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260 Rem Load Recipeies?

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Old 03-13-2012, 04:46 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

My Savage LRH shoots .2-.3 MOA, 5 shot groups with 142 SMK's, 140VMAX, and 140 Bergers running 45.8gr. of H4831sc, Fed210, Lapua brass. COAL with 140 Bergers is 2.911 to the lands. I seat the SMK and VMAX .025 out of the lands. I'm getting 2850out of the 26" barrel.

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:37 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

yeah old stuff... Savage found that barrel faulty and scraped it, they couldn't shoot it either, it was a a lemon, but after 2 months waiting for a new barrel somehow Savage failed to present me one, so they flip caliber on me to 6BR, with even more problematic replacement and at that point I had enough I replaced barrel on it myself and I did same for my other Savage, so I still have 260 and 6BR Norma. The 260 I made does shoot bugholes head shot Bug was shot from top group load, using match bullets, bottom one I used hunting bullets and RE-22

which I used to take nice buck in the fall.

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Old 03-15-2012, 10:03 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

100 gr Hornady soft point flat base #2610 bullet moly coated, 45.0 gr canister IMR4895, 2.920" over all length, almost no insertion of the bullet into the neck, due to the short bullet and long throat.
Quickload prediction 59,342 psi 3,233 fps
Chronographs at 3,244 fps

I have heard that necking down 7mm-08 is the best, but I have only tried necking down 308, which leads to high pressure 10% of the time if I do no turn necks. I have also tried 260 brass and necking up 243. The 243 neck up produces a donut in the neck.

260 Rem, 22" Douglas long chambered barrel VZ24 action, VZ24 stock with barrel channel milled out but no epoxy. Weaver #45 and #46 two piece steel scope mounts with Devcon Steel putty under the mounts and Loctite 242 on the threads. Burris Low tactical rings with 6 screws on the cap and a bolt on the Weaver rail. IOR 2.5x10x42 scope with 1/2 mili rad reticule in first focal plane and moa turrets. Rubber tube extensions on both ends of the scope. 10 pounds scoped, 11 pounds with non swivel br harris bi-pod and light sling.
I have $115 into the barrel:
260 Douglass XX blued 98 Mauser unfired Factory 22" .625" #3 taper 42.5 oz
I have $15 into the action.
The stock was free.
So that is $130 into the rifle before scoping.
It has been to the range 3 times and fired over 50 rounds.
It Copper fouls and is heavy.
I have hundreds of other beater rifles, and this one is probably never going to get to hunt.

But it might go to the range again, and it might hunt.
I got some 308 Lapua small primer pocket brass. If I can get that to fit in the 260, the rifle could run 85,000 psi instead of 67,000 psi.
If the barrel ever breaks in and wears the bluing out of the bore that Douglas put in there, it could be ok.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:29 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Has anyone tried RL 17 with either the 142 SMK, 139 Lapua or 140 A max? I've heard that powder is great with the 260. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:40 PM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

Sorry, I forgot to read some of the previous post ref RL 17.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:27 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

This is the 260 rifle that 308 Nate built. The rifle shoots great 1/4" with 41 grns of H-4831sc and the 140 A-Max, but it's slow, mid 2400's. I tired bumping it up, but it's not as accurate. I am going to try the RL 17 and H4350 with the 142 SMK's and 139 Lapua's.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:37 AM
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Re: 260 Rem Load Recipeies?

H4350 is going to be your go-to powder. H4831 is too slow and RL17 is not temp stable.
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