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Old 09-14-2022, 02:46 AM
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Does anyone reload for the .260 ?I have a Savage model 11 that I plan to hunt with in Maine (deer& bear), and would like to shoot the 140 grain projectiles.
I picked up some 140 gr. Nosler Partitions, and would like to hear from others what they are loading their .260 with.
Has anyone used the Nosler demilitized brass (the bullets pulled and the primer is still in the brass) ? Do they need to be resized (case mouths enlarged to receive the new bullets), and do I need to punch out the primers or just remove decapping pin ?
Thanks, Bill
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Old 09-17-2022, 01:46 PM
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Pick a powder that gives you 90% fill ratio for a book max load, start 5% below max work from there, 4350, 4831 something about that burn rate, shoot it and see how it does. however you do not need a partition for deer and black bear in a 260, the cheaper cup/core bullets will be fine. look into the 140 ballistic tip, they shoot well and they perform fine at the 260's velocities.
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Old 01-04-2023, 09:58 AM
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I have been loading for a precision build to shoot out to 1200 yards. Been having issues. I am almost convinced an AR10 platform is not a good 1000+ yard gun. SD's over 20fps. I barely get .9MOA 90% of the time.

Using H1000 and several more. But I am insisting on using BC of .5 or higher.
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Old 01-04-2023, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BCRules
I have been loading for a precision build to shoot out to 1200 yards. Been having issues. I am almost convinced an AR10 platform is not a good 1000+ yard gun. SD's over 20fps. I barely get .9MOA 90% of the time.

Using H1000 and several more. But I am insisting on using BC of .5 or higher.
H1000 is a bit slow. ARís ARE a b!tch to shoot at long range, and not so friendly for which to load either, but a well built gasser should do better than .9moa and 20SD.

How is your neck tension? Which brass?
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Old 01-07-2023, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448
H1000 is a bit slow. ARís ARE a b!tch to shoot at long range, and not so friendly for which to load either, but a well built gasser should do better than .9moa and 20SD.

How is your neck tension? Which brass?
I am using Lapua brass. I got over 2 fires, with no issues. I can turn the gas off on my gun and get decent SD's and spreads.
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Old 03-04-2023, 08:12 AM
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H4350 would be good if you can get your hands on it. I've been striking out at my local gun shops as I use it in my 6.5CM.
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