savage lightweight hunter 260 rem

chokestick

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I've got a factory savage lightweight hunter in 260 rem. Was wondering if anyone has a good bughole load combo for it?
 

scottishkat

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What weight bullet?

For 120gr and 130 I like W760/H414, H100V and H4350.

For 140 or 142gr H4831SC is excellent it works well with 120's as well and is the first powder I would try with anything 260, 6.5x284 or 6.5-06.

Good luck and shoot straight

Bob
 

justinp61

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I'm working on some loads for my Mdl 16 in 260, have some 123gr SSTs loaded but haven't had a chance to shoot them yet.
 

tucker4682

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Mine is a Trophy Hunter XP with a 22 inch barrel. It really shoots great with 123 grain SST's, 42.5 grains of IMR 4350, Federal Gold Medal Match primers, and Remington brass.
 

johnnyk

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I ran a max charge of H4350/CCI BR2's with the 120gn Ballistic Tips. This load in a Mountain Rifle was hell on NC whitetails. JohnnyK.
 

RT2506

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When my buddy and I worked with one of the first Remington 700s that came out in 260 which had a 24" barrel we made cases our of Rem. 243 and used H4350 with both 120 and 140 Sierra SP bullets. It was not picky about the powder charge and accuracy so we just loaded it until pressure signs started showing up and then backed off a little. There was no load data out yet for the 260 Rem so we just used a starting load from the 6.5x55 Swede and worked up. Using both bullets while doing crop damage control in east NC we took 50 deer from on top of us to a little over 500 yards and only had one move out of it's tracks and it only took three jumps. That one was heart shot with a 140 gr at around 200 yards. My buddy does not keep a rifle long. Another of his friends offered him a BUNCH of money for it so he sold it.
 

Waynzee

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A buddy of mine has a Ruger m77 in a 260 and he loads 120 gr. Sierra pro hunter bullets on top of 38 grs. IMR 4064, his targets at 100 yards are bullets holes touching and one hole on a good day.
 

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