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Remington 260...The new Sniper rifle?

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Unread 08-07-2014, 03:09 PM
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Re: Remington 260...The new Sniper rifle?

Originally Posted by Michael Eichele View Post
All anybody has to do to match the windage of the 260 using the 308 is use a heavier bullet. The 208-210 do nicely. Hit much harder too. Want to beat the 260? Try the 215 hybrid. You can't touch the 308 with the 260 except for trajectory. But then again, that's what laser rangefinders are for.

That said, the military likely will never run 210's or heavier in a 308 but if they'd add one or two inches of barrel and take up the 190 vld, it would really ramp up what they're already doing.

They'd never do that...That would be too cost effective.

I have still been having excellent luck with my 210 VLD's in my .308 with the 24" barrel.
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Unread 08-07-2014, 03:39 PM
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Re: Remington 260...The new Sniper rifle?

Originally Posted by MudRunner2005 View Post
I didn't tell you to use the search function.....So, don't shoot the messenger.

I was just making sure you were aware of how long this thread has been dead.

Oh, and I never once said nobody cares, or should not respond... Don't put words in my mouth, and don't try to read into things that aren't there.
Sorry if you felt like I was putting words in your mouth. Not my intent. I guess I have just been ripped too many times for asking or trying to discuss things previously talked about. I was generalizing the statement.


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Unread 08-10-2014, 06:45 AM
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Re: Remington 260...The new Sniper rifle?

I'm confused about some of these numbers floating around. Seen people saying 2750 is good for a 260 rem with 140 gr vld? I had those results using light loads in 139gr scenar backed by 43gr of ar2209 at seating of standard 2.8" mag. I am working up a vld load now which looks promising but should he able to get 46gr with no pressure seated off the lands at just short of 3", I had no pressure with 45gr at 2.8". My point is I am expecting 2850 to 2900 fps from these, out of a 24" factory barrel... that's a long way from 2750.
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