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Old 05-22-2013, 02:26 PM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

the difference between the swede and the 260 are the same as the difference between coke and pepsi
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:25 PM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

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Plaster is considered to be a moron among the long range tactical community and this paper is just more reinforcement of that notion.
Energy means nothing.

A bullet diameter pin hole is not enough.
The bullet also needs to expand and wreck some of the internals to be effective.
The general rule of thumb is 1800fps or approximately 800yards with a good long range bullet and a long barrel. The 6.5X55 would extend this a bit.

The new Accubond will extend this to well beyond 1000.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:39 AM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

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Plaster is considered to be a moron among the long range tactical community and this paper is just more reinforcement of that notion.
Energy means nothing.

A bullet diameter pin hole is not enough.
The bullet also needs to expand and wreck some of the internals to be effective.
The general rule of thumb is 1800fps or approximately 800yards with a good long range bullet and a long barrel. The 6.5X55 would extend this a bit.

The new Accubond will extend this to well beyond 1000.
yeah x man I never liker plaster either. I looked at one of his videos and he was an obnoxious know it all
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:52 AM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

Right rifle right guy right conditions, you could own 800yrds of real estate with a 260 on deer sized game IMO.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:10 AM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

when i started long range hunting in n c pa the gun most used by long rangers there was the 6.5x300 weatherby. main reason being there was one
good bullet for that and none for any other cartridges. slowly that changed and as it did hunters lost interest in the 6.5. in other words, there were better
choices. i personaly see little logic in saying i wonder how far i could kill a deer
with this thing. ive never known anyone who went back to the 6.5 as their
choice of a long range cartridge. balistic charts are one thing. watching them
as they get hit is quite another.
most of us get very little time each year to actually hunt. then theres no guarantee of cooperation from the weather man. this aint no time for foolin around. pick something you wont be guessing about. if your that sensetive
to recoil then maybe you should be sticking to varmit hunting. thats fun also.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:31 AM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

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when i started long range hunting in n c pa the gun most used by long rangers there was the 6.5x300 weatherby. main reason being there was one
good bullet for that and none for any other cartridges. slowly that changed and as it did hunters lost interest in the 6.5. in other words, there were better
choices. i personaly see little logic in saying i wonder how far i could kill a deer
with this thing. ive never known anyone who went back to the 6.5 as their
choice of a long range cartridge. balistic charts are one thing. watching them
as they get hit is quite another.
most of us get very little time each year to actually hunt. then theres no guarantee of cooperation from the weather man. this aint no time for foolin around. pick something you wont be guessing about. if your that sensetive
to recoil then maybe you should be sticking to varmit hunting. thats fun also.
you would have to be a barrel maker to own 6.5 /300 weatherby lol talk about burning a barrel out. I bet after 200 shots you would see barrel erosion
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:06 PM
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Re: long range killing power of 260 rem, 6.5x55 swede...???

Good evenin. I can can tell yout this. I shoot a 260 Rem. A 27" Krieger Barrel. Its like a medium heavy barrel. The same size of a Rem Sendero. It has a 1-8 twist. I shoot 130grn Berger VLD. The farthest Kill shot I have taken so far is 720 yrds. The target was a 290 lb hog. And yes, the bullet did have a complete pass through. How ever the bullet did not hit any bones. I thank the hog ran about 20 yrds or so. Easy blood trail to follow. When I gutted the hog the heart was hard to recognize. Some of the lungs were hit too. My 260 is not my 7mag Sendero. But it does the trick quite well i thank. At 720 yards the 260 still had ruffly 1000lbs of energy thanks to the high B.C. Berger bullet. My 260 still has around 700 lbs of energy at 1000yrds. That is at 1600 ft above sea level. The 140 grn VLDs would prob be better. But my 130s have never let me down. ( Dont fix whats not broken ) If I ever hesitate to pull my trigger on my 260 at an animal at long range. I stop!!!! Pick up my 7 mag and continue the hunt!!! A 260 Rem is a great 1000yrd whitetail cartridge. I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger. If you feel like the 260 is to small. My next choice would be a 7MM-08. 140grn Berger VLDs. I hope this helps. Have a great weekend everyone!!!!
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