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Offline babe915

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260 rem. ?
« on: January 22, 2006, 09:13:58 pm »
thinking of changing out one of my rugers for the 260 anyone have the
caliber and do you like it. probably use it for deer and antalope
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260 rem. ?
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006, 09:42:52 pm »
babe915.
 while I do not own one the Rem 260 is on my wish list.
It is essentially a 308 Win necked down to accept a .264 caliber bullet.
   Moderate recoil, accuracy, and high sectional density are some of its attributes as well as being offered in some very handy packages like Ruger compacts and Remingtons model 7.

     Hope this helps, there are many .260 fans here at GBO

                                             :D  KD

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006, 05:40:09 am »
Put me down as one of the fans.   I studied the ballistics and found it to the be exactly what I need for our TX whitetails.  Light recoil and very accurate.   I have "tested" it on many head of deer and pigs and have no complaints.  
Only problem is lack of factory ammo.    Luckily, my gun likes 140 grain Corelokts.

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2006, 02:23:08 pm »
PEPAW wrote,

       
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Only problem is lack of factory ammo



That is not a problem, that is definately NOT a problem. What that is, is an excuse to reload! :D

I just bought a 6.5x55 Winchester featherweight. Had I been able to buy a 260 that said 6.5x308 on the barrel I might have done it. Maybe! I'm a romantic. :wink:
:wink: Even a blind squrrel find's an acorn sometime's![/quote]

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2006, 03:19:49 pm »
Quote from: Don Fischer


 

I just bought a 6.5x55 Winchester featherweight. Had I been able to buy a 260 that said 6.5x308 on the barrel I might have done it. Maybe! I'm a romantic. :wink:



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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2006, 05:42:21 pm »
I have a Ruger 77 in 260, my favorite non magnum round (7-08 close 2nd)very accurate, mild recoil, great whitetail round. I have no trouble finding ammo at all..............

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2006, 07:42:57 pm »
thanks guys for the info on the 260, I been trying to decide between a
257 roberts and the 260 rem. ballistics show the 260 a little more energy
for long range knock down power maybe this is the way to go.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2006, 10:13:56 pm »
Given the availability of really heavy bullets in the 140 to 160 grain class, you really can't classify the 6.5 mms as small bore rifles. You just cannot believe the penetation possible with those very long bullets, even after you've experienced it a couple of times. I'd chose it over any .25 caliber if I was likely to hunt anything larger than average whitetail.  :D
By the way, my barrel says .263 Express.  :wink:
Bold talk from a one eyed fat man.

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006, 06:32:06 am »
There is a quite of bit of difference between the Roberts and the .260.  I have and love them both.  The Roberts with 117 grain is a great deer rifle.   The .260 with 120 or 140 grains can handle much longer shots due to greater trajectory and energy.   (compare on the Remington website:  http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/ballistics/) To me, the 6.5 cartridge is perfect for deer sized game.  Without much recoil.

The "lack" of factory ammo I mentioned is the lack of choices.   Yes, I need to reload.   But with two small children, my dance card is full right now.   When I have "free" time, it is outdoors.      I actually have the equipment from my first life before kids!

Have I raved enough about the .260? :)

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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2006, 08:53:02 pm »
I know Remington only loads the 120 and 140 grain bullets, but I think Hornady loads the 129 inter locked. To my thinkin' it's the best all around load for this cartridge.  :wink:
Bold talk from a one eyed fat man.

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2006, 06:39:16 am »
Thanks, Slamfire.   When I get a chance, I will see if my gun likes those Hornady 129 grainers .   I am spoiled by my .270, 7 mm and .243, for which there are seemingly unlimited factory offerings.
Thank goodness the greenbox 140's shoot well in my gun.   The original barrel with the wrong twist would not shoot anything I could find or have loaded.     Remington replaced the barrel free.

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2006, 12:22:08 pm »
Slamfire,

                     
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By the way, my barrel says .263 Express.



Bold talk from a one eyed fat man! :D
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2006, 02:02:30 pm »
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The "lack" of factory ammo I mentioned is the lack of choices.

Ten different loadings isn't enough for you?  How many would you need to be happy?   :wink:

Remington:
120 AccuTip
140 CoreLokt
140 Corelokt UltraBond

Federal:
120 BallisticTip
140 BTSP

Nosler:
100 BallisticTip
100 Partition
120 BallisticTip
125 Partition
140 Partition

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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2006, 04:15:19 am »
Thanks for the list.  I wasn't aware of the Nosler factory loads.   I noticed on their website that they are $30-40/box.     :(
The other options are great.   But compare that to the many for a .270 or '06.   That is what I meant by "lack".

I love my .260.   I really only need one factory load as long as it performs.   And the 140 Corelokts do!

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re bullets for 260
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2006, 08:04:54 pm »
here is another new bullet for 260  -- swift came out with a 130gr.
scirocco II  with a BC of.571   this baby will reach out and touch some one!
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« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2006, 10:15:09 am »
I have a 260 in the Ruger compact Bolt. I was looking for a lightweight gun with moderate kick, and the 260 fits the bill. I reload using 120 gr Barnes and get groups around 1".  I've always considered the 243/257's to be a tad on the light side, and like the fact that the 260 lets you go to heavier bullets.

I have a buddy who uses a full size ruger in 6.5x55, and that gun is also a shooter.

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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2006, 04:45:15 am »
I have a 700 ADL synthetic, I only shot handloads thru it, excellent accuracy,  recoil about like a 30-30 (light). Great selection of bullets from 85-100gns hp for varmints to 160 grains for elk and moose (Scandinavians have no problem taking moose with the 6.5 Swede, the 260s ballistic twin).For woods hunting, I shot a 8 pointer last year with a 129 gn Hornady roung nose, for target range I just substitute 129 grain spire point.

 

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