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Old 02-11-2012, 12:26 PM
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Re: Bullet weight for 6.5 long range rifle

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What load/barrel length do use to get 2960 out of a 260 Rem? I have been working on mine. Hard pressed to get much more then 2825 out of my 26" barrel.
27 1/2" Brux 1-8 twist, fiocci small rifle primers, H4350, Rem brass, 140g VLD
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Re: Bullet weight for 6.5 long range rifle

The 6.5x68 is similar in performance to the .264 Win Mag.

It is a caliber that dates from the 1930's and is also known as the 6.5x68 Schuler or 8x68s. Ammo is loaded by RWS as I recall in 93gr and 127gr weights.

As far as I know the case is the same as the 8x68s.

It's like a European 6.5mm beltless magnum, or in fact that's what it is I suppose!

THe case is what is used on the Boo Boo cartridges common with some F-Class shooters at one times, particularly in the UK (I think).

7mm and .30 Boo Boo.

I've got no personal experience with it, so this is basedo n what i've read over the years.
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Re: Bullet weight for 6.5 long range rifle

264 MAG = 80.7 WATER CAP.
6.5X68 = 82.2 WATER CAP.

6.5x68mm RWS Loads Bullet Make
& Wt. (gr)
Powder
Type
Charge
(gr)
Muzzle
Vel. (fps)
K. E.
(ft-lbs)
Barrel
Len. (in)
Owner 87 Hodgdon H-4831
73.0M
3700
2645

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stigma 105 Nosler Vihtavuori N-160
67.0M
3350
2617
25.5
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stigma 120 Hodgdon H-4831
68.0M
3300
2903

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stigma 125 Nosler Vihtavuori N-160
64.0M
3130
2720
25.5
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stigma 140 Hodgdon H-4831
63.0M
3000
2799

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Re: Bullet weight for 6.5 long range rifle

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What load/barrel length do use to get 2960 out of a 260 Rem? I have been working on mine. Hard pressed to get much more then 2825 out of my 26" barrel.
I get over 3000fps with a .260 and 26" Bartlein 5R 1:8 twist and 123gr Amax or SMK and 43gr IMR 4350 at 6000ft above sea level
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I get over 3000fps with a .260 and 26" Bartlein 5R 1:8 twist and 123gr Amax or SMK and 43gr IMR 4350 at 6000ft above sea level
Thanks. I'm shooting 140 gr at 350ft elevation.....that explains the difference.
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Re: Bullet weight for 6.5 long range rifle

Grey Fox, you're on the right track, 2800 to 2825 for the140 is just about perfect on the260 with 26 barrels. About 30moa at 1k, depending on the weather and bullet choice.
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Re: Bullet weight for 6.5 long range rifle

130gr berger......h4350 in the 260
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