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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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.260 Remington (Handloader TV / Handloader issue #338)

.260 Remington (Handloader TV / Handloader issue #338)
Warning! A Remington Model 7 chambered in .260 Remington with a 20-inch barrel (1:9 twist) was used to test all loads. All loads were close to maximum. Reduce powder charges to start loads and work carefully up to maximum. Lapua cases and Federal 210M primers were used throughout. All loads were assembled using RCBS MatchMaster dies and an Area 419 ZERO Reloading press. Velocities are the average of 5 shots chronographed at 10 feet using an Oehler Model 35P. Source: Handloader June/July 2022 issue #338.
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
90 Speer TNT Alliant RL-15.5 Subscribe 3058
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.700; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 3.56; SD: 23; ES: 57
90 Speer TNT Alliant RL-15.5 Subscribe 3101
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.700; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.59; SD: 13; ES: 34
90 Speer TNT Alliant RL-15.5 Subscribe 3140
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.700; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 3.39; SD: 15; ES: 40
90 Speer TNT Alliant RL-15.5 Subscribe 3187
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.700; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.61; SD: 14; ES: 35
90 Speer TNT Alliant RL-15.5 Subscribe 3224
Remarks: at or near maximum; COAL (inches): 2.700; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.67; SD: 8; ES: 20
120 Barnes TTSX-BT Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2685
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.705; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.04; SD: 7; ES: 19
120 Barnes TTSX-BT Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2707
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.705; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 2.42; SD: 21; ES: 56
120 Barnes TTSX-BT Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2730
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.705; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.61; SD: 12; ES: 5
120 Barnes TTSX-BT Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2752
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.705; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): .94; SD: 8; ES: 18
120 Barnes TTSX-BT Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2784
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.705; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.98; SD: 3; ES: 8
129 Hornady InterLock Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2642
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.725; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.40; SD: 9; ES: 26
129 Hornady InterLock Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2666
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.725; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): .84; SD: 9; ES: 24
129 Hornady InterLock Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2713
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.725; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 3.25; SD: 16; ES: 41
129 Hornady InterLock Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2723
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.725; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 2.07; SD: 11; ES: 28
129 Hornady InterLock Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2736
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.725; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 2.43; SD: 10; ES: 25
129 Hornady InterLock Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2749
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.725; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): .97; SD: 5; ES: 12
140 Speer Grand Slam Hodgdon H-4831sc Subscribe 2581
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.800; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 2.58; SD: 12; ES: 32
140 Speer Grand Slam Hodgdon H-4831sc Subscribe 2600
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.800; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 2.77; SD: 7; ES: 18
140 Speer Grand Slam Hodgdon H-4831sc Subscribe 2625
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.800; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 2.43; SD: 6; ES: 17
140 Speer Grand Slam Hodgdon H-4831sc Subscribe 2652
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.800; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 2.11; SD: 4; ES: 10
140 Speer Grand Slam Hodgdon H-4831sc Subscribe 2677
Remarks: at or near maximum; COAL (inches): 2.800; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.27; SD: 6; ES: 15
140 Sierra HPBT Vihtavuori VV-N565 Subscribe 2538
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.720; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): .70; SD: 9; ES: 23
140 Sierra HPBT Vihtavuori VV-N565 Subscribe 2567
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.720; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 1.24; SD: 9; ES: 24
140 Sierra HPBT Vihtavuori VV-N565 Subscribe 2575
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.720; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): 2.28; SD: 17; ES: 40
140 Sierra HPBT Vihtavuori VV-N565 Subscribe 2617
Remarks: at or near maximum; COAL (inches): 2.720; 5-shot 100-yard group (inches): .86; SD: 5; ES: 14