Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets


Powder for 260 Rem

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 02-16-2009, 08:15 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2
Powder for 260 Rem

I have a DPMS LR-260L on order. Any advice on powder choices? I plan on useing 95gr v-max on varmints and 129gr sst interlocks on deer. The rifle has a 18in barrel, 1x7.5 twist. From what I have read, h-4350, RL-19, & Varget get good reviews. Any other advice would be great.
Reply With Quote

Unread 02-16-2009, 10:03 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Memphis Tn
Posts: 408
Re: Powder for 260 Rem

I have shot the powders that you mentioned in my Rem 260 with very good results. I have also found that RL-17 has something to offer as well as Hunter. I am shooting a 22 inch Hart barrel so RL-17 may be even better in a shorter barrel than RL-19 since it is a tad faster. With 120 Sierra Match bullets and RL-17 I have been able to get 2900+ ft/sec with good accuracy.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-16-2009, 11:43 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Potters Hill, NC
Posts: 1,676
Re: Powder for 260 Rem

My go to deer load is the Nosler 120gn Ballistic Tip in front of 46.5gn of H4350 with a 9.5 primer. I'm getting between 2900 and 3000fps and accuracy is running .3745" for three shots at 100yds. This is from a 22" barrel on a 700 Mtn rifle. JohnnyK.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2009, 03:18 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 180
Re: Powder for 260 Rem

I'm getting extremely good results with H-4350 and 130 Norma bullets and 139 Lapua Scenars. Good velocities and accuracy in line with the rifle's capability.

The beatings will continue until morale improves.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2009, 07:51 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Posts: 576
Re: Powder for 260 Rem

IMR or Hodgdon 4895 is also an excellent choice especially for shorter bbls. It's faster than those powders already mentioned and is very well suited for the lighter bullets upto and including 120g bullets. For something heavier you may use H4350 as well as H414 as they are slower, but burn rate is good.

I used 4895 in my .260 Rem Encore pistol (14"bbl" with integral Brake) that I had. It was accurate enough to shoot sillouette chickens and bowling pins at 300yds and would group at 3/4" at 100yds.

I also used Varget, however 4895 showed the best results.

Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2009, 09:23 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 868
Re: Powder for 260 Rem

I have a model 7 260 181/2" barrel. i shoot the 100 gr. nosler BT with 50 grains of W 760 with a fedeal magnum primer. Vel. is 3100 fps 3/4" group. Have killed 5 deer with it and none have moved out of there tracks. I only bedded and adjusted trigger.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-18-2009, 04:29 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5
Re: Powder for 260 Rem

I too have a DPMS in 260 Rem mine is a 24"stainless fluted bull barrel though

I like Varget but have not found that special load for it though it does work well with the 129 Hornadys you mention 1/2 to 3/4 inch groups at 100 yds.

I shot a group that a dime would cover with 42.5 g Vihtavouri (spell?) N160 and Sierra 107gr matchkings last weekend. I have not tried any other bullet combinations yet with the Vit powder but have a couple boxes of Hornady bullets waiting to load.

Depending on what you are doing with the load varget might work well with a broad range of bullets. I have shot 100g, 107, 129, and 139g (Sierra and Hornady) so far and most of the problem is me not the load or the gun. Vit looks promising though.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Powder for 260 Rem
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fast powder vs Slow powder ???? Iron Worker Reloading 7 11-22-2011 10:59 AM
what powder is what ? ndragon Reloading 23 08-18-2009 03:26 PM
FS powder (IN) safarihunter Reloading Equipment and Components 1 07-15-2009 09:37 AM
vit powder col48 Reloading 0 05-02-2006 01:59 PM
RCBS Uniflow Powder Measure & Powder Trickler The Butcher Guns For Sale 2 03-11-2003 10:51 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC