold compact scopes on them.

    But they don't have no carbine barrels.


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    Re: can the Savage custom shop make a .257 Roberts?

    I wrote them a honest to goodness snailmail letter about getting a gun in 7x57 and they have yet to send me a reply - 2 months. Bad customer service if you ask me... >

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