260. rem.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by targetbuster, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. targetbuster

    targetbuster Member

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    I was wondering what you guys thought of the 260. remington. Would it be a good choice for an all around bullet? (Varmints, targets, and deer.) I am considering the tikka t3 varmint stainless. I've been looking at the 7mm-08 and it seems to be a good all around caliber. I also considered the 308win. because it is pretty much mastered. The tikka has to be special ordered in the 7mm-08 so I'm not sure weither I can get one or not. Information would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    Personally I love the .260. My little brother has one, and man is it accurate. Bullet selection is adequate. It will easily cover all of your needs, from varmint to deer. Bullet selection is pretty much as wide as the 7-08 if you reload. Anything from 85 grainers to 160's. My personal favorites are any of the target 140 grain bullets. The only drawback I see with this gun, is if you can only shoot factory ammo, there is a limited selection of ammo manufacturers (Federal and Remington) so thats always something to keep in mind.
     
  3. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    oh, if you havent gathered, jump on the 260.
     
  4. Matt27

    Matt27 Well-Known Member

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    I am with 7 ultra on this one. The 260 is very underated and overlooked.

    HOWEVER if you aren't into reloading don't bother with the 260. You won't get the performance out of it if it is not reloaded. I would opt for the 308 instead of the 7-08 because of the bullet selection in .30 cal. you can go from 110-240grains and the 308 is a proven tack driver. You can look on about any message forum for .308 and get loads that will work in every manufactured rifle out there.
     
  5. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    Matt, my sedements exactly, reloading is crucial for the .260 when viewed in the context of this comparison.
     
  6. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    Gawd, I can't help it [​IMG]

    Sediment \Sed"i*ment\, n. [F. s['e]diment, L. sedimentum a
    settling, fr. sedere to sit, to settle. See Sit.]
    1. The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or
    any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.

    2. (Geol.) The material of which sedimentary rocks are
    formed.

    In all fairness, I know what you mean, just funnin' ya.

    Monte

    BTW, I love the .260 Remington aka 6.5-08 as well.
     
  7. targetbuster

    targetbuster Member

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    Hey Guys
    Thanks for the information. I plan on getting a reloading outfit but it may be a while. Therefore I will get a 308win. because of the amount of factory ammo that I can get for it. I also like the 308 because of its reputation as a accurate caliber.Once again, thanks for the info.

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  8. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] what is this dictionaryforum.com [​IMG]
    Give a college student a break. I guess I have to learn something while I am here
     
  9. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    I think the word I was looking for was sentiment, sentiment for 100 please