260 info

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by fasteddie53, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. fasteddie53

    fasteddie53 Member

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    Just bought a 260 28 inch 1:8 twist on savage action want to shoot 140 gr bullets. Can.someone give Mr a ideal on powder or tips thanks
     
  2. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    We have great luck with 4831 SC and h4350 out of the 260 4350 will be faster, but we shoot for bug holes so which ever is the more accurate.
     

  3. Engineering101

    Engineering101 Well-Known Member

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    I've got the Savage LRP target rifle in 260 Rem and it loves H4350 with the 140 AMAX.
     
  4. trebark

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  5. hypersonic

    hypersonic Well-Known Member

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    Mine likes H-4831 the best but 4350 is also a good choice as are RL-22 and RL-19 also don't over look 7828 with a pipe that long. Superformance is next on my hit list for testing if my life ever slows down. Should squeeze a bit more speed than 4831 and if the other cartridges I have worked this powder into are any indication I should be able to get better accuracy too. I like the superformance even though there is no data for what I like to use it in it works really well. I start with 4831 starting loads and work up slowly. I can always find superformance but other powders are still hard to come by
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    What kind of velocities are you getting with H4831? I tried it in my 260 with a 28" barrel some time ago and although accuracy was outstanding, the velocity was waaay too low. H4350 took care of the velocity 'problem' and produced fantastic accuracy.
     
  7. hypersonic

    hypersonic Well-Known Member

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    My average is 2720 with 4831 would have liked more speed but the accuracy won the day after learning how tune the Berger's. My best buddy's wife has had this rifle on loan for 2 plus years now and she don't want to give it back! She has wacked a lot of coyotes with it out to 300 plus yards 3 or 4 deer at 200 or less and a couple of badgers. I think I am going to have to get myself a new one now cause I don't think she is going to let that rifle leave the farm.