New member here. I've been lurking on Sniper's Hide for a while, and I've found some good info. Just decided I would register and join in!
Anyway, I've been looking to re-barrel my Rem. 700 PSS. It's current factory cambering is 6.8 SPC. I like the cartridge, but not for the setup the rifle is in.
I have my sights set on a 6.5 due to the extremely high BC of the projectile and how flat they shoot. My question is: Is there any difference between the .260 Remington and 6.5X.308 chambering? From what I have read, the .260 chamber is identical to the 6.5X.308 except for the longer throat that Remington added. Is this true? I don't really like Remington's factory throats. They are just too long for my liking.
BTW, Redding lists the .260 and 6.5X.308 as different die sets, but aren't these cartridges the same? Maybe the seating die is different.