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Old September 26, 2012, 12:15 PM   #12
Join Date: August 28, 2006
Location: Catskill Mountains of "Upstate New York"
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I own rifles in both chamberings. I shoot both calibers well, and wouldn't feel handicapped with either choice afield. Both serve admirably well, and "real world" experience doesn't favor one over the other, unless you exercise an active persuit in marksmanship.

If you are (or become) serious enough to notice the differences, then you will end up making a decision based not on the relatively small increase in cost per-round, but the subtle yet worthwhile little gains in ballistics. Chances are good that by then, you will handload, and find the .260 to be even more frugal to shoot than the .308.

Talks about advantages of one caliber over the other, when fired at distance, should only be held after gaining competency at that distance. We all enjoy debating the virtues of one over the other, but very few of us have the personal experience to base our arguements upon.

Be honest with yourself... consider what you will actually use the rifle for, how often and how far you will really be shooting, then take your pick. Both are great choices, and you will be convinced that you made the perfect choice, or you'll end up owning and shootin them both. Either way, you win.
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