260 Remington loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by derrelw, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. derrelw

    derrelw Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I'm looking to speed up my quest for a very accurate load for 260.

    I have a Savage 11FCNS w/ a Douglas XX 22" barrel 1:9 twist. I've been loading 43 grains of H-4350 in Lapua brass and 120 SMK's with 2.850 OAL. I'm getting 1 moa at 100 and 200 yds.

    I think this rifle is able to do better.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    Try a 120 Bal-Tip and start with 38.0 gr of Re-15 and work up. The B-Tip is a very accurate bullet in my experience.
     

  3. Fire306

    Fire306 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Sako that performs very well with Varget powder and berger 130gr VLD's. If you're looking for a varmint load 95gr vmax over Varget works well in mine too. 3200 fps.
     
  4. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    In 260, I get the smallest groups with:

    100 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip moly coated # 26100 bullet moly coated ,
    45.8 gr canister IMR4895, 2.930" over all length, almost no insertion of
    the bullet into the neck, due to the short bullet and long throat.