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Unread 05-10-2009, 07:43 PM
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New .260 Savage

Here's my .260Rem, I tore apart my 6BR put a 28" L.W. .260 barrel on it Replaced the Warne 0MOA rail with a EGW 20 MOA and replaced the Sightron SIIBS 6.5-20x50SF with a SIII 8-32x56LRD. It's shot near or under half MOA out to 400yds so far with 140gr A-Maxs.


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Unread 05-10-2009, 10:06 PM
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Re: New .260 Savage

What made you decide to go with the 260 over the 6 BR. Just curious, thinking about a F class build. Wanted an opinion or comment. Thanks.

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Unread 05-11-2009, 07:14 AM
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Re: New .260 Savage

How are you liken' that new Sightron? I'm putting one of those on my current build. I'm having the dot removed though.
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Unread 05-11-2009, 04:28 PM
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Re: New .260 Savage

I really like the scope, dot and all.The size of the dot works for my needs just fine. I'd highly recommend these scopes. Crystal clear, tracks well, looks pretty bad ***** too!

I like the .260 over the 6BR, brass is cheaper and easier to find, The powder I use is easier to find along with large rifle primers around here. My 6BR was a 1-14" Twist 75gr bullets were max for the twist and that did'nt fit my needs anymore either. I'm shooting half MOA out to 400yds so far with 140gr A-maxs best so far was a 3 shot group at .739", like it so much gonna have Kevin get me a Broughton coming!
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Unread 05-11-2009, 07:11 PM
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Re: New .260 Savage

pa,
Nice looking stick man! What kind of velocity are you getting with the 140's out of that 28" tube? Have you tried lighter bullets? I have a factory .260 Mtn rifle, so right now I'm stuck with a 22" tube.
I like the looks of the EGW base also. Thinking about getting one for my Savage in .300WM. JohnnyK.
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Unread 05-11-2009, 08:33 PM
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Re: New .260 Savage

What twist is your barrell? I have had a 260 on order for 21 months now with a 1 in 8 twist in a 24" Lilja barrell. Been wondering if I should have gotten a 1 in 8.5 twist. Anxious to get it and get it ready for Oct 1 hunt.

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Unread 05-11-2009, 08:48 PM
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Re: New .260 Savage

I'm hoping for around 2800fps but did'nt Chrono it yet, probaly will get it Chrono out this weekend. I broke it in with 120gr A-Maxs they shot really good over H4350. I think the EGW base would work but will be replacing it with a 15 MOA Steel Farrel or a Steel TPS 20MOA soon, it's kinda cheesy. And I am thinking of replacing the rings with Farrels or TPS's to. Oh and barrel is a 1-8" twist.

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