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Hunting load recipes for Remington Model 7 in .260 Remington

 
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: Hunting load recipes for Remington Model 7 in .260 Remington

I picked up my rifle today and grabbed a business card of a guy who loads custom ammo for people, takes them to the range to test them, and tweaks it from there.

He's going to load 140 gr Hornady SSTs. Price is about 1/4-1/3 of the prices for ammo at Cabela's. Until I get my reloading equipment and set up, I'll use his services.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:46 AM
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Re: Hunting load recipes for Remington Model 7 in .260 Remington

Got an email this morning that Cabela's is running a sale and the Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading kit is one of those items...on sale for $269.99 plus a $50 mail in rebate. The sale price is only a couple dollars over wholesale.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:05 PM
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Re: Hunting load recipes for Remington Model 7 in .260 Remington

Been doing some reading here and other sites and it seems there are several options for Hodgdon powders (4350, 4381sc) and Reloder powders. Other than trial and error with all the various components, is there any better way narrow it down?

There are lots of options for bullets and bullet weights, quite a few primers, brass options, and then powders and weights of charges to try. Then there's seating depth, how far off the the lands to seat the bullet, neck sizing/full length sizing...it seems the options are almost limitless.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:34 PM
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Re: Hunting load recipes for Remington Model 7 in .260 Remington

As per your original post...you ask for some recipes....some where provided.

As far as your last post...where does a guy start....

Ask yourself what are you trying to do/hunt with the cartridge? Which you did provide in original post... You need to pick a bullet and what velocity you want to drive it at..find a manual that will give you this velocity by a powder ....supposedly what is the accuracy load.

As far as OAL start with factory spec.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:06 PM
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Re: Hunting load recipes for Remington Model 7 in .260 Remington

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As per your original post...you ask for some recipes....some where provided.

As far as your last post...where does a guy start....

Ask yourself what are you trying to do/hunt with the cartridge? Which you did provide in original post... You need to pick a bullet and what velocity you want to drive it at..find a manual that will give you this velocity by a powder ....supposedly what is the accuracy load.

As far as OAL start with factory spec.
I picked up one of these:



I guess part of the "fun" or enjoyment of reloading is the tinkering. I suppose buying a pound of 2 or 3 powders isn't a huge investment. I need to read more. The book I read was a good start to cover the process, but the routine or process people generally follow when working up a load hasn't really been covered other than starting at a base load and working up to the max and finding what's most accurate/suitable for the intended use. I suppose if you do that across a couple different bullet types/weights, something will probably stick out as the go to load.

I'm just at the point where I don't know what I don't know yet and the Speer reloading manual is what I'm in now as it came with the kit, but it's thicker than the Bible.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:35 AM
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Re: Hunting load recipes for Remington Model 7 in .260 Remington

If you do a search for what is called a 'ladder test' read up on this process. It is probably the quickest way to find a decent load. Once one is found you can tweak it by changing primer brands and OAL in increments of .005-.010 shooting three shot groups. Let the barrel go cold between volleys. There is no 'heat' in barrel when you fire first shot when hunting is there?. Especially with that thin Mod.7 barrel.

Try that 120grn Speer Hot-Cor spitzer with IMR-4064 as I had suggested in previous post to this thread. I used that in 20" barreled Savage. The 140's are the heavies for the 6.5 caliber. Don't be afraid to try the Nosler Ballistic tips either.

Get a chronograph!!! They are @100 buck from Shooting Chrony..its all you need. When you set it up and look thru scope to place cross-hairs on target, take bolt out prior to, then look thru barrel to ensure you above Chronograph with bullet flight path (experience ).

I've been loading for 40+ years it is fun. Can be frustrating at times. Lots of help here that was not available to some us other than deer camp or sporting good stores chatter.

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:46 PM
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Re: Hunting load recipes for Remington Model 7 in .260 Remington

129 gr Hornady SST, 2.800 COL, Federal 210 Gold Match Primer, R-P Brass, 46.0 gr H4381sc. This was the best 100 yard group out of the 4 powder charges I shot today.

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