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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16042836 04/30/21
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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?"



Let me give you the detailed, accurate answer:







Yes!

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16061678 05/06/21
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125 partition is all you need. hit in heart-lungs D R T .

Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16086900 05/15/21
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A have a rebarreled Ruger RL tanger in .260 that shoots 120 TTSXs really well. So that is what I would use.

Red stag, from anywhere, has been on my radar for quite a while. I really need to get serious and start to research.

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16102876 05/21/21
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i can't think of any species in the "deer" family that the mighty 260 rem pushing a 130 scirocco 2 @2,800fps wouldn't kill either shoulder or behind the shoulder shot.
good luck and post up the exit wounds,
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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16103549 05/21/21
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Any bullet under 3000 fps bounces off anything from jackrabbits to elk. Everyone knows this, crap, it's depressing to come on here sometimes.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16134624 06/01/21
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Yes. No problem.

Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Cowboybart] #16139086 06/03/21
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Originally Posted by Cowboybart
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.
This. BTW, it's those Green ones that require more killin' - but be careful to not over penetrate.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16839862 01/14/22
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In the planning stage to hunt Spain October 2022 for Ibex and Mouflon sheep. Plan to take my 260AI with developed loads of 130 grain Accubonds atop 46.0 grains of H4350 that print bug holes at 100, 200, 300 yds. plus. This is a Remington 700 mountain rifle rebarreled with a Lilja #3 fluted contour. Holland brake and Jewel trigger. Topped with a Swarovski 3-18 scope. This 260 has accounted for many big game animals and is a true one and done rifle. Go for it! MTG

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16840117 01/14/22
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I’ve only made one red stag hunt but I shot four that time with a .270 (which is beside the point). What the point is, all of the game keepers were using a .243 with factory ammo and they found it to be perfect; however, they are professionals who wait for the perfect shot before taking it.

Sorry, that was my long-winded way of saying I think your .260 will do fine.

Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16841420 01/15/22
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Lots of good info here that I agree with. No need to repeat what others have said. Only to add that I think your choice for a 260 for red stag is a fine one. I love mine. Anything from a 130gr - 140gr, Accubond, Scirocco, Partition, ( what ever your gun shoots best) with good shot placement will do nicely.

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16841571 01/15/22
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I've been giving thought to a similar hunt, but in Argentina. My back up will be a 260 Rem pushing 120 TTSXs, in case something unforeseen should happen to my 7-08, also pushing a 120 TTSX. But only because the 7-08 is a pound lighter.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16842436 01/15/22
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I put a cheapo Speer .277 130 through 14" of whitetail at 150 yards at 2600 fps MV.

So...yes. lol

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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16845436 01/16/22
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YEah-0 curious where in Europe and how the heck you wound up with a 260?

260 is my go to but am hunting smaller stuff than reds- but wouldn't hesitate.

Heck my hunting buddy shot and killed a huge Eland that wondered on our lease with his 270. That thing was bigger than any of his beef cows so a 260 and red stag......bueno.


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Re: 260 Remington for Irish red stag [Re: Brian] #16863113 01/20/22
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I've killed A BUNCH of elk with a 260ai and 140 match burner, rdf and 142SMK. All have died quick and damn near where they stood. Many over 600yds a few over 800.

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I would not buy something that runs on any kind of primer given the possibility of primer shortages and even regulations. In fact, why not buy a flintlock? Really. Rocks aren't going away anytime soon.
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