260 rem case stretching

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by kcfx65, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. kcfx65

    kcfx65 New Member

    Sep 18, 2012
    i'm new here and i've been reading alot lately about the 260 rem and considering having one built on a 700 action.it will mostly be used for some whitetail hunting and target shooting in the 300-600yd range.i am interested in the 260 ai version for the extra velocity and low case stretching benefits,and possibly shooting at 1000yds. as i gain experience with wind drift,drop, etc.. if i go with the standard 260,how much case stretching and trimming can i expect vs. going with the 260 ai ? i have not yet seen any discussion yet on this topic,any recommendations would be greatly appreciated ,thanx
  2. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    I would probably just stay with the standard 260, or go Creedmoor for a "better" case shape. It is kind of an AI and will sit a short action a bit better. Stretching isn't too bad in any case, but if you want a few extra fps, go AI.