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Old 05-13-2011, 10:42 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

dwm, I guess I could get chamber in my rifle rebuild for AI, is yours cut specificly to handle Berger bullets? From what I understands Savage used standard 260 reamer for their Target LRP rifles, so it has standard hunting rifle chamber.

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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Mine is a Shilen prefit. Not sure exactly what the reamer is designed for, it was chambered by Shilen.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:09 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Doug, how about MAX OAL you chamber allows using Berger 140 VLD, which is 1.42" OAL. with with 260 case 2.035" max OAL , well AI might have different case OAL. SAAMI states for 260 OAL is 2.800" this would leave big portion of the bullet, specially bearing surface pushed way down the cartridge.
This "way down" will take 3 - 7 grains out of the load capacity and probably beeing seated that way decrease accuracy. The last statement is questionable.

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Old 05-13-2011, 12:15 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

At 2.9 inches OAL the 140 Berger Hunting VLD have land marks on them all the way around, maybe 0.010 inches long in my rifle.

They chamber and come back out without any problems, they are not jammed so far as to stick in the rifling when a live round is extracted.

You have to watch out pushing bullets back in the case for known loads, that can drive the pressure way up!

The short action Savage centerfeed detachable mags are 3 inches long internally.
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

I'm not planning to use magazine, I will insert follower and load one by one like in the single shot rifles. Usually one shot is all I do when hunting...
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Totally agree, I still like a mag though.


Jinx-), I am just an amature / hobbiest at this so please take that into cosideration.

There are serious competitive long range benchrest shooters and professional gunsmiths that respond to a lot of posts ...
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

DWM, I shoot a 260AI down under here in New Zealand and read your post with interest. I have done a significant amount of load development work using a variety of components. Appreciating that this is a 260 load thread, I thought that I would contribute by saying that there is a noticable difference in both velocity and pressure when maximising a load and you take into consideration case capacity. By way of example (in fire formed 260AI)Remington 260 brass has an average water capacity of 56.96 gns with quite a wide range of values. Comparatively .243 Federal brass provides a capacity of 55.7 gns when fire formed with almost absolute consistency. These subtle differences can make one max load safe in one case and not the other and certainly make a significant difference to accuracy and consistency when shooting. The 260 shooter if using brass from diffent sources/types will be faced with the same dillema and will carefully need to assess (if looking for max performance ) which case is the best option. I am eagerly looking forward for the arrival here in NZ of the Lapua 260 cases as based on history these should provide a consistant base for reloading and performance. Does any 260 shooter on this thread happen to know the water capicity of a lapua 260 case? I would be interested to hear if someone already has one and can measure it
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