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SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:13 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

Seeing this thread has sold me on rebarreling to a 260. I've always been alittle skeptical about the entire superformance line up after i had terrible results in my 308 with supereformance match ammo. 2-3 inch groups and only a 50 fps increase over my handloads. which were grouping .4 moa. But this is very promising information.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:49 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

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Seeing this thread has sold me on rebarreling to a 260. I've always been alittle skeptical about the entire superformance line up after i had terrible results in my 308 with supereformance match ammo. 2-3 inch groups and only a 50 fps increase over my handloads. which were grouping .4 moa. But this is very promising information.
You could do worse than a .260 in my opinion. I too have a .308 that shoots 1/4" 5 shot at 100 yds but i have not tried Super Powder in it. You don't fix what isn't broke. I tried the 6.5x284 but was really disappointed in the barrel life(780 rounds). The .308 family seem to shoot longer than the "Hot Rods." When you get your .260 i will give you everything i have on it if you PM me. I rebarreled to the .260 after the 6.5x284 went south on me. I have to admit that it did shoot really well. If they would last as long as the .308 does i would have another one as i really loved it. Now, the Super Powder you buy is not what Hornady loads as it's Match ammo. I believe the powder i used in my.260 is an exceptional powder so much so that i ordered an 8 lb. jug of it today. Hope to get same results with this new batch as i know it will be from a different lot. One other thing i did not mention is pressure signs. There were none with my final load. I feel as though i could go higher but the accuracy was scary and the velocity was very good. I plan on moving up in bullet weight as soon as i can get them. You know how it is right now. Well good luck with your .260 in the future. SEMPER FI!
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:11 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

Ill keep you in mind devil. It'll be after Deer season that I start that project. The 308's got one more good season in her. Semper Fi
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:48 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

I am tinkering right now with load info and will start with 33 gr in the 204 and probably 45 in the 6.5. I will be reloading in the field and going up to find the pressure then backing down and shoot for drop and accuracy. Hope the weather is good so I can make it happen. My 204 shoots .15 groups at 100 and .75 at 300 consistently with factory Hornady vmax 40's. Crazy lil rifle. I hope to find a nice load for it. Bonus is finding a nice load for the 6.5 too.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:26 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

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Ill keep you in mind devil. It'll be after Deer season that I start that project. The 308's got one more good season in her. Semper Fi
I'll be here if the creek don't rise. ..... SEMPER FI!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:35 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

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I am tinkering right now with load info and will start with 33 gr in the 204 and probably 45 in the 6.5. I will be reloading in the field and going up to find the pressure then backing down and shoot for drop and accuracy. Hope the weather is good so I can make it happen. My 204 shoots .15 groups at 100 and .75 at 300 consistently with factory Hornady vmax 40's. Crazy lil rifle. I hope to find a nice load for it. Bonus is finding a nice load for the 6.5 too.
What powder are you refering to in the 6.5? If it is Super Powder you will be way low for the 120 gr. bullet. What bullet are you thinking of? Never fired the .204 number but have heard some good things about it. Already have enough rifles for now. Can't think about buying another. Happy shooting man. Talk to you later. ..... SEMPER FI!
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:57 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

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