260 Rem Verses 270 Win and 7mm08

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by NZVarminter, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. NZVarminter

    NZVarminter Active Member

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    Is there any real difference in these on Deer sized animals at 500-600m

    Comparing 120 in the 260, 130 in the 270 and 7mm, I know the 270 wins on paper, but is it noticibly better out in the field? does it have significantly better killing power?

    Is there much between the 260 and 7mm08 at these distances?

    Thanks

    Grant
     
  2. youarenotcrazy

    youarenotcrazy Well-Known Member

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    Is there any real difference in these on Deer sized animals at 500-600m

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    Any one of these cartridges would do exactly what you stated at those ranges. I use both a .270 and a 7mm-08 and my only problem is making sure I spend equal time with them so one isn't jealous.
     

  3. budlight

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    Is there any real difference in these on Deer sized animals at 500-600m

    Comparing 120 in the 260, 130 in the 270 and 7mm, I know the 270 wins on paper, but is it noticibly better out in the field? does it have significantly better killing power?

    Is there much between the 260 and 7mm08 at these distances?

    Thanks Grant

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    I've been out at the range and I've seen some nice groups out of a 260 and my 270's.

    A better comparison is a real deer load like the 140 grain in both the 260 and 270. The 260 max is @2750 fps, where the 270 is 400 fps faster hand loaded with long case life. The 7mm-08 kind of top out just over 2800 fps from loading data I've seen.

    Out to 400 meters they are all good for deer sized animals. At 500-600 meters the additional starting speed of the 270 would take over. I also use the 150 boat tails in my 270 at over 300 fps faster the the 260 and with about the same BC.

    The 270 is going to be using 10 grains more powder and is not a suitable in light weight mountian guns.

    The 140 boat tails in 260 have a BC of .595 and the 270 .550 even less for the 7mm 140's
     
  4. captdavid

    captdavid Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of the 7x57 and its twin the 7-08. I'm also a fan of the 6.5x55&260 twins. My longest shot to date is around 300yds. To 400yds I don't see any practical difference in them and the 270. If I were to shoot over 400yds I believe that the 270 might get the nod. I'm not a big fan of making long shots on big game. At over 400yds there are just too many variables for me. The crazy variences of wind are the main one. Because of this, If I were shooting at that distance I believe that I would go with a magnum with a long 6.5, 7, or 30cal bullet. capt david /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    What 270 bullet are you shooting with a .550 bc?
     
  6. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of the 7x57 and its twin the 7-08. I'm also a fan of the 6.5x55&260 twins. My longest shot to date is around 300yds. To 400yds I don't see any practical difference in them and the 270. If I were to shoot over 400yds I believe that the 270 might get the nod. I'm not a big fan of making long shots on big game. At over 400yds there are just too many variables for me. The crazy variences of wind are the main one. Because of this, If I were shooting at that distance I believe that I would go with a magnum with a long 6.5, 7, or 30cal bullet. capt david /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Just wondering if you do not favor shooting game at 400 yards, then why register on a Long Range Hunting Site that does not consider 400 yards as long range.
    I do not intend this as a flame just wanted to understand.
     
  7. captdavid

    captdavid Well-Known Member

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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gifNone taken, but I've always considered 'long range' to be in the eyes of the beholder, not any set distance. For me it would be unethical to shoot at anything over around 400yds as never practice at much over 300yds. I belong to this and many other boards to gain knowledge and others experience on guns, reloading and optics. capt david /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif