BarryinIN Posted February 5, 2016 Report Share Posted February 5, 2016 I have this Savage .308 I haven't used much. I don't think I've shot it in two years. I've also had a desire for a rifle in .260 Remington since the early 90s when it was still the wildcat 6.5-08. So I quit putting it off and ordered a pre-fit "X-Caliber" barrel in .260 Ackley Improved. I went with the improved version since I can't see ever buying factory ammo for it, and might end up forming brass from 7mm-08 or .243. If I'm going to be messing around with that, I might as well blow the shoulder forward and gain a few fps. With 120-140 grain bullets, the AI version allegedly comes within 100 fps or less of the 6.5-284 that burns a lot more powder (and barrels). That puts it shooting 140s right at 2900-2950 fps, which seems to be a sweet spot for accuracy in the 6.5MMs. It seems to be one of the better AI'd cartridges. My plans for this will be long range shooting, particularly 1,000 yard F-Class. It won't be lugged over hill and dale, so I went with a hefty contour (1" at the muzzle) and 26" long. I hard a hard time choosing between 26" and 28", but went for the "shorter". Sometimes when you get too heavy, the rifle feels like it's going to drop over the front of the front rest. Wish me luck. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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