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Old 06-12-2013, 06:24 AM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

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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?
+1. I own and shoot both. The 7mm08 would probably get a small edge in barrel life, and terminal performance on game, but I don't believe it's meaningful enough to be a deciding factor. I'm partial to the 260 because it's very accurate in my rifle, good bullet selection, the availability of Lapua brass, and find the 140 gr bullets to be a nice balance of velocity and ballistic performance in this case size. IMHO.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:46 PM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

I'm a. 260 man but for larger game the edge would go to the 7mm but in something with a 3 in front would be superior still.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:35 PM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

Does anyone have a solid number of barrel life (under normal shooting) for the 7-08 and .260?
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:01 PM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

Man, I wish there were set numbers for stuff like that, but there just ain't. 1 guy might get 2,000 rounds, and another might get 5,000 rounds...You just never know. It's kinda like giving someone load data....It might work in their rifle, but the likelihood of it being a perfect match is slim-to-none...
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

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Does anyone have a solid number of barrel life (under normal shooting) for the 7-08 and .260?
the difference is too small. depends on the loads , how fast they are shot and the individual barel .
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:18 AM
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Re: 260 vs. 7mm-08

I don't have any experience with a 260. I picked up a 7mm-08 for my daughter about 3 yrs ago. I like the cartridge, it been a very pleasant surprise for me. less recoil than my 270, yet with 140gr AB's it just a bit faster and flatter than my 270 with 150's. I really doubt you'd be disappointed with the cal.
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