Originally Posted by muleythumper
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.
Neither is going to be more inherently accurate than the other.
I went with the .260 because of case efficiency and barrel life.
I wouldn't go back and do it the other way.
If I just had to have something faster I'd go to the 6.5 remington mag or the good ole .264wm.
You can push bullets faster with all of the above than you can with the .260 but you are going to pay for it with shortened barrel life and more recoil.
I've now had one shot kills with the .260 on both coyotes and deer beyond 750 yds so I simply see no need to "upgrade" to a faster 6.5/.260.