What is a 260 Remington good for?

What is a 260 Remington good for?

Loaded with lighter bullets, the . 260 Remington can be used as an effective varmint or a small predator hunting cartridge for use against such species as marmots, woodchucks, bobcats and coyotes.

What is the difference between the 6.5 Creedmoor and the 260 REM?

With the shorter case, the Creedmoor allows the longer ogive bullets—which give the best B.C. values and downrange performance—to be seated properly, whereas the . 260 Remington case would require the bullet seated so deep in the case that the case mouth would be aligned with the ogive, and not the shank of the bullet.

Who makes the best 260 caliber rifle?

Savage Arms 11/111 . 260 Remington Long Range Hunter 3-Round 26″ Bolt Action Rifle in Black – 19133. Widely acclaimed as the best, most accurate rifle in the industry, the Savage 11 and 111 Long Range Hunter is the heart and soul of the Savage Center fire line.

What is a 6.5 Grendel compared to?

First, the 6.5 Grendel is much shorter than the . 308 Winchester. This is because the Grendel was originally designed for use in an AR-15, which can only accommodate cartridges up to 2.26″ long. With an overall length of 2.26″, the 6.5 Grendel is the maximum size cartridge that will fit in an AR-15.

What is the effective range of a 260 Remington?

Overall, the 260 is a great caliber for mid range sniping (out to 1000 meters) in smaller to midsized weapon systems as it far exceeds the ballistics of the . 308 and with less recoil. The round inherently has good accuracy and enough energy mixed with outstanding long range performance to make it a serious player.

Is a 260 a good deer rifle?

The . 260 Remington is just about perfect as a deer cartridge; there’s enough bullet for any deer that walks, yet it’s not so fast as to result in an excess of blood-shot meat. For the larger cervids like moose and elk, I think the 6.5s are on the line, or at the very least at the bottom of the scale.

Is the 260 a good deer rifle?

Is a 260 good for elk?

260 Remington cartridge had plenty of killing energy at this distance (approx 500 meters) to quickly kill an Elk. To summarize, while some choose a 7mm, . 338 or other . 260 Remington a good choice for hunting Elk at medium range.

What is better than a 6.5 Creedmoor?

When both are loaded with Nosler’s long, high B.C. 142-grain AccuBond Long Range bullet, the . 260 holds about . 12.6 fps) drives bullets roughly 50 to 100 fps faster than the 6.5 Creedmoor. This provides small but real performance gains.

Is the 6.5 Grendel worth it?

The 6.5 Grendel is a legitimate hunting round. It may not be great in a bolt action rifle, but you could build an AR-15 for hunting around the 6.5 Grendel. It would have longer range and better terminal ballistics than a 5.56mm AR. And it would be a true modern sporting rifle.

What is the best barrel length for a 6.5 Grendel?

24″ and 20″
The two 6.5 Grendel barrel lengths that are best suited for hunting are the 24″ and 20″ barrels. Shorter barrels may be applied, but, beyond slightly lighter weight and handier silhouette, they have no advantage and give up velocity.

Is a 260 Remington good for deer hunting?

Which is better a 6.5 Grendel or a 260?

Comparing the Grendel to the larger 6.5 cartridges ( like the 260 Remington or the 6.5×55 Swede) is like comparing a Toyota Corolla to a Ferarri. That said, the Corolla will take care of your everyday needs just as well as the Ferarri, in many ways better.

What’s the difference between a 260 Remington and a 6.5 Creedmoor?

The.260 Remington and 6.5 Creedmoor are very similar rounds. Both are 6.5mm bullet diameter and compatible with.308 Winchester rifles with a barrel switch. The.260 Remington is well-known within the hunting circles, the 6.5 Creedmoor is basically the new unicorn of the long range precision shooting crowd.

Is the 6.5 Grendel a flat trajectory cartridge?

The 6BR and others of it’s ilk have long held that honor. It doesn’t shoot as flat as many/most 6mm cartridges or the larger 6.5mm & 7mm cartridges. It’s a flat trajectory for an AR-15, but many larger cartridges have up to half the drop & drift at long range.

Which is better a 260 Remington or a 30-06?

When you compare this to the .308 and .30-06, if the .30-06 had a 10% greater case capacity. The .30-06 is the superior performer. With the .260 Remington you can squeeze another 50 fps into the casing.