260 Remington - Deer Hunting Forums
Rifle Hunting Discuss Rifle Season topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
B&C 100 Class
 
rack collector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wallburg, North Carolina
Posts: 65
260 Remington

Im looking to purchase a barrel for my TC Encore in a 260 Remington. I have never shot one but the research I have done on them say they are replacing the .308 in match shooting. Does anyone have any experience with this caliber?
rack collector is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 05:57 PM
B&C 140 Class
 
onehorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montana
Posts: 798
Shot a whitetail buck with a borrowed one a few years ago. Killed him just as dead as any other rifle caliber would have.
onehorse is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 06:28 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 8,378
I purchased one for my son's first deer rifle. It was a Browning A-bolt with the boss system. It's a great deer gitter with the speer 140 gr, unfotunately the boss system made such a high piercing noise you couldn't shoot it so he sold it. There's nothing wrong with the 260 just don't get a boss system.
Hunting Man is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 07:20 PM
ronn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
thats what i carried this year in a remington modle 7. shooting 140 federal vital-shok. i'm with hm on the boss. i wouldn't own a rifle with any type of boss system.
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
B&C 100 Class
 
rack collector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wallburg, North Carolina
Posts: 65
I appreciate all the comments guys. I have been looking for a smaller caliber rifle to offset the 7mm mag and the 270 already in the safe. I think the 260 is the one Im gonna get.
rack collector is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 07:39 PM
ronn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
showed mine to a friend he started doing some poking around and was very impressed with what he read and told me that the 260 is the next caliber he gets.
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 12:22 AM
B&C 140 Class
 
rdrader2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 824
Okay guys, maybe I'm more than just a little confused.

What's so great about the .260 that would make me go out and buy one? I own a .270 and a .243 and have bounced the simple ballistics from Remington Express Core-Lokt for both the .243 and .260 and don't see a whole heck of a lot of difference.

Personally, I'm a history buff. I have a WWII era M1 Carbine and am looking for the Carbine's big brother to complete my little 'collection'. It's in .30-06 which will let me 'reach out' and touch something - the M1 Garand.

Randy
rdrader2002 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 06:55 PM
B&C 140 Class
 
onehorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montana
Posts: 798
I'd never try to talk anyone out of getting a new rifle, but now that I know you already have a 7mm and .270, I'm sort of with rdrader2002 on this. With the calbers you already have, you aren't going to gain much with the .260. If I were you, I'd consider a lighter caliber.
onehorse is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-10-2009, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
B&C 100 Class
 
rack collector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wallburg, North Carolina
Posts: 65
its not that Im really trying to gain anything over the rifles I already have, I have been looking at the .260 because it seems to have some semi long range capabilities without the recoil (not that recoil is much of an issue) and without the weight of a magnum rifle. After several days of carrying a magnum thru the mountains of southwestern Virginia it really starts to wear on your sholders. Plus I think a man can never have too many guns so this is just another one for the collection.
rack collector is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-11-2009, 01:27 AM
B&C 140 Class
 
rdrader2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 824
"Plus I think a man can never have too many guns so this is just another one for the collection."

Ya know, that's one comment that I'll never argue against!

But going from a .270 to a .260 is still something I'm a little confused on. The .243 has about the same ballistics (checked out the Remington ballistics charts already) with their 100 grain as the .260 with the 140 grain (plain Core-Lokt for both) and you have a much lighter rifle to be toting across the countryside. Just adding my two cents worth is all.

What was that line from one of those Indiana Jones movies? - "Choose wisely!" - <grin>

Enjoy!
rdrader2002 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Deer Hunting Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome