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 Whats your thoughts on the round?  pro's , con's?
 
 
 
 
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I want one! Loaded with 147's, it has just about identical drops as a 300WM(with 190's) out to 1000yds. And about 1/3 the recoil.
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I have one.  It's a nice shooting cartridge, but I like 7-08 a little better personally. 

Pros:

6.5mm bullets generally have high BC
Mild recoil
Efficient
"Something different" cool factor
.308 family parent case
 
Cons:
 
Not quite as good a bullet selection as 7mm
Not as many rifles chambered for it
 
 
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me too .. 7mm/08 for bullet selection
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10-4, I think I might go with a 260 on this build. I wanted a 7wsm but that might have to wait. I have a few magnum rounds now so wanting something on the lower end of the scale and this might be the ticket. Thanks for the comments and keep them comming.
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I believe RC just got a 260 AR... he'd be a good one to chime in on this
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I like the 260, but the kimber montana I had while  very light, was not very accurate. I eventually got rid of it, but my intent to is to again add the 260 in the future. I like 129gr bullets from Hornady for this round.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

10-4, I think I might go with a 260 on this build. I wanted a 7wsm but that might have to wait. I have a few magnum rounds now so wanting something on the lower end of the scale and this might be the ticket. Thanks for the comments and keep them comming.


Just for kicks and giggles, AI it.

Or go 6.5-284.

Or 6.5WSM...

Or...
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I was thinking about a 260 not too long ago......opted for the 280 remington AI
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how about a 6.5-06 AI??
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

10-4, I think I might go with a 260 on this build. I wanted a 7wsm but that might have to wait. I have a few magnum rounds now so wanting something on the lower end of the scale and this might be the ticket. Thanks for the comments and keep them comming.


Just for kicks and giggles, AI it.

Or go 6.5-284.

Or 6.5WSM...

Or...
I'm going to stay with a none AI for now! From what I have read the 260 has a little more over the 6.5x284. I'm still trying to figure out what I do want to build.
 Way to many out there I need.
 
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how about 6.5 rem mag?
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Personally, I'd go with your original 7WSM plan, but that's me.
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I like the .260 Rem, but don't personally own one (yet). I've never understood why Remington didn't stick with it as it has so many good attributes.
The Silhouette shooters have said it's just about ideal for their purposes as the .243 is too light to knock 'em down reliably and the 7/08 has a bit too much recoil to get back on target fast.

Going a bit off- topic, there's always the 6.5-06 of which I can't speak highly enough. It's really close to the .264 Win Mag w/out the belted case. Some would say the 6.5-'06 is the finest variant ever made of the venerable .30-06.

There are so many fine 6.5's... not sure why the Black Ops boys went with 6.8 for the SPC instead of 6.5.
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@ Pyro
I see you mentioned the Rem Mag, but didn't say anything about .264 Win Mag...
I figure you're still smarting from selling that beauty of yours and it's too painful to think about.
If I'd seen your 'for sale' post sooner, that fine instrument would have been mine, but somebody else pulled the trigger on it first.
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I have a Remington M7 in .260. I couldn't ask for a better walking gun that shoots great.

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Originally posted by Alan Robertson Alan Robertson wrote:

@ Pyro
I see you mentioned the Rem Mag, but didn't say anything about .264 Win Mag...
I figure you're still smarting from selling that beauty of yours and it's too painful to think about.
If I'd seen your 'for sale' post sooner, that fine instrument would have been mine, but somebody else pulled the trigger on it first.

to be honest with you, im kicking myself for ditching the 6.5. it shot 100 times better than the .264 did. and the performance between them wasnt to far apart. if you look at nosler's reloading manual, the 6.5 is right there with the .264. if i do it again, i will build a 6.5rem mag on a long action m700 so i can seat the bullets out further when im shooting 130 or 140gr bulelts.

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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Personally, I'd go with your original 7WSM plan, but that's me.
I'm still leaning that way also. The 7wsm loading items are hard to find right now.
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My Rem 700 Mountain in 260.  Love the stock.  It's pretty snappy with 140 grain ammo.






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I had a ruger m77 mkII compact in .260 that was an absolute sweetheart, and a real tack driver! I let a friend of mine talk me out of it and have regretted it ever since!
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I had a Rem 700 Mtn in .260 and I thought the recoil was so close to my Son's Rem 700 CDL in .270 that I decided if it feels like a .270, might as well have the performance of the .270, and I sold it.  I was looking at this as a whitetail set-up only.  Also, the Mtn didn't come with the Sims recoil pad like the CDL and I had a Deaccelerator pad added - maybe the Sims is better at reducing felt recoil.
 
For whatever reason I really want a .260.  Not sure why.  I really wish Rem chambered it in the CDL.  It seems it's only chambered in "light" rifles and I don't want/need a light weight rifle.   
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Just found the thread.

I have an AR10 in 260 and really like it, will end up buying/building a bolt gun in 260.

I am not particularly recoil sensitive, but am not against a gentler shooting gun.  A big part of why I bought was the ballistic similarity to my 190-gr 300WM.

The 260 kinda petered out for awhile after release, but the tac shooting community is bringing it back, great ballistics, great parent case, milder recoil. Bullet seletion isn't great yet, but makers are coming out with new stuff quickly.  For hunting and long range applications, there are good options from most - if not all - makers.

Mine has only been to the range a few times, but it is fast becoming a favorite on the list.  There is a 260 bolt gun in my future.
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Thanks RC
 
I'm leaning to the 260 or 7WSM. The 260 is sounding more and more apleasing to me everyday.
 
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What are you going to use it for and what do you already have. I am certainly not one to advise anybody they don't need another rifle but if you already have a 270, 257, 243, , 7mm-08 and similar rounds then as mentioned above you're not going to see much real difference in recoil or performance. Not that that's a bad thing just they are really similar.
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Originally posted by powderburn powderburn wrote:

What are you going to use it for and what do you already have. I am certainly not one to advise anybody they don't need another rifle but if you already have a 270, 257, 243, , 7mm-08 and similar rounds then as mentioned above you're not going to see much real difference in recoil or performance. Not that that's a bad thing just they are really similar.
 
 
recoil is a non issue. It will just be another rifle to shoot. Not trying to fill a void.
 
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