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Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

I used to shoot a 6.5x47mm Lapua, which is ballistically very similar to a .260 rem. I shot and dropped an antelope at 670yards this year. Bullet performance was not good, but i believe with the correct bullet, .260 class chamberings are 800, maybe 900yard deer killers. For that kind of shot i would strongly recommend the 140gr A-max, as they have a solid reputation to open at low impact velocities.
For closer range, say out to 700yards, i would not hesitate to use something like the excellent 130gr Berger VLD.
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    Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

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    Bullet performance was not good...
    what bullet?
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    Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

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    Wayne did this with the Creedmore:
    So I would imagine the 260 will outperform it but would not be my choice. Still, when I build my children their first hunting rifle, it will be either a 260 or 270.

    Mucho thanks for the video..!!
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    Re: LONG range 260 Remington?

    To ALL: Thanks for the replys and input. I wasnt sure just how well this cartridge was going to work out...but now all my "fears" have been squelched. Much appreciated.

    BTW...hope all have a Happy New Year
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