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260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

 
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:50 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

When I built my 260 AI, I built it as a single shot,, course several of my other favorite rifles are single shots, Ruger #1s, Shiloh Sharps, Stevens 44 1/2s,
"one shot, one kill"
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:02 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I have owned and shot both ,,,,,,,,

IMO, just get a rem 700 in 30-06, change the barrel to 6mm, and chamber for the 6mm-06 wildcat ,,,,,,, RCBS dies etc ,,,,,

25-06 brass is cheap to buy and neck down ,,,,, if my memory serves me correctly ,,,, I shot the 70gr Nosler B/Tip, IMR-4350 powder and Federal 210M primer ,,,,,,,,,

the rifle was MORE then accurate at 300 yards ,,, and just made the prairie dogs FLY !!!! ,,,,,,,

pop in the 85gr Nosler Partition and take any deer/antelope in North America ,,,,
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:06 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Whoops ,,,,,,,

I should have read the post little closer ,,,,,,,,,

6.5-06 I have also owned as part of a 4-rifle set of prairie dog rifles ,,,,,,,

use 100gr Nosler B-tips for dogs, & 120gr Nosler partitions for deer/antelope ,,,,,,

federal 210 primer ,,,,, IMR-4350 powder ,,,,,,,,,

easy and fairly cheap to shoot and enjoy ,,,,,,
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:13 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I've been down this road. My choice was the 260. The difference between the two is same difference between the 308 and the 30/06. The 260 will have less recoil, be slightly cheaper to shoot, and give you the benefits of a short action. Plus your barrel will last longer. However, in a hunting situation, velocity plays a big part in making the kill. Evan though it's only 200ish fps, that really makes a big difference. If you're going to shoot an elk with it, at long range, throw all you can at it. This is why its important to be very realistic of what you're going to do with this rifle. For me, the 260 was exactly what I needed. I'm not a fan of recoil, and I've found this rifle to be very enjoyable to shoot which causes me to be a better shot with it. And lets be honest, the 260 is VERY lethal at reasonable ranges. I have shot a few elk in the past (not with a 260), and I don't think I would use the 260 for an elk rifle. But this is because I have a bigger rifle for that purpose. But if my 260 was all I had, I would hunt elk with it. Just be realistic, and think about exactly what you're going to do with this gun. Where is it going to be most of the time? Whats going to be in the crosshairs most of the time? I'm sure you'll love which ever you choose. The 6.5 is an awesome bullet.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:05 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

I just got a big bag of free miscellaneous once-fired brass and in that bag it had 73 .243 brass and 35 7mm STW brass (which is what I was hoping would be the majority count...But I was wrong). Anyway... Now that I have all these nice .243 brass and no spare actions to use, what would be a cool wildcat I can use the brass for? I was thinking of .260 AI... But was wondering about ballistics. How well will it push the Berger 140 Hybrids? Max effective range for whitetails? MV using Varget? ME? Good load data? Just the basic questions. Also, how is barrel life?
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:09 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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I just got a big bag of free miscellaneous once-fired brass and in that bag it had 73 .243 brass and 35 7mm STW brass (which is what I was hoping would be the majority count...But I was wrong). Anyway... Now that I have all these nice .243 brass and no spare actions to use, what would be a cool wildcat I can use the brass for? I was thinking of .260 AI... But was wondering about ballistics. How well will it push the Berger 140 Hybrids? Max effective range for whitetails? MV using Varget? ME? Good load data? Just the basic questions. Also, how is barrel life?
6.5 Super LR
I don't have it, but dying to. Also
Super LR
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:55 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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6.5 Super LR
I don't have it, but dying to. Also
Super LR
If the 6.5 Super LR had a 40* shoulder, I'd be all over it. But it doesn't. So, I'll probably just end up either designing my own version or just going with a .260 AI 40* shoulder. Or just trading off or selling the brass for something I can use.
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