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Old January 9, 2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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how many rifles in 260 remington?

im interested in one someday, having heard about its low recoil and awesome ballistics. never seen a rifle in it though.
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Old January 9, 2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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Your best bet would be with Remington. However, for some reason the .260 never really picked up. If you go to sniper central they can tell you all you want about the ballistics and rifles in .260 it's a caliber popular among many competitive shooters.

You can always have your rifle re-barreled for a 260.
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Old January 9, 2009, 11:40 PM   #3
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Kimber

Kimber is currently offering their 84M Select Grade and 84M Montana in .260 Remington
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Old January 9, 2009, 11:47 PM   #4
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Too many. Pick up a nice 6.5 Swede and be done with it. It's everything the .260 Remington tried to be. Carmichael really pushed for the .260 Remington, and I still wonder why. The 6.5 Swede is more widely available, and more rifles have been chambered in it. It's a great little round.
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Old January 10, 2009, 12:44 AM   #5
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Browning made some 1885 Low Walls in 260 Remington. Not offered
currently, but they show up from time to time on Gunbroker. That's
where I got mine. Great hunting rifle if you like single shots.




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Old January 10, 2009, 12:45 AM   #6
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The reason for the .260 Rem over the 6.5x55 is that it will work in a true short action which the Swede won't. Both great cartridges. I chose .260 for a hunting rifle bcasue it is available in the delightful Remington model 7. You won't find a more perfect gun and cartridge for deer at normal ranges.

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Old January 10, 2009, 07:59 AM   #7
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I built a 260 remington (6.5-308) for one of my daughters out of a T-38 Ariska. The ariska had headspace problems but the bore was good. It was a simple upgrade and has proved to be a good deer rifle for her. She got an elk with it 2 years ago.

It is a great little rifle and has little recoil. I would recommend it over a 243 for beginer shooters too.
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Old January 10, 2009, 08:58 AM   #8
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Read this article:
Zack Smith's 6.5mm Shootout

You will learn a lot. IMO, the 260 Rem is the quintessential all-purpose round for lightweight rifles. It is becoming a cult cartridge, much like the 6.5x55 is for the old school guys (sorry, Jeff). For a factory lightweight, the Kimber is hard to beat.

Everyone I know that has a 260 Rem loves it. The Ackley Improved version is the near ballistic twin of the 6.5x284. I have only shot the Browning A-Bolt in 260 Rem, and it was sweet. I am looking around for an action to build an F-Class rifle for 260 AI. With a Mauser action, I should be able to seat the bullets out as long as I wish.
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Old January 10, 2009, 09:06 AM   #9
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Browning made some 1885 Low Walls in 260 Remington. Not offered
currently, but they show up from time to time on Gunbroker. That's
where I got mine. Great hunting rifle if you like single shots.
Great looking rifle. The 260 in the Low Wall is quite coveted and usually commands an extra premium over the already much sought 1885. Yours has some of the most incredible wood I have seen. That action is one of the greatest ever produced. When I hit the lottery I will be looking you up DrX-ring.

The easiest way to get a new 260 would be with either the Thompson singleshot swap barrel series or the Savage short action and an aftermarket barrel (not as easily swapped, but doable from a non-smith standpoint).

If you don't handload you are going to be rather limited in your ammo choices.
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Old January 10, 2009, 03:17 PM   #10
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I just got a Remington 700 LE in 260 and it only cost me $5 - the price of a raffle ticket. Boy, was I surprised when I got a call from the Turkey Federation and the lady told me that I won. Brought it home last week, but still have to put a scope on it. The funny thing about this prize is that I've been wanting that same rifle for some time and probably would have bought it outright within a few months - tax return gift.

Hopefully it will be a great shooter!
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Old January 11, 2009, 08:33 PM   #11
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I just got through changing the rings and bore sighting my .260 Rem XP-100R. Not exactly a rifle but close enough. I can't wait to go out and shoot it.
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Old January 12, 2009, 01:09 AM   #12
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.260 Remington

"The easiest way to get a new 260 would be with either... or the Savage short action and an aftermarket barrel..."


Even easier.

Call "Effie Sullivan" in the Savage Custon Shop. They are great to work with and will gladly build the gun to your specs. Depending on what you want, price is not much higher than MSRP of a standard rifle.

My Savage .260 was built for my by the Savage Custom Shop. I'm so happy with this rifle I'm already planning 2 more Custom Shop Savages for 2009 and 2010.

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Old January 12, 2009, 07:56 AM   #13
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i have a browning 1885 low wall in 260 # 163xx np 371, and a xp-100r in 260 and a model 700 sps left hand rebarreled in 260 also. i include the low wall number as i would like to find out how many they made. eastbank.
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Old January 12, 2009, 01:37 PM   #14
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i gotta check on the savage next yeaR I CAN BUY Another factory direct savage and ill see if customs count. im getting a mk2 whener it arrives. i heard accutriggers great and savage is accurate, just gotta see if the accu stock feels good or tuppawareish like old ones
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Old January 12, 2009, 06:44 PM   #15
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I picked up a Remington 700 at a gun show. Someone had fluted the heavy barrel and added a Vais brake. It has a laminated stock. Shoots pretty darn good with 120's but I have yet to find a good combination with 140's.
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Old January 12, 2009, 08:15 PM   #16
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Maybe someone can relate to this. I stumbled into a great deal on a Remington model 7 chambered in 260 Rem. I wasn't familiar with either, the gun or cartridge. Got it as a great "little" gun for my tiny wife. Then I took it to the range...and deer hunting...and coyote hunting. Now she wants me to stop using "her" gun. How dare she? The gun and cartridge are both spectacular!
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