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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 03-10-2014, 03:04 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

Definitely would be shooting the 24" or 26" and since I can't get great brass for the saum, I'm going to have to say the 260 30degree is the way to go. 50-75 fps on expensive bullets isn't practical when we are shooting thousands of rounds a year.
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 03:23 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    Definitely would be shooting the 24" or 26" and since I can't get great brass for the saum, I'm going to have to say the 260 30degree is the way to go. 50-75 fps on expensive bullets isn't practical when we are shooting thousands of rounds a year.
    Actually, the 300 Norma brass I use is very good. Whether or not it is worth it to you is another question.......Rich
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 06:09 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    Actually, the 300 Norma brass I use is very good. Whether or not it is worth it to you is another question.......Rich
    If it's Norma, that is good brass. PM me the details. I have about 800 rounds left on this 260 before I rebarrel (3-4 months max).
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    Unread 03-10-2014, 09:48 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

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    If it's Norma, that is good brass. PM me the details. I have about 800 rounds left on this 260 before I rebarrel (3-4 months max).
    Here is the SS on the Norma brass with a 160 Matrix. Also a couple of pics of damage to an elk. If you look closely, you can see that the bullet penetrated to just under the skin on the off side.260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06-get-attachment.aspx.jpeg

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    I don't want to hijack this thread so please address any further questions regarding the SS or Matrix to the threads relating to them.....thanks/Rich
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    Unread 03-12-2014, 10:26 AM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    I have had the 6.5 bug foe a couple years. I finally narrowed it down to the 260 or the 6.5-06. I decided on the 6.5-.06. It filled a gap between the calibers that I have. I then read about the 6.5 Sherman. I talked to Rich and read the several post on this site. This is my first build and I was all ready reloading so why not have a wildcat. The build is in progress and hope to get it back in a couple of months,

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    Unread 04-12-2014, 08:08 PM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    I voted 6.5 06 but after reading through all of the posts I think that the 260 would be the better choice.
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    Unread 04-13-2014, 12:32 AM
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    Re: 260 Rem Vs. 6.5-06

    lately, I've been thinking too much as usual <g>! As much as I like the idea of a 6.5x57 AI with 140 grain bullets (2900fps), I think there's more to the equation. Perhaps a .257AI necked up to 6.5, but reamed three millimeters deeper at the shoulder for a total length of 60mm. I honestly believe I could get 6.5-06AI ballistics in a case that would fit inside a standard mag well with a high B/C bullet, and yet not push it way back into the case. I think 3050fps is doable. Dies could be made by simply shortening a basic 6.5-06AI sizer, and running the reamer into a .260 seater. There are really three different 6.5x57 rounds. One is just the basic Mauser 6.5x57. The other is the .257x57 necked up (very slightly different). Then there is the 7mmx57 necked down to 6.5. I like the last one best even though the case capacity is slightly less than the others.
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