Re: Questions on a 260 build?
A 22" barrel will be a fine packing rifle ,it's the overbore -high intensity rounds that benefit most from long barrels.
Guns like a 220 swift -243 -264win mag -not to name the wildcats need long barrels to get the bullet going and the powder burned.
Remington had some info. on their site at one point -it stated that cartridges that ran bullets the fastest lost the most FPS per barrel inch ,cartridges that run bullets 4,000 fps lost as much as 80 fps per barrel inch.
Efficient rounds like the 260 -7 08 will do well w/a 22" barrel ,there are some factory rifles chambered in 308 that have 18 1/2" barrels and do fine on velocity.
Just a guess on velocity lost per barrel inch in a 260 -?- 20ish fps shooting 140's.
Don't have any load data to offer but i sure like the 260 in everyway ,you'll get some input soon -hunting season you know.
Shawn Carlock shoots the 260rem in tactical matches and wins -he'll likely chime in -if not pm him -he'll hook you up..
I've pondered a 260AI using 243 lapua brass necked up ? Would be a great set-up -not that a standard ain't..
Good luck -Mike
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Last edited by ol mike; 09-25-2008 at 07:41 PM.