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Should I brake my 260 rem???????

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Unread 06-10-2009, 07:05 PM
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Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????

IMHO go without for a while. Brakes are hella noisy and I don't think you can have them on a rifle if you intend to go F-class... just a thought. If you want less kick, try a limbsaver recoil pad. That's just me.
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Unread 06-12-2009, 07:33 AM
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Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????

Ok, Im not going to answer your question, just give you some facts. If you are currently shooting a Rem. 700 Sporter, it weights around 7.25lb, with scope and rings we need to add a pound (8.25lb). If your getting to a 26 straight taper barrel with the .875 muzzle, then you increase the weight 3.625lb, bringing it up to 10.875lb (10 7/8lb). Now for recoil lets use the recoil calculator Len Backus posted.

8.25lb gun, 142gr. bullet, @ 2755 MV = Recoil Value of 16 (260 Rem)
10.875lb gun, 142gr. bullet, @ 2755 MV = Recoil Value of 12 (260 Rem)
8.25lb gun, 150gr. bullet, @ 2950 MV = Recoil Value of 20 (30-06 Springfield)
7.50lb gun, 150gr. bullet, @ 2350 MV = Recoil Value of 13 (30-30 Win.)

So your looking at recoil less than a.30-30, without the brake. Just is information to consider.
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