Re: IDAHO STATE SNIPER CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 260 AI is an advantage in velocity over the 260 STD it was not worth the extra work to me. I choose the 260 because the barrel will last much longer than the 6.5-284, velocity was at an acceptable level, box mag capacity is more than the 6.5-284, and it is easy to work with. I considered it best bang for the effort/buck. This will make some of the detail reloaders cringe, but for action/sniper match ammo I take new brass, prime it, powder it, seat a bullet in it and go to work. The gun shoots well under 1/2 moa at distances past 600 yards with the match ammo. I shot the 3 shot group stage at the match off a bipod and no rear bag under 3/8" @ 100 yds ( and did not win the stage ). The only rifles that I pull out all the stops in terms of reloading details are my 6 br and my 338 EDGE.