Rechamber .260 Remington to 6.5 Creedmoor?

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by radford56, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. radford56

    radford56

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    I do still have it - and after posting this, I think I'm going to keep the barrel after all. The 260 AI looks really interesting!
     
  2. STOMP442

    STOMP442 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I own two .260s a Remington 700 and a Ruger 77 both short actions. I also picked up a Howa 1500 in trade chambered in 6.5 Creed. I bet I have put 10-12 barrels on this year in 6.5 Creed most of them being 26" in length. I'm getting 2850fps out of my .260s and the Creeds are lucky to hit 2800fps with 140gr bullets. There is no discernable difference in accuracy between the two and definitely no advantage in the Creedmoor unless you plan on shooting factory ammo. The .260AI is definitely the cats meow, 2950-3000fps with 140s and done so very efficiently in a short action cartridge.
     
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  3. Ramblerman

    Ramblerman Gold $$ Contributor

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    Dang it...you guys are gonna convince me to go Ackley too...and that would be just terrible, hahaahaha.
     
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    I have TWO 260AI's as hunting rifles. One is set up for over 500 yards. The other is lighter and for those "shorter" shots 500 yards or less.

    They both "smoke" the deer and are a delight to shoot.
     
  5. damoncali

    damoncali Gold $$ Contributor

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    The only thing that makes less sense than having a creedmoor and a 260 is having two creedmoors. Just sayin. Rebarrel it in something different.
     
  6. radford56

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    I definitely don't agree with that! Don't even ask me how many .308s or .223 rifles I have (but it's more than one of each).
     
  7. damoncali

    damoncali Gold $$ Contributor

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    Ah, but those are proper, civilized cartridges. ;)
     
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    yes. complete blasphemy -not kidding!!
     

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