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Poll: What is a better hunting caliber the 260 Rem or the 6.5-06?
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What is a better hunting caliber the 260 Rem or the 6.5-06?

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260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

 
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:10 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

26" barrel. Not planning on hunting big game w/SMK's. I will be doing some long range prarie dog hunting with the 142 SMK's though...should be interesting!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:36 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

both are great calibers... I have thought of getting a 6.5-06 just because it have a little more knock down at distance...
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:15 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I'd say .280 Rem, or better yet 280ai, is superior to either in almost every way. Develop great loads yourself and if you are in a bind, 280 Rem can be used right off the shelf. In that way I think it would be superior to the 6.5-06, which would be my choice of the two listed...
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:16 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

agree on the 280 or 280AI, especially the number of bullet choices from 100 to 190 grains...

Bullet choices are not as good (no A-max, etc...) but even the old 270 Winchester is a great cartridge and possibly easier on the barrel than the 6.5-06. I guess what I'm saying is I'd go with 260 Rem or something else like 270 / 280 / 280 AI...

I sold a 270 to buy my long-range .308 but I have so much ammo and brass I'm thinking of a 270 barrel some day soon...
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:31 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Originally Posted by barthmonster View Post
I guess what I'm saying is I'd go with 260 Rem or something else like 270 / 280 / 280 AI...
Ok, did you mean the 280? Because the 260 is basically a 308 necked down to 6.5 therefore, for distance the 6.5-06 should be a whole lot better for long range. They are both great calibers just the 6.5-06 has not taken off like the 260 (6.5-08).
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:51 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Pac Nor has a 260 AI reamer, I built one with 26" of barrel I have no problem getting 3000FPS from this little tack driver. Best of both worlds.
Think about an AI in 260.....
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:54 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Ok, did you mean the 280? Because the 260 is basically a 308 necked down to 6.5 therefore, for distance the 6.5-06 should be a whole lot better for long range. They are both great calibers just the 6.5-06 has not taken off like the 260 (6.5-08).
The 6.5-284 has been an unattractive caliber to me because of big powder charges and short barrel life (reportedly ~ 1200 rounds or a bit more) and I fear the 6.5-06 might suffer the same thing. That's why for me if it was a 6.5 it would be either a 260/260AI or a larger caliber such as 7mm08/284 win/280/280AI with straight 284 Win being my favorite...

Read about the straight 284 over at 6mmbr.com they are very impressed by it..
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