Help me dicide on a new Encore barrel/cartridge

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by wm5l, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. wm5l

    wm5l Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 now. A 12" 454 Casull,a 15".223 and 7mm-08. I was looking at the 260 Rem in a 15" version. I kind of like the size of the .308 parent case. I already have a 6mm Remington rifle so a .243 would be like a duplicate to me. I kind of want to keep it a factory chambered round. Is the 260 rem a good choice for deer and large varmits? Waht is the accuracy like? I plan on shooting out to 300 yards when I get better. I know my 7mm-08 is most likely fine for this but I just want to try something new. Any suggestions welcomed. I will be hand loading for it whatever I wind up with......Jim
     
  2. TRick

    TRick Well-Known Member

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    I have a softspot for any 6.5s, but the .260 sounds like what you're looking for.

    Todd
     

  3. 338hammer

    338hammer Well-Known Member

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    260 Remington

    Have nothing but good to say about the 260 remington for everything from rockchucks to caribou. Light recoil, many bullet choices for the reloader. Great design that should have been made commercial many decades ago.

    The quality of the barrel determines accuracy.


    Neal
     
  4. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    260 sounds like a good choice to me.
     
  5. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    I would Just buy One Barrel. an In 6 to 8 Weeks buy the other Barrel you want .

    You can knot go wrong with the Encore

    Check with Natchez Shooting Supplys Natchez Shooters Supplies
    They Have the Best price on Encore barrels.

    Redbone
     
  6. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

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    I have an XP in 260 and it works great on deer, right Len ;-)))

    Mike
     
  7. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I think the 260 Rem would make a dandy deer popper of a hand gun. I know it is in a rifle. You should be able to get a 120 gr. bullet going around 2600 - 2700 fps from a 15 inch barrel. I shoot the 6.5X55 Swede in a rifle and a 120 gr. Sierra that starts out at 2900 fps will drop a deer in it's tracks at 300 to 400 yards, I have not had the opportunity to shoot one any further away. If I ever move up from the Contender to the Encore the 260 Rem will be the first barrel in get.