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260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

 
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:21 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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450' feet faster? Is this a misprint.........Rich
Nope. I was shoot nosler brass, cci primer and 140VLD's in my 260 rem (LRPR target action savage) and I can't get over 2609 without showing pressure. It shoots really well though. My current 6.5-06 is on a 700rem with a douglas barrel 26" just like the savage I use winchester 25-06 brass and a cci primer and I get 3078 pretty consistantly. I am building another on a savage 110 action and I am hoping to hit 3200 with a 27" barrel with 129SST's. I shot 123 Amax out of my 260 and the best I could get was 2930fps. I can get 3301 with the 123Amax with the 6.5-06. I don't know if my 260 just really hates 140's, but even in the 123's my 6.5 is over 350' faster.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Nope. I was shoot nosler brass, cci primer and 140VLD's in my 260 rem (LRPR target action savage) and I can't get over 2609 without showing pressure. It shoots really well though. My current 6.5-06 is on a 700rem with a douglas barrel 26" just like the savage I use winchester 25-06 brass and a cci primer and I get 3078 pretty consistantly. I am building another on a savage 110 action and I am hoping to hit 3200 with a 27" barrel with 129SST's. I shot 123 Amax out of my 260 and the best I could get was 2930fps. I can get 3301 with the 123Amax with the 6.5-06. I don't know if my 260 just really hates 140's, but even in the 123's my 6.5 is over 350' faster.
What length barrel on your 260?
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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What length barrel on your 260?
26"
this is a stock savage long range percision rifle 8 twist 260 remington factory stock gun.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:59 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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26"
this is a stock savage long range percision rifle 8 twist 260 remington factory stock gun.
That is really odd! There shouldn't be more than 150' difference with equal barrels.....Rich
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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That is really odd! There shouldn't be more than 150' difference with equal barrels.....Rich
the 260 is a savage barrel that has been hand lapped and the 6.5 is a douglas supreme I can't give you a good reason for the big difference but it's there.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:36 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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the 260 is a savage barrel that has been hand lapped and the 6.5 is a douglas supreme I can't give you a good reason for the big difference but it's there.
I believe you, I just don't understand it........Rich
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:26 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

The 260 AI, I shoot was around 2755 fps when fire forming bottom end loads in Nosler brass with 142 gr SMK's and it shot those very well. I went to the AI and get in the range of 2950 with the Chrony and my trajectory valedation at distance shows it is a little faster, about another 100fps faster than that(I am still trying to work out the error there). That is in a Shilen Match Grade 26" Barrel. That seams to be just about what everyone does on the 260 isnt it?

I just know that it out performs my 270 Win with 140 grain bullets and is a very comfortable shooter. As more and more quality bullets are becoming available if I need a little more distance we can go to the 7mm Rem Mag or the 300 Mags. But then you have to buy another scope etc.

The 264 or 6.5 mm bullets give you such a veriety of choice to find the bullet that your rifle likes and for what you want to do with it I still go back to we may just need one of each.

My dad was talking about building something in this range too and I told him look at what he has seen my 260 AI do and know that he could gain a little more with the 6.5-06 or the 264 mag and the type of performance he has seen already with these bullets and we will see what he decides on. When you think of the availability of brass for the 6.5-06 and no need to fire form that does make it pretty attractive as well if the long action is no difference to you.
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