RL16 123 ELDM 260 Master Race!1lol

TAZMAN

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So I decided to push my 260 a little and test a few things. I used some Lapua brass and started at 42.5 grains of RL16 and I am now at 45.5 grains with a 22 inch hart barrel. I used CCI 200 primers because they are a little thinner cup and show the primer flow a little earlier that 210M from my experience. I use a lab radar but it will not pick up the suppressor. I ordered a air gun mic for it (not here yet) and I was to lazy to get the OEHLER out to verify velocity but it appears the 123ELDM is running 3100FPS + based off the drops as compared too my 142 SMK load for PRS. I was just bored and wanted to try some thing new since I have 800 of these. Looks like this is a great load for 1000 yards from what little testing I have done.

Anyone play with these?
 

xsn10s

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So I decided to push my 260 a little and test a few things. I used some Lapua brass and started at 42.5 grains of RL16 and I am now at 45.5 grains with a 22 inch hart barrel. I used CCI 200 primers because they are a little thinner cup and show the primer flow a little earlier that 210M from my experience. I use a lab radar but it will not pick up the suppressor. I ordered a air gun mic for it (not here yet) and I was to lazy to get the OEHLER out to verify velocity but it appears the 123ELDM is running 3100FPS + based off the drops as compared too my 142 SMK load for PRS. I was just bored and wanted to try some thing new since I have 800 of these. Looks like this is a great load for 1000 yards from what little testing I have done.

Anyone play with these?
It would probably make a nice varmint round too.
 

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They're not just for coyotes. This doe was about 60 yards away. Complete pass through. 6.5x47 at 2975ish.
 

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TAZMAN

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I ended up getting the mic for the lab radar. I have the 123eldm going 3087fps average with a 22 inch barrel and a SDN6 suppressor. I wanted 3100fps but I am happy where they are. I still love the 142smk in this rifle but the 123eldm is flat shooting.
 

xsn10s

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This has the makins of my fire forming varmint loads for my 260 AI. :) I'll have to get it approved by my tinfoil hat wearing cat.
 
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