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260 Ackley Improved

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Unread 09-12-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: 260 Ackley Improved

Originally Posted by BrentM View Post
Awesome. Nice work mister.

And people keep bagging on Savage. Makes me laugh. My buddies 260 in LRP and my Savages, 110 and 116, shoot lights out too.
I don't mind people talking down savage cause then I get doner actions cheep
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    Unread 09-13-2013, 12:32 AM
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    Re: 260 Ackley Improved

    I am in the proses of building a 260 rem here in South Africa by a local gun smith.
    He asked if i wanted the ackley improved version but i dont know if the extra fps
    will be worth the fire form. Want to shoot 140gn bergers at 800 yards.We also have
    difficulty getting the dies for the AI.
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    Unread 09-13-2013, 02:48 AM
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    Re: 260 Ackley Improved

    Very nice!

    You should be able to calculate your velocity pretty close by plugging your info into a program or just by playing with a program using different velocities that match up to your drop.

    I'd be interested as well. The .260 AI gets pretty close with the .264 performance wise at least on paper.

    Nice shooting with what is obviously a nice rig.
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    Unread 09-29-2013, 03:54 AM
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    Re: 260 Ackley Improved

    Jasper, I have a 260ai and I can honestly say that the extra velocity you get from the improved cartridge is very welcome when you get to 800yds. Here in New Zealand you are often battling the wind across big valleys and being able to shoot 140gn VLDs with a high BC at 2950fps provides a noticeable advantage. Often and with the std 260, people use a lighter bullet to maintain velocity and this is a disadvantage when you get further out or there is some wind.
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