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Unread 12-11-2003, 07:56 PM
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260 Remington?

I am looking to get an Bullberry/Encore setup in 260 for deer(etc.) I would like to be able to shoot out to 450(+) with this setup.
I was told the 260 would be an excellent longrange choice for this.

Does anyone have any experience withe the 260?
Is it generally accurate?
Can anyone comment on Bullberry Barrels/Encore's accuracy?

Any input would be appreciated.

thanks Kevin
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    Unread 12-11-2003, 09:55 PM
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    Re: 260 Remington?

    the 260 can be quite accurate-as far encores go i have experience with them,but in my opinion they dont seem like they be a quality lr setup.what lenghth barrel were u thinking about?i ask because in the shorter barrels with the 260 u just about lose the ability use the heavier 6.5 bullets that make bore size really shine[high bc and high sect. density]because of the slow velocities.i am completely biased though,as i shoot the 6.5-284[with excellent results],i get almost 3000fps with a 142mk in a 26" tube.with a 30" in tube in the 260 u might get that,but i doubt it.the real reason i say this is because once u build and chamber rifle and find urself shooting proficiently at its max,sometimes u find urself wanting more,the 6.5-284 will give u more,my-2-dave
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    Unread 12-13-2003, 07:57 AM
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    Re: 260 Remington?

    Thanks for the response.

    I am going with a 24" barrel, in full bull.
    I was hoping to use the 100 or 120 Nosler BT bullets. (I have had excellent accuracy results, and performance, in other loads so far...)So with the lower grain bullet I was hoping to pick up a little bit more speed and keep the balistics "up" downrange too.

    See any problems with this plan so far?

    thanks Kevin
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    Unread 12-13-2003, 09:43 AM
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    Re: 260 Remington?

    I'm not too sure that the extra speed of the light bullets will still be there at 450+ yards. Lower BC bullets loose it after a few hundred yards.
    For a reliable 1/4 mile biggame rifle, I'd prefer something a little heavier than the 260. I built a 7STW for just that purpose, but thats me.
    Good luck either way.

    VH
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    Unread 12-14-2003, 06:22 AM
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    Re: 260 Remington?

    if u are going with the lighter bullets try the 123g scenar-bc of like .550-my-2-dave
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    Re: 260 Remington?

    Yep. The Lapua 123 Scenar has a better B.C. than a 140gr SMK, and can usually go a good bit faster to boot, sometimes enough to come close to a 142gr SMK. But that's out of a long barrel (28-30") w/ slow powders. I'd be interested in how it works out w/ the Encore barrel.

    Monte
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    Unread 12-15-2003, 08:30 PM
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    Re: 260 Remington?

    can't comment on the encore - but have a 6.5 jdj barrel ,and a 6.5 TCU chambered barrel and both are extremely accurate , I love em , and critters hate em - thanks
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