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#6513048 - 10/26/16 02:37 PM What is your favorite ammo for your .260
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Registered: 10/20/14
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Loc: West tx
I am building up a .260 for my son and it has been quite a while since i have do any loading so i was wondering if some here had any good luck with a certain load and bullet , thanks .


Edited by kmon1 (10/26/16 02:44 PM)
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#6513104 - 10/26/16 02:52 PM Re: What is your favorite ammo for your .260 [Re: Threelranch]
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140 gr bullet, 43.5 gr H-4350, in the past.

I'd load a 143 gr Hornady ELD-X if I were starting with a new .260
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#6513126 - 10/26/16 03:00 PM Re: What is your favorite ammo for your .260 [Re: Threelranch]
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Thanks that gives me a staring point , he will be hunting with it also and it is a 1-8 rate so I was thinking 130-140

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#6513538 - 10/26/16 06:39 PM Re: What is your favorite ammo for your .260 [Re: Threelranch]
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I shoot a 260 and use 100 gr Nosler BT's for varmints, and the 120's for deer. If I was looking for a new bullet, it would be the 130 gr Accubond. But If the kids don't like recoil, load up the 100 grainers. The last buck I shot with the 100 gr Nosler BT, I put it right through the lungs. Got the pink mist and a blood trail I could see from the blind. The blood trail only went 30 yards max, with the only bad news being that he died smack dab in the middle of a frigid creek. Maybe the 120 or 140 gr bullets would have drooped him short of that darn creek.

The load on the 100 grainer is a 'warm' load of imr4064. Behind the 120 grainer I use R17.

I think of the 260 as a 270 lite.


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#6513644 - 10/26/16 07:47 PM Re: What is your favorite ammo for your .260 [Re: Threelranch]
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Originally Posted By: Threelranch
Thanks that gives me a staring point , he will be hunting with it also and it is a 1-8 rate so I was thinking 130-140


130's are good as well. About a grain more powder than what I listed for the 140 gr.
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