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Thread: THINKING OF A CHANGE

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    THINKING OF A CHANGE

    been using my sako 75 in 2506 for 5 years but i have a chance of a semi custom 260 sako 75 to be honest i,m very tempted to go for it, my shooting is a mix of fallow in woodland and sika on the hill, would the 260 be a step backwards, your opinions please

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    I have both cal's, a Sako 85 finlight in 2506, and a custom Kimber in .260, had a finlight 85 in .260 that was sold to a member on here,
    There is no real world difference, between the two calibers, out to beyond sensible field hunting ranges. I have had my .2506 longer and have racked up more kills, my kimber is a Mountain rifle, 5 lbs 2 oz all up, I like it, but its not suppressed, and the 2506 is, so I use them for different tasks.
    Unless you need, a heavier projectile, then the .260 has the advantage.
    Pretty much any advantages would be for the .260, run heavier bullets, short action, for weight and preform better with a shorter barrel, good selection of suitable high BC bullets, biggest disadvantage is likely, limited factory ammo choices.
    Do you reload ?, If the only factory ammo you can get, is the Remington 120g accutip, federal 120gr barnes tsx and std Nosler 120g b-tip loads, this is the only ammo I can find for .260 in store within 500km of here. I think Nosler has custom, with a 130gr accubond.
    You may be better off sticking with the .2506 as its pushing a 110-120gr bullet of similer BC, quite a bit faster. unless you can hand load, to take advantage of the 130-140gr weights in .260.
    If I had to pick, one cal over the other, I would take the .260.
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    My opinion is that throwing rocks wouldn't be a step back from a 2506
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    My opinion is that throwing rocks wouldn't be a step back from a 2506
    Says the guy rolling the 270😁

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    .260 any day for your stated purpose. If you're anything like my mate down near Cork, 350yds would be a long shot.

    The .260 is mild mannered, more efficient than a .25-06 and makes less noise. It's more than up to the job on deer. The 75 action in .260 would be lighter than the -06 version. What's not to like?

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    .257 vs .264 or .264 vs .277..... the difference being only .004 in difference if my adding is correct at 8am on Saturday morning. All I can say is you must throw some bloody fast rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    .260 any day for your stated purpose. If you're anything like my mate down near Cork, 350yds would be a long shot.

    The .260 is mild mannered, more efficient than a .25-06 and makes less noise. It's more than up to the job on deer. The 75 action in .260 would be lighter than the -06 version. What's not to like?
    aye we do things a bit different here .
    300 yards is a long shot

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    260 all the way. Better bullet selection if you are a reloader and it's an efficient killer. I've had a 25 cal so I can compare and comment

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    yes i reload,think i just might go for the 260

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    I shoot 260 its great 120gn bullets would be perfect for your sika and fallow hunting

    at the end of the day there is no difference between cals any cal that is you aim you squeeze the trigger deer falls over (if you do your job right) a 22lr will shoot a deer no worries (if you do your job right) its only people that are bias towards a certain cal the deer doesn't give a shit what its shot with its dead
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