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Offline seanhagerty

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260 Rem loads, lets see them!
« on: 05:57 AM, 10/14/11 »
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  • Post your load data here.  List all components and chrono data, if available.


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    « Reply #1 on: 02:25 PM, 10/14/11 »
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  • 123 Lapuas with 43.5grs of H4350 Lapua 308 brass and Federal primer. 2975fps out of my rifle.

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    « Reply #2 on: 05:59 PM, 10/14/11 »
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  • Berger 130 gr. hunting, 42.5 rl 17, 2950 fps Encore pro hunter 28" mgm barrel.

    jde650  :) :)


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    « Reply #3 on: 06:19 PM, 10/14/11 »
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  • I'm still doing load development, but my ladder testing shows Berger 140 VLD's over 42 grains of H4350 as a promising load. (used CCI LR primers and RP Brass). Loaded to 2.950" (which I found are the lands in my barrel.)  This is in my 26" savage Factory Barrel.

    I will play with this a bit to see what comes of it.

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    « Reply #4 on: 02:49 PM, 10/15/11 »
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  • Actually my rifle is a 6.5-.308 and I have had it for about 16 years and it has about 3000 rounds through it. The rifle is a Ruger MKII, SA and has a Lilja 1-9 twist, #5 barrel, 24 inches.

    I started with the 120 Sierra MK, then 120 Nosler BT, then the 120 Hornady AMax. Now I am working on the Hornady 123 gr AMax.

    I now use 46.5 to 47 grs Ramshot Hunter depending on seasonal temperatures and frequency of firing. I use WLR primers primarily because I bought 10,000 of them some time back. Velocities range from 2900 to 2975 fps depending.

    I assemble my loads using once fired .308 Win brass. I full length resize them using a 7mm-08 die without the expander plug/decapper then if not fired as 6.5 I neck them down with a .260 full length die. I then run them through Lee .260 Rem collet dies. I turn the necks down to .290 inches when using the collet dies. I seat my bullets with a COL of 2.86 inches (Lee seater) which works with the SA MKII. The 120 AMax bullet seated at that depth almost contact the rifling on the long throated chamber and 46.5 to 47 gr.s of Hunter fits inside the case well with no compression.

    If I can get groups on a consistant basis that are under 1 inch that is good enough for me (3000 rounds). I can usually hit what I am aiming at in the field and would have full confidence in this rifle for killing any kind of game animal up to 300 pounds up to 400 yds. Sunday afternoon target shooting is fun but if I had to shoot paper targets for score I would get a new barrel and consider H4350.

    « Last Edit: 05:23 PM, 10/15/11 by P72 »

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    260 Rem loads, lets see them!
    « Reply #5 on: 03:59 AM, 10/16/11 »
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  • Win 7-08 brass resized to 260
    Neck turned to .0135
    CCI primers
    43.5 H4350
    140 Amax seated .015 off the lands
    2810fps with low single digit ES/SD


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    « Reply #6 on: 09:20 AM, 10/16/11 »
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  • This is the very first group I shot from my new Bryant Custom .260.  Average velocity on this load is 2839fps.  The seating depth shown is from base to ogive using a Sinclair "hex nut" bullet comparitor. 

    I'm going to have to change up this load though.  The necked up Lapua .243 brass definitely formed the doughnut on the very first firing. I can easily slide a bullet into a fired case until just short of the neck/shoulder junction, where the bullet comes to a definite stop. For now, I will use my Remington .260 brass, but may try Lapua .260 brass. Hesitant to do so because so many have said they have to turn the necks with the new Lapua .260 brass. That is something I wish to avoid.  I any case, this is a good shooting load.

    John

    « Last Edit: 06:13 PM, 08/12/13 by Hondo64d »

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    « Reply #7 on: 01:54 PM, 10/16/11 »
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  • Hornady 129 gr SP, 46.6gr N165, 12 thou off the lands, 2750 fps - current stalking load.
    Hornady 129 gr SST, 45.2 gr RL-19, 20 thou off the lands, 2703 fps
    Hornady 140 Amax, 43.5 gr N165, on the lands, 2582 fps - have shot out to 1100 yds with this load.
    Sierra 142 SMK, 44.5 gr N165, on the lands, 2620 fps

    All with neck turned Remington brass and CCI 200 primers. The url shows my 260 in its current configuration.

    http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk/gallery/member-galleries/p2948-remington-700-sa-in-260-rem.html

    Regards JCS
    « Last Edit: 12:10 AM, 02/03/12 by jcampbellsmith »

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    « Reply #8 on: 02:21 PM, 10/16/11 »
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  • Good loads guys, great to see so many people enjoying the 260 Rem, it's an amazing cartridge. 

