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#5517478 - 01/03/15 03:47 PM 260AI... Anyone shoot one?
caddokiller Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: midlothian texas
I am having a rifle built in 260ai and was wondering if anyone shoot one?
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#5517527 - 01/03/15 04:27 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: caddokiller]
Nate C. Offline
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Registered: 11/27/08
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Loc: Black Cat Ridge, Texas
No experience with 260 AI, but I hunt with several fellas that swear by 280 AI.
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#5517557 - 01/03/15 04:40 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: caddokiller]
Texote69 Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
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I had one for a bit, sold it. Great Lil cartridge

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#5517558 - 01/03/15 04:40 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: caddokiller]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
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I wonder if the AI version will get that 120 gr bullet up to 3000 fps. I have a 260 and I'm very happy with it.

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#5517605 - 01/03/15 05:08 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: 603Country]
kmon1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I wonder if the AI version will get that 120 gr bullet up to 3000 fps. I have a 260 and I'm very happy with it.


Should get there in a 24 inch barrel without a problem with the AI. The standard 260 will get there with max loads and some powders. With the AI cartridges figure on about a 10 to 4 ratio for increased velocity. For 10% increase in powder charge expect a 4% increase in velocity. That is if you keep pressures the same.
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#5517802 - 01/03/15 07:14 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: caddokiller]
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It oughta be a hoss! And stick with the 140's like I mentioned a day or two ago. Speed doesn't mean chit if it doesn't have the BC to go with it.

Gotta fire form all that brass first though. Holler at me when the brass is ready. We can stretch its' legs one day if you want to drive up again.
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#5517834 - 01/03/15 07:34 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: FiremanJG]
caddokiller Offline
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
It oughta be a hoss! And stick with the 140's like I mentioned a day or two ago. Speed doesn't mean chit if it doesn't have the BC to go with it.

Gotta fire form all that brass first though. Holler at me when the brass is ready. We can stretch its' legs one day if you want to drive up again.


I think I might try the "cream of wheat" fire forming. Have 200 pieces of lapua brass ordered that should be here wednesday. Gun should be done in about 2 weeks. Will give me something to do loading all that up next weekend.
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#5517835 - 01/03/15 07:37 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: FiremanJG]
caddokiller Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
It oughta be a hoss! And stick with the 140's like I mentioned a day or two ago. Speed doesn't mean chit if it doesn't have the BC to go with it.

Gotta fire form all that brass first though. Holler at me when the brass is ready. We can stretch its' legs one day if you want to drive up again.


Ordered a box of the 140g hornady a-max's. Would like to try the berger VLD hunting bullets too but can't find any right now.
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#5517843 - 01/03/15 07:40 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: caddokiller]
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If you think you'll like the A-maxes get all you can afford. They have been disappearing quickly.
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#5517848 - 01/03/15 07:43 PM Re: 260AI... Anyone shoot one? [Re: caddokiller]
dee Offline
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Registered: 04/10/10
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I run a 7mm-08 Ackley and form brass with pistol/shotgun powder. A few grains with no bullet and the bullet pointed straight up gets a 90% formed case.
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