Originally Posted by Jinx-)
So you guys think this Savage LRP in 260 rem is worth getting it? About custom 260 in 1:8 twist, are you serious about components shortages for .264 caliber bullets, I checked Midway and Cabelas and it looks like they all on back-order... There are some Lapua and Norma bullets with high B.C but for practice shooting feels like waste of money...
Yeah, I think the .260 LRP would be a fine option for a quality factory rifle; quality HS stock, 8 twist for heavy bullets, target action, target Accutrigger.
Lapua .260 brass should be available by the end of this month, but the Nosler .260 brass I have is working out GREAT so far. Norma has expensive brass but I assume its good, R-P brass seems to be hit-or-miss. Also, a lot of folks simply neck up 243 or neck down 7mm-08 brass which is as easy as a single run through a FL die.
264 bullets aren't hard to come by, its just that 6.5mms are all the rage these days and lots of folks shoot Hornady A-Max because of their price point relative to Berger VLDs & Scenars, so they are often out of stock. The 123gr A-Max is probably the worst in terms of availablity, as its BC is a fair bit higher than the 120gr A-Max but you don't lose any velocity with it.
Midway looks to be out of stock, but Midsouth has both 120gr & 140gr .264 A-Max in stock.
Sierra Matchkings .264s aren't THAT much more than the Hornady A-Max and are (a little) easier to find, but depending on where you buy & what quantity, the Nosler Custom Comp 140gr HPBT is a great value.
Hornady also has a 140gr HPBT bullet on the way
to complement the A-Max line which should be available in a couple months, and look to be priced quite reasonably as well.