260rem action length for VLDs

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by out front, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. out front

    out front Active Member

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    I'm looking at having a new long range song dog rifle built in 260 remington and was wondering if anyone had any issues seating 130-140gn VLDs to the magazine length of remmy short actions. Bottom metal would probably be Seekins (I'm happy with the magazine on my 338 and intend to have the same on this gun)

    My initial response would be to use a long action, but I have a 223 in the gun safe I could use. I'm unfortunatly away and don't have the ability to make a dummy round to measure.

    I'm sure someone else has been down this road and I'm curious to see what works
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Rem 700 SA is good to go. You will need a wayets extended mag box if you dont want to use the rifle as a single shot. 140g VLDs will work fine.
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    It's just a matter of how deep you want to seat the bullets. Trouble with seating them deep enough so that the cartridge will fit in a factory magazine is that you loose so much case capacity. You might be able to get the 130 grain bullets to fit in a factory magazine, but the 140s definitely will not fit if you seat them out far enough to get all the case capacity.

    My 260 is a single feed...

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-260-mcr-59628/
     
  4. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    The 260 will work in a rem 700 SA with a Wyatt box with the 140g bullets
     
  5. out front

    out front Active Member

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    Thanks for the input. I am still in the brainstorming phase of what to run for my next long range rig and your info has helped greatly. I've heard about the Wyatts box mags and that will probably be the most realistic.

    It is just a matter of getting the household 6 on board.

    Thanks
     
  6. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    The seekin mag is as long as the wyatts box so it to is GTG.
     
  7. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    My 260 is on a surgeon RSR with ai magazines. Shooting the 139 scenars over2800fps, length is not a problem.