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#5443435 - 07/21/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Bowman44]  
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I run mostly H4350 in my 260's. 45g with a 130 AB is hot but shoots great. 43.5 with 140's. I just tried 46g with 123 Amax's and they clocked over 3000 but aren't grouping the best. I need to play around with the 123 some more but since my gun likes the 140 Amax I should probably just stick with it. I've also had decent luck with H414 and Hunter in the 260.

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#5444085 - 07/21/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Burleyboy]  
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I went to the range yesterday to shoot a little and a guy had a chronograph. I asked him if he would shoot a round through to see what it was doing. This was only a 1 rd shot but it was 3040 fps. It is a 22 1/2" Rock bbl using 46.5 gr H4350 and 120gr NBT.

#5454357 - 07/25/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Burleyboy]  
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Did this load show any pressure signs. I am running 44gr H4350 and the 123 A-Max and haven't seen any yet, but this is the max listed by Hodgdon for a 125gr bullet. Just wondering if there is still wiggle room for a little more powder. I have not true maximum load because Hornady just recommends using the load data for the 129gr bullets. T.S.

#5454728 - 07/25/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: dmsbandit]  
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As I understand it, WXR is Rel-22 in a different can.


Not according to this.

Burn rates (faster to slower):
152. H4831 (Hodgdon)
153. MRP (Norma)
154. Reloder 22 (Alliant)
155. WW785 (Winchester)
156. H450 (Hodgdon)
157. Mag Pro (Accurate)
158. N165 (Vihtavuori)
159. WXR (Winchester)
160. 7828 (IMR)

#5460560 - 07/26/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: okiebowhunter]  
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Originally Posted by okiebowhunter
I'm hell-bent on jackin an elk with a 260 next opp I get.

Joseph


If a 10 year old can do it... grin



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#5469758 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: RickF]  
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Originally Posted by Hondo64d
Brad,

Looks like you're already doing fine with 4350, but be sure to give the 4831 a try too. I've had good results with both 129gr Hornadys and 130gr Accubonds when loaded to just over 2850 with H4831. I think the SC version would likely be better still. Less crunch when seating the bullets....

John


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My rifle however definitely prefers 4831. Only proves that the rifle knows better than us what it likes!


Well, once again proved this to be true!

My rifle's 1-9" twist seems to prefer 120-ish bullets. H4350 gives good speed and average accuracy (3/4" - 1.25"). Decided to experiment with H4831sc and the 120 bullets. Everything shrunk immediately.

Shot these two in a row:

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Going to try H4831sc with 130 and 140 grainers as well.


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If Montana had an army the 270 Win would be standard issue.
The 308 Win; it kicks a little and kills a lot.
#5469770 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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Oh my!


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#5469793 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Shag]  
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Originally Posted by Shag
Oh my!


laugh

Not bad for a rifle that sits right at 6lbs at the bench!


Cartridges are more alike than different.
If Montana had an army the 270 Win would be standard issue.
The 308 Win; it kicks a little and kills a lot.
#5469825 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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6.5s seem to really like slower powders. Might try Ramshot magnum as well, haven't tried it in the .260 but my swedes have shown a lot of promise with it. It's really dense and might fit better then 4831 in the .260

#5469843 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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Brad,

Not much you couldn't so with that 125 NP load...

Good shooting...


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Bravo

#5469871 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: GregW]  
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Nice that both bullets go into the same POI as well...

Will definitely try 130's and 140's with the 4831...


Cartridges are more alike than different.
If Montana had an army the 270 Win would be standard issue.
The 308 Win; it kicks a little and kills a lot.
#5469889 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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Aside, mis-print on the 120 NBT group... charge is 49.5 gr's not 49.0 gr's.


Cartridges are more alike than different.
If Montana had an army the 270 Win would be standard issue.
The 308 Win; it kicks a little and kills a lot.
#5469936 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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My go to load for the 260 Remington is 43 gr. H-414. The groups below were shot off the bench at Pearland Shooters club, 100 yds. Sako Varmint, 260 Rem, 130 gr. Accubond, 43 gr. H414, different OAL's, 3 x 9 variable power scope at 9X. Groups were fired in order from shortest oal to longest oal. Barrel was fouled with three shots after cleaning and before the 5 groups pictured were fired. Rifle was allowed to cool for fifteen minutes or so between each group.
Best
GWB

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I'm using the 2.900 oal loading. for my go to hunting load.

PS: Don't tell those critters I only used three shot groups for load development! (ha)

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#5470345 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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Glad that worked out well for you Brad. I'm bettin' that 4831 will do well for you with the 130s and 140s too. My 2nd .260 should be done shortly. First thing I'm going to try is the 130 and 140 VLDs in front of 4831...

John


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#5471009 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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Nice group for those 125 NP's. 2,950 is ideal.

760 will do that.

#5471554 - 07/30/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: SU35]  
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Originally Posted by SU35
Nice group for those 125 NP's. 2,950 is ideal.

760 will do that.


H4350 already got it to 2,950 but accuracy wasn't there and I have a real distaste for 760/414. Another 50 fps really doesn't matter to me regardless.

There always seems to be something about a case full of H4831 that makes bullets just want to shoot. As Sammer Olson says, "magic powder." laugh

Thanks again for the bullets SU!



Cartridges are more alike than different.
If Montana had an army the 270 Win would be standard issue.
The 308 Win; it kicks a little and kills a lot.
#5472434 - 07/30/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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To bad you never gave it a chance with high BC bullets.

#5477418 - 07/31/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: SU35]  
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I really need to try H4831...


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#5478485 - 08/01/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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Brad - your load for the 120NBT is the same as one of mine. I am waffling between 49 grain -IMR4831sc or 40grain H4350. I know they are on different ends of the speed scale. Mine definitely liked the 4831 for the 140's better.


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#5485935 - 08/03/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: kenjs1]  
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A friend of mine swears by a case full of H4831sc. My 260 didn't like it as well as his and preferred H4350. But his groups with his rifle tell me that H4831sc may be the magic powder for the 260. T.S.

#5510375 - 08/11/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Bowman44]  
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Brad,

Ever get around to trying H4831sc in your 130's or 140's?


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