The Case for .260 Remington

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

DEMIGOD LLC has an interesting article on the .260 Remington, a necked down .308.

The .260 Remington provides long-range ballistics conventionally limited to the magnum calibers. Because its parent case is the ubiquitous .308 Winchester, building a rifle in .260 can be as easy as fitting a new barrel. The .260 provides much less wind drift and drop than .308 but has less recoil.

The hunting pedigree of 6.5 mm in Europe proves the caliber is formidable for practical use. For long-range shooters who want a better cartridge than .308, but don’t want the costs associated with big overbore magnums, the .260 is just the ticket.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • TONY TONY on Jun 07, 2012

    I PURCHASED A 260 REM MADE IN SAVAGE'S CUSTOM SHOP. I BOUGHT INTO ALL THE HYPE. I SHOT A DEER WITH 120 GR. NOSLER BALLISTIC TIP BUT CAUGHT IT A LITTLE LOW AND BACK SO THE DEER RAN A LITTLE WAYS. THE BALLISTIC TIP WAS DEVASTATING AND I STILL DON'T KNOW HOW A DEER CAN RUN WITH HALF OF IT'S INNARDS HANGING OUT. YES I'M SOLD ON THE 260. IMO I DO BELIEVE WITH A WELL CONSTRUCTED 140 GR. BULLET YOU CAN TACKLE ANY ANIMAL IN NORTH AMERICA. IN GOD WE TRUST.

  • Reyzerblade Reyzerblade on May 15, 2013

    While the 260 rem is interesting, one should realize its limits are that of any 08 based case too little powder to achieve velocities necessary for utilizing its great bullet bc's on game at longer ranges, essentially though energy is retained fairly well it can't compete with the same bullet at a greater velocity, for this reason I would love for rifle companies to make factory rifles chambered in 6.5-06 or possibly 6.5-06 ackley or even 6.5-280 ackley wishful thinking but a guy can dream and hopefully follow the 280 ackley

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