Thank you rinodods, I will definitely give it a try, just can't wait to get my hands on the rifle
. Thing is I've heard RL-17 is producing 3000+ fps with 140 gr BTHP, some claim 43+ grains will do this trick and it is not the limit for 260, but Alliant only posted 41 gr load. RL-17 load does look superior above all. With 3000fps and 139-140 gr bullet, this would give max range and penetration, just like 6.5-284 would
I found an article on 6mmbr about Erik Cortina using RL-17 and 139 gr Scenar bullets in 6.5x47 doing 2900 fps in Lawton 7500 RBRP left-eject action, mated to a 1:8″-twist, 28″ Krieger barrel.
and another one from DEMIGOD LLC
, by Zak Smith "6.5mm Shootout: .260 Remington vs. 6.5x47 Lapua vs. 6.5 Creedmoor" "Bottom-line: Load, Ballistics, Accuracy
Final load: 139gr Lapua Scenar @ 2820 fps, 40.7gr H4350, CCI BR2, Lapua .243 brass necked up.
From a 100-yard zero, this load needs 7.4 mils of elevation to 1000 yards, and will drift 53 inches with a 10 mph cross. Accuracy is excellent at 1/4 MOA. November 2009 Update!
Alliant's new Reloder 17 powder is a perfect match to the .260 Remington. Testing over the last 9 months indicates that most shooters can get an additional 125-175 fps with the 139-142's using RL17!"