View Full Version : 260 or 6.5 creedmore

09-15-2015, 05:01 PM
So after much debate with in myself I'm going to have a precision upper built for my modern hunter. I'm not reloading anymore but not opposed to getting back into it. That being said the .260 has an advantage there with larger casing capacity. The 6.5 with 30 degree bevel will obviously feed better in a semi so which one and why? I was thinking going 22" barrel or 20" there's only 50 fps differ from 26" to 22". I will be also be going with a heavy contour barrel

09-15-2015, 06:41 PM
Voted .260 and 20" barrel. Mostly because I'm curious about the .260.... And I really like the 20" barrel length on my HB .308.... Nobody's loaned me a Modern Hunter for a three or four month test drive yet, so I'm mostly talking out my a$$....

Rory McCanuck
09-15-2015, 08:21 PM
I went with a 20" 260 as well, as that will give you a nice barrel length compromise between velocity and weight/swing.
As for the Creedmoor/260 debate, I don't think there's really a hill of beans' worth of difference.
They push the same bullet at about the same speed, but I'd go with the 260 because of the extra capacity.

I think either one would be an absolute whitetail slaying machine, though!

09-15-2015, 08:32 PM
Some good thoughts basically same ones I had, I was thinking of using this one as more of a precision upper going with a heavy barrel and 22". The one it's sporting now is 18.6 308 and I wanted something a bit more suited to the range. The shoulder on a 6.5 is more suited to semi auto is the only thing I was thinking, if the feeding of .260 is a non issue the I guess we have a winner. A 338 federal upper is also in the plan eventually but baby steps as if a modern magnum isn't light years away I'll wait for it.

260 Rem
09-18-2015, 07:51 PM
If you are going to reload, 6.5 X 47L is a good option because:
* it will pretty much match velocities with the 260
* case neck is longer so more flexibility with seating and bullet choice
* even when seated long, most COAL will fit in SA magazines

09-19-2015, 10:24 AM
Find ammo and/or brass first. Look in Crappy Tire and Wally World(assuming your local WW carries ammo). If it's not in one of those, it's going to be more difficult to find easily.
Neither is a precision or target cartridge, but target accuracy doesn't normally come in an 18.6" barrel anyway. Hornady loads 2 6.5 A-Max bullet weights but no .260. Federal doesn't load 6.5, but they do load .260 with a Matchking. Just examples. So reloading will very likely be your only option.
A 30 degree bevel means little to feeding. The .308 and .30-06 have 20 and 17 degree 20' shoulders, respectively. Shoulder angle doesn't mean much.