Hey, congrats on the .260 REM. I just bought a LR-260 from DPMS. Had some gas block problems so I recently sent it back for servicing (those guys at DPMS are great). Anyway, the advice you have gotten so far is great. Here is what I would add.
First, is your gun a bolt or semi-auto? For bolt guns, neck sizing is great, but not so much for semi-auto's. (I have a set of Lee Collet dies that are of no use to me if you want to talk about that).
With your twist, seems the heavier bullets are gonna work for you. I had good luck with 140 gr Sierra Game Kings.
The advice you have gotten on brass is solid. The REM brass from what I have heard is not so good. The nice thing about starting with .243 is that the brass is a bit cheaper. I had someone give a bunch of once fired at the range the other day. I don't mind a little case prep. I'm gonna be handling this stuff quite a bit already.
Location: Split between Atlanta, Ga and W. Kentucky
Re: PLEASE, help a new member with .260 Rem
I am currently shooting a custom B&C stocked Savage Model 12 chambered in .260 Rem w/brake fitted with a 1 in 8" barrel and another 22-250 braked barrel on the way. Topped with a Vortex Viper 6.5x20 44mm PA with Mil-Dot. I will see if I can get a picture of the rig posted up today.
Appreciate the tips and I am starting to get a good idea of what I need to get but the more advice the better.
DPMS .260 is on the list for Christmas this year, from either my wife or Santa. (I hope)
Just FYI. Call DPMS and see when they plan on ramping up production on the 260's again. When the mass hysteria struck and everyone made a run on AR style rifles, they concentrated all their efforts on the best sellers and shut down production of the 260's. Hell, I am trying to get a new 4 rnd hunting mag from them and it is a 4 to 6 week lag (and it is the same mag as the .308). They just cannot keep up with all the activity.
hello and welcome to the forum their is many well knowledgeable people on here.
2 months ago i just got my fully custom 260 it is a MAK tube frame stock with a brunx 26" stainless interrupted fluting with a DE Brake bought from shawn Carlock. top off with a 5.5 X 22 X 56 Night Force scope
i just got back from Wyoming where all i did was shoot and learn to read the wind.
My gun loves 139 lapua but it really like the 140 Amax. i was shooting 1400 yards with it. i hit the 1200 yard target 8 out of 10 time and that was crossing 2 valleys with different wind. now for the loads info you requested
i just bought 500 new remington brass and compared it to some nosler. You don't have to prep the nosler before loading but for the price after i resized the remington you can not tell what brass i am shooting at the range.
I use a redding comp die to as a bullet seating die. and it is expensive but it really works nice and I only plan to buy one.
i full length resized the fist time with the new Remington brass but after i fired it through my gun i will neck size.
the power i use is H4350 42. gr with the 139 and the 140 it is 2701 fps out of my gun. H1000 really shoots well but i did not have time for a lot of testing with it before i went to Wyoming. now that i am back i will test it some more. i was getting 2750 fps with no sign of pressure and my sd was in the single digits like 5 or so. so i will probably switch to h1000 if things continue.
good luck with your gun and ask question this is the place to find the answers.
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