I'm thinking of getting a 260 Remington in either a Ruger FTW Hunter or a Savage 10 Predator Max 1. I really like the 260 for deer as I have one in a rifle with a short barrel. Both of the rifles I'm considering have 24" barrels. The weight of the gun is not a problem for me. Any thoughts?
i had a 260 rem in a Thompson Encore, it shot ok. I don't reload and didn't like the ammo selections, seemed it was mostly 140gr and some 120grs but not many. Accuracy of that rifle was ok, it is one of the guns I wish I didn't get rid of. I currently have a 6.5 creedmoor which I like better. bullet selection in grs is better and the gun is more accurate.
I have shot a Remington Model 7 in 260 for quite awhile. Love the caliber and have killed quite a few deer with it. You should be fine as far as barrel length and weight. I am currently shooting Nosler 120 grain ballistic tips and have also shot the Remington 140 grain. I have also shot some reloads in 140 grain. Its a great cartridge you won't be disappointed.
Thanks for the reply. I have the 260 in a Ruger 77 Mk II compact. As I said I really like the cartridge. I like the model 7 Remington and the Savage light weight Hunter but am looking for the longer barrel.
My T/C Encore and my son's Savage Model 14 in .260 are both very accurate with with 120 gr. NBT's. We've taken several deer with them since switching from .243's. The Savage 10 would be a great choice. You might also take a look at the Tikka T3 or T3X. Both brands are generally very accurate out of the box.