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    A mate rezized a hole bunch of 308 brass but didn't have much luck getting it to shoot so would suggest getting 260 brass
    In my opinion 260 is better suited to 120-130gn bullets than 140 plus
    But there are those like gimp that will disagree

    I have a awesome 260 but don't have much experience with reloading it unless you call trying a few of my mates handloads shooting ok enough for hunting and sticking with that recipe experience lol

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    @dnsn theres a bunch of 1 and 2 fired norma brass on tm that will prob sell for close to full retail

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    Definitely agree about projectiles of 120-130 class being better suited for the .260Rem at normal to moderate hunting ranges.

    The 140s and up come into their own for LR stuff. Hopefully used just at targets beyond certain ranges at standard .260 speeds.





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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    @dnsn theres a bunch of 1 and 2 fired norma brass on tm that will prob sell for close to full retail
    Ones in Rotorua? I'm watching them already

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    Take a look at the 6.5 Super LR:

    6.5 Super LR

    Improved 260 with no fireforming required. Dean Maisey has reamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZVarminter View Post
    Take a look at the 6.5 Super LR:

    6.5 Super LR

    Improved 260 with no fireforming required. Dean Maisey has reamer.
    Would it be worth the hassle when 260 and 6.5 Creedmoor are almost as good, but can get factory ammo and don't need custom dies?
    Would be worth considering as an alternative to 260AI, no fire forming sounds good.

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    It is just a .260 AI with a 30 shoulder.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NZVarminter View Post
    Take a look at the 6.5 Super LR:

    6.5 Super LR

    Improved 260 with no fireforming required. Dean Maisey has reamer.
    No fire forming is not exactly true. You still have to pump the shoulder out to 30deg and lengthen the neck. What they mean by that statement on the website is, you can either fire factory 260 or standard reloaded 260 in that chamber, use it for hunting or what ever and it will be formed. You can also do this for the 40deg version but it usually takes 2 firings to properly form that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    It is just a .260 AI with a 30 shoulder.


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    And appears to be going similar speeds to a 260 so why bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    You got the line out there R93?
    I think I remember reading Ackley played with the 30 shoulder but don't know if it should be classed as an Ackley or improved. Either way I like cartridges like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    And appears to be going similar speeds to a 260 so why bother.

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    Boring BRADS too mainstream bro.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I think I remember reading Ackley played with the 30 shoulder but don't know if it should be classed as an Ackley or improved. Either way I like cartridges like that.

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    Fred Huntington of RCBS fame was a 28deg man, he believed that was the right recipe. Look at most of your proven target rounds like the BR, CM, Lapua and the likes, they are all 30deg. PO Ackley was regarded as a radical man of the sport with his improvements

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Fred Huntington of RCBS fame was a 28deg man, he believed that was the right recipe. Look at most of your proven target rounds like the BR, CM, Lapua and the likes, they are all 30deg. PO Ackley was regarded as a radical man of the sport with his improvements
    It is now obvious to me that you have 40 envy....

    That extra 7.3 fps I get must be bothering you ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Boring BRADS too mainstream bro.....
    Fair call mate.
    Mainstream is good sometimes
    Ai is cool is until you throw in forming and poor resale..for how much gain?


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