260 Remington History and General Information:
The 260 Remington cartridge was introduced to the shooting public in 1997. Remington's 260 cartridge case is based on the popular 308 Winchester case lenthened by .020" and necked down to 26 caliber.
The 260 Remington is an excellent, accurate and flat shooting cartridge out to about 300 yards and is more than capable of taking most big game animals in the lower 48 states.
The 260 Remington when loaded with 140 grain bullets at 2800 feet per second velocity will deliver a little over a ton (2,082 foot pounds) of energy at the distance of 100 yards.
The 260 Remington when loaded with 120 grain bullets recoil is tolerable, pleasant enough to shoot for most shooters that are recoil conscious and recommended for young shooters wanting a little more powerful cartridge than the 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser.
260 Remington Barrel Specifications.
Common Barrel Twist Rate - 1/9
Bore Groove Diameter - .264"
260 Remington Reloading Specifications.
Bullet Diameter - .264"
Maximum Case Length - 2.035"
Trimmed Case Length - 2.025"
Primer Size - Large Rifle
260 Remington Loading Data Hints.
The 260 Remington responds extremely well in all bullet weights with i.m.r. 4320 powder, very accurate and consistent velocity.
260 Remington Reloading Data.
Hodgdon Reloading Data Center.
260 Remington Rifles.
New .260 Remington Rifles Here.
Sponsor - Impact Guns.
260 Remington Trajectory and Hunting Applications.
| This is a down range trajectory chart for the 260 Remington cartridge with the scope mounted 1.5 inches above the bore center line plus if you were using this load, its effective hunting bullet energy range with well placed shots on,|
Varmint / Predator size game, such as Bobcat, Cougar, Coyote.
Deer size game, such as Antelope, Blacktail, Hogs, Javelina, Mule, Whitetail.
Elk size game, such as Caribou, Black Bear, Sheep.
Moose size game, such as Brown Bear.
Bullet diameter .264"
Bullet weight 140 grains
Bullet ballistic coeffecient .441
Bullet velocity 2,800 feet per second
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Comparitive Links And References:
Centerfire Rifle Cartridge Ballistics.
Popular North America Hunting Cartridges: 223 Remington, 243 Winchester, 270 Winchester,
308 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield, 7mm Remington Magnum & 300 Winchester Magnum.
Popular North America Hunting Rifles: Rem. Model 700, Ruger M77 & Win. Model 70.
Remington Cartridges: 17 Rem., 222 Rem., 223 Rem., 22-250 Rem., 6mm Rem., 25-06 Rem.,
260 Rem., 6.5mm Rem. Mag., 6.8mm Rem. SPC, 280 Rem. & 7mm Remington Magnum.