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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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Unread 02-17-2013, 03:21 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

there is no comparison in those 2 calibers......the 06 so far out performs the 260...
bill larson
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    Unread 02-17-2013, 06:23 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    Rich, the Sherman looks fun. The ballistics mentioned are impressive. I look forward to hearing about that 6.5sm in the future. What have you experienced for barrel life?

    Gary, I mentioned the 6.5x55 AI because I think it represents a minimum chambering for 140s as the preferred bullet weight. I am personally drawn to it because the second cheapest lapua brass is 6.5x55, and case prep should be a snap. That 6.5x57 AI does looks potent. What brand brass was that fella shooting?
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    Unread 02-17-2013, 06:39 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    Rich, the Sherman looks fun. The ballistics mentioned are impressive. I look forward to hearing about that 6.5sm in the future. What have you experienced for barrel life?

    Gary, I mentioned the 6.5x55 AI because I think it represents a minimum chambering for 140s as the preferred bullet weight. I am personally drawn to it because the second cheapest lapua brass is 6.5x55, and case prep should be a snap. That 6.5x57 AI does looks potent. What brand brass was that fella shooting?
    I currently have over 1500 rounds through mine and it still shoots under 1/2". It has dropped off a little but when you consider that most 6.5-284's go south sooner and I get 150' more velocity, I can live with that......rich
    p.s. still crunching the numbers a little on the 6.5 SS but my goal is to reach Sherman ballistics with less powder and do it in a TRUE short action......Rich
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    Unread 03-11-2013, 02:08 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    I have no experience with the 06 but I love the .260 Rem. I shoot an HS Precision 260 Rem. It's my go to rifle for popping gophers, yotes, paper, and Mule deer. I prefer .257 1/4 bore for white tail. Have some info I'd like to share.
    .260 Match Ammo Comparison Test
    Notice the 1000 meter comparison to the .308. I'm just surprised the 260 R hasn't caught on as an all-around-one-gun of choice. I would not hesitate to hunt moose or elk with it though I do go to my 300 win for them simply because I am not a one gun guy.
    Besides a don't have to re-size brass to reload and factory ammo is available.
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    Unread 06-26-2013, 10:24 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    To muddy the waters some more. The 260AI will push 140's upwards of 3000fps, also don't rule out a 6.5x55 either. I have the 260AI in a semi-custom rem 700 short action and a hunting partner shoots the 6.5x55 in a Tikka Varmint. In a modern action the 6.5x55 comes pretty close to the 260AI (we haven't really worked with it yet, but I'm sure we can still get more out of it, but alas the season is upon us)

    Really either one will work for you, but if I was going with an odd-ball chambering, I would go with the AI version's. Factory and I would go with the 6.5x55.
    Not to thread hack but just curious as to how the 260AI version feeds out of a box mag? Trying to decide between the 260 or the 260AI. Must feed and extract reliably. Thanks.
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    Unread 06-27-2013, 01:04 AM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    According to an article.by John Barsness the improved carts feed better from a push feed action than from a crf. I myself don't know. I guess mostly what u need to do to get a push feed to be reliable is tweak the mag feed lips
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    Unread 06-27-2013, 08:27 AM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    My 260 AI feeds well as long as I did not fill it all of the way, meaning without too much follower pressure. Without it being filled to maximum capacity it will feed very well but with the last round being placed in the magazine when you try to load the next round it would bind with the cartridge being to verticle. We just sent it in for Melonite coating and tweeked the feed and It will feed well now. Before tweaking it would feed the 260 rounds being fire formed no problem. So the point is if you go AI you may have to do a little tweeking but you can get it to feed.
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