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260 Rem Load Recipeies?

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:52 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

123 Hornady Jacketed SP IMR IMR-4198 24.6 2307

I think this is it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:41 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

cpt academy,

yes the load for the 123 and the 140s is for H-4350, for some reason my gun likes 43.0 for both and i am guessing that it will do the same with the 140 brgrs. I just got the new load book in from berger and 43.0 is just under max so it will work just fine for bergers as well. It only takes me about 9.0 MOA to get to 500 with the 123s and the drop with the 123s is pretty awesome when you get out even further. the BC on the 123s out long distance is fantastic as well, the only thing that beats them BC wise are the 139s, which is why i am going to try them as well and also the bergers. i haven't gotten my hands on any 139 scenars yet but i am hoping to get some gift cards for xmas and load some for perhaps a warmer day in kentucky.

i couldn't agree more that the 260 is such a sweet shooter it is hard to settle on one load. i move around alot as i am in the military so finding a load that is a pretty good all around load and isn't affected much by both altitude and temp is what i look for, which coincidentally is why i choose the H4350. I was stationed out in colorado for almost five years and then came to kentucky and with most of my hunting loads i had to readjust everything due to both factors. not sure where you are from but if you are shooting competitions and travel the H4350 is the way to go. talk to you later
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:14 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Thanks for the info.
Live in Virginia,
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:01 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

5R LR SHTR, thanks for the info, I am from New Mexico So Basically, it's similiar to CO, but just not as high. I too will try some of these loads as it warms. I first need to oder some 123 Lapua's.

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:57 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?


Could someone who has the new berger load book give me the starting and max for the 130VLD using H4350??

Feel free to PM it as well. Planning on picking it up as soon as it hits the shelf in my area, just have not seen it yet.

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

page 543 of the Berger Manual for 260 Remington using 130 grain VLD and H4350:

Starting load: 37.5 grains for 2446 FPS
Max Load: 41.8 grains for 2736 FPS

24 inch barrel
COAL = 2.800

Picked up my Berger manual from MidwayUSA
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:41 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Thats interseting, seems kind of low for the max.

Hodgdon lists a max of 44.3gr for the 125gr and 42.0 for the 140gr. Then there are numerous "online" searches that find max up to 44 or so with the 130.

Not the kind of guy to hotrod something past published loads, just commenting that the berger load seems a bit light compared to other sources. Time to cross reference with my other manuals I guess

Just about have a 28bull barreled shilen savage ready to go, want to start getting some rounds loaded for it
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