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    260 remington

    Has anyone got any load data for the 260 rem and any preference to barrel twist

    Any help would much appreciated

    thx mark.......

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    Twist is generally 1-8".

    I have a fair but of load data for my rifle. It likes fastish powders, Benchmark, Re17, varget. It did not like slow stuff, H4831 for eg.

    It really likes Nosler 120gr BT's - 2900fps with a 20" barrel, these have been very good for me. 100gr BT's were amazingly fast - 3,300fps with sub max loads. I was scared to use them on deer as they must be very fragile.

    I would start with 120gr BT's or similar and work up from 40gr - 44 gr of Re 17.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Mark, I have one as per my gallery. Current loads focus on N165 and Hornady 129gr SP for stalking and 140gr AMax for practice. I use the Hornady manual for reference or the Vihtavouri on-line stuff - http://www.lapua.com/en/products/rel.../relodata/5/55

    The chrono says the 140 AMax does 2582 fps and the 129gr SP does 2752 fps. The AMax are loaded on the lands and the SP are 10 thou off.

    I have used N560 in the past with the 129 gr SP and have used RL-19 with 129gr SSTs.

    Good luck. JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbeatle View Post
    Has anyone got any load data for the 260 rem and any preference to barrel twist

    Any help would much appreciated

    thx mark.......
    Do you have a reloading manual?? (The question I always ask!) ~Muir

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    thx brian very helpful

    mark.....

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    thx for your help
    mark.....

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    All off them mate ,just checking to see if anyone is doing anything different

    thx mark

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    I have tried a wide range of stuff in my 1:8 23" barrelled .260.

    My rifle seems to like being seated just off the lands and likes quite a lot of neck tension - which is something you'll need to consider here as the brass thicknesses vary a lot from brand to brand.

    Have tried n140, n160, rl19.
    N140 proved a bit quick and pressured out quite early.
    rl19 was just dirty and didn't return any decent results.
    N160 is ok with the 120gr but needs a lot of stoking to get the advertised velocities i.e. near full cases.

    I have just picked up some N550 to try with the 140gr bullets - the Sierra book reckons 2700fps is doable, which in my humble opinion is a respectable velocity.
    Should also poke the 120gr's along at a fair pace.

    P.S. I've found the viht data in the ed 9 to be very timid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbeatle View Post
    All off them mate ,just checking to see if anyone is doing anything different

    thx mark
    I see.~Muir

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    thx mate will keep what you have said in mind

    mark.....

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