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Old 02-11-2013, 09:52 PM
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I agree. I use my 260 Savage LRP at 2750FPS for target/competition, the 6.5x284 at 2975 for hunting. I have found that the 6.5x284's life can be extended to 1000-1100 rounds when used for hunting and not running it hot like I do with my target rifles. Never got much more than that, sometimes less, from my 270, 7mm, and 300 Magnums. I would have to say though, I personally can see the advantage over the 260 with 800+ yard performance in ballistics, accuracy, and terminal performance with the 6.5x284 which is probably the reason for the strong following.
Hey Greyfox. I just looked at some of my data sheets and found a load that gave me .434" 10 round group @ 100 yds. with the .260. Vel. was 2894. If you want to give it a go ,let me know. ........SEMPER FI!
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:10 PM
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Thanks for that info. I have decided to stick with the rifle now and will try out some heavier bullets next time around. Are you running H4350 like most other guys?
338shooter, obviously I don't get around here much, LOL. I am running RL-17 simply because I can't find H4350 around here. I haven't shot this rifle a ton but I have shot some nice groups (for me anyway) with the 140 Bergers and 140 Accubonds. I found an accuracy node between 42-42.5 grains.

The groups started to open up after 42.5gr and started to close back up at 44gr. I started at 40gr, which shot like crap. I started at 40gr because I was reading a lot of people having pressure issues with RL-17. My gun showed no excessive pressure at 44gr, though, and I shot 44gr with 140 Accubonds at 88 degrees. I don't currently have a chronograph, so I don't have a clue as to speeds.

I plan on loading some rounds up from 44gr and see if the groups keep closing up. 44gr was right about an 1.5" for 3 shots while 42-42.5 could have been covered by a quarter.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:59 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

I have been shooting H4350 (43.5g) and 142g SMK's with WLR primers in my .260 and the combo works very well. Recently as I was running low on SMK's I bought a bunch of 140 Berger hybrids (and then of course immediately found more SMK's!). I tried the Bergers this weekend, starting at 41.5 and used .5g incriments up to 44.5. Groups started at 2" at 300 yards and just kept getting tighter and tighter. Stopped at 44.5 with no obvious pressure signs and about a .3 MOA group at 2860fps. Just validated why I love my .260!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:58 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Anyone currently using 130 vld's?
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:36 PM
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I have been shooting H4350 (43.5g) and 142g SMK's with WLR primers in my .260 and the combo works very well. Recently as I was running low on SMK's I bought a bunch of 140 Berger hybrids (and then of course immediately found more SMK's!). I tried the Bergers this weekend, starting at 41.5 and used .5g incriments up to 44.5. Groups started at 2" at 300 yards and just kept getting tighter and tighter. Stopped at 44.5 with no obvious pressure signs and about a .3 MOA group at 2860fps. Just validated why I love my .260!
Just tried the H4350 for the first time last weekend myself with some 140 VLD targets. Had been using 4831SC. Got 2878fps and .2MOA groups out of 43.5gr seated 0.010 off the lands. Thing was shooting some great groups at 750 yards on steel. You couldn't miss if you held still. Hadn't shot the 260 in a long while. Almost forgot how fun it was.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:44 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

My latest load was with 142gr SMK and 42gr of RL-17, I clocked 5 shots 2867, 2879, 2879, 2873, 2875 fps cold bore shot was the slowest, but it grouped nicely .43 MOA@300yds
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:47 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

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My latest load was with 142gr SMK and 42gr of RL-17, I clocked 5 shots 2867, 2879, 2879, 2873, 2875 fps cold bore shot was the slowest, but it grouped nicely .43 MOA@300yds
What length barrel you getting those speeds? I'm shooting a 24" with a brake added and it takes 44.2gr of RL17 to achieve those speeds.

My barrel has been broken in with hBN and the bullets coated. I know people say you lose speed and get lower pressures with hBN and I'm wondering if I shouldn't try a little faster powder.

I've seen guys get major pressure issues with 41-42gr of RL17 and 140gr bullets out of 260 Remingtons and I don't get any pressure signs until 46.4gr with a 140 bullet.
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