.260 remington build

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 7mmstw, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    Hello all, I'm considering a .260 Remington build on a savage stainless target action I have. I've read a lot about 6.5 bores and was wondering if anyone had any input. My plan is a Brux or Shilen select match 1-8 twist 28"heavy stainless bull barrel, devcon bedded action, leave the accutrigger for now. Any thought on loads or setups is welcomed. Thanks
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i am not truly as familiar with the 260 Remington as i'd like to be, but it sounds like a good start to a nice rifle.

    mainly jumping in here to learn more and to subscribe to the thread. sounds very interesting.
     

  3. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I've got an AR-10 in 260 Remington,and recently built a 6.5 Creedmoor bolt action. I prefer the 6.5 Creedmoor over the 260 Rem.

    The ballistics are almost identical,but the Creedmoor's case is shorter,and allows the bullets to be seated really long and still fit in a magazine.
    Brass for either caliber is a toss up,I have always hated Remington brass,it doesn't last very many loads before the necks split. But I resize Winchester 243 brass for all of my 260 Remington brass.
    6.5 Creedmoor brass from Hornady has had a few problems,and if you load hot loads,the primer pockets get big/loose pretty quick-2/3 firings. Some guy's have been resizing 250 Savage/22-250 brass for the Creedmoor,but I haven't tried these yet.
    Lapua makes brass for both calibers,but it's kinda pricey!

    The 260 Rem. is a great caliber,but the 6.5 Creedmoor give's you a few things that the 260 doesn't,with almost identical ballistics.
     
  4. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    I'd thought about the 6.5 creedmore, I've got a few thousand 22-250 cases. It's going in a bolt action and I don't care about magazines. Target/prairie dog gun. I plan on seating vlds out .015 off the lands.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I'm shooting the 140gr VLD at .010 off the lands - 2.877" oal and still have a good .125-.150" left in my magwell.
    My 6.5 is also a bolt action,built off a Savage Varmint action,and a 26" E.R. Shaw varmint contour barrel.
    I got one hell of a deal on the Shaw barrel on a group buy,or else I'd buy a Hart or Kreiger barrel,but for $158,it was hard to pass up the Shaw.
    It shoots pretty good too,smallest group so far with test loads is .122" center -center.
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