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Old 07-17-2010, 09:18 PM
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RL17 in 260

Hey Guys!
My custom 260rem is about to arrive. I'm beginning to give consideration to powders. There's plenty of conventional wisdom out there on a few powders. But, RL17 seems to be building momentum as the go-to powder in a lot of cartridges. So I'm wondering if anyone has already tried RL17 in the 260 or if you might have any thoughts on the combination.

As an FYI, my plan is to shoot various 140grain bullets and the rifle will be throated for them.

So let me know your results or thoughts - thanks!
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:27 AM
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Re: RL17 in 260

I haven't tried RL-17 but I am using IMR 4350 because I had a couple of pounds and no rifles to shot it and wanted to use it up. It seems to be working fairly well with the 130 grain Bergers in an XP
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Re: RL17 in 260

I considered it but that was it. I use H4350 pushing 140g AMAX 2967.
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I considered it but that was it. I use H4350 pushing 140g AMAX 2967.
That's with a 260Rem...not an AI...right? How long is your barrel? can you provide more specifics on your load - grains of powder, primer, brass?
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Re: RL17 in 260

Sure can I just sold the gun to another member but here is the info.
Kirby built the rifle.

260 REM ( NOT AI)
27 3/4" Brux 1-8 RH
44.5g H4350
Rem Brass (formed)
Fiocchi LR primer
140g AMAX

2967 FPS 10' from the muzzle and 1/2" 5 round groups at 200 yards
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Re: RL17 in 260

trebark

I tried RL-17 thinking it should be the ticket to run the 120Gr Speer Spitzer in a stock Savage 22" barrel 260 Rem. Could not get it to shoot with that powder accurately. A couple of ladder tests later found IMR4064 to be the ticket for that rifle <3/4 MOA at 100 and running at 2950fps. W-W LR primers, R-P brass. 2.790COAL.

This rifle just wanted a faster powder with that bullet. I did not try the heavies in this cartridge with RL-17. It's a 200 yard whitetail rifle for the woods.
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Re: RL17 in 260

Been using it in 6mm and 6.5 mm x 47s, pretty much interchangeable with H4350 loads (actually was able to go a bit higher with 17) Gave me about 100 fps faster velocities, so I would say it would work great in the 260 with the 140's...
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