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Old 09-03-2008, 07:40 AM
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Sorry for this repeat question, I asked this back months ago and even jotted down the suggestions I got, but I lost that little piece of paper. So does anyone have a good load they have worked up for the .260 Remington? My manuel suggests starting at 37.5gr of N160 and lists 41.5gr being the most accurate with a 140gr A-MAX. I already have some IMR-4350 powder, which loads with that don't seem much different than the N160 loads...thoughts? thanks.

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Old 09-05-2008, 02:57 PM
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I don't have any experience with the 260 but there's a poster here that goes by the name hermanwho has worked with the 260 quite a bit.Maybe he'll see this thread and chime in and give you some help. He has some very good loads worked up for the 260 and various bullet weights and some targets from those loads that are very impressive. Maybe you can do a member search and shoot him a pm. Mike
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:23 PM
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Its funny you posted for loads for the 260. I often thought about getting a rifle chambered for this because it looked so good on paper. I just never did cause I have a 270 and a 7-08.
But I recently read an article on it in Predator Magazine and the author describe the 260 as a 270 on steroids with the recoil of a 243. Make me rethink about buying one.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:53 PM
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I often thought about getting a rifle chambered for this because it looked so good on paper. I just never did cause I have a 270 and a 7-08.
No reason to stop now. Get them all. I have a 270, 7mm-08 and also the 260 Rem. I can’t comment on the 260 at this time being that I haven’t really had a chance to shoot it much but I’m looking forward to it...
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:42 PM
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Thanks mike for the kind words.
Kevin you didn't say what rifle you had so I will assume you have one with a 1:9 twist.I have a rem bdl with a 1:9 twist and it shoots the 140 gr bullets but not well.My best bullets for it is 85gr,100 gr and 120 gr.
I got a load from another fellow on the fourm for the 140 a-max and in the savage 260 I just built I have shot several one holers @ 300 yds with the 140 a-max in it.It has a 1:8 twist with a shelin 26in barrel.I haven't shot it much yet to see what it really likes but what I have shot in it shoots great.The load I got for the 140 a-max is H4831 @ 45 grs.I use a rem 9 1/2 primer with it.I am going to try it in my rem 260 when I get the chance to see how it does in it also.
If you want to try a 100 gr BT give IMR 4064 @43 grs a try and a 120 gr try 42 grs of IMR 4064 or R-19 @47.5 grs.Be sure to start lower and work up tho.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:15 PM
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Its funny you posted for loads for the 260. I often thought about getting a rifle chambered for this because it looked so good on paper. I just never did cause I have a 270 and a 7-08.
But I recently read an article on it in Predator Magazine and the author describe the 260 as a 270 on steroids with the recoil of a 243. Make me rethink about buying one.
Very talented writer, he was successful selling his article, but there ain't no way that a .260 is a .270 on steriods...It won't do a dang thing that your .270 or 7mm-08won't do...
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:12 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, bronco22000 you won't regret the .260 as it is a SWEET little round. It is hell on deer and groundhogs. Herman, thanks man for the input. I was in Sportmans Warehouse the other day and ended up buying the Sierra gameking in 140gr. I looked into the Hornady A-MAX but I tend to stray away from the ballistic tips simply because I also tend to crowd the front shoulder on deer; and from what I have seen the ballistic tips do alot more meat damage than the ole lead tip. Now as far as powders are concerned, I just own a bottle of R-19, R-22 and IMR-4350. I was planning on putting the IMR4350 under that Sierra, my lyman manuel suggests N160, however the IMR4350 seems to do about the same....any thoughts on that. thanks again.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:08 AM
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I checked in the sierra book and it calls for N150 @37.9 for the accuracy load but it goes to 39.9 for max load.For hunting it has N540 @ 39.2.
It doesn'tlist the N160.
R-19 it gives max as 44.5 and IMR 4350 max as 40.8
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140 gr bullets also
R-19 43.4 to 45.5C

R22 44.0 to 46.0

IMR 4350 41 to 43.0C
Speer also lists the N160--39.5 to 41.5.
I would give the r-19 a try first in my 8 twist it shoots great with a 142 gr sierra @44grs.
If you cannot get the 140's to work as well as you like give the hornady 100 gr or the sierra 120 bthp a try.They are plenty enough bullet for deer.
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:01 PM
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herman, I forgot to mention that the rifle is a Remingtion model 7 with a 1-9" twist. thanks again for the help.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:37 AM
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nchawkeye - no I wouldn't go that far either. I like my .270 and it has been my faithful companion on many hunts and has never let me down. But I sure would like to get me a 260. If I can only find someone who makes it in a LH bolt.
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