Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????
Ok, I’m 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.