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    Just how good is the .260

    Before I take the plunge and re-barrel my sako to a .260, just how accurate is this round, what problems may I encounter reloading this round? I intend to use 120 to 130grain bullets, any tips would be appreciated.
    atb Blue.

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    What cal is your sako at the moment ?

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    you wont go wrong with a 260 their verry accurate ,the 6.5x47 would be my first choice for 120-130 grns

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    As my Handle implies .... go .260 - it just works. Mine has a Shilen barrel, McM stock and other bits and pieces, 22" barrel using 120Gn NBT over 40 Gns of RL15, gives less than .5MOA on the range, 2895 fps. Use it mainly on Roe, Fallow & Foxes. Being one of the .308 Family of cases it is easy to reload for. Just my tuppence worth.

    Wait for Mr Claret Dabbler and Milligan to chime in ..... and
    Good luck with your project

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    Everything points to .260 being really good. Should shoot your bullet weight just fine. 6.5x47Lapua was the choice a good friend made last year when deciding between the two calibres & from what I've seen, that is just a whizz cartridge to use.......just great for stalking.
    Ballistically, almost nothing between them.
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Can't be bothered to extol it's virtues. They should be obvious to anyone with a brain.

    Just get it built. Keep the barrel short 20" or thereabouts. Nice light muzzle can. Perfect.

    A 7/08 might be just as good.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Blue

    I am on my third 260 Rem (see my Gallery). The one thing I would be careful about is OAL, especially if your Sako has a magazine. I have a Wyatts extended box fitted to my Remington to give me a fraction more OAL.

    http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/eproduc...eItemID=993148

    I use the 129gr SP for stalking and 140 AMax and 142 SMKs for practice and range work.

    Good luck. JCS
    Last edited by jcampbellsmith; 25-01-2012 at 23:44. Reason: url added

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Blue

    I am on my third 260 Rem (see my Gallery). The one thing I would be careful about is OAL, especially if your Sako has a magazine. I have a Wyatts extended box fitted to my Remington to give me a fraction more OAL.

    http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/eproduc...eItemID=993148

    I use the 129gr SP for stalking and 140 AMax and 142 SMKs for practice and range work.

    Good luck. JCS
    JCS thanks for the heads up on the mag problem, the gun is a 75 finnlite, do you think i will have a problem with the 129 grain bullets and the oal with the standard mag?
    And thanks to all the other members for your replies and advice.

    atb blue..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue400 View Post
    JCS thanks for the heads up on the mag problem, the gun is a 75 finnlite, do you think i will have a problem with the 129 grain bullets and the oal with the standard mag?
    And thanks to all the other members for your replies and advice.

    atb blue..
    There should be no problem at all. The Sako 75 box is more than long enough for any bullet up to 140gr unless you have the chamber cut to a stupidly long length.

    I have used everything from 100gr BT's to 140's SP's in mine.

    I have settled on 120gr BT's at 2900 fps and recently 125gr Partitions at a bit less. Perfect deer round for the UK, and nearly anywhere else.
    Last edited by Claret_Dabbler; 26-01-2012 at 08:50.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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