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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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.260 Remington (Model 70)

.260 Remington (Model 70)
Warning! Notes: Test rifle was a Winchester Model 70 with a 24-inch barrel, one-in-8-inch twist. (Handloader Issue #190)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Alliant RL-12 Subscribe 2,739
Remarks: very accurate
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Alliant RL-12 Subscribe 2,937
Remarks: maximum, do not exceed
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Vihtavuori VV-N150 Subscribe 2,769
Remarks:
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Vihtavuori VV-N150 Subscribe 2,877
Remarks:
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2,704
Remarks: very accurate
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Hodgdon H-4350 Subscribe 2,839
Remarks: very accurate
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Alliant RL-19 Subscribe 2,749
Remarks:
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Alliant RL-19 Subscribe 2,887
Remarks: maximum; very accurate
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip IMR IMR-4831 Subscribe 2,915
Remarks: maximum
120 Nosler Ballistic Tip Alliant RL-22 Subscribe 2,888
Remarks: maximum
120 Sierra spitzer Vihtavuori VV-N140 Subscribe default
Remarks: accurate
120 Sierra spitzer Vihtavuori VV-N140 Subscribe 2,830
Remarks: maximum
120 Sierra spitzer IMR IMR-4895 Subscribe default
Remarks:
120 Sierra spitzer IMR IMR-4064 Subscribe 2,872
Remarks: accurate
120 Sierra spitzer Accurate AAC-2700 Subscribe default
Remarks: very accurate
129 Hornady Spire Point Hodgdon H-380 Subscribe default
Remarks:
129 Hornady Spire Point Hodgdon H-380 Subscribe 2,920
Remarks: maximum; very accurate
129 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4350 Subscribe default
Remarks:
129 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4350 Subscribe 2,860
Remarks: maximum; do not exceed; very accurate in Model 70
129 Hornady Spire Point Alliant RL-19 Subscribe default
Remarks:
129 Hornady Spire Point Alliant RL-19 Subscribe 2,874
Remarks:
129 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4831 Subscribe 2,792
Remarks:
129 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4831 Subscribe 2,854
Remarks: very accurate
129 Hornady Spire Point Vihtavuori VV-N560 Subscribe 2,850
Remarks: accurate
129 Hornady Spire Point Alliant RL-22 Subscribe 2,807
Remarks: 48.0 grains RL-22 gave 2,851 fps in Winchester 70
140 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4320 Subscribe default
Remarks: accurate
140 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4320 Subscribe default
Remarks: maximum; accuracy only fair
140 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4350 Subscribe default
Remarks: extremely accurate
140 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4350 Subscribe 2,742
Remarks:
140 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4350 Subscribe 2,803
Remarks:
140 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4831 Subscribe default
Remarks:
140 Hornady Spire Point IMR IMR-4831 Subscribe 2,738
Remarks:
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Accurate AAC-2700 Subscribe 2,687
Remarks: very accurate in Model 70
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Accurate AAC-2700 Subscribe 2,773
Remarks: maximum
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Vihtavuori VV-N160 Subscribe default
Remarks:
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Vihtavuori VV-N160 Subscribe 2,778
Remarks:
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Alliant RL-19 Subscribe default
Remarks:
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Alliant RL-19 Subscribe 2,763
Remarks: maximum
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Vihtavuori VV-N165 Subscribe default
Remarks:
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Vihtavuori VV-N165 Subscribe 2,721
Remarks: very accurate
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Vihtavuori VV-N560 Subscribe 2,783
Remarks: maximum
140 Speer flatbase spitzer Vihtavuori VV-N160 Subscribe 2,585
Remarks: very accurate
160 Sierra SMP IMR IMR-4350 Subscribe 2,508
Remarks:
160 Sierra SMP IMR IMR-4350 Subscribe 2,620
Remarks: very accurate
160 Sierra SMP IMR IMR-4831 Subscribe default
Remarks: accurate
160 Sierra SMP IMR IMR-4831 Subscribe 2,577
Remarks: best accuracy in Model 70 (8-inch twist)
160 Sierra SMP Alliant RL-19 Subscribe 2,451
Remarks: very accurate
160 Sierra SMP Alliant RL-19 Subscribe 2,556
Remarks: tied for 3rd best accuracy
160 Sierra SMP Vihtavuori VV-N160 Subscribe 2,585
Remarks: very accurate