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Unread 10-17-2004, 02:48 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Idaho
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Re: 260 help

I shoot a 260 Rem in USPSA bolt rifle matches and select sniper matches. It is a Hart barreled 26", Rem 700, 1-8 twist, I shoot the 140 Hornady AMAX with 43.2 gr. of H4350, OAL 2.850" FED match primers, I get 2816 fps with an ES of 18 fps. I have used this rifle/load to shoot a pile of sub 1" groups @ 300 yards and placed 5th at the nationals with it. 260"s ROCK !
Shawn Carlock

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Unread 10-18-2004, 05:44 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: St. Peters MO
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Re: 260 help

WOW those are some good groups, I hope I can get results like that!
I will try 4350 and 4064 with 100 grain BT and get some 120s soon also.
I have to break barrel in and all so it will be a couple weeks till I see some good results I hope.

Being in somewhat of a hurry and having moderate equipement and experience, I bought Remington brass to start with, even though I have heard it is not the best choice.
What do all use for brass and how do you get it ready to load? I have a 260 Lee Collet neck die, and it looks like Win 7-08 brass would be the easiest (or not) to get ready?
Is neck turning involved in this neck up/down process? (cause I dont have any of that equipment).

thanks for all the help so far !
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Unread 10-18-2004, 06:53 PM
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Location: ca. usa
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Re: 260 help

Kevin, I use the RP stuff & it's ok. I also neck up Lapua, great brass, but I haven't seen any ral advantage yet. You can also neck down 7-08 or .308. For me to neck down .308 I had to first go down to 7-08 & then to .264. The .308 brass has a ;ittle less cap. than RP.260. I outdide turned the .308. Still experimenting so more to follow.
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