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Unread 05-08-2008, 03:03 PM
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.260 loads

What are some loads that will push a 140 grain A-max to 2900fps out of a 26 inch barrel? thanks guys!!
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Unread 05-09-2008, 08:22 PM
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I have a 6.5-284, which not the same, but with the 140 A-MAX it shot the same as the Sierra, with clover leaf groups, loaded for 2950 fps useing IMR4831 at 44.0. Shot the chrony so I have no clue as to actual fps. This powder or similar. I looked up the loads in the Hornady manual and they are way off the end. Start low and you know the rest. I know I saw no problems with this load, and will continue along this path.

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Unread 05-10-2008, 12:12 AM
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With a standard 260 and a 26" barrel you may be hard pressed to drive those bullets that fast without some very high pressures. Good luck and let us know what you come up with.
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Unread 05-11-2008, 05:36 AM
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My accuracy load for my 260 is 42.4 grns. of H4831SC Win 7mm/08 Brass with WLR Primers. I have not crono'd this load. With the 140's it's shooting .40 groups. The gun is a Win. Mod 70 HBV that was rebarreled.
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Unread 05-11-2008, 05:20 PM
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H-4350 is the "Go To" powder for this case. I got excellent accuracy with H-4831SC, but topped out at 2,800 fps. IMR-4831 is also a good powder to try with 139/140 bullets.

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