260 Ackley Improved

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  1. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Shooting my 260ackley improved at 800 yards. It is a savage action and a shilen barrel. Using 140g Berger bullet


    [ame=http://youtu.be/JtciJpppHto]260 Ackley Improved at 800 yards - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. calib

    calib Well-Known Member

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    nice job, what bullets? i am waiting on my barrel and dies to get here for my 260ai on a savage
     

  3. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Shooting the 140 Berger hunting VLD.
    I had intended to shoot the 130 JLK but the way it's shooting with the 140s I'm not even going to try anything else.
     
  4. jasper venter

    jasper venter New Member

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    What is your barrel length and what speed do you get?
     
  5. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    It is a 28" barrel and I have not chronygraphed it yet.
     
  6. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pic of the group that I shot at the same distance right before shooting the jugs.

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  7. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. Nice work mister.

    And people keep bagging on Savage. Makes me laugh. My buddies 260 in LRP and my Savages, 110 and 116, shoot lights out too.
     
  8. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I don't mind people talking down savage cause then I get doner actions cheep:D
     
  9. jasper venter

    jasper venter New Member

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    I am in the proses of building a 260 rem here in South Africa by a local gun smith.
    He asked if i wanted the ackley improved version but i dont know if the extra fps
    will be worth the fire form. Want to shoot 140gn bergers at 800 yards.We also have
    difficulty getting the dies for the AI.
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!

    You should be able to calculate your velocity pretty close by plugging your info into a program or just by playing with a program using different velocities that match up to your drop.

    I'd be interested as well. The .260 AI gets pretty close with the .264 performance wise at least on paper.

    Nice shooting with what is obviously a nice rig.
     
  11. Plade

    Plade Active Member

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    Jasper, I have a 260ai and I can honestly say that the extra velocity you get from the improved cartridge is very welcome when you get to 800yds. Here in New Zealand you are often battling the wind across big valleys and being able to shoot 140gn VLDs with a high BC at 2950fps provides a noticeable advantage. Often and with the std 260, people use a lighter bullet to maintain velocity and this is a disadvantage when you get further out or there is some wind.