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Old 11-03-2011, 11:01 AM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

Whoever wrote the article you read has obviously not reloaded for either cartridge. The .260 handloads I put together with 140gr Berger VLDs have the same downrange energy at 1000yds as a Federal Premium 165gr .300 win mag. I wonder where these experts get their knowledge sometimes.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:18 AM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

I wondered about that...I do it all the time...thats why I got it.

I wish I could shoot 1000 yards. The club I belong to has a 600 yd range but everyone cant shoot it until they have been approved. You have to shoot over a road.....( Im serious) and they shut the traffic off while meets are going on. So..until I can get "approved" my best distance will be the 400 yrd mark....*sigh*

I had my 243 heavy with me yesterday and decided at the last minute to take my 243 walking varminter with me. Had the heavy barrel walking and talking...and that light weight 243 just beat the living crap out of me??? Dont know what I was doing wrong...and i THINK I got it zero'd OK..??? but I'll go next week and make sure and take one of my 22-250's along. At least all they do is BARK!!....
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:20 AM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

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Whoever wrote the article you read has obviously not reloaded for either cartridge. The .260 handloads I put together with 140gr Berger VLDs have the same downrange energy at 1000yds as a Federal Premium 165gr .300 win mag. I wonder where these experts get their knowledge sometimes.

I agree. All a guy has to do ( if he has the right info) is run it thru one of the BC Calculators available on the internet and it spits is all out. Who knows??
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

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Had the heavy barrel walking and talking...and that light weight 243 just beat the living crap out of me??? Dont know what I was doing wrong...and i THINK I got it zero'd OK..??? but I'll go next week and make sure and take one of my 22-250's along. At least all they do is BARK!!....
You didn't have to do anything wrong. My brother use to own a Mod 20 Ultra Light Weight in a 243. That rifle kicked as hard or harder than my Ruger #1 in 338WM. It was ridiculous. Killed a lot of deer though.

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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

Check this out.

http://www.millettsights.com/downloa...Ballistics.pdf
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

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You need enough energy for the shot to pass through the body. As long as you have that, with the proper bullet and placement of same you have a dead animal.
That's pretty much the bottom line.

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I agree. All a guy has to do ( if he has the right info) is run it thru one of the BC Calculators available on the internet and it spits is all out. Who knows??
And that's how you can tell the effective killing range for your particular rifle and load. Put in the BC and MV and it will tell you what your bullet is doing as it goes down range. For deer size game, a 130-140 gr bullet @ 1900 fps or more should get the job done if placed well, assuming the bullet has an opening velocity of about 1800 fps. That should be way more than 250 yds.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:47 PM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

I have read a couple of articles from Ballistics research too and found them to be very inaccurate.
650 yards is a good range for the 260rem (and thats with a bit of cushion) and would be a bit more with the swede.
i feell OK shooting deer to 400 with my .243 (not my first choice, but would do it), and the 6.5's have a fair bit more steam on them.
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