Re: 257 Roberts vs. 257 Kimber
I designed the .257 Kimber to fill a marketing need/opportunity for Greg Warne while he was enjoying the first flush of popularity of the #84. We can't shoot deer/elk,etc. here on the West Coast with the .22 cals. so have to go up to .25 with 1000 fpe/100yds.
The #84 action was perfect for a little longer ctg., so therefore the 25 dia. seemed the best way to do it (feed/magazine,etc.).
Well, it became a hell of a ctg....ballistics of the 250/3000 in a tiny package. (87 Gr. @3,000+) and accurate as could be dreamed.
Nothing in anyway related to Ned Roberts .25 --- but a super effective tiny little round.
All went to hell when the Kimber name(and that,s about all went to New York.