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Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: forest county, pa
Always heard about the accuracy reputation of the .260 Rem. Fact is all my 6.5 cartridges perform well in that department. Bit the bullet and picked up a 700 SPS .260, installed a Timney trigger. A Leupold 6x42, one of my favorite hunting scopes, looked "right" on it.
A little Internet load research showed good results with VV-560 behind 120s...My go-to bullets for accuracy have always been Sierras or Nosler BTips...loaded ten each of two charge weights with Ballistic Tips and headed for the range. Quickly got it on at 100 and laid down four 3-shot groups that arrived just slightly over 1/2 inch.
I'm impressed with both the rifle and the cartridge, to say the least...I know many here have found this round to be ideal on deer and it's no wonder..it runs with good company and maintains the accuracy reputation of the 6.5 caliber. Darn shame Remington has sort of abandoned it with the exorbitant price of factory ammo...
It'll be a toss-up between a Tikka T3 6.5x55 or this SPS for a rainy day hunter this year...