What is a 260 Ackley Improved?

Ackleyizing the 260 allows you to drive the 140-class bullets over 100 fps faster, to 2940+ fps. That velocity rivals what 6.5-284s deliver, at least when tuned for best accuracy. This article explains how Chris fire-forms his brass to create 260 Ackley Improved cases.

What is a 260 AI?

260 AI (an Ackleyized 6.5mm-08) delivers 6.5-284 ballistics in a more efficient, magazine-friendly cartridge.

How good is the .260 Remington?

Overall, the 260 is a great caliber for mid range sniping (out to 1000 meters) in smaller to midsized weapon systems as it far exceeds the ballistics of the . 308 and with less recoil. The round inherently has good accuracy and enough energy mixed with outstanding long range performance to make it a serious player.

What is a Terminator cartridge?

The second cartridge from Defensive Edge with the Terminator designation, the 260 Terminator is based on the 260 Remington case and is designed to fire a 140 grain 6.5 mm bullet at 3000 fps while feeding through a standard-length detachable box magazine.

What is a 280 Ackley Improved?

280 Ackley Improved is the steeper 40 degree, which lengthens the case body and allows for about 5 percent more powder capacity. This sharper shoulder can also increase case life, which is a good thing for the handloader.

What is the 6.5 PRC?

Though it’s only been around for a couple of years, the new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge (6.5 PRC) made a big splash when it first came on the scene in 2018. The 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has taken the hunting and shooting worlds by storm in recent years and this has helped ignite a surge in the popularity of 6.5mm/.

What is the best bullet for 260 Remington?

The . 260 Remington works best with 120- and 140-grain bullets—delivering muzzle velocities of about 2950 fps and 2750 fps, respectively, depending upon brand and barrel length—and is very easy on the shoulder.

Which is better 6.5 Creedmoor or 260 Remington?

260 Remington ammunition, the 6.5 Creedmoor tends to perform better at longer distances. Even though it starts out going 5 percent faster than Hornady’s 147-grain ELD Match 6.5 Creedmoor load (2840 fps vs. 2695 fps), the Creedmoor’s bullet arrives at 1000 yards 0.09-second—about 5 percent—sooner.

Who makes a 338 edge?

Shawn Carlock

.338 Edge
Designer Shawn Carlock
Designed 2001
Parent case .300 Remington Ultra Magnum/.404 Jeffery

Is 280 Ackley Improved accurate?

280 Ackley Improved fits nice in a standard long-action receiver, and in spite of the steep shoulder, I have found the cartridge will feed well in most rifles. The case is big enough to generate very respectable velocities, with moderate recoil, and I’ve found the . 280 AI to be very accurate.

Is 280 Ackley Improved a good cartridge?

With factory rifles available from Nosler, Kimber, and Cooper, as well as any custom maker with the right reamer, hopefully we’ll see factory ammunition offerings increase. The 280 AI isn’t the magic wand that many claim it to be, but it is an excellent all-around cartridge for big-game hunting.

How much recoil does a 6.5 PRC have?

Recoil. The 6.5 PRC produces on average 16.27 ft-lbs of recoil energy, at a velocity of 11.19fps, making the recoil noticeable but very mild compared to many other hunting rounds.

Why was the Ackley 260 a.i.not made?

Hardly worth the hassle and expense of reaming a chamber to the Ackley profile, which is why Mr. P. O. Ackley himself didn’t recommend it. Ackley didn’t create a 7mm-08 A.I. nor 260 A. I. because they didn’t exist as factory cartridges in his lifetime.

When to use go Gage on 260 Ackley?

If you already have a 260 go gage it can be used if you stop short of head space by .004 to .006 thousandths to get the same amount of compression of/on the 260 cases. I recommend a center feed mag box for all AIs and short mags for best feeding. The AI feature adds velocity to the same bullet weight or adds bullet weight with the same velocity.

Which is the best Remington cartridge for Ackley Improved?

Reader K. Akins recently wrote to ask which cartridge I thought would benefit the most from conversion to Ackley Improved: the 260 Remington, 270 Winchester, or 7mm-08 Remington. (Anyone who isn’t exactly sure what Ackley Improved means can learn the details in this earlier blog .)

Which is better Ackley 270 or Ackley A.I.?

Sort Of. As for the old 270 Winchester, Ackley considered it already borderline overbored in its native state, so didn’t recommend giving it his A.I. treatment. Nevertheless, many shooters have ignored his advice, feeling the slight velocity gain with 150-grain bullets makes the 270 A.I. a bit more effective for elk, moose, etc.