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Unread 07-26-2008, 10:50 AM
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260 remington

I guess remington dropped the 260 rem ,when ?

I've been contemplating getting a 260 but i guess the 7-08 buried the little 260 oh well.
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Unread 07-26-2008, 11:28 AM
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WHAT THE Heck!! That is just too bad, I want to have one built and one of the best things was the fact that it was going to be a propriatary cartidge. Now are more manufactures going to stop making ammo for it??? Well, if that's the case, maybe I should just have a mystic built! Not a big fan of some of the decisions that Rem has made in the past -- the whole SAUM thing after Win made them, getting rid of the 260, ok, I guess just those two thing come to mind now.
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
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Unread 07-26-2008, 02:10 PM
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Rem is notorius for this kind of crap. They dropped the 788, 660, 3200, 7STW, et al. The .260 should be just as popular as the 6.5X47 that everyone's all atwitter about...yeah, I know, the Lapua brass, the small primer; but even so, the .260 could still compete as a reasonably-priced, factory available rifle/cartridge.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 08:17 AM
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It is unfortunate, I have built several and the 260 is my prefered competition rifle for most precision rifle matches. I doubt you will see the ammo fall off as some other manufactures have and are chambering in 260 Rem. DPMS for one is making AR version 260's. Even if brass did dry up necking down or up any number of cartridges will easly make brass for you.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 11:18 AM
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I want one too. One thing at a time...
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Unread 07-28-2008, 06:33 PM
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I just built one and it is turning out to be really cool. So far I've gotten it broken in and have done some pressure testing. Have reached 2900 fps with the 140 AMAX (stuck in the lands pretty far) with no pressure in a 26 inch barrel.

Shooting pretty good so far too.

The ladder test was starting to tighten up nicely and I ran out of loaded rounds. Will start the ladder over at a bit higher loads.

No recoil at all and a great selection of bullets. Have some 140 Bergers to try also.
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Unread 07-30-2008, 06:55 PM
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I just saw a new for 2008 rifle in one of my wholesalers catalogs.
Rem 700 with a stainless fluted barrel, with a black coating. Can't remember all the specifics.

Anyway there still making them.
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