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Old 02-22-2009, 11:01 PM
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Re: 260 barrel length

Looking at the chart from dwm, I would have thought the velocities diffrences would have been more drastic. I guess that the .260 is quite an efficent cartridge in a 24" bbl.
I am still wondering about a 20"-22" bbl as the chart seems to indicate that there wasn't a complete powder burn using H4350, or H4831SC. However using a faster burning powder like Varget or H4895 It seems that a shorter bbl would do just fine. Has any body seen any numbers for these situations???

This seem likee an interesting subject!

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Old 02-23-2009, 10:24 AM
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Re: 260 barrel length

That chart was impressing to me. I never really had a chance to discuss much of the 260. I would say my model 7 is sufficient.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:38 PM
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Re: 260 barrel length

Thanks for the info and especially the chart. I know I will be sacrificing "efficiency", but I can't help but wonder if it would be worth it. Maybe I should go 22" and see what I get, then consider going shorter.

I've been tossing this idea around for over a year so I guess it wouldn't hurt to give it a little more thought.
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Re: 260 barrel length

That chart was developed with Quickload. Quickload is a great tool for analyzing loads, etc.

I did build a 260 on a Savage long action after developing that table.

It may be even better than the 25-06 I used to have, mainly because of the fantastic heavy for the caliber bullet selection.

You have the 130 Accubond, 140SST, 140 Game King, 140AMAX, 140 Berger VLD, 140 and 142 SMK, what more could you ask for? Go for an 8 twist ...
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:05 PM
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Re: 260 barrel length

I know that I am new to this thread but I will tell you what I am having my wife built a .260 rem with a 22 inch #3 lija barrel fluted and having the action fluted by kampfeld custom and a mcmillian edge stock if you like i well let youknow the final weight if you want i am going to top it off with a 3.5-10x50 leupold
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Re: 260 barrel length

Magman44,

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Old 05-04-2009, 08:45 PM
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Re: 260 barrel length

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I know that I am new to this thread but I will tell you what I am having my wife built a .260 rem with a 22 inch #3 lija barrel fluted and having the action fluted by kampfeld custom and a mcmillian edge stock if you like i well let youknow the final weight if you want i am going to top it off with a 3.5-10x50 leupold
What a nice set up you will have. I probably already posted but i have killed a lot of deer with mine using the nosler bt 100 grain. Every deer has been 1 shot and none has taken more than 2-3 steps most have dropped in tracks.
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