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Unread 08-23-2005, 04:16 PM
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260 brass question

what does everyone use for brass? I was thinking of forming some from 308 norma but wanted to know if it is worth the time,the remington stuff i bought is vvery poor from what i have checked so far.any thoughts would be helpfull

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    Unread 08-23-2005, 07:24 PM
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    Re: 260 brass question

    jared,
    I have been using 308 lapua brass for my .260 AI.
    You end up with a little shorter neck with the 308 brass ,but this doesn't bother me.
    with the reamer I used, the neck is almost too tight,in fact there is a little bit of neck tension if you seat a bullet in a fired case without resizing it.But the loaded rounds feed and chamber freely and produce top notch acuracy.
    I used this .260 for the first "f"class I ever shot in and it did good enough to get me first place [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Re: 260 brass question

    I'm necking up Lapua .243 for my .260ai. I prefer the Lapua over the RP. Too much work for me going from .308 to .260.
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    Re: 260 brass question

    Jared

    You might try Norma 7-08 brass. On epass through a std 260 die and you have brass ready to fireform.

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    Re: 260 brass question

    i agree with fred going up from .243 is super easy, no trimming, doughnuts or any problems. I use Winchester and it works just fine.
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    Re: 260 brass question

    I just expanded some Lapua 243 brass. 200 pieces are within 1.5 grains in weight.
    I still have 187 good pieces after 2000 rounds (that's 10 firings each). I'm pushing the 139 grain scenars at 2850fps.
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    Unread 08-25-2005, 11:36 AM
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    Re: 260 brass question

    sounds like the way to go,I have a ton of new norma 243 so i guess i will give them a try, richard what die did you run them in? just a redding fl die?

    thanks
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