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Well if I am lucky enough to draw a tag for something this year I think I will be taking  my 7x57 Mauser this cartridge is all but lost in today's hunting field and it's a shame it is a fine cartridge. I like 139/140 grain Hornady sst, or  Nosler Balistic tips they shoot good and performance is great........... just thinking out loud.        Thinking
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I have taken quite a few big game animals with the 7x57 at ranges out to 400 yards. The animals have ranged from pronghorn to moose in North America, and springbok to kudu and wildebeest in Africa. It works!
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when I was growing up in SE Ida. a gunsmith/ owner of Ikes gun shot in Ida. Falls  took a record Kodiak with a 7x57 on a mauser action he had built with the then new Nosler partitions. The picture and story was in Shooters Digest, and the trophy mounted in his gun store--- I still remember that about 50 years ago. --- good choice in calibers.
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 Saw a pic somewheres of Finn Aagaard's dad with two lions he had taken using a 7x57. Seems he was doing game control and it was the only rifle he owned. May have been that Brno that was in many of Finn's pics.
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What's not to like.  Excellent  It can be chambered in lightweight rifles, recoil is very tolerable, and performance is on par with the 7mm08 which, is popular for the same reasons.  I have an old sporterized (barrel cut down to 21.5" and recontoured, bolt redone, push-button floorplate release, low scope safety, trigger job and dropped into a beautiful piece of walnut) 1895 Chilean Mauser that shoots extremely well (sub MOA with my loads and W+W).  Someody knew what they were doing.  Guy in my gun club has a Model 70 Featherweight in 7x57 that for some reason he won't part with.  Trust me I've tried.
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R-Looney..........................7x57 is a great 7mm round..........Don`t forget to try the Berger (hunting) VLDs too. Great bullets for BC, accuracy and for the DRT affect. They`ll be my next hog bullet.......Remember our luncheon chat? 
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Great round, with a great history both good and bad.
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Dale,
 
The guy who shot the big bear with the 7x57 was Ike Ellis.
 
Ike is still alive and doing well. He is of course a very fine custom stockmaker, though pretty much retired now. These days he does some dealing in fine guns, and regularly has tables at gun shows throughout Idaho and western Montana. I bought a very fine custom Springfield, made by Pachmayr before WWII, from Ike a couple of years ago--and he almost talked me into a 20-gauge Winchester Model 21 at the Bozeman, Montana gun show a few weeks ago.
 
Ike is still a big fan of the 7x57l, and killed a pile of game with his aside from the bear, including some big Idaho mule deer and elk.
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