Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: 260Ackley Improved Loads

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    42

    260Ackley Improved Loads

    Hi Guys,

    Starting to think of 260AI loads and was wondering what powder, bullets, brass and loads (I understand loads are rifle specific, just curious) are you using. What speeds to expect from a 24 inch barrel?

    Thinking of running ADI2209, 143eldx and Lapua brass

    Cheers

  2. #2
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ
    Posts
    14,592
    Quote Originally Posted by dirkvanvuuren View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Starting to think of 260AI loads and was wondering what powder, bullets, brass and loads (I understand loads are rifle specific, just curious) are you using. What speeds to expect from a 24 inch barrel?

    Thinking of running ADI2209, 143eldx and Lapua brass

    Cheers
    Couldn't think of a better place to start than what you are planning.

    I have tried every powder and projectile combo I could think of for mine.
    My barrel was very picky tho.

    129 interlock which I still use a lot for reds and shots inside 300ish
    123, and 140 Amax were very accurate.
    But I settled on the 130 berger VLD hunting and Win 760 powder. I have good case life, excellent accuracy and and velocity with a low ES.

    One powder I haven't tried but have heard is good in the improved is RL16. But I am pretty content with how it goes now.


    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  3. #3
    Member Mathias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Canterbury, home of the big Rakaia Red Stag
    Posts
    2,381
    I was using Lapua brass, RL17 and 143gr ELDX for about 2940fps in a 24.5" barrel. I now run RL26 and 147 ELDM for 2900fps, which is much easier on cases than the RL17 was. Mines a 30deg Improved & long throat, not 40deg as per the Ackley design.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    42
    Thanks guys,

    I am thinking of just running 2209 (cheaper haha) any luck with it?

  5. #5
    Member Mathias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Canterbury, home of the big Rakaia Red Stag
    Posts
    2,381
    Quote Originally Posted by dirkvanvuuren View Post
    Thanks guys,

    I am thinking of just running 2209 (cheaper haha) any luck with it?
    I only used it for fire forming my cases, didn't try any load development. I wouldn't expect you would attain your best velocity with it but the 2209 is known for its accuracy.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    42
    I am no expert but looking at burn rates 2209 and RL17 is very similar? Would be interesting to see the difference in velocity

  7. #7
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ
    Posts
    14,592
    Quote Originally Posted by dirkvanvuuren View Post
    I am no expert but looking at burn rates 2209 and RL17 is very similar? Would be interesting to see the difference in velocity
    2209 didn't show it was equal to RL17 in mine. RL17 was faster for less powder.

    2209 was accurate but I didn't get velocity as easy as I did with 17 or 760.

    I am using Nosler brass at the moment only because I got a fair bit cheap.
    Norma and Lapua also went well.

    Once you start tinkering you will find out what goes best.



    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    muzr257 likes this.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    2209 didn't show it was equal to RL17 in mine. RL17 was faster for less powder.

    2209 was accurate but I didn't get velocity as easy as I did with 17 or 760.

    I am using Nosler brass at the moment only because I got a fair bit cheap.
    Norma and Lapua also went well.

    Once you start tinkering you will find out what goes best.



    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Yeah also think so. Not too worried about maxing out for velocity. Accuracy and a bit more fps will be good enough for me.

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ
    Posts
    14,592
    Quote Originally Posted by dirkvanvuuren View Post
    Yeah also think so. Not too worried about maxing out for velocity. Accuracy and a bit more fps will be good enough for me.

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
    Some guys have the standard 260s running faster than my Ackley.
    But overall I think it is an improvement over the parent case.

    I look forward to your results.
    If your in the south island I have some powders I have tried and don't use that you could try.
    What rifle?


    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Some guys have the standard 260s running faster than my Ackley.
    But overall I think it is an improvement over the parent case.

    I look forward to your results.
    If your in the south island I have some powders I have tried and don't use that you could try.
    What rifle?


    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Howa 24inch varminter. Im in Wellington, but would like to take you up on your offer. Rifle is not even in my hands yet but going straight 260ai

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Some guys have the standard 260s running faster than my Ackley.
    But overall I think it is an improvement over the parent case.

    I look forward to your results.
    If your in the south island I have some powders I have tried and don't use that you could try.
    What rifle?


    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Thanks man

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Geraldine
    Posts
    156
    Are you going to neck down 7mm08 brass or fireform from 260rem?

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    42
    Gonna fire form 260 brass

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    294
    Mine was running laupa brass and hodgdon superprofrmance powder.
    Mine had a 22" barrel and getting around 2900fps I think without looking up my data.
    My standard .260 with a 20" barrel is only 40fps behind and just as accurate.

    Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by 25 /08 IMP View Post
    Mine was running laupa brass and hodgdon superprofrmance powder.
    Mine had a 22" barrel and getting around 2900fps I think without looking up my data.
    My standard .260 with a 20" barrel is only 40fps behind and just as accurate.

    Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
    Thats very good to hear!

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. WTB: 7 x 57 Improved
    By garyp in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-10-2018, 03:01 PM
  2. Another 260 Improved
    By Mathias in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 11-12-2016, 11:30 AM
  3. 260 Improved
    By Kiwi Greg in forum Terminator Products
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 22-03-2014, 08:06 PM
  4. WTS Tikka T3 260 Improved
    By Kiwi Greg in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-07-2013, 11:26 AM
  5. .260 Improved.
    By R93 in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 29-01-2013, 09:58 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!