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#5890632 - 08/22/15 12:42 PM Powder suggestions for .260 rem
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Registered: 02/09/13
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Loc: Palo Pinto county
Just purchased a tikka ctr .260 and have bought some bullets (123 grain Sierra matchking and Nosler 130 accubond ). I have Varget and IMR 4064 on hand as well as Rl-22 . What powder would be the best ? I am interested in other powders as well. I bought the rifle used and have some loads from the previous owner using 4064 and 4350 so I'll be looking to pick up some 4350. I have also heard rl-19 may be one to try . The loads I have from the previous owner were used at 5000+ feet elevation how will that change at my 880ft elevation?
Thanks

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#5890641 - 08/22/15 12:47 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Anything in the 4350 burn rate is ideal for the 260 Rem. Varget would be decent with the lighter bullets, also. 4064 would work, but you will not get the higher speeds, like with the slower powders.
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#5890718 - 08/22/15 02:03 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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4064 for 100 grain bullets. 4350 or R17 for 120's and up, though other powders will work fine also.

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#5891240 - 08/22/15 10:05 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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H-4350

5000' to 880' elevation, the rifle will still shoot just as consistenly, but there will be more bullet drop and more wind drift at the lower elevation.
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#5891290 - 08/22/15 10:47 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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Thanks for the info men. Looks like I'll be picking up some H-4350 and try some different weights and brands of bullets as well.

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#5891604 - 08/23/15 10:17 AM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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Imr 4451 might be worth a shot. Lots of guys use h4831sc for the 140's too.

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#5892067 - 08/23/15 03:50 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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A coworker has that exact rifle and was shooting the 130 accubonds. He got it down in the .4 range before switching to scenars. I probably spelled that wrong. I just ask him for his load data for that bullet. I'll post it when he gets back to me with the info.


Edited by wp75169 (08/23/15 03:51 PM)

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#5892080 - 08/23/15 03:58 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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NOTE!!! work up your loads from a minimum.

His best load with the 130 accubonds was 45.6 of H4350. He also said it was a hot load.

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#5892093 - 08/23/15 04:11 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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More info


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#5893269 - 08/24/15 12:13 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
wp75169 Offline
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585 yards with the scenar load.


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#5893979 - 08/24/15 06:18 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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H4350, H4831, AA2700 (so far the best accuracy), RL 17.
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#5894067 - 08/24/15 07:07 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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I vote for H4350 as well.

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#5894695 - 08/25/15 06:18 AM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
Rockfish Dave Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Loc: Texas
139-142gr bullets:

There are three powders that people use with the 139-142gr bullets:

H4831SC (start 44)
H4350 (start 40)
Reloder 17 (start 40)

The max loads are usually within 2.0-2.5gr of those starting loads.

If you see any high pressure signs at those starting loads, back off immediately and figure out what's going on.

With the two Hodgdon powders, you should be able to get 2800-2850 fps in a 24-28" barrel.

With Reloder 17, 2900-2950 should be easily achievable.

In the .260 I've had better luck with BR2 primers than210M's, but there is not a consensus on this. There are a variety of brass choices and it doesn't matter too much, other than people have noticed the Remington brass is softer and more inconsistent than Lapua, Winchester, Nosler, etc.

140 Nosler Bullet
H4350 - 43.8gr
primer is CCI-BR2
The velocity was 2880 with absolutely no pressure signs.

144 Lapua Bullet HPBT
H4350 - 42.7
primer is CCI-BR2
The velocity with the Lapua was 2750 fps


142 SMK Bullet
H4350 43.5
primer is CCI-BR2


Length to ogive is 2.30 inches.
10-15 thou jump to the lands.
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#5895127 - 08/25/15 10:56 AM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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Check out the Reliant Powder website, and look at the RL19 & RL 22 loads, the full list of RL poweders tool bar is on the laft side fo the page. Select a bullet 1st from the Caliber chosen then, open the powder list....oe was that the Hodgdon List??? I spent too long last nite on both of them. The default powder setting in Reliant is AR???....which drives me nutz...

The Hodgdon website has lots of good info too...ans I saw enough good looking H4350 loads in my 3 calibers to warrant trying some out in all 3 - 260, 270 & 300WSM....and make buying multiple powders for each caliber and bullet weight a thing of the past.
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#5897985 - 08/26/15 08:18 PM Re: Powder suggestions for .260 rem [Re: Cattleman]
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Registered: 08/14/15
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Loc: Johnson County
Reloader 17 and 19,H4350,H414,Hybrid 100V are the main powders I use with my 260 Remington and 6.5 Creedmoor

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