Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

cooper 260 rem

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 01-22-2012, 04:22 PM
Zep Zep is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 382
Re: cooper 260 rem

This is an older thread but I would like to hear an update.

The 260 Rem really interests me.

Any comments on this cartridge are appreciated. Mainly target practice out to 500 yards and learning how to reload rifle.

Many thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 97
Re: cooper 260 rem

the rifle was used to shoot a 6x6 bull elk dead center in the side of the neck, passed through completly. 130 grain partition. light load.

my main sugestion is to get the desired twist rate for the longer bullets that are required at long ranges. I am a beginner and was shooting 1moa at 300 ( 3 inch group )yards with little work.

bergers shot well but not shure about using them as a premier humting load, i am shure they would be fime with correct bullet placement.

I have not got a chance to shoot any light bullets yet , I expect my group size to shrink in half, as my rifle has a 1-9 twist, most of what I read says you need 1-8 twist to stabalize the longer bullets that people are using. but I believe real bennifit is out past 500 yards
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-25-2012, 01:56 PM
Zep Zep is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 382
Re: cooper 260 rem

airstream, many thanks or getting back to me. The more I read about that cartridge the more I think it is going to give me what I need for now.

Surprised to hear you have a 1-9 twist as I read the Cooper in 260 Rem are 1-8. I am no expert but i can't see that making all that much difference.

---

big bullseye - that is a very beautiful rifle, I hope you are enjoying it, looks like a dream to me.


Best to all.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-25-2012, 08:00 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 346
Re: cooper 260 rem

All the Cooper 6.5's were a 1 in 9" until December. I called in November and they told me they were going to change to a 1 in 8" in December.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 97
Re: cooper 260 rem

well that kinda sucks, I expressed my desire to have the twist rate changed and Cooper said that it was good at 1-9 , saying they test shot 142 gr match kings, ( at 30 yards ). it would have been 300$ to get a custum twist. I know where there is one brand new 1-9 varmeter if anyone is interested
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-27-2012, 04:27 PM
Zep Zep is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 382
Re: cooper 260 rem

It ain't going to make any difference but if you want to unload then post pics.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-28-2012, 09:20 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 97
Re: cooper 260 rem

Dominion outdoors in Virginia, should still have a cooper in 260, Cooper sent me the wrong barrel in stainless , I wanted it blued, Dominion kept the rifle.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: cooper 260 rem
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Cooper 6br lerch Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 34 04-23-2013 10:36 AM
Cooper ... What do you all think of Cooper Varmint Rifles?? superlite17 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 11 06-24-2011 11:44 PM
Wtb cooper 30-06 ajsaunders Guns For Sale 0 12-30-2010 10:14 AM
6.5-284 Cooper Daniel Hall Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 03-20-2010 01:57 PM
FS: Cooper M22 22-250 (ND) nad1967 Guns For Sale 1 07-14-2009 05:32 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 29.94%
47 Votes
NO - 54.78%
86 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.29%
24 Votes
Total Votes: 157
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC