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260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Unread 02-05-2012, 06:37 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I have both, actually I have a 6.5-.308

I don't hunt big game and my shooting is limited to varmints and target but as far out as I can see and hit.

I like the 6.5's mostly because of bullet selection - lots of primo target bullets.

My 6.5-.308 gets the most use because of long barrel life, I have more than 2000 on it and it still shoots less than 1 inch 5 shot groups at 100 yds.

Velocity differences are not that much - using the "rule of 4" that says for every 4% of powder capacity increase 1% of velocity gain can be realized.

I use 100 gr H AMaxes in the 6.5-06 with H4350 for over 3300 fps for most of my 6.5-06 shooting.

For the 6.5-.308 I use 123 gr HAMaxes for about 2950 fps with RS Hunter for range targets.

If I had to hunt deer and whatever I would guess an ordinary .270 would work as good as either 6.5's.

Rolling some hapless varmint off a rock some 600-800 yds away is satisfying.
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    Unread 03-04-2012, 10:56 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    new to this thread, but the 6.5/06 is far superior to the .260 remington in performance ,,,,,,

    I had one a while back, and it was a GREAT varmint round ,,,,,,,
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    Unread 03-05-2012, 12:51 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    new to this thread, but the 6.5/06 is far superior to the .260 remington in performance ,,,,,,

    I had one a while back, and it was a GREAT varmint round ,,,,,,,
    And a 260 is far superior to a 6.5/06 if ya need to grab a box of shells off the dealers shelf!
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    Unread 03-05-2012, 04:42 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    In 40+ years of shooting,I've never seen anyone with a wildcat not have ammo ready and avaiable. That's part of owning one.....
    Back in the day the 25/06 had the same growing pains.
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    Unread 03-05-2012, 05:05 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    In 40+ years of shooting,I've never seen anyone with a wildcat not have ammo ready and avaiable. That's part of owning one.....
    Back in the day the 25/06 had the same growing pains.
    Ever gone on any sort of airline trip??? They can "misplace" a Hippo!
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    Unread 03-05-2012, 05:18 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    new to this thread, but the 6.5/06 is far superior to the .260 remington in performance ,,,,,,I had one a while back, and it was a GREAT varmint round ,,,,,,,
    Yes, in some ways it is:

    * Impact energy; any point down range it's got more.

    * Trajectory at all ranges; flatter.

    But in others, it aint:

    * Barrel life; about half as many rounds in super accurate rifle barrels.

    * Shootability (ease of shooting accurately); less, 'cause it's got more recoil while the bullet's going down the barrel.

    So, for hunting, the 6.5-06 may well be best.

    For target shooting, the .260's won all sorts of matches setting some records along the way. The 6.5-06 has never had such history.
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    Unread 03-06-2012, 06:26 AM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    Ever gone on any sort of airline trip??? They can "misplace" a Hippo!
    Yes,plenty and a Wildcat is not my choice for a travel weapon. Two trips to Africa and Germany, I hunted with the plain jane stuff.
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