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.260 Remington Barrel Length?

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Unread 03-09-2011, 12:57 PM
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Re: .260 Remington Barrel Length?

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Unread 03-09-2011, 03:03 PM
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Re: .260 Remington Barrel Length?

If you have yet to chember it consider 260AI.. I'm wringing out 3100 FPS from the 140 berger. Check what that gives you in terminal ballistics at 1000 yds, and I think you will like what you see.
That said we are getting 2900 - 2950 standing on thre basic 260 Rem
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Unread 03-10-2011, 12:24 PM
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Re: .260 Remington Barrel Length?

I run a .260 bolt gun in matches and my barrel length is only 24". You will get more velocity out of a 26", but I've hit targets out to 1350yds with my 24".

Its a personal preference. I made mine 24 because i run a can sometimes and the extra couple inches makes it even more top heavy.

I also use the 139 scenars pretty religiously. Let us know what you decide. i
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Unread 03-10-2011, 07:58 PM
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Re: .260 Remington Barrel Length?

What barrel length are you running on your 260AI?
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Unread 03-10-2011, 08:09 PM
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Re: .260 Remington Barrel Length?

My 260 is 28" plus a muzzle brake. I went that long because the primary purpose of the rifle is to 'sit here' and 'shoot there'. So I wanted every bit of velocity I could get. As a result, my hunting load runs ~3000 and my target/varmint load runs ~2850. You can find all the specs here:

My 260 by MCR

If your intended use is as a 'carry' rifle, I would recommend a shorter barrel. Personally, I don't think there's much difference between 24 or 26.
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