Hey guys! I posted a topic on this forum awhile ago about the .243. I ended up trading one of my back up shotguns for a Savage mo. 11 in .260remington. I love this gun. It ought to make a great deer rifle and would still do the trick on coyotes or smaller game.
Ammunition is hard to find for this caliber and when you do find some in stock you'll have to spend an arm and leg for a box! So I've been reloading alot of my own ammunition for it and seem to have pretty good success! I did alittle research online: It was introduced in 1997 by remington. It was developed by taking a .308 casing and sizing it down to .264 (6.5mm). Bullet sizes range anywhere from 95/100gr. to 140gr and up to 160gr. Many people I've talked to say the .260 is a good and very accurate/flat shooting caliber....unfortunately its not more popular!
Anyways, I've been getting bulk .308 since its pretty easy to find and sizing them down. I use 44.1grs. of IMR 4831 and Hornandy's SST 129gr bullets. I'm getting a published 2800fps....
I paired the gun w/ a relatively cheap Bushnell Banner 4-12x40mm scope. I've found that it is very accurate gun and is a blast to shoot. Hardly any recoil and should make a nice deer gun!
Feel free to comment, I just thought I'd let ya'll know what new toy I have. Any comments and/or suggestions are welcomed!
P.S. I'm always looking for cheaper .308 brass