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Unread 08-23-2007, 03:20 PM
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What powder does that Hornady A-max load use? Looks like a good one to me, I'd like to try it.

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Unread 08-27-2007, 09:29 AM
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I'm loading a slightly compressed charge of IMR4350. W760 also gave me some good velocity and accuracy.
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Unread 09-30-2007, 08:27 PM
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Two comments, first you need a sufficiently fast twist on the 260 rem in order to handle the high bc bullets, the 140s. I think you want a 1:9 twist for those. Talking about power, lets remember it is a 308 case necked down to 6.5mm. At long distances, the high bc bullets start to really shine retaining energy compared to the 30 cal 308 bullets. It is plenty powerful.

Also, the plain old 243 shooting the 115 grain bullets is a perfectly good target 1000 yard round.
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Unread 10-29-2007, 12:43 PM
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As a long range plinking rd, my top choices are the 6 BR and its improved wildcats, or the 260 reg/AI. I presently shoot the 6.5 Mystic which is my version of the 260AI pushing 139gr Lapuas to 2900fps. A very accurate long range combo that mimics the 6.5-284 with far less throat wear. My rifles wear 8 twist pipes.

No issue going to 1000m and further.

The 6BR is a wonderful easy to shoot tack driving cartridge. With 87gr Vmax, I had no issue popping clay pigeons out to 850yds even in strongish winds. You just need to learn to hold off. Reached 3200fps in a 27" pipe.

With the 105gr Amax and other higher BC bullets, will reduce wind drift and improve impact energy. No issue hitting your size of targets at the distance you wish to go. Very long barrel life.

A fast twist 223 and 75/80gr Amax would do everything a 308 would do for less money and recoil. 8 twist is great. The factory 9 twist from Savage/Stevens will stabilize the 75gr Amax just fine.

The 7-08 is very nice but case is a smidge small for optimum performance. More recoil when compared to the 6.5's too. Way better option then the 308 ballistically.

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