H4350 for .260 load

keith jones

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I have a remington 700 .260 1/9 twist. I will be shoot 120gr, and 142smk. Is H4350 the powder most people use. I have a pound of it unopen. I just looking to see what everyone else likes, or suggest. thanks
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

New lots are slower than old lots. I'm running 43.6 w/Tula 7.62 primers and 140 amaxes to get 2795 out of a 24" kreiger. I'd start at 42.0 and work up in .3 increments. Smk and amax don't mind jumps, so don't sweat the distances to the lands as much as finding the speed you want.
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

43.2gr H4350
142 SMK
2.890" COAL
2812 fps

Just to give you an idea where I'm at. It shoots good.
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

h4350 is a great powder in the.260 however your 1/9 barrel will be very marginal with a 142 smk.
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

43 grains of H4350 behind all 139-142 grain bullets seemed to be the ticket in my 1/8.5 26" 260. My best accuracy so far is with the 140 Berger VLD.
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

In my rem 260 with a 9 twist I used 4350 with 123 amax, but couldn't get less than 1 moa at 100 and 300 yds. I tried 5-6 different loads and the best I could get was .8" group at 100. I finally ended up getting my best group with varget.
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wyobill</div><div class="ubbcode-body">h4350 is a great powder in the.260 however your 1/9 barrel will be very marginal with a 142 smk. </div></div>

Disagree. 142 ain't that long a bullet for 6.5 (its 1.375") and 9 twist will produce a stability factor of 1.4 to 1.5 depending on your MV. That's fine.

Lots and lots of guys using H4350 with the 6.5 medium cartridges and getting great results. Use it with confidence!
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

Using 42.5 H4350 in two 15" 260 long range pistols and two 28" Shilen barreled Savage rifles and all 4 love it with Hornady 140 BTHP Match.

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Whopper Stopper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I love the powder but sure hate how it meters.

WS</div></div>

+1

43.0gr H4350 in Lapua Brass, 142 SMK, CCI BR2, shoots really well in my 260 TRG.
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: GUNENTHUSIAST</div><div class="ubbcode-body">43 grains of H4350 behind all 139-142 grain bullets seemed to be the ticket in my 1/8.5 26" 260. My best accuracy so far is with the 140 Berger VLD. </div></div>

Same specs as my Brux. I'll give the VLDs a try. Truth be told it's never seen anything except the 142SMKs. I'm seein a lotta 260 shooters in NEO, btw. I like it. Ya'll gonna be at the Rayners Ohio shoot in May?

Topstrap, I've been draggin my feet since we last spoke but I'm gonna have the time to get out there at least a few times this year.
 

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

Yup, been there 3 times for practice and one match so far. Will be there in May for the group get together for sure and also this weekend for the match.

Shot new rifle out there Tuesday with the same load the other 3 guns like and it appears one load will satisfy them all. 260 ain't picky at all on what ya feed them it appears, haven't seen a bad one yet.

Sure does seem strange seeing hits/misses though with a long gun .... almost seems too easy
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Ya sure missing some fun

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Re: H4350 for .260 load

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Topstrap</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yup, been there 3 times for practice and one match so far. Will be there in May for the group get together for sure and also this weekend for the match.

Shot new rifle out there Tuesday with the same load the other 3 guns like and it appears one load will satisfy them all. 260 ain't picky at all on what ya feed them it appears, haven't seen a bad one yet.

Sure does seem strange seeing hits/misses though with a long gun .... almost seems too easy
smile.gif


Ya sure missing some fun

Topstrap </div></div>

This rifle actually has a stock?