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Old 08-27-2012, 08:28 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Welcome!!! There is plenty of load info on the 260 on this thread, it's been a great help to me.

The 260 is a great round and I switched to it from a 308. I shoot the 140 Amax's, H-4350, 42.5 grains. They shoot 1/2" or better. Pretty much everythting I shoot in my 260 does very well. Still playing with 142 SMK's and H-4831 sc which also does very well. Using Fed 210 M primers.
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Welcome!!! There is plenty of load info on the 260 on this thread, it's been a great help to me.

The 260 is a great round and I switched to it from a 308. I shoot the 140 Amax's, H-4350, 42.5 grains. They shoot 1/2" or better. Pretty much everythting I shoot in my 260 does very well. Still playing with 142 SMK's and H-4831 sc which also does very well. Using Fed 210 M primers.
The initial load in my 260 was with the 142smk and H4831. While accuracy was outstanding, velocity was disappointing. Have found best velocity results with H4350.
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Thanks Trebark!
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

First off, 2.785" is waaaay too short for the 140 grain bullets. You're seating way too deep and eating up space that could be used for powder and it's costing you velocity. That loss of velocity is going to eat up a and probably more gain than you'd get by using the higher BC 140s. If your chamber and magazine allow it, seat those 140s out further. I'm seating to 2.800" OAL with 129 gr bullets.

I haven't used H4350 yet, but it's on my to do list. I was also disappointed with H4831sc and got my best velocity and accuracy with RL22.
I have a Savage Model 10 Predator Hunter in 260 coming my way and I'm interested to see what it will do with a 24" 1:8 twist tube compared to my pencil 20" 1:9 model seven barrel.
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First off, 2.785" is waaaay too short for the 140 grain bullets. You're seating way too deep and eating up space that could be used for powder and it's costing you velocity. That loss of velocity is going to eat up a and probably more gain than you'd get by using the higher BC 140s. If your chamber and magazine allow it, seat those 140s out further. I'm seating to 2.800" OAL with 129 gr bullets.

I haven't used H4350 yet, but it's on my to do list. I was also disappointed with H4831sc and got my best velocity and accuracy with RL22.
I have a Savage Model 10 Predator Hunter in 260 coming my way and I'm interested to see what it will do with a 24" 1:8 twist tube compared to my pencil 20" 1:9 model seven barrel.
If your chamber is cut like my Savage LRP, OAL to the lands is 2.864" with 142SMK's and 2.911 with Berger 140VLD's. 2.888" for 140 V-Max. Shoots all into .5MOA or better. H4831sc. Twist is 1:8.
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

I am running 142 SMK's, OAL 2.914@ 2788 fps out of a 24" Brux barrel with 42.5 grains of H- 4350 1/2 MOA or better. Fed 210M primers
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Ref my last post, sorry that is the load for my 260 with the 140 A-Max. I guess I have SMK's on the brain, as I am planning on working up that load next.
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