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1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:35 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Scope was a fixed 3x 20mm tube standard duplex . I put the point of the post approximately 6" above his back. Wind was relatively calm temp around 30 degree F.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:45 AM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Sounds like the 375 H&H has some decent balistics, and it sounds like you shoot it pretty well. If i get the opportunity to get to AK, will my 300 Win Mag work for Brownies if I load it heavy and hot?

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:12 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Plenty of grizzlies, black bear, elk, and moose have fallen to anything from a 6x47L, 7mm RM, 300wm, 338 ultra, etc... you don't need a canon, sounds like you need more practice, no offense. And yes a 300wm with a 200grn accubond or partition at 2800fps+ is plenty for a grizzly. To the poster that bought the 10fcp-k, its a great rifle, but if you wanted a 260 you could have got a 12 LRP for about the same $, mag fed target action, hs stock, "tackdriver"!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:53 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

In reference to the 300 win mag and bear, that's kinda what I thought. I do have a friend in Achorage though that won't use anything less than a 338 win mag for the bear. His 06 works well for everything else. Concerning the FCP-k, my favorite gun broker and looked at all of Savages options, as well as Rem. The Long Range Hunter was definitely more spendy than the FCP, and it wasn't a heavy barrel. This gun will is destined to be my bench gun, with a few cyotes and prarie dogs mixed in. The other factor on my budget at the time was tooling up for a caliber not in my inventory. I can rebarell the FCP for the 260 at another time. I'd rather concentrate on good optics for now. So far I'm pleased with the FCP. The cute muzzle break on the end seems to tame it a little so bench time is way easier than the fore mentioned 300.

Thanks for the input.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:53 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

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Plenty of grizzlies, black bear, elk, and moose have fallen to anything from a 6x47L, 7mm RM, 300wm, 338 ultra, etc... you don't need a canon, sounds like you need more practice, no offense. And yes a 300wm with a 200grn accubond or partition at 2800fps+ is plenty for a grizzly. To the poster that bought the 10fcp-k, its a great rifle, but if you wanted a 260 you could have got a 12 LRP for about the same $, mag fed target action, hs stock, "tackdriver"!
I need to stay away from these questions sometimes. But, while I'm here I may as well.

There's alot of difference between the 308 and the 338 on bear where the perfact shot isn't possible. But, it needs bullet weight and tough construction.

I tried a lot of loads in my 338 RUM when I had it and kinda came to the conclusion that I couldn't improve on the factory 250 gr.Swift A Frame as a hunting load. They consistent chronographed 2900 fps from my rifle. I rate that load with the 375 H+H for bear.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:57 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

Hey bud your right the fcp is a excellent shooter, the one I referenced is not the long range hunter, its actually called the model 12 long range precision, its a target action cut to accept a dbm and sits in a HS precision pro series stock and has a fluted black coated 26" barrel that is 1" at the muzzle the action is also coated, the 260 is an 8 twist, it is only offered in 260, 6.5 creedmore, and 243. My local dealer said 830 out the door. I haven't bought one but I have shot one in 260. It weighs a little over 14lbs with scope, base, rings, and bipod, so recoil was almost non exsistant. In all honesty I wouldn't be afraid to take a grizzly out to 250yrds with a 165 accubond from the 308 at 2825fps with Imr4064.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:02 PM
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Re: 1000 Yard Gun - .260 vs 6.5 Creedmoor

CTF, the 338rum would have likely served you best with a 265 barnes lrx over 91-95grns of Retumbo for about the same velocity and harder hits, although the a frame is a good bullet.
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