Finally!! The 260 Rem and the 140 SMK...

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Guest, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Finally found time to break in the 260 Rem from Chris at LSR.
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    I tried a few different powders and what not.. but she seems to like this...

    RL 15 ( 37.0 grs )
    wlr primer
    140 SMK seated .05 off...

    5 shots 100 yards
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    here's where it gets good.... I usually load 11 rounds one fowler and then I have 10 for 2 - 5 shot groups...
    well the fowler went in to the group above so I had 6 left....
    6 shots 250 yards....
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  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Dang it Ric the least you could do is start using a half dollar in your pictures. Your giving me an inferiority complex. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Very fine shooting.

    Chris
     

  3. reed mosser

    reed mosser Well-Known Member

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    Very impressive group. Is that a Broughton barrel?
     
  4. Guest

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    Yup, you betcha...
     
  5. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    ric,
    do you have any guns that,you know, don't shoot worth a s---? i might be out there to visit my buddy next year.could i come by and maybe touch one of these guns?
     
  6. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiousity, why the 140smk and not 142smk? Secondly, what kind of velocity is your combination getting you? I am using more powder than your load in my 22-250. <-- just me talking out loud to myself.
     
  7. Guest

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    Dave
    If you comeout this way and stop in to say hi...you can shoot any one ya want...! Or all if ya like..

    sewwhat,

    I am getting 2720 fps with this combo.. I am not a fan of RL powders but hell, how can I not be with this rifle... if I had some more time I'd play a bit more to try to get a Hogdon to work.. maybe in 2 weeks after the hunts..

    I used the 140 simply because it likes it.. it doesn't like the 142 as much...speed and high B.C's are nice but accuracy kills!
     
  8. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    I was just curious for my own personal enjoyment. I don't have a 6.5 yet and most comments applaud the 142 and not the 140smk. I know a little of good thing can go a long way and a little too much the wrong way.

    I'll go ahead and open a can of worms by saying I am playing with a ballistics calc, published bc (with a grain of salt), and different rounds folks on here and elsewhere are shooting to evaluate their results in comparison to my goals. I am looking to see what lies on my horizon as far the next caliber/cartridge I will dream about owning until I do.
     
  9. Guest

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    psssst.... ( in a whisper ) 7mmWSM...
     
  10. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    LOL! Why not the 260?
     
  11. Guest

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    You looking for a deer rifle??

    I have somthing in mind but I can't exactly go public yet.. we havn't completed the testing...

    LOL!! But if things progress like they are.. WOW!! Look out...!!!
     
  12. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    Whitetails are my primary target. I'll be waiting and watching!
     
  13. Guest

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    e-mail me...

    wyowhisper at a o l . com
     
  14. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Way to go Ric. A fine looking shooting iron and some great groups to boot.