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Old 07-29-2013, 07:52 AM
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Re: Factory 260 or creedmoor

was just using that as a comparison I still don't think you will get 2900 out of 22" tube with 130
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:44 AM
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Re: Factory 260 or creedmoor

You could probably get pretty close with either however brass life will most likely suffer. Even if 2900 is acheived; how do you know it will be accurate at that speed?


Either cartridge is a great choice with factory Hornady Creedmoor fodder having a reputation for outstanding accuracy (the match ammo anyway).

Federal is a couple years overdue for the 260 FGMM that's been promised...



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Old 07-29-2013, 01:33 PM
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Re: Factory 260 or creedmoor

The hornady 129 interbond ammo claims 2950 but I think that was tested in a 28" tube. It should still get close to my goal if it would shoot decent and not blow primers. Reloading dies for the creed are never in stock, and brass for the 260 is hard to find, go figure.
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Re: Factory 260 or creedmoor

There may be a few more manufacturers of 260 brass than you think. It's not nearly as hard to find as others:

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Re: Factory 260 or creedmoor

I found some used sets around on different forums for the creed.
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Re: Factory 260 or creedmoor

Don't over look the 6.5x47 Lapua. Excellent brass, barrel life, great ballistics, extremely accurate, and it was built for the 130 gr bullets.
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Re: Factory 260 or creedmoor

I have the Predator model in the creedmoor and as others have stated the throat is not that long. I played with the berger 130s before settling on the 140 amax load that was too good to not use as a primary load. I am still playing with the 130s when I find time to get to the range. I am using H4350 in both loads, with the 43.5gr was getting an average of 2897 out of the 24" barrel with no signs of pressure. I have a couple more charges loaded for next range trip. I will say that the 129sst superformance factory load shot good at 100yds, under 3/4", with 5 shots reading 3049, 3055, 3054, 3055, 3057. I find that hard to believe myself, but that was the reading. The group opened up at 200 yds or I would have bought a lot more of it! I have read of people getting good speeds even out of the 20" lightweight hunter.
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