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Old 06-11-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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I currently have a custom Rem trued rifle with a Lilja 3-groove barrel chambered in .260Rem. It iscurrently 26Ē and I was thinking of having it cut down and rechambered in 6.5 Creedmore. Ammo availabilty is the main reason and I have been impressed in ballistics on the CM.

Would you guys consider this, or keep the .260? The longer, heavy rounds on the Remington action hang up a bit.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:49 PM   #2
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Keep the 260Rem. Load your own ammo. Custom bullets for a custom gun
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:00 PM   #3
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What is twist rate of your barrel? It may not be twisted fast enough to stabilize the heavy bullets.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:23 PM   #4
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1:8. It shoots 140’s lights out.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:24 PM   #5
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1:8. It shoots 140ís lights out.


Well then why change it? Creedmoor does nothing your 260 wonít already do.


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Old 06-11-2018, 07:28 PM   #6
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I am mainly thinking of ammo availability. I don’t reload. May have to invest in it. Just don’t have room really.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:22 PM   #7
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I am mainly thinking of ammo availability. I donít reload. May have to invest in it. Just donít have room really.


How many rounds on average do you shoot a year? A setback and rechamber will set you back a few hundred $$.

You could always have Dallas Reloads or someone work up a load for your 260 if thereís a certain bullet you are wanting. Cost about the same a higher end factory ammo.


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Old 06-11-2018, 08:28 PM   #8
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I would probably keep it as a 260. If you don’t shoot enough to invest in reloading, maybe you have a friend that could help you work up a load and just load you a supply of ammo.
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Keep the 260. Hornady makes match and hunting ammo using the ELDM and X bullets in 260 Rem. You’d likely have to order it but it’s out there.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #10
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Just order online. The more you order, the better.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:19 PM   #11
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260 over creedmore.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:29 PM   #12
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:37 PM   #13
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How many rounds on average do you shoot a year? A setback and rechamber will set you back a few hundred $$.

You could always have Dallas Reloads or someone work up a load for your 260 if thereís a certain bullet you are wanting. Cost about the same a higher end factory ammo.


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Agree if it's only an ammo problem. When you say the longer, heavy rounds hang up on the action what do you mean? Loading? Feeding? One of the advantages the 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5x47 Lapua have is the shorter case design, but I'm not clear from your comment that solves the problem you're describing.

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Old 06-12-2018, 02:40 PM   #14
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Agree if it's only an ammo problem. When you say the longer, heavy rounds hang up on the action what do you mean? Loading? Feeding? One of the advantages the 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5x47 Lapua have is the shorter case design, but I'm not clear from your comment that solves the problem you're describing.

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Feeding and unloading unfired rounds. It is an ADL stock. I think you guys have convinced me to keep it the way it is.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:41 PM   #15
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Wise choice!
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:30 AM   #16
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Feeding and unloading unfired rounds. It is an ADL stock. I think you guys have convinced me to keep it the way it is.
Good choice. Look into Copper Creek also for ammo. The 260 is my favorite variant of the 308 with exception to the Ackley Improved.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:54 AM   #17
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I'd definitely keep it as a .260, and I'd spend the money you saved by getting into reloading for it.
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Well then why change it? Creedmoor does nothing your 260 wonít already do.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:14 PM   #19
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Feeding and unloading unfired rounds. It is an ADL stock. I think you guys have convinced me to keep it the way it is.
If it's a minor problem live with it give the accuracy you have now.

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