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Old 06-10-2013, 03:40 PM
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260 vs. 7mm-08

Can someone tell me which of these two guns they would pick and why? Also, how many rounds through each pipe before accuracy falls off.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:19 PM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

7mm-08 would be my choice. But mind you, my opinion will be biased, since i do not, and have not owned a .260 Rem.

Why would I pick the 7mm-08?

1) I have one, and have had one since I was 12 (15 years), and it has been an excellent caliber, and has never let me down. I have taken many whitetails with it, even out to 400 yards. Excellent caliber for taking any game in north America inside of 500 yards.

2) 7mm (.284 caliber) has an excellent and diverse bullet selection with weights ranging from lightweights to very heavy bullets with very high BC's capable of fairly long range.

3) 7mm-08 brass is very easily attainable, and can be made from .308 Win brass simply by putting .308 brass in your 7mm-08 FL sizing die.

4) I prefer the slightly larger bullet diameter as compared to the smaller bullet diameter.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:28 PM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

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7mm-08 would be my choice. But mind you, my opinion will be biased, since i do not, and have not owned a .260 Rem.

Why would I pick the 7mm-08?

1) I have one, and have had one since I was 12 (15 years), and it has been an excellent caliber, and has never let me down. I have taken many whitetails with it, even out to 400 yards. Excellent caliber for taking any game in north America inside of 500 yards.

2) 7mm (.284 caliber) has an excellent and diverse bullet selection with weights ranging from lightweights to very heavy bullets with very high BC's capable of fairly long range.

3) 7mm-08 brass is very easily attainable, and can be made from .308 Win brass simply by putting .308 brass in your 7mm-08 FL sizing die.

4) I prefer the slightly larger bullet diameter as compared to the smaller bullet diameter.
Same reason's as above except I've had several since a 1984, a few years after it's commercialization, nearly 29 years. Great round. Again, I'm bias as having never owned a 260. The 6.5's seem to be all the rage lately and I'm sure a case could be made for either round. Your probably going to end up splitting hairs and I don't think you'd make a bad choice with either.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:36 AM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

I'd say flip a coin.I never owned a 7-08 but do have a 260.One has a slightly better trajectory (260) and one has less drift (7-08). The 6.5 class of bullets have very high bc's for their weight range IMO. Berger .284 168gr VLD has a listed bc of .617.The Berger 6.5 140gr VLD has a listed bc of .612.Both can be made from .308 brass so its a wash there.Clear as mud?
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:47 AM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

Mudrunner summed it up well.

I also got one due to the heavier bullets and me hunting big deer on up.

Also, if on a rare occasion I need to get factory ammo, it's a lot easier to find (at least around here).
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:39 AM
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Mudrunner summed it up well.

I also got one due to the heavier bullets and me hunting big deer on up.

Also, if on a rare occasion I need to get factory ammo, it's a lot easier to find (at least around here).
I forgot to mention that...That's a very good point. It's alot easier to find 7mm-08 ammo around here, too.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:03 AM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

These two rounds are ballistically very similar, are generally suited for the same class of game, and will perform similarly while punching paper. The 7-08 is at its best with a bit heavier bullets, recoils just a bit more, and has slightly higher bc's.

Both are excellent target rounds, excellent deer/antelope rounds, and have sufficient versatility to work well with lighter varmint class bullets. Both can also be pressed into service for use on heavier game than deer if bullets and shot angles are chosen carefully at a reasonable distance.

Though I don't consider either round to be a legit elk class cartridge, if I were to ever consider using them on elk, I would be inclined to go with the 7-08 and its heavier bullets.

I am a big 6.5 fan, but I have to admit that similar sized 7's tend to have a slight edge in performance. In general, between the .260 and the 7-08, you can't really make a bad choice. Get either one in the rifle you like and start shootin'!
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