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6.5-06 vs 260 Rem; Which would YOU go for and why?

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:34 PM
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6.5-06 vs 260 Rem; Which would YOU go for and why?

I was wondering what the performance difference is between the 6.5-06 and the 260 Remington? For long range shooting (and maybe LR hunting), which round is more inherently accurate? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:05 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 260 Rem; Which would YOU go for and why?

Here is a link to a number of threads talking about this subject. Hope they are of help to you.

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Old 01-22-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 260 Rem; Which would YOU go for and why?

I would imagine in would be a parallel to comparing the 30.06 and 308, or the 280 and 7-08. Personally, I prefer more powder. I would guess that the shorter calibers are all more "inherently accurate" simply because the cases are shorter.

You can find 260 ammo, PLUS you can buy Lapua 260 brass. The only way to use Lapua brass in the 6.5-06 is to neck down 30.06 cases, and that's only my guess assuming that the 6.5 is the same body length as the 30.

In this particular situation, I'd likely go with the 260. But for the others, I prefer the long action and more powder capacity.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:32 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 260 Rem; Which would YOU go for and why?

Muleythumper,

I've owned both a .260 Remington and an Improved 6.5-06 (Iknow i's not the standard one). While can say I really liked both of them. I prefered the 6.5-06 AI. It does take one more step to load for than the Standard 6.5-06. As far as velocity was concerned I was able to get 3300FPS Legitamately out of the 6.5-06AI with a 129g Hornady and RL-22.

I was able to get only 2950fps out of the .260 Remington with a 120g Nosler BT.

I wanted to shoot 140g bullets out of my 6.5-06AI but it only had a 1-9" twist bbl and I couldn't get it to stabilize them.

My father bought my 6.5-06AI from me and I traded my .260 Remington off 10 yrs ago for a .243 Ackley Improved.

Had I to build again and I was to pick between the two, (which there are plans....) I'd build another 6.5-06 AI with a 1-8" twist bbl, so I could shoot the 140s. I also want to get a .260 Rem but not a long range rifle, but one for one of my boys for a deer rifle.

Hope this helps,

Dan
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:50 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 260 Rem; Which would YOU go for and why?

Dan, my buddy in Illinois asked me what caliber he should get for his 3 daughters. I suggested the 260 Remington.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:06 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 260 Rem; Which would YOU go for and why?

Yep,

It's an awesome choice for kids. I have to pick up 3 more rifles for my kids. (I have 4 boys). My oldest shoots the .243 AI really well. We'll see how he does this fall.

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Re: 6.5-06 vs 260 Rem; Which would YOU go for and why?

Neither!! For me it would between a 6.5-06AI and a 6.5x47 Lapua and......................I would get em both!!!!!
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