25-06, 260, 7-08 or opinion

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Travis1971, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Travis1971

    Travis1971 Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I'm looking to add another caliber, I currently own 308, 7mm mag and 300 rum and I'm looking to add another rifle for varmint, white tail Kodiak(joke)or anything else I can tell the wife. Needless to say I was leaning towards the 260, but I was looking for opinions on what everyone else thinks would fill in the gaps. 22-250, 7.5×55mm Swiss or other 6mm or 6.5mm ???? PS I also own the usual 22 long, 7.62x54R and ect
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    You got 2 .30's and a 7mm.......You're definitely missing a ¼-bore in your stable.

    .25-06 Ackley Improved sounds like the perfect club your missing.

    I love mine. Blistering velocities with the Berger 115 VLD's with IMR 7828 SSC and Federal 210M primers.
     

  3. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Can't go wrong with any of the 6.5's, either. I debated which for a while and ended up going 260. There are many choices and I think all will do what you are looking to do.
     
  4. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 400 out to 1000yrds just about every Saturday. With my 3006 and I'll tell ya. That .260 rem. Is hard to beat...
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    How about a factory Savage 12 LRP in 6.5 CM banging targets at 1300 yards ...

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYOTKrYhvZA"]Long Range Shooting 600 - 1300 yards Savage 6.5 Creedmoor & Custom 7mm 300 Win Mag - YouTube[/ame]
     
  6. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    nice!!
     
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  7. Wachsmann

    Wachsmann Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the 260, or a 6.5-06. It cheap to reload, good BC bullets better BC than any of the 25 cals, and you can use an assortment of powder to run the 260 and 6.5-06...A 6.5-06 Ackley would really sound good. Give you a little more speed out of a normal action and there always 30=06 cases to form or 270 or 25-06 which ever case is easiest.
     
  8. speeders

    speeders Well-Known Member

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    love my 25-06 sendaro. Its been my go to rifle for quite a while
     
  9. Anschutz

    Anschutz Well-Known Member

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    For varmints up to deer, I would recommend the .243 or .243 AI. Good BC and good velocities with enough energy for deer to 5-600 and coyotes to 1000+.
     
  10. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    I vote 260.
     
  11. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    My .25-06 AI is a custom trued-up and built Sendero SF. Absolute tack-driver.
     
  12. Travis1971

    Travis1971 Well-Known Member

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    Update, I bought a new savage model 11 260 trophy hunter, swapped the stock out and bottom plastic for a boyds stock and savage bottom metal. the scope is off it now and sent back to Nikon. I took my first white tail, I had to use factory loads due to such short time frame to hunting season. I used fusions, (not impressed with them) although I did get the deer. I don't even notice the recoil when shooting this caliber, thanks for all the recommendations.
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  13. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Glad to see an update, and that you are enjoying your choice. The .260 Rem is an awesome caliber, and very often overlooked these days. If you ever get bored and want to tinker, you could always open the chamber up to .260 Ackley Improved, and get a little more velocity out of it.

    I Stole this image off google. :D

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  14. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Excellent choice! Have fun with it ...