Uniformity is the name of the game in that organization. It makes sense, and is kinda cool all done and told that they calibrated it for the AR 4 scope. Having talked with a couple of local boys who served as Marine snipers. They told me that they pretty much can pick what they want as long as it's Rem, 308, 300 Win. or 338 Lapua. They have load masters who cook up their rounds for them.
I used Hornady 68 gr. BTHP's in my 223. I shot them out of a Tikka Lite. I once owned a 308 tikka Lite that was awesome, so I bought the 223 on that reputation and experience. I couldn't get the darn thing to shoot tighter than their guaranteed 1", sometimes worse. So, when the time was right it went down the road and the FCP-K magically showed up on my doorstep.
I couldn't push the 308 Tikka to the same velocity you have cooked up and keep it under an inch. I know I can load hotter and shoot better with the FCP
I load just about everything from 204 through 338edge and of all the rifles I have loaded for the Savages, Howa 1500/Vanguards, and kimbers like to be run hard, most others seem to do best with more modest loads, speaking of rifles with factory barrels that is. Just keep it safe.
Thanks gentlemen for the good information on Bears and Bullets. I think I have successfully steered this thread off track from the 260 and Creedmoor. Perhaps we can continue this conversation on a new thread dealing with the 308, or optics.
try talking to verle smith, idaho, founder of LBT and the most copied big bullet on the planet (although many copies are wrong-e.g. a lot of copies of LFN design doesnt have a large enough meplat and a few thousands makes a lot of difference). his number is 208-267-3588. as i said in our email, the 460 S&W and the 500 S&W (both can be loaded to the 45-70 specs of new rifles) are much better in the same type of bullets- as is a howitzer. larger, more power etc. is always better for bear ATTACKS but those pistols are too heavy for me to tote around ALL the time. i would want to put one down sometime.
call verle. he is hard to get ahold of sometimes just keep trying. a 300 WM is more than adequate for nearly all bear in alaska-for hunting.
also linebaugh is a great source of info on these slugs.
Thanks to you also for the info on the handguns. Part of my hunting in MN is done with a slug gun. Little Bro tried to talk me into a muzzle loader, but often I get shots at more than one deer zinging past me. No time to reload a front loader. I told my wife that she should expect me to do some horse trading this year for a heavy pistol, either revolver or a TC. OK, I'm off the thread again Thanks for the info. Stay Safe.
i realize im new here but my little creedmoor has blown my mind i have hit the target (granted not consistantly) at 1780yds with a nice little round hole i have a 26.5" shilen cm 1:8 barrel on a large ring mauser action it keeps great groups and has very little temp sensativity i load 41.5gn of rl-17 with 142smk at 2.825 c.o.l. @ 2965fps-2980fps i have never shot a 260 so i cant say as for it but the creedmoor is fantastic side note i use 243 hornady brass i can go to the range at any given time and come home with 30-40 rounds