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260 Rem Load Recipeies?

 
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:50 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

jtkratcer,
i had PRK done and right now i have about 20/30 in both and as they heal i beleive they will true up to about 20/15 in each. it is awesome not having to get up in the morning and not have to worry about glasses or contacts. just need a few more days so my eyes can adjust. past couple of days my sight has been great and usually in the mornings when i am fresh they are fantastic but as the day goes by they fuzz up. doc says 3-4 weeks before they are completely healed.

i hope it is sooner so i can get to the range. i am gonna try the 42.5 grains of H4350 with the 140 AMAXs. i think that will work pretty good but i am gonna do it in tenth grain amounts and work up to it.

i only got to shoot my new 260 once before i got the surgery so i don't want to push getting back on the range until at least another week or so. i am really dyin to try some of the loads i did. the gun is perfectly broke in now and sitting on my bench waiting to be fed thanks for the info. talk to you later
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:32 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

I picked up another 260...this one is a Savage 10 Predator Hunter...24" tube, 1/8 twist and with the 3.000" DBM, I can load the 129, 123, 120, and 107 grain bullets I have now to touch the lands and feed from the magazine. I ordered 140 gr Berger Hunting VLDs and Nosler Accubonds as I'd like to give some deer lead poisoning with this thing in a few months.

I was able to push 129 gr SSTs to 2897 fps out of my 20" tube on the Model Seven. I'm seeing load data for 2950 fps with 140s. I'm hoping to find something that groups well, 1/2 MOA or better, with the 140s at that kind of velocity. Guy I bought the rifle from had the 123 AMAX grouping at 1/2 MOA or better.

I currently have RL22 and H4350 on the bench and both seem to be popular with the 260. I printed the 260 Rem load data from Berger today and I'm going to check the manuals I have at the house for powder and charge for the Accubonds.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:58 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Just reading through some of this thread, lots of great info here. I have a Sako 85 in 260 Rem. 1:8" twist barrel, 22" long. (factory)

I have found a load with V-Max's over 44 gr of Varget for a great performing coyote load. They leave around 3240fps.

I seat pretty well everything I load in it a @ 2.900" as that's the max the Sako Magazine will hold.

After playing with several loads for my STW, and trying H1000 in it to get a load that is closer to full case capacity, I got thinking about my 260 Varget loads. As all of you that use Varget know, 40-44 grains in the 260 case leaves a fair amount of empty space in the case. So I looked around and sure enough H1000 has a few listed loads for the 260...
So today I loaded up a few loads to try using 50 and 50.5 grains of H1000. 130gr Berger VLD's shot great with both 50gr and 50.5gr, with a great groups well under an inch at 100 yards, @ 2680 fps. Little slow, but shot great. I tried the 140gr VLD's which shot well at 50 and 50.5gr at 2640fps. The last load I shot was 50gr of H1000 pushing the 139gr Scenar's at 2650fps, into a .242" 5 shot group at 100 yards.

The cases are full, and compressed. SD were very low. Much better than I ever got with Varget.260 Rem Load Recipeies?-img_0149.jpg
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:30 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Wow, that's a tight group!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Got my 140 gr Accubonds and Berger Hunting VLDs. Who has some start and max data for me?
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:53 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

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Got my 140 gr Accubonds and Berger Hunting VLDs. Who has some start and max data for me?

H4350 39-41grs
Varget 34-36grs
H1000 48-50.5gr (check out my post above, H1000 worked great for me)

There is a couple for you, what do you have for powder on your shelf that you were thinking of using?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:15 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

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H4350 39-41grs
Varget 34-36grs
H1000 48-50.5gr (check out my post above, H1000 worked great for me)

There is a couple for you, what do you have for powder on your shelf that you were thinking of using?
Just H4350 and RL22 right now. I wasn't impressed with H4831sc in my Model Seven 260 for accuracy or velocity. The RL22 pushed a 129 gr SST to just shy of 2900 out of a 20" tube.

I was going to run a ladder with the H4350 and the RL22, just didn't have a start or max point for either. I have data for H4350 for 140 gr bullets, but nothing similar in design to either the Accubond or VLDs. What I have is for the flat base lead spitzer. I suppose I could work with the 140 or 142 SMKs' data, but I don't think RL22 is listed in any manual I have for 140 grain bullets.

EDIT: I have the Speer manual that came with my press kit, not Sierra.
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