26 Nosler load

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  1. shootlapua338

    shootlapua338 Member

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    I purchased a custom built 26 Nosler rifle and would like suggestions for a load?
    I've heard the Nosler 129/130 grain with Retumbo powder is beig used?
    Appreciate any inpu, Thx
     
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Ramshot Magnum seems to perform well in mine. Last 4 shot group went .240 with an average of 3357 fps. Still early in the load development process.

    Chris
     
  3. shootlapua338

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    What are you using for bullet?
     
  4. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    130 gr Swift Scirocco, right at Noslers listed max for the 129 AB, 82 grs of Magnum, Fed 215 primer.

    Chris
     
  5. shootlapua338

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    Chris, Thx
    I'll send you the results of my load, going to the range Friday am

    Mark
     
  6. winmagman

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    Sounds good Mark. It will be good to have other options since I can't seem to find Ramshot powders anywhere and I've only got 1 pound of it.

    Chris
     
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    Chris, my rifle was built by Justin Sipp. He is very talented and a real gentleman to work with on everything. The load that was developed for the 26 Nosler rifles he builds is:
    130 grain Nosler Accubond
    80 grains Retumbo
    Nosler brass
    Fed 215 primer OAL 3.300"
    3650 FPS

    I'll let you know on Friday, I'm going to compare it to some Nosler Factory Ammo

    Mark
     
  8. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    3650 is smoking!! What are you running for barrel length?

    Chris
     
  9. shootlapua338

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    28" plus muzzle brake
    1 in 12 twist
    Fluted barrel. Six flutes
     
  10. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

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    I heard slowing the twist will help with pressure to gain velocity, 12 twist interesting.
    3650 with a 130 is bad azz

    I have a 9 twist 27" 264wm and I am running 120ttsx at 3400 so man that is cool.
     
  11. shootlapua338

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    Which ramshot are you using?
     
  12. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Magnum.

    Chris