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Old 01-19-2014, 01:42 AM
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260 remington questions

So I'm set on making a mountain rifle out of a 700 action I'm now in the air on the 260 rem orthe 260 ai the make will most likely be a shilen unless someone can persuade me towards something else
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:48 AM
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Re: 260 remington questions

I own a standard 260 in a custom rifle and don't feel I need to improve it, for one fire forming brass is a pain in the ass. If I decide it needs improving I will have it reamed out to a 6.5x284, 6.5 Rem Mag or some version of the 6.5 SAUM. These are real improvements. Bolt face is not an issue as a Rem action can be modified to the larger case head.
As far as barrels go Shilens are fine, but cut rifling barrels will last longer.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:27 AM
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Re: 260 remington questions

Go with the regular 260 shoot 42 grains of H4350 and a 140 grain bullet and your ready to go hunting.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:52 AM
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Go with the regular 260 shoot 42 grains of H4350 and a 140 grain bullet and your ready to go hunting.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:13 AM
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Re: 260 remington questions

Im going to go against the crowd on this one. I say improve it. It makes an already great cartridge an outstanding one. Fire forming is not a pain at all as you will have to do barrel break in anyways. When your done you have a broke in barrel and fire formed brass. The performance gain will put you right in the middle of 6.5-284 territory with about 10 grains less powder. I have built two of these now and both of them are giving me 2950 fps with a 140 berger while only using 44.7 grains of H4350. My 6.5-284 uses 56 grains of Retumbo achieve 2960fps with the same bullet and barrel length. Besides this the brass work in the long run is a sinch since all you have to do is neck size and load. No more trimming and chamfering for you.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:21 AM
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Re: 260 remington questions

Most times, fire forming is quite accurate. so, that's not really an issue. #2,, you did say it's a hunting rifle, so round count isn't as important as a competition rifle would be. Given a choice, I'll choose a Hart barrel over a Shilen barrel every day of the week, when we're talking button rifled barrels.
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Most times, fire forming is quite accurate. so, that's not really an issue. #2,, you did say it's a hunting rifle, so round count isn't as important as a competition rifle would be. Given a choice, I'll choose a Hart barrel over a Shilen barrel every day of the week, when we're talking button rifled barrels.
+1 Harts are great
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