Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Poll: What is a better hunting caliber the 260 Rem or the 6.5-06?
Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected.
Poll Options
What is a better hunting caliber the 260 Rem or the 6.5-06?

Reply

260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #225  
Old 07-19-2012, 09:38 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,114
Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Quote:
Originally Posted by CliffM View Post
I used Rich's load of 63gr Retumbo/140 Berger @3150 for 2011 hunting season-outstanding! For rocks and gongs-140 Nosler Custom Competition bullets with 60gr H1000 coasts along at 3050. Both will hold 1/3 Moa past 1000yds
1/3 MOA past 1000 yards? That's kind of unbelievable. It's hard for me to imagine shooting bullets at targets past 1000 yards and each shot misses the point of aim no more than 1/6 MOA. That's what has to happen to hold 1/3 MOA past 1000 yards.

The most accurate 1000 yard benchrest rifles will hold about 5/8 to 3/4 MOA at 1000. At least that's what they do in the many-shot aggregate records they've set. But then, once in a while, they shoot a 5-shot screamer that's under 2 inches. Then sometimes, the next group's in the 7 inch range. Maybe they're more accurate when not fired in LR BR matches.

On second thoughts, it's very close to unbelievable. Bless you, and your rifle and ammo, if it's so.
Reply With Quote
  #226  
Old 07-20-2012, 07:51 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dillon Mt
Posts: 163
Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Bart,
I have seen the scores from some of the matches in Missoula and the way they shoot. I don't know what this rifle would do under those conditions
I usually shoot 3 shot groups. The rifle , load ,bullet will shoot that good. I the trigger puller, wind caller, etc. cannot. That is why in less than a year I have over 500 rounds down range with more to go before hunting season starts.
I shoot BPCR silhouette and Creedmoor matches and am teetering on master class. It is not the rifle or cartridge that hold me back but my ability to run it does. I can usually get 3-4 out of 5 good shots, sometimes 9 and the wheels fall of on the 10th.
Cliff
Reply With Quote
  #227  
Old 07-20-2012, 08:09 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: greenwood, IN
Posts: 3,557
Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Quote:
Originally Posted by elkaholic View Post
Hi Bart! I currently have 1500 rounds thru my Sherman and it still shoots 1/2 moa or less. I shoot 63-64 grains of Retumbo, depending on the brass, for 3150' with either the 140 Berger or A-Max. 62 grains of RL 25 will accomplish the same as well as several other powders. This is with a 26" barrel. It will top out at 3200', but brass life is short at those pressures. (cmantha) on this forum also has one and I think he will confirm the velocities. He only has around 200 hundred rounds or so on his......Rich

that's the sign of a good case design (barrel life)
gary
Reply With Quote
  #228  
Old 07-20-2012, 08:23 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 54
Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trickymissfit View Post
that's the sign of a good case design (barrel life)
gary
The more I here about the 6.5 Sherman the more Im glad I chose that round for my first build. Now to determine what optics to top it with. Was thinking the Grey bull Precision. Spoke with them last night and told me there are future plans to offer the same scope with out the horizontal hash lines. That would suit me better. Also was told that John Burns is no longer with them.

Roy
Reply With Quote
  #229  
Old 07-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Id.
Posts: 3,331
Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trickymissfit View Post
that's the sign of a good case design (barrel life)
gary
Gary.....I'm a big believer in the 40 degree shoulder coupled with an adequately long neck to direct the flame inside the case mouth rather than the throat. Some people think it's a bunch of baloney but it works for me. My 30/375 S.I. has the same design, so we will see?.......Rich
Reply With Quote
  #230  
Old 07-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: greenwood, IN
Posts: 3,557
Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Quote:
Originally Posted by elkaholic View Post
Gary.....I'm a big believer in the 40 degree shoulder coupled with an adequately long neck to direct the flame inside the case mouth rather than the throat. Some people think it's a bunch of baloney but it works for me. My 30/375 S.I. has the same design, so we will see?.......Rich
Lets see now, I think it was Parker Ackley that told us this piece of news in 1967. But others told us ten years prior. And really this was nothing new, anyone with a back ground of physics and pneumatics already knew this. I'd suspect that barrel's gonna shoot just fine at the 1600 shot mark
gary

Last edited by Trickymissfit; 07-20-2012 at 01:53 PM. Reason: more
Reply With Quote
  #231  
Old 07-20-2012, 06:16 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,114
Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Quote:
Originally Posted by CliffM View Post
I usually shoot 3 shot groups. The rifle , load ,bullet will shoot that good. I the trigger puller, wind caller, etc. cannot.
How do you "know" it'll hold 1/3 MOA past 1000 yards?

Has anyone shot several 3-shot groups with your rifle past 800 yards and beyond 1000 and all of 'em are under 1/3 MOA?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Are you on Facebook?
Yes - 46.32%
1,119 Vote
No - 19.54%
472 Votes
No, but I may join - 1.78%
43 Votes
No way, are you kidding? - 36.09%
872 Votes
Total Votes: 2,416
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC