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Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by the blur, Dec 10, 2019.
Browning doesn't seem to like the .260
Agreed! Plus the cartridge design is inherently accurate.
*sigh* where is mudrunner when you need him??
Your trying to stir trouble!
Remington screwed the pooch on the 260 and the 280 IMO
Walk into big box store
Cheap match grade creedmoor ammo and rifles properly throated to shoot it adorn the racks. Easy choice for entry level shooters
A good friend of mine went from never firing a center fire rifle to hitting 10" steel at 1,000 with a ruger predator, vortex viper and hornady american gunner in 40 rounds.
Moa at 1k for under a grand in 40 rounds. Pretty aggravating when I was spotting from behind a 260ai that's stock cost more than his whole setup...
I know... Its such a silly debate. This was marketing genius plain and simple. I'm just happy it brought light back to the little fantastic cartridges and stepping back to a time where you can still have fun without 150 grains of powder.... I've loved the 7mm-08 since the first trigger pull.
The only thing worse than the 6.5CM is hep c and being a savage owner.
Did someone say Creedmoor??
I bought a Remington 700 sps with a 24 " barrel and a 1x8 twist last feb. for 450.00 brand new. with a older leupold 12x AO scope on it, it shoots 120 gr nosler bt bullets and 140 A MAX into moa at 100 yards with boring reguraly.
Apparently, Mach 1 and I are on the same page. I have owned a 260 Rem in the past and currently own a 6.5 Creedmoor. Both are great rounds, but I would suggest that much of the current hype surrounding the 6.5 Creedmoor is just that - hype. I have not been able to get my Creedmore up to the performance of my old 260. I recognize that rifle characteristics and barrel length can have some impact on that. But I believe the real difference for me had more to do with my reloading than anything else.
From what I have seen, the 260 Rem and 6.5 CM appear to be close in terms of velocity when comparing load data. However, that is with an unlevel playing field. Min/Max loads for the Rem 260 tend to be 58,500 - 59,600 in pressure. The 6.5 CM is typically run at 60,200 - 60,500. If you push the 260 to those same pressures, then the difference becomes more apparent. I only used Lapua brass in my 260 because it could withstand the higher loading pressures I was using. Lapua doesn't make brass for the 6.5 CM (yet). I have been hearing good things about ADG, so maybe my 6.5 CM can be boosted a little more with high quality brass.
As to the arguments of 'better case design' and 'more inherently accurate', these claims are hard to quantify or justify. However, I would hasten to point out that the 260 Rem is nothing more than a 308 Win case necked down to .264. The claims regarding case design and inherent accuracy of the 308 were and still are the mantra for most of the bench competition shooters, so I am at a loss as to when and how the Rem 260 lost those same attributes.