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Thread: .260 Performance.

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    .260 Performance.

    Anyone know how well .260 performs with a 20" barrel and what sort of velocity can be expected firing 120 grain bullets?
    Thinking of a change!!

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    20" is a bit short for the .260. You could look at the 6.5x47 as an alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager SA View Post
    20" is a bit short for the .260. You could look at the 6.5x47 as an alternative.
    Neither will give there best performance with a 20" tube and there wouldn't be much in it either ! I think a 20" gun would be lovely , defo make deer legal you just need to decide which 6.5 you fancy really
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackb View Post
    Neither will give there best performance with a 20" tube and there wouldn't be much in it either ! I think a 20" gun would be lovely , defo make deer legal you just need to decide which 6.5 you fancy really
    I have a 21" 6.5x47, seems fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager SA View Post
    I have a 21" 6.5x47, seems fine.
    i have a 22" 260 and that seems fine to ?
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    I have a 6.5 Creedmoor with a 22" barrel. No issues here, pushing a 120gr bullet at 2900fps... (H4350).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarinePMI View Post
    I have a 6.5 Creedmoor with a 22" barrel. No issues here, pushing a 120gr bullet at 2900fps... (H4350).
    I'd prefer a 20" barrel or shorter on most rifles due to the use of sound mods here. Reading on the net most across the pond seem to say 22" is limit for the .260?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager SA View Post
    I'd prefer a 20" barrel or shorter on most rifles due to the use of sound mods here. Reading on the net most across the pond seem to say 22" is limit for the .260?
    With no suppressors in general use the 22" would seem a good compromise between barrel length and case/bore capacity. I shoot a 6.5x55 with a 24" custom fit barrel but I live in open country so that extra 2" is only a benefit in both velocity and balance.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager SA View Post
    20" is a bit short for the .260. You could look at the 6.5x47 as an alternative.
    I have a .260 with a 20" barrel shooting 129gr. And its great ! Also have a .243 and .308, BUT the .260 it my first choice Deer rifle, I shoot Muntjack and Fallow .


    I get an average 2510fps for 43gr with reloader 19 and a 129rn bullet

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    I get 2850 to 2900 fps with Reloder 17 in my 260 with 120 gr BT's.

    20.5" barrel.

    I dont see how the 6.5x47 can do better given it has less powder capacity - unless you are ruining at higher pressure.

    The 260/120gr is a excellent UK deer round up to biggish reds.
    Brian.

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

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