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~500YD bullet for 260 Rem.

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Unread 08-11-2012, 09:40 PM
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Re: ~500YD bullet for 260 Rem.

Originally Posted by Knothead08 View Post
Will be used for whitetails and barrel has a 1:8 twist.
Well in my area a doe will go 160 to 200 lbs and a buck 200 to 250lbs on average. That said you have a lot of great choices for your intended game. If your wife is anything like mine then recoil is an issue. I would suggest the 130g ttsx or the 130 berger vld. The vld may not be the best choice if you did not have an extended box mag installed.

If recoil is still an issue for her then drop the bullet weight and load down the round. I suggested the lighter 130 g bullets to reduce recoil if it were my rifle I would be pushing the 140g amax or vld. H4350 is also a great 260 rem powder.
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Unread 08-11-2012, 09:40 PM
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Re: ~500YD bullet for 260 Rem.

I have dropped quite a few whitetails with the 100 nosler Bt in there tracks from a model 7.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 04:00 AM
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Re: ~500YD bullet for 260 Rem.

i decided to go with the 127 gr barnes LRX, BC is a little higher than the 120 TTSX and 130 TSX, due to good luck in the past with Barnes and mixed reviews on the Berger bullets. may have her switch to the Bergers in the future once i get some more use out of them from the other rifles. i will post results when i get the gun back and test them.
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