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#5469770 - 07/29/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Brad]  
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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!


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#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...

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#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...


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#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.


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#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.
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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...

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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!



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#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.

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Brad,

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


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#5511576 - 08/11/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: GregW]  
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#5513549 - 08/11/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: blargon]  
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Originally Posted by blargon
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4064 will do that, and give an MV of 3350 fps or more depending on barrel length...


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#5514075 - 08/12/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Seafire]  
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Seafire,
How do you dispense your powder?
Do you weigh each charge?
Reason I ask is that I find 4064 to be a pain in the ass to run thru my powder measure (BR-3)...
I wouldn't even bother using it but I reload a .280 for a friend of mine who has a bunch of 4064...

Maybe you know the secret, eh?

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#5516180 - 08/12/11 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Nrut]  
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naw, Seafire doesn't know any secret....

he's old fashion and patient...

I load all of mine by using a Lee Dipper, an old 505 Scale, and a powder trickler...

me and a powder measurer never hit it off real well, just for the reasons you don't like running 4064 thru it..

the only guys that are any lower tech than I, are the old guys that poor a pile of powder on the table... scoop their case in it till full and then swipe off the excess with a business card, before seating a bullet...

but I am not talking about the guys who do the same above...except the powder might be some 4895, 4831, 4198 and
W 748 all mixed in one container...

I'll tell ya what patience is...during load testing, testing 3031 snd 4064 in a 17 Fireball....that took patience!!


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#6113475 - 01/30/12 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Seafire]  
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BTTT - Anyone shooting the 100 grain Amax in their 260?

I have tried 4064 and N550 in of a Ruger MkII and having troubles getting my groups to shoot tight. The rifle shoots Hornady 120s over H414 just fine.

Any favorite recipes yet?


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#6113792 - 01/31/12 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: oldtrapper]  
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work up, but my Ruger's shoot ANY 100 grain bullet real tight behind a charge of 43.5 grains of IMR 4064...haven't tried the AMax, but the Ballistic Tips are something I shoot a lot of...

the only bullet that I have ever had problems with in a 6.5 bore was the Hornady 95 grain V Max... and I don't know how closely the construction of the V Max and the 100 grain A Max are to each other...

I don't even waste my money buying the 95 grain V Max.. over price and don't shoot worth crap...


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#6114086 - 01/31/12 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: Seafire]  
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Thanks Seafire. I am going to try it in a couple more guns but am afraid the Amax and the Vmax may be performance related in this situation.

Just wondered if anyone had a known history here.


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#6114326 - 01/31/12 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: oldtrapper]  
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The 85 Sierra Hp's which are good for gopher tossing shoot really well in my lil 6.5...can't wait can't wait for snow goph season....grin

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#6114340 - 01/31/12 Re: 260 Rem Loads... [Re: oldtrapper]  
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Originally Posted by oldtrapper
Thanks Seafire. I am going to try it in a couple more guns but am afraid the Amax and the Vmax may be performance related in this situation.

Just wondered if anyone had a known history here.

oldtrapper,
I haven't used the 100gr. A-Max but looking thru my .260 target binder see that I shot two groups using the 95gr V-Max and Rl-15 on a windy day out of a un-bedded original stocked Model 7 ..
Loads were:
41grs = .60"
42grs = 1.15"
CCI BR primers
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Those were the best loads out of this rifle before I had it re-stocked into a Wildcat stock..
Funny thing I have a bunch more 95gr. V-Maxs loaded to take to the range as soon as weather permits..



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