    You should all try the 130g Norma Diamond Line bullets.  I have found they have the best BC of any 130g 6.5 bullet (about .590) from my rifle ( yes I used two chronographs to measure BC :)

    Current load is 44.0g of Hybrid 100V for 2900 fps out of a 24" ABS carbon barrel, consistently under 1/4 MOA with a 0.17" best ever 100 yard group

    I have over 300 rounds of this load down the tube to date, shot 200+ at Precision Rifle class and felt on par (except recoil) with the 300 Win Mags in the class, at 900+ yards on steel targets you can tell the sound of a 300 Win Mag hit from a .308 Win easily, but my 260 rem sounded about the same as the 300 Win Mag. 

    Going to try Reloader 17 and Superformance in the next few weeks so more data to come!

    Good luck, and good shooting!

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    « Reply #9 on: 06:27 PM, 10/17/11 »
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  • If I had a .260 vs 6.5-.308 I would use necked down 7mm-08 brass, probably Winchester and trim/turn down accordingly. I would continue with 120-123 bullets but will research the 130 Norma bullets.

    In my 1-9 twist rifle any H4350 loads greater at or more than 43 gr are too hot (enlarged primer pockets & cratered primers) with 140 gr bullets. Using  41.5 gr with the 140 gr Sierra GK at velocities about 2650 I have shot down small steel targets @ 880 yds.

    140 gr velocities with my 6.5-06 are only about 150 fps faster than 6.5-.308 but with 100 gr bullets I can get over 200 fps more with the use of greater amounts (up to 11 gr.) of a slower burning powder such as Re19 or RS Hunter.

    The 6.5-06 eats up barrels faster than the 6.5-.308/.260. Go to the range = 6.5-.308, shoot a varmint or bigger = 6.5-06. Both 6.5 rounds leave a deep 3/8 deep crater in mild steel @ 200 yds with any 100 to 140 gr bullet.

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    260 Rem loads, lets see them!
    « Reply #10 on: 10:22 PM, 10/17/11 »
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  • The 142 smks fly nice out of my 260 with 42.5 grains of h4350.I shot sub min of angle at 200 easily.
    Jon  Lennon and Norman who is a german shorthair,my buddy!

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    « Reply #11 on: 11:59 AM, 10/18/11 »
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  • 123gr Hornady A-Max
    48.0gr H4831SC (compressed)
    WLR primer
    RP or Nosler brass
    2.85" COAL (approx. 0.010" off lands)

    3000fps from my 26" 8 twist Criterion barrel on a Savage 10FP action.

    Same recipe except substitute 39.3gr Varget gets 2930fps; 44.0gr RL-17 gets about 3030fps.  Accuracy for all loads has not yet been fine-tuned, but is consistently 0.5-0.7 MOA (about all I'm good for behind the trigger).

    From a 22" 9 twist Remmy 700:

    120gr Nosler BT
    41.5gr H380
    RP brass
    WLR
    2.79" OAL

    Very mild whitetail load @ 2675fps, but shoots 3-shot cloverleafs @ 100yd and is quite effective on deer.
    « Last Edit: 12:03 PM, 10/18/11 by BoilerUP »

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    « Reply #12 on: 09:41 AM, 10/21/11 »
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  • Like to know if anyone is loading differently for their gas gun loads?
    Thanks
    T

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    « Reply #13 on: 10:51 AM, 10/21/11 »
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  • 42 grains H4350, OAL 2.850" CCI LR BR
    Berger VLD 140 GR. 2700 FPS

    I just shot a 0.75" group at 200 yds with this

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    « Reply #14 on: 05:51 PM, 10/22/11 »
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  • i shoot 130 bergers in lapua 260 brass, br2 primers , coal measured using a hornady comparator at 2.390". 44.5 grn rl 17.
    chrono'd this load at 3050 fps. and my best group to date was 5 shot 3/4 inch at 300 yards.
    28 inch krieger barrel btw


     

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