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260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:55 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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I had a handfull of RWS 30-06 brass several years ago, and it was hard as my ex platoon sargent was in basic training! I played around with the cases a little bit. I gave Vito Mitkus three or four of them to see what he thought about them, and he told me that they were very close to bronze. Tobe exact he said they were not all that far from a low grade Ampco bronze. And that is well known as a pain to work with in it's higher number states. So on his advice I split a case lengthwise and flattened it. Sent it to the lab (this case had been fired one time), and they saw everything you had in bronze in it but at lower levels. There was even nickel and a trace of chrome. Without a doubt this is the strongest brass on the market today! Vito asked me what I was wanting to do with the stuff, and I told him I wanted to reform the cases into something around 60mm long, but with the same basic profile. I annealed it per his instructions and actually did make the 60mm long version of 30-06 brass. I wouldn't do it again
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Very interesting composition! No wonder it's so darn tough.....Rich
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:07 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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Very interesting composition! No wonder it's so darn tough.....Rich
notice the color right away. lighter in color, then notice the very pronounced ring when you tap it with something metal. That's the first clue
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:58 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I just bought a Savage predator in 260 and I love the gun. It has a 24 inch barrel and I couldn't get a very high and accurate velocity out of it. I'm shooting h4350 and 140 gr vld at 2650 which loses a bunch of energy past 800 yards. I'm ok with that because I like to actually hunt an animal. I was able to push 130ab's at 2950 but went slower to preserve barrel life. My current load produced a .423 inch 8 shot group and ill take that. My research has me concluding that if you want to humanely kill a large animal at 1000 yards then you'd be wise to go with something in 30 cal. As for coyotes the 260 seems excessive. I shoot a 22-250 for that and have done so now for over 25 years. I don't know anything about anything so keep that in mind.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:14 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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I just bought a Savage predator in 260 and I love the gun. It has a 24 inch barrel and I couldn't get a very high and accurate velocity out of it. I'm shooting h4350 and 140 gr vld at 2650 which loses a bunch of energy past 800 yards. I'm ok with that because I like to actually hunt an animal. I was able to push 130ab's at 2950 but went slower to preserve barrel life. My current load produced a .423 inch 8 shot group and ill take that. My research has me concluding that if you want to humanely kill a large animal at 1000 yards then you'd be wise to go with something in 30 cal. As for coyotes the 260 seems excessive. I shoot a 22-250 for that and have done so now for over 25 years. I don't know anything about anything so keep that in mind.
Varget, H-414 and H-380 might give you better performance.

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With this case size you should be able to utilize most of these powders pretty fully with a 24" bbl.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:45 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Thanks. When the national freak out stops ill try those powders. I have some h380 but that is for the 22-250.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:00 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I use h-414 in my 22-250 with great results. I tried the H-380 in my tikka (22-250) but it liked the 414 better.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:05 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

just built a 6.5-06 getting 2940fps with 140 amax bullets and 47grs of imr 4350. shooting sub 1/2moa all day on fresh brass
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