SUPERFORMANCE POWDER is SUPER in 260 REM.

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  1. Sargesniper

    Sargesniper Well-Known Member

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    I loaded this powder with the 120 gr. A-MAX and got one ragged hole at 100 yds. I have only loaded this one bullet with three different charges but the last one resulted in a fantastic group. No pressure signs at all. I did not go any higher as i was very pleased with the highest of the three. I'm sure i could go higher as this was not the top load for the Creedmore. I used the Creedmore as a reference because they are nearly the same ballistic wise. Did not run the velocities as the chrono was left behind this trip. A lot of people have mixed opinions on this powder. I had to see for myself. I will forge ahead on my own with more bullet weights in the future. It may not be what Hornady loads, but they should in my opinion. When i do chronograph this load i feel sure it is going to be very fast. Just what we all look for in a load.
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting your experience. I have personally had mixed experience with this powder:

    I originally bought it for my 22-250. Shot terrible. Worst powder for accuracy in that rifle I have ever found. It was rotten.

    I was pretty convinced I got sold a load on some "rocket sience" marketing drivel. In looking at the container, they listed 300WSM data, so . . .

    I loaded up a box with 168 gr ttsx as the pill. Best powder I've ever shot for accuracy in that rifle.

    So - the old adage holds - don't knock it til you try it!

    Good shooting, Happy Easter!
     
  3. Sargesniper

    Sargesniper Well-Known Member

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    Yes, i encountered many who knocked it. I only wish i had tried it before the buy out started. i am unable to locate bullets and powder locally now. When i do,i will continue with the heavier bullets. I'm glad you got good results with the 300 and was sorry to hear about the 22-250 as i also have one. May have to re-think the 250. Anyway thats where it stands for now. I would like to hear from others and their experience with the SUPER POWDER! Good Luck and Happy Easter to you also. ..... SEMPER FI!
     
  4. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen load data for the powder in the 260. I have a can, where did you get the info?
     
  5. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    I have had some good experience with it. I only load for one other person and that being my son in law who has a 300 wsm. The first year i loaded for him i didnt have aclue since im not a 30 fan so i thought i would get him a box of 150 nosler bt. and make it work for our white tail. I got the gun shooting pretty darn good for a browning factory a-bolt. The vel. was kind of slow of what i thought it should be but it was getting 3/4 moa. The next year the superperformance came out and i was reading the data on label of what a wsm should get. I tried it out and raised the vel. 100 fps from the h-414 but still didn thit there advertisement mark but all in all pretty darn good powder. I later tried it in one of my 6mm x 284's noticed it wa a little slower burning rate than imr 4350 but raised the vel. in it. I didnt switch due to i have a lupy with varminet hunter reticle and with my 4350 load the vel. works near to perfect for reticle.
    Mike
     
  6. Sargesniper

    Sargesniper Well-Known Member

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    You will likely never find any load data for it as Hornady apparently chose not to. I referenced the load from the Creedmore. I started in the middle of the road and worked up from there. I used the HDY. 120 gr. A-Max and found a great accuracy node with it. If you choose to do the same, go slow and let it work for you as it did for me. I loaded (3) 5 round Test loads and the top load was the best with no pressure signs at all. I did not have my chronograph with me so i can only guess at the speed . I would think 2900+ Good luck if you try it. ..... SEMPER FI!
     
  7. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    Good call. The Creedmore has less velocity than the 260 but Hornady lists it "after" the 260 to give the impression that its better. I'll check it out. Thanks!
     
  8. Sargesniper

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    The only thing i can see that the Creedmore has on the .260 is a slightly longer neck to facilitate powder space. Other than that the .260 is hands down better in my opinion. Now, i guessed wrong on the velocity of the 120 gr. A-Max bullet. I was way off. Instead of the 2900+ i guessed,the chronograph proved me to be way off. I should have said 3100+ as this is what the speedometer was reading today. This is truely a SUPER Powder! One ragged hole that measures .250 and 3100+ FPS. is very good in my rifle. Bullet was seated .012 off. Win. 243 necked up,210/M Primer.
     
  9. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Wow!! I may try that with 123 Lapua's in my 260.
     
  10. Sargesniper

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    OK Capt. what i did was reference off the Creedmore and started in the middle of the data. when i reached 47.0 gr. that was the SUPER load for me. I saw no signs of pressure and the temp was warm as it is often in Louisiana. I have no idea as to what it will do in a much colder temp. I am a fair weather kind of guy and do not like the cold weather since i quit hunting a few years ago. I would venture a guess and say it will be just as good or better. I have not shot it at any other distance as i am limited to 100 yds. at the LDWF range that i shoot at and that is around 100+miles round trip. So you can see i don't get to shoot very often. I also think this powder will give remarkable velocity with the heavier bullets. I plan on trying them when i can. I hope you will discover that this powder is indeed SUPER as i did. Good Luck and good shooting. ..... SEMPER FI!
     
  11. BrentM

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    Good info. I have a new can of Super I want to try this weekend. I got it originally for trial in my 204 but I want to give it a go in my 6.5- 284 for an optional powder. I need to try h 1000 too. Looking forward to actually finding the accuracy node of my 284 and see if I can get under .5MOA with it and higher speeds.
     
  12. Sargesniper

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    Hi Brent, it's been a while since i chatted with you. Do not know how well it will work in the 6.5x284 but it does work very well in my .260 with the 120 A-Max. I had to try it after so many were not for it. I would not go asking on this or any forum if you don't want a lot of advise on what you should use. You will see an awful lot of people pushing H-4350 or H-4831 for all bullets. You don't need to be told that they work fine as you already know. Just do as i did and find a cartridge to reference off of. Then tell about it in all the forums. Good luck with the Super Powder. I hope you get the results i did but don't be too disappointed if you find it does not fit the 6.5x284. How is your barrel holding up? How many rounds through it so far? Good Luck man was nice to hear from you again. ..... SEMPER FI!
     
  13. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Powder valley has some 8 lb jugs if superformance incase you are looking for some.
     
  14. Sargesniper

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    Thanks, i'll give them a call tomorrow as it is too late for today. ..... SEMPER FI!