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SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:35 AM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

Thanks for posting this info Sargesniper. I just happen to have 1 lb of Superformance Powder and 2 boxes of 123 A-Max bullets. If this works I may use this for an upcoming F-Class match. These days of empty shelves has me looking more and more into the back of the powder cabinet.
By the way, I wrote Hornady an e-mail and requested load data for the Superformance/A-max combo. It'll be interesting to see what they say.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:39 AM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

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Thanks for posting this info Sargesniper. I just happen to have 1 lb of Superformance Powder and 2 boxes of 123 A-Max bullets. If this works I may use this for an upcoming F-Class match. These days of empty shelves has me looking more and more into the back of the powder cabinet.
By the way, I wrote Hornady an e-mail and requested load data for the Superformance/A-max combo. It'll be interesting to see what they say.
Hi Yaddio,Post what Hdy. says. I am interested to hear what they offer also. On the same note, Powder Valley has 8 lb canisters for $138.50. The only problem is a 30 day wait for shipping. They have a huge backlog apparently. I ordered 500 of the 123 A-Max bullets as well. I hope the 123's shoot as well as the 120's do. Have you tried both? I think the 129 SST's would really fly with this powder also. Just waiting to get my hands on some. Hornady load data says to use 123 data for the 129's in the .260. Will try them with Super Powder when i get the chance. Going to do the reference thing with the 129's also. Good luck with the upcoming match . Post results if you will. ..... SEMPER FI!
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:04 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

Well, never got a chance to finish the load work up. I was being pretty cautious and started at 45 grains. At 50 I still didn't see any signs of pressure. I was dodging rain storms and working up a load for my 204 as well. Superformance worked in my 204 just fine. It liked everything I threw at it though. Next time out I will shoot at 200 with the different powders I used and see how it does.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:35 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

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Well, never got a chance to finish the load work up. I was being pretty cautious and started at 45 grains. At 50 I still didn't see any signs of pressure. I was dodging rain storms and working up a load for my 204 as well. Superformance worked in my 204 just fine. It liked everything I threw at it though. Next time out I will shoot at 200 with the different powders I used and see how it does.
So how good/bad in the 6.5x284? I would think about 51-53 gr. will be right. I am hoping it turns out well for you. Powder Valley may still have it in 8 lb. canisters if you hurry. Thanks for getting back to us with your post. Shoot good and keep me up to date. SEMPER FI!
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:46 AM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

All of the rounds I shot out of it were 200 yards. Most started impacting near the same elevation as my current load of retumbo. From there the rounds walked up the target in elevation. I did not bother shooting a string of any weight since I was looking for a pressure node only. IF the powder is temp stable I think it has potential for sure. However, if it is not stable it will be a rock shooter for doping wind. I like having options for sure.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

midsouth shooters supply has 18, 1lb jugs of superformance powder in, they are about a week behind on deliveries.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:13 PM
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Re: SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

Please run it across the Chronograph and let us know
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