Re: 260 Rem and RL17 load questions
I have had some experience loading for the 260 Rem using RL-17 powder. I have not tried it with bullets over 120 grains, but with 120 Barnes TTSX I have developed a great load. This is the load I took with me deer hunting in Neb. last Nov.. My load is 120 TTSX, RP cases, 44.0 grains of RL-17, Fed. 210 primers, COL 2.80. My velocity out of a 22 inch Hart barrel is just over 2900 ft/sec and the accuracy is very good.
Right now I am playing with 142 grains Sierra Match bullets, and I am using RL-19 for these loads. I have not shot these over the chrono yet so I am not sure of my velocity. However this is a very accurate load. 142 SMK's RP cases 44.5 grains of RL-19, Fed 210 primers, COL 2.80.
I have had no pressure sighs with either of these loads.