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    260 amax load data

    Hi there has anyone been running 140 gr amaxes in their 260s I just got a tikka 260 and was wondering if anyone has any info ?

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    Good serve of 2217 works well
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Good serve of 2217 works well
    Oh yea . Have you tried this and what weight powder ?

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    Yes, worked a treat
    Use the adi data and work up

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    Sweet I will do that thanks

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    2217 and 140 gamekings are superb on big red stags
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    You couldn't go past 2209 In the 260 either for any weight 6.5 projectile.
    excellent projectile choice anyway.

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    Yea I put a few through it today 41 gr 2209 but I think it needs more . Thanks for your info guys. I'm still new to this and learning every day

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    Keep me informed, please, interested.
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    good to hear im about to start loading for my 260 with 140 amaxes too
    and both those powders are on my table

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    How are you doing with those amaxes Bill. I have shot 100gr amaxes really well sub inch 5 shot groups but they are going really slow at about 2800fps and shot a few half to 3/4 inch groups with the 140s in Winchester brass resized fom 243 to 260 but the speed spread was around 50fps. But when I changed to lapua 260 brass my accuracy for some reason wasn't as good but the speed spread was 13 fps . I'm reasonably new to reloading and having fun but I can wait to get my 260 humming haha

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    Iv only done one quick batch of loading and none of the loads were impressive accuraccy wise
    Im not all that fussed with speed I just want short light and accurate
    6.5 grendle speeds would be fine for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill243 View Post
    How are you doing with those amaxes Bill. I have shot 100gr amaxes really well sub inch 5 shot groups but they are going really slow at about 2800fps and shot a few half to 3/4 inch groups with the 140s in Winchester brass resized fom 243 to 260 but the speed spread was around 50fps. But when I changed to lapua 260 brass my accuracy for some reason wasn't as good but the speed spread was 13 fps . I'm reasonably new to reloading and having fun but I can wait to get my 260 humming haha
    Interesting what you say about lapua .260 brass.
    I lost a bit of speed but achieved a bit more accuracy when I formed and loaded up some unsorted rem brass.
    I need to do some more testing in case I just had a good day, but it is looking better than all my results with Lapua .260 brass so far.




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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Interesting what you say about lapua .260 brass.
    I lost a bit of speed but achieved a bit more accuracy when I formed and loaded up some unsorted rem brass.
    I need to do some more testing in case I just had a good day, but it is looking better than all my results with Lapua .260 brass so far.




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    When I changed from using FC brass to Lapua brass in my 7/08. From memory... I lost a little speed but improved my ES and overall accuracy.

    I really want a .260 as an alrounder/steel gun

 

 

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