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#2442654 - 09/18/08 08:41 AM 260 remington long range hunter
David_Walter Online   content
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 10065
Loc: TriCities, WA
I'm building a 260 remington rifle for long range hunting and target shooting.

I'm not sure where to start. Some say savage, some say remington.

I'm interested in everything: action, barrel, barrel length and contour, stock, ammo, the whole kit.

Can you help me?
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#2442663 - 09/18/08 08:46 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: David_Walter]
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Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 9915
Loc: Northern Louisiana
Stationary hunting, or will it be carried around a fair bit?
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#2442673 - 09/18/08 08:48 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: JPro]
biglmbass Offline
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Registered: 07/07/05
Posts: 5956
Loc: north AL
Unless you're bent on a build, you might look for the discontinued Rem VLS in .260.

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#2442694 - 09/18/08 08:59 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: JPro]
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Registered: 01/30/06
Posts: 7664
Loc: Liberty Hill, TX
I'm having Karl Kampfeld build something similar...

Remington 700, Broughton 5.5 at 24" throated to shoot the 139gr Lapua Scenars (not really a hunting bullet, but I'm sure the 130gr TSX or 140gr Partition will do just fine). It'll be sitting in a McMillan HTG stock with Williams bottom metal, probably some "tacticool" style rings and a 3.5-10x40 Leupold with a M1 turret up top.

I've been waiting on this for almost a year. Can't wait for it to show up...

-Dan

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#2442720 - 09/18/08 09:17 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: clark98ut]
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Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 9915
Loc: Northern Louisiana
Sounds like a winner to me...

I'd imagine most of your hunting in Texas is like ours here in Louisiana. Even if you are on foot, you spend a lot of time sitting and waiting. A heavier rifle really isn't that much of a burden. The one I'm doing for myself probably won't be finished until next year. I've got an A5 and #7 fluted SS 7mm-08 tube waiting for a 700 action and optics; it will be finished at 23" +/-. Should be easy on the shoulder, but 120's at 3000fps and 162's at 2700fps ought to perform well enough. I was torn on either a 260 or 7mm-08 and then happened upon the 7mm-08 barrel. My wife will be getting a SPS Varmint 243 in a McM Varmint pattern for Christmas; it's being assembled for similar purposes.
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#2442793 - 09/18/08 09:52 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: JPro]
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Registered: 01/30/06
Posts: 7664
Loc: Liberty Hill, TX
Yeah, I've got plenty of light rifles and a few heavyweights, but this will be my only true mid-weight. I figure it will be perfect for longrange plinking and the occasional longrange hunt. I'm guessing all up it will go around 10lbs.

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#2442836 - 09/18/08 10:21 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: clark98ut]
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 7850
Loc: VT...
i would like a 260 w/26" magnum contour fluted tube. 700. micky classic with a LR 4.5x14 ele turret.... still toteable but rock solid for a bipod or such....

JMO

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#2442851 - 09/18/08 10:32 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: woofer]
mathman Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 06/03/04
Posts: 21426
The Rem. magnum contour looks good in a McM Classic, I've got the 22" version with my restocked LVSF.

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#2442865 - 09/18/08 10:41 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: mathman]
utah708 Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 6139
Any reason you shied away from the 6.5-284? It has such a following in the target crowd that you can ride their coattails.

I have one built by Tannel on a long 700 in a Mickey HTG with a Schneider barrel that is .5 MOA for as far as I have shot it.

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#2442893 - 09/18/08 10:50 AM Re: 260 remington long range hunter [Re: utah708]
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Registered: 01/30/06
Posts: 7664
Loc: Liberty Hill, TX
If you're asking me, I just wanted a 260. I had a short action available, and I figured there would be less mag-box constraints with the .260 vs. the 6.5-284 in the short action. But mostly, I just wanted a 260. \:\)

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