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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 08-11-2012, 08:27 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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I have had plenty of experience with a 6.5-06 A.I. and a 6.5 Sherman (an A.I. on steroids) and they are great, accurate rounds that are effective up to, and including, elk......Rich
Thanks for the reply, I think I will lean toward the 6.5-06. The next issue is finding a custom rifle builder to build one in that caliber. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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6.5-06 AI. Do everything you are looking for. Alittle over sized for yotes, a little undersized for elk, but will work for both.Since you say you are only going to shoot a couple hundred rounds a year, you won't burn that barrel out for quite awhile. In a factory rifle go with a 264 WM.
I don't believe it is undersized for elk. I heard a rumor that hunters in Europe harvest deer, elk , moose, etc with the 6.5x55 swedish. It is a far underated round and the 6.5-06 would only make it more powerful and give it more range.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:54 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Holy cow!! When did 600 people decide to vote for the 6.5-06??? I just looked at this earlier today.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:05 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Thanks for the reply, I think I will lean toward the 6.5-06. The next issue is finding a custom rifle builder to build one in that caliber. Any suggestions?
First check with Len and see if he has any in his inventory or what the wait time for him to come up with one would be.

Next to him, any of the custom gun builders who frequent this site would be equally well recommended.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:06 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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I don't believe it is undersized for elk. I heard a rumor that hunters in Europe harvest deer, elk , moose, etc with the 6.5x55 swedish. It is a far underated round and the 6.5-06 would only make it more powerful and give it more range.
You would be correct. I believe the Swede is still the most popular big game caliber in Western Europe. It has also taken just about every species of big game around the world over the last half century or so.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:22 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

260 Rem vs. 6.5-06.......the thread too tough to die. 250 posts and counting!
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:37 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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260 Rem vs. 6.5-06.......the thread too tough to die. 250 posts and counting!
Yep, damned tough to get away from the 6.5's since there are so many wonderful choices.
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