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Calling it a "Roy"

Calling it a "Roy"
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:42:04 AM »

On another forum I got called out for saying I had a .257 Roy. I was told it was old school and dumb to call it that. I simply explained that this is how we distinguish between B's and wanna B's. I thought it was clever, maybe not, but it seems to have gotten my point across.
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M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 08:05:55 AM »
Isn't old school better than the new. Old school seems to work better most of the time.

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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:55:23 AM »
Nitpicking is common place on most other rifle brand forums, since most deal in accusations and misinformation about a rifle that is superior there's. Petty jabs are all their left with. Go Old School.
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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 10:34:12 AM »
I do not know of a better forum for firearms and hunting discussions than Weatherby Nation. We are self-policing and for the most part, subject matter experts. The other forums have more than their share wanna-bes and such. It is usually quick to tell who is full of hot air vs who knows their stuff.
We call it a 257 Roy or a 300 Roy out of respect for the man who made those cartridges and their rifles great. The respect for the quality and the era of great workmanship are strong, thankfully.
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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 11:28:12 AM »
I do not know of a better forum for firearms and hunting discussions than Weatherby Nation. We are self-policing and for the most part, subject matter experts. The other forums have more than their share wanna-bes and such. It is usually quick to tell who is full of hot air vs who knows their stuff.
We call it a 257 Roy or a 300 Roy out of respect for the man who made those cartridges and their rifles great. The respect for the quality and the era of great workmanship are strong, thankfully.
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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 03:36:03 PM »
I have owned a 7mm rem mag in a deluxe vanguard for about 30 years, Great rifle. I always called it my weatherby. Last year I was fortunate enough to buy a 1983 or 1984 Mark 5 7mm weatherby mag also in a deluxe stock. It is the one in my avatar.And Iam not sure why but I always call it my 7mm Roy. Iam 62 years old and Iam old school. Glad to be on this fourm.
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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 03:55:41 PM »
Well I think I am one of the younger ones of the regular guys on here, and I still refer to it as my .257 Roy. Not just on here but other forums as well. I had one bloke ask me what the difference is between the .257 Roy and .257 Weatherby haha.
I just explained to him that the .257 was Roy Weatherbys favourite so it often gets the label of .257 Roy.
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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 04:17:07 PM »
The person that gave me grief said if you call a .257 Weatherby a Roy you should call a .257 Roberts Bob. I'm pretty sure he would also argue that a 270 (.277) should be written .270 .. The forum was the Firing Line and when I first joined it I thought it had a lot of usable knowledge. Now what I find it that most (not all) but most have great skills in cut and paste and that's about it. There is some really good knowledge on there and I commend the way those guys/gals continue to post even though they get slammed constantly.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 08:08:59 PM »
A lot of people do call the .257 Roberts the .257 Bob. I'm on a .25 cal fan FB page and it is often regarded as the .257 Bob.
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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 08:24:52 PM »
A lot of people do call the .257 Roberts the .257 Bob. I'm on a .25 cal fan FB page and it is often regarded as the .257 Bob.



Didn't know that, interesting.
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308

Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2019, 08:34:31 PM »
Some people just like to hear themselves gripe and complain.  They are often jealous of something that they do not have.  And lots of people like nicknames for things.  I refer to Weatherby's as "Roy's" and as "Bee's," and most people know what I mean when I use those terms.  I have heard the .257 Roberts called a "Bob."  Rifles are called Remmies, Winnies, and Marlies.  When I first started using an AR-15 in NRA Highpower YEAR's ago, everyone called them "Mouse Guns."  I have heard muzzle loaders referred to as smoke poles, front stuffers, and coal burners.  I like your phrase, "There are Bee's and then there are wannabees."  MM

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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2019, 08:53:42 PM »
A lot of people do call the .257 Roberts the .257 Bob. I'm on a .25 cal fan FB page and it is often regarded as the .257 Bob.



Didn't know that, interesting.



I have heard people refer to the 257 Roberts as 257 Bob many times.Actually more times than I have heard the 257WM as the 257 Roy
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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 09:11:02 PM »
I have owned a 7mm rem mag in a deluxe vanguard for about 30 years, Great rifle. I always called it my weatherby. Last year I was fortunate enough to buy a 1983 or 1984 Mark 5 7mm weatherby mag also in a deluxe stock. It is the one in my avatar.And Iam not sure why but I always call it my 7mm Roy. Iam 62 years old and Iam old school. Glad to be on this fourm.

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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2019, 05:15:54 AM »
I occasionally refer to my 257 Wby as a 257 Roy. I also do the same thing with the 270 Ed.
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Re: Calling it a "Roy"
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2019, 05:52:12 AM »
I have owned a 7mm rem mag in a deluxe vanguard for about 30 years, Great rifle. I always called it my weatherby. Last year I was fortunate enough to buy a 1983 or 1984 Mark 5 7mm weatherby mag also in a deluxe stock. It is the one in my avatar.And Iam not sure why but I always call it my 7mm Roy. Iam 62 years old and Iam old school. Glad to be on this fourm.

  I'm 63, when do we go from "OLD SCHOOL" to just "OLD" :o



If it was up to the Social Security Office you wouldn't be old until well after you were dead. LOL..
Weatherby Rifles:
M5 USA .257
M5 USA 6.5-300
M5 USA 300
M5 German 300
M5 .308 TRR
VG .308
VG 270
Other:
Win M70 30-06
Brn XBolt HC Speed 300 WSM
McMil G30 Dynasty 270 WSM
Ber B-14 HMR 6.5 CM
Mar 1895 SBL 45-70
Win 94 pre 64 30-30
4 AR-15 Match 5.56
2 AR-15 Match Wylde .223
1 AR-10 Match .308