Has anyone tried N150 in the .260 Remington with 120 grain bullets ?
I understand (from PMs) that two of our members have had success with Alliant Reloder 17, which has a similar burn rate to N150 albeit slightly faster.
I fully appreciate that burn rate charts must not be used for load development.
The Viht website lists a load for N150 with the Lapua Scenar bullet in 120 grains but not with the Speer soft point 120 grains.
They state that they used an eighteen and three quarter inch test barrel for some loads but others marked with an * used a longer barrel.
The shorter test-barrel load figures seem rather high velocity for what I have been getting in a 20 inch barrel with Sierra 120 grain Prohunters and 44.5 grains of N160, which average at 2,721 fps. Speer's max is 45 grains of N160.
Whilst the 2,721 fps with a 120 grain bullet and a 1.25 inch group is plenty good enough for my stalking needs, I like to have a good trial of various components before settling on a load and sticking with it.