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260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

 
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:58 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Len, is this a new record? 176 posts over 30 months?

That's pretty good and informative since the info is not time sensitive.

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Old 03-13-2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Another point (along the lines of air travel) is that coues and mule deer hunting in Old Mexico has become QUITE popular. If you have a rifle barrel stamped 6.5-06 and ammo that is stamped 270 win, 25-06 or 30-06 etc..., getting through customs is going to be a nightmare IF NOT impossible.

Just a thought.

Superior is such a subjective term.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 03-14-2012, 08:59 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Another point (along the lines of air travel) is that coues and mule deer hunting in Old Mexico has become QUITE popular. If you have a rifle barrel stamped 6.5-06 and ammo that is stamped 270 win, 25-06 or 30-06 etc..., getting through customs is going to be a nightmare IF NOT impossible.

Just a thought.

Superior is such a subjective term.
If your toting a rifle thats 6.5-06 and you have .270 ( etc..etc) ammo....your in a bigger world of crap than customs!!!

But besides that...if the Coues deer had antlers bigger than Kenai moose Im still not going to Mexico..
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:10 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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If your toting a rifle thats 6.5-06 and you have .270 ( etc..etc) ammo....your in a bigger world of crap than customs!!!

But besides that...if the Coues deer had antlers bigger than Kenai moose Im still not going to Mexico..
I think he was referring to 6.5-06 that had a .270 parent case......Rich
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:38 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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My point was that Wildcaters "normanly" have plenty of their favorite fodder avaiable to shoot,but I do not,will not travel with one when flying.

PS,I saw your patch,spend any time at Bragg?
Some but not a lot. I spent most of my time deployed or teaching.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:26 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

This thread reminds me of the ever-popular .308 Win. Vs. .30-06 discussions. This one's 4 calibers smaller. Nothing's changed except the hole in the barrel and chamber neck. Each has rightful claims to fame, fortune, fantasy and feelings. Life goes on very well with either one at hand.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:17 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I just informed my smith I ordered a Krieger 8tw 28" bbl for a 260Rem build, I asked him on the advantages (if any) on using a Rem long action vs a short for the purpose of seating long 140 gr bullets to the base of the neck, ( the possibility of not having to shove them into the case below the neck ).... we were distracted by a customer and the conversation went elsewhere afterwards....



Is a long action Rem700 for the 260 Rem a good choice ? feeding problems ?

I ordered the bbl as that takes longer to get, I can pick up a donor rifle at any time, just need some expert opinions on the pro's and cons of a LA for the 260 Rem....
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