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I'm looking for a bolt action 260. I would like to find a used one rather than pay $900 for the special edition 700 offered this year. Would like a 24 inch barrel, but could live with 22 inch. Any suggestions?
 

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If you are looking for a new one, the only other company currently chambering them I am aware of is Kimber. If you are willing to go 20" the Model 7 CDL is available in it. You might try looking for a used Ruger 77, or even a used Remington 700 or 7, or even a used Browning A-Bolt, as they chambered it a couple years. I have been trying for 10 years now to buy a .260 Rem, but I have actually only seen 1 in person and it was a Model 7, and I just do not care for the Model 7.
 

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I am open to suggestions. I love Remington 700 and Browning. I don't have much experience with others other than Savage. I considered the Tikka in 6.5 x 55 Swedish, but would rather have a 260.

Speaking of Savage, I have a 330E (bolt action) in 30-30 I bought used 20 years ago. It has a great feel and accuracy I can't find in over the counter guns. Anyone know anything about this model?
 

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If you reload the 6.5x55 would be your best bet. Factory rounds really stink because manufactoring companies have to assume they could be used in old small-ring mausers made before 1900.

The CZ 550 American chambered in 6.5x55 would be my choice. It has an outstanding full-length claw extractor and is a joy to shoot. I wouldn't be afraid to use the 6.5 130gr Barnes X on even the largest of game.

My 6.5x55 is an old Winchester Model 70 Sporter (not Featherweight) and I've chronographed handloads close to Wildcat 6.5-06 speeds. It's an awesome shooter and it's become my favorite over the years.

Even though my 130gr. 6.5's fall just shy of "Hot" 130gr. .270 Win. loads, the down-range ballistics of the .264 projectile surpass even the hottest .270 Win.

Whether you choose the .260 or the 6.5x55 you're making a wise choice in my opinion.
 

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i bought a remington youth model 260 for my mom a few years ago. it is the most accurate rifle i have ever shot. when she's not hunting i confiscate it and leave the 7 mag at home now:biggrin::biggrin:
 

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I personally wish that the 260 and 7mm-08 were both more popular rounds.
It is hard to find ammo, it is more expensive, and the caliber isn't readily available in a lot of makes and models. I prefer both over the 243. I am not bashing the 243 as I have seen many a deer brought down with a 243 it just
isn't my preferred caliber.
 

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It's odd how some mediocre calibers take off and other stellar calibers just really never catch on. Not necessarily speaking of any calibers mentioned in this thread, just in the ammunition market overall.
 
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