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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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260 rem loads

Ok, what are your favorite .260 rem loads, mainly for deer, with the potential of long range(out to 600-700 yards). I've been looking everywhere local for H4350 and its like looking for a rainbow unicorn. So, given those criteria, let me hear some ideas.

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Re: 260 rem loads

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Ok, what are your favorite .260 rem loads, mainly for deer, with the potential of long range(out to 600-700 yards). I've been looking everywhere local for H4350 and its like looking for a rainbow unicorn. So, given those criteria, let me hear some ideas.
My goto 6.5-08 A-Square() load for goats, Lapua brass,a 120 Nosler Solid bass or Ballistic Tip, H4350, F210.

Finding an honest politician is easier than finding H4350 lately, but in my limited testing last fall you may want to give IMR-4451 a close look. I just haven't had the time to really settle down to play with it but accuracy wise it was H4350's equal or maybe a tad better. Hopefully I will this week.

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Re: 260 rem loads

How do the 120 ballistic tips hold up? I know the 120s in 7mm are a very tough bullet, but not sure if that applies to the 6.5 as well?

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Re: 260 rem loads

I needed some H430 last week.Grices didn't have any but Bob's did.
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I use 100 grain nosler ballistic tip for deer and very deadly.
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Re: 260 rem loads

No dice with the powder around here, so just ordered some. H4350 seems to be THE powder for the 260.

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Re: 260 rem loads

Went with VV-560 and the Nosler 120 BT in my .260. Lapua brass and 210s. First load tried shot a pair of back to back sub-MOA, 3 shot groups and killed a small buck with it. Complete pass through broadside at 40 yds. Deer ran 50' and dead. Got the load from the Accuratereloading forum and it worked. Powder is expensive and not widely available but I have a stash...bullet worked well on a sampling of 1....wouldn't hesitate to continue its use on deer....
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Re: 260 rem loads

<span style="font-weight: bold"> Lapua brass, 120 Barnes TSX, 44.2 grains of H4350, 50K off lands..

Tried Varget with suitable results...

Barnes bullets are KILLERS in my 7mm-08's,& 30-06, so I went with Barnes.</span>
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Re: 260 rem loads

Been using H1000 and Rem 140gr core-lokts
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Re: 260 rem loads

Well, 108gr scenars with a max load of varget shot 1/2 moa at 3050fps, 120gr ttsx with near max load of varget is shooting right around 3/4 inch to an inch at 2950fps, and 130gr accubond is a little over an inch with near max load of h4350 around 2775. I'd like to use the accubonds, but speed and accuracy are not impressive so far. The 120ttsx surprised me with the velocity using the varget. If I can get groups around 1/2" with it, I may just go with it and not look back. I'd just feel better with the accubonds getting more consistent expansion on shots at longer ranges.

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