Remington 260 for Long Range???

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by skinney, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. skinney

    skinney Member

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    here is a short vid.
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  2. straightshooter

    straightshooter Well-Known Member

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    I am impressed with the power of the 260. I have never owned this caliber, and always looked at it as a little paper puncher caliber. This video surprised me on how much thump that puny little paper puncher actually carries.
     

  3. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

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    If the 260 rem is a paper puncher, then a 308 win has to be one too.
     
  4. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    Great round but not what I have in mind for a long rangehunting rifle,look at the energy at 1000 yards compared to the big 7's , 300's and 338's If a guy wanted a long range deer rifle I think it is s nice fit but for a do all round for Elk,bear, moose I'll pass every time. The bigger rounds are just alot more capable in so many ways.
     
  5. skinney

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    your right on the money with that quote... the 260 is for some LR varmints/predators and steel... my 338LM will be for the killing, and my new 7SAUM should be a hammer as well.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    While I generally agree that bigger is better, don't disparage the 260 too much. Run the ballistics of the 130grain JLK (G1 BC = .593) going 3000fps and you will see that it carries sufficient energy to kill deer at 900 yards. Would I rather shoot my 300RUM at that range, yes. But the 260 could do it too.

    Great video by the way.
     
  7. skinney

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    completely agree with that as well... but in my case i'm only pushin the 139's about 2733...
     
  8. WildRose

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    Try the 123's and 130's.

    You'll like the results.
     
  9. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    130bergers @ 2984 when you put it through the pumphouse no matter how big the animal is dead is dead.


    Brent
     
  10. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to get them going faster than that. Are you using H4350?

    My load is...

    130grain JLK
    45.4grain H4350
    Fiocchi LR Primer

    Mag length!

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

    Also, your optics, weather and software set up is SUPER BADASS!
     
  11. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Great video! Those are 139 Lapua's that you're shooting?
     
  12. skinney

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    ya i'm using H4350... tried to shoot the 139's @ a higher velocity but not nearly as good accuracy results as the load i developed... 2733 is fine for me as long as i'm getting .25 MOA, i'm more concerned with accuracy, and i'll get a few more rounds out of the Shilen Ultramatch...




    yep 139 scenars