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Poll: What is a better hunting caliber the 260 Rem or the 6.5-06?
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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 09-08-2012, 08:32 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I love 270 win with 130gr PT out to 350 yds. I'm seriously thinking about getting a 260 Rem for range up to 650yds.
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That's for 700 yds. which is way longer than OP's requirement of "Looking to be able to make long range shots out to 500+"
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:28 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I still go back to my point why not one of each? I have a 260 AI that will reach out and touch someone. Building my dad a 6mm Rem to do the same thing to fairly distant pdogs, heavy barreled great heavy rifles both of them, but I have the action sitting ready to build the 6.5-06 that will be my high elevation rifle. Will build a light contoured ultralight stocked version for the long hauls and higher elevations. Now the argument is only that I should have reversed them. Oh well we will find out one of these days.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:48 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Get a .280 and don't look back, It will anything you want plus more.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Originally Posted by silvertip-co View Post
Been in a lot of stores and have not seen even ONE box of 6.5-06 ammo. However they all had 260 Rem ammo. Good luck on your quest, with the 260 your rifle will be a lot lighter and backpacker friendly.
You see this statement a lot, and it drives me nuts. How many times have you gone deer or elk hunting, got to camp, and then looked around and realized you forgot bullets? I know its never happened to me, or anyone I hunt with, nor will it....EVER.

And 260 Rem factory ammo is just as hard to find as hens teeth outside of major metro area sporting goods stores.

Clearly the 6.5-06 is a hand loaders round anyway.

I have both, and don't think there is a bit of difference between the two with the same bullet placement on the animal.

Good luck!
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:01 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Get a .280 and don't look back, It will anything you want plus more.
Any of the 6.5's I have give me anything I want plus more, but with less recoil and a higher BC.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:45 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Originally Posted by sportmuaythai View Post
I love 270 win with 130gr PT out to 350 yds. I'm seriously thinking about getting a 260 Rem for range up to 650yds.
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That's for 700 yds. which is way longer than OP's requirement of "Looking to be able to make long range shots out to 500+"
Just to let you know your 270 will do just as good as a 260 and maybe better.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:41 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Just to let you know your 270 will do just as good as a 260 and maybe better.
Dear submoa, my 270 win has only 22" barrel. With AB 140gr, BC.432 starting vel 2950, at 650yds, with 200yds sight in, it would need 13.43" dial adjustment, terminal vel 1669fps very iffy expansion.

Where as 260 Rem with 26"-27" barrel with Amax 140gr BC .585 starting vel 2850fps, at 650 yds, would need 12.52" dial adjustment, terminal vel 1889fps assured expansion.

For 270win, I've opted 140gr Nosler AB, instead of Nosler 130gr Nos PT, to give it better BC in this equation. The short barrel is a handicap. For 260 Rem, I can specify twist to suit long Amax's requirement.
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