The .260 Remington Ammo started its life as a wildcat cartridge called the 6.5-08 and finally got released as a commercial cartridge by Remington even though they were not the first to standardize the cartridge. It has the .308 Winchester as its parent case, and this is necked down to make it capable of accepting a .264 caliber bullet with no change to its case.
The .260 Remington Ammo has a slightly shorter overall length in comparison to the 6.5 Creedmoor round. However, in terms of velocity and accuracy in hits, it performs almost the same as the 6.5 Creedmoor round. In addition, the bullets of the .260 Remington Ammo have good sectional density or penetrating ability.
The .260 Remington has a neck diameter of .2969inches and a shoulder diameter of 11.53mm. Additionally, it has a rim diameter of 12.01mm and a rim thickness of 1.37mm. It also has a max pressure of 60,000psi. And a primer type of a large rifle.
Loaded with lighter bullets, the .260 Remington can be used as a practical varmint or a small predator hunting cartridge against such species as marmots, woodchucks, bobcats, and coyotes.
The .260 Remington is a tactical and target shooting ammo. It is metallic and is effective on antelopes, sheep, and goats. It is also efficient in taking down larger games such as elk and moose. Loaded with bullets weighing from 120gr (7.8g) to 140gr (9.1g), the .260 Remington Ammo can be loaded to higher pressure levels.