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260 Remington for Irish red stag #15383612 11/05/20
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130 grain swift scirocco 2 @ 2826 fps
2305 ft -lbs

Like a 243 with a little more oomph
What do you think am I on the right track?
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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15384592 11/05/20
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I killed a rocky mtn Elk with a 125 partition, around same velocity I think, 480 yds and she died.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15386231 11/06/20
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Rule # 1 put the bullet where it is supposed to go
Making the first shot count
It will work just fine

Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15387339 11/06/20
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Big Red Stag are only cow elk size(ish). I've killed 2 with .300 Win Mags and one with a .270 Win (all three with cheap C&C bullets), plus a hind with a .22 LR but for sure wouldn't have felt uncomfortable hunting the stags with a .260 Rem and 130 Scirocco II.

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15388957 11/07/20
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I downed a fine red stag on a private high fence ranch with my 30-30 carbine shooting Winchester 170 grain Power Point ammo. Two quick shots into the chest organs did the job. Both bullets went all the way through the other side and were not recovered. Distance was stepped off at 82 long strides.

Remington's 260 is certainly a good cartridge for big game. But I would opt for a 140 grain bullet.

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15394684 11/08/20
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I know of many nice bull Rocky Mountain elk killed with 140 gr TBBC out of a ..260.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15399247 11/09/20
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I've put many big red stag's and some hinds down while using 140 Nosler partitions at varying distances with my 260 Rem.
Never needed a second shot with any of them.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15404502 11/11/20
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I just got a cow elk with my 260 shooting a 130 Accubond. One shot with an exit. Hit your spot and it will do just fine.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15404574 11/11/20
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Please post up about your trip. I hope to do this at some point but will have to do with the local stags for now. The 260 will work fine. Bell used a 220 Swift and many of the game guards or Ghilly's use a 308 or 270.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15404674 11/11/20
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My cow hunt was on Morgan Creek Ranch, part of the Ranching for Wildlife program for Colorado residents. This is a big property with many elk but weather determines their behavior. We hunted hard for several days before lucking into a smaller bull and a medium sized cow after checking on a bowl in a canyon. 50 yard shot for a cow that hesitated for a split second. Doesn't get any better than that!

The bullet out of the 260 didn't bounce off, contrary to some rumors going around. 130 accubond and 44 gr. Ramshot Hunter was the load.

The folks running the show are very helpful. They offer guided hunts for more $ obviously. Elk Ridge Outfitters

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15405332 11/11/20
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The guy I hunted with carried a .260 and has killed many Scottish stags with it


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15405839 11/11/20
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Wild red deer in Ireland and Scotland are considerably smaller-bodied than wild red deer in Europe--or on game farms in the U.S. They're pretty much the size of mule deer. A .260 is plenty, just like it is for mule deer.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Mule Deer] #15406253 11/11/20
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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
Wild red deer in Ireland and Scotland are considerably smaller-bodied than wild red deer in Europe--or on game farms in the U.S. They're pretty much the size of mule deer. A .260 is plenty, just like it is for mule deer.


Do you mean they're considerably smaller-bodied than wild red deer in mainland Europe?

I shot an Iberian Red Deer in Spain and it was mule deer sized. I figured there was quite a difference between red deer on the Iberian Peninsula and in say, Germany or the Czech Republic, but didn't know those in Ireland or Scotland were relatively small. Being they're further north, I figured they'd be fairly large for red deer standards.



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There's also a biological phenomenon about islands: With some exceptions (apparently depending on island size) larger mammals on islands tend to be smaller.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15411155 11/13/20
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The 6.5x55 has been killing everything on this planet for 100+ years. The 260 is nearly identical to the x55. You should have no problem with a well constructed 130gr or 140 gr bullet at 6.5x55 velocities.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #15421406 11/16/20
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I am suprised that no one has commented that the 260 is not enough cartridge and that it requires a 6.5 Creedmoor to kill one. LOL wink

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: drover] #15434380 11/20/20
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Originally Posted by drover
I am suprised that no one has commented that the 260 is not enough cartridge and that it requires a 6.5 Creedmoor to kill one. LOL wink

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With the ignorance on this site, you'd be correct.

OP: Bullets matter far more than head stamp. You'll be fine with your 260.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Mule Deer] #15449904 11/24/20
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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
Wild red deer in Ireland and Scotland are considerably smaller-bodied than wild red deer in Europe--or on game farms in the U.S. They're pretty much the size of mule deer. A .260 is plenty, just like it is for mule deer.


Yup. When the Iron Age F&G departments brought them in their boats were small so they picked the little ones to stock.

Okay, I made that up......



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