Just ordered a savage predator max 1 in 260. I want to shoot the 123gr A-Max and wondered if anyone has a favorite load. Any powder, and any primer recommendation works for me because I haven't started buying components yet. I am also interested in your COL because I think I will have room in the magizine and the throat to seat the bullet out quite a bit. Thanks, T.S.
Joined: Aug 2002
If I didn't have any powder on hand I'd probably order some RL 17. But as I have many pounds of Ramshot Big Game and Hunter I use both in the 260 for that bullet weight. I've stocked up on quite a few hundred 123 gr. A-max's and will start making a load for them for my son's 260 in the next week or two when he is back from college. We have been using the 95 gr. V-max for woodchucks but the 123 gr. A-max at 3000+ fps seems to have possibilities. I'll let you know where I end up at.
Thanks, I actually tried that exact load except with Fed match primers and once fired brass. It shot well, but I found 44gr of H 4350 to be the ticket in my rifle. I don't know the speed, and need to buy a chrony. My friend recommended the same load you are using and it gives the same results in his rifle as it does yours. Thanks for the info, T.S.