~500YD bullet for 260 Rem.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Knothead08, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Knothead08

    Knothead08 Member

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    Having a custom rig built for the wife by the fine guys at GA Precision in 260 rem. trying to decide what bullets to try out of it without having to buy them all. I have had really good success with accubonds out of the 270wsm and 7mm RUM at distances beyond 600. Looking at 5 different bullets, Scirocco II, Accubond, Interbond, TTSX, Berger VLD Hunting for her to use out to about 500 yds. the majority of her shooting is under 300 yds but would like her to have the option of shooting out to 500 (with my supervision) Any suggestions to narrow my results? Thank you
     
  2. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    I had a Win. Mod. 70 HBV that GAP rebarreled for my to a 260. I'm shooting Hornady 129 & 140 SST's & the 140 Max. With my loads the SST's track indentical. Took a muley 4 yrs. with the 140 SST @ 378 yds. He didnt go 15 yds. and dropped.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    We see a lot of theads come up like this and there is always one question that we have to ask? What are you hunting? What's the twist rate?
     
  4. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    I killed a cow elk at a little under a quarter mile with 130 bergers in my 260(8twist). One shot right where it needed to be. She stumbled around and fell within yards of where she was shot.

    Brent
     
  5. Knothead08

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    Will be used for whitetails and barrel has a 1:8 twist.
     
  6. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    120 Bal-Tip is extremely accurate in my experience. Might be a little fragile for deer inside 300.
     
  7. Longbullet

    Longbullet Active Member

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    With my 8" twist/26" #4 lilja I have tried 130 Accubonds, 140 A-max, and 140 Bergers. The Bergers shot the best. All bullets were loaded just off the lands.
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Well in my area a doe will go 160 to 200 lbs and a buck 200 to 250lbs on average. That said you have a lot of great choices for your intended game. If your wife is anything like mine then recoil is an issue. I would suggest the 130g ttsx or the 130 berger vld. The vld may not be the best choice if you did not have an extended box mag installed.

    If recoil is still an issue for her then drop the bullet weight and load down the round. I suggested the lighter 130 g bullets to reduce recoil if it were my rifle I would be pushing the 140g amax or vld. H4350 is also a great 260 rem powder.
     
  9. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    I have dropped quite a few whitetails with the 100 nosler Bt in there tracks from a model 7.
     
  10. Knothead08

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    i decided to go with the 127 gr barnes LRX, BC is a little higher than the 120 TTSX and 130 TSX, due to good luck in the past with Barnes and mixed reviews on the Berger bullets. may have her switch to the Bergers in the future once i get some more use out of them from the other rifles. i will post results when i get the gun back and test them.