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Old January 9th, 2017, 06:30 PM   #1
 
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260 Remington with H4831

I'm just starting to load for my rifle(260 rem). I made up some ammo tonight and being curious I tried a max load to see what it would look like. I can barely get the bullet (Hornaday 123g amax) to seat to my starting depth of 2.82 (mag length) . The bullet gets pushed back out from the powder. Has anyone ran into this or something similar.




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Old January 9th, 2017, 06:55 PM   #2
 
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Your max load is this according to your reloading manual? All my years of reloading I will load only to the medium charge listed in the reloading manual.
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Your max load is this according to your reloading manual? All my years of reloading I will load only to the medium charge listed in the reloading manual.
Yes max load per Hornaday manual is 49.9gr of h4831. I don't plan on using this combo at max load. I was just curious to see if anyone else has ran into this even with another powder.

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I have reloaded with H4831 powder for years in .270 & a .243 which is the same brass shell size as your .260 Rem. What I have found is the design of the H 4831 grain powder is max down to a medium chg will fill up a case fairly well. But with a good medium chg if you are using a boat tail bullet makes seating a bullet much easier with a tapered bullet.
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I forgot to mention it's H4831SC. From Hodgon it is the same as H4831.

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Thanks that's good to know. I'll stick to the medium charges for now and see how they shoot.

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I have also used H-4831 SC as well, I also have tried IMR-4831 in my .243 as well with good results. My son in law wanted a .260 Remington but then decided to go with a .243 Win. I don't understand all the hype with the 6.5 Creedmore it's really taken all the attention from the .260 Remington. Now a 6mm Creedmore!! Your choice of a 123 grain bullet sounds very good probably has a fairly high BC.
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It wouldn't have been my first choice but my dad gave it to me. I wasn't going to turn down a free rem 700 lol. It seems like 6.5 creedmore took over because of the available ammo and the price. Around here one place carries any 260 ammo and its 46 dollars a box.

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Your choice of a 123 grain bullet sounds very good probably has a fairly high BC.
The BC for the 123 amax is 0.510. I think the new elds are a smidge higher but gotta shoot what you can find.

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Whoa that's a total rip off I was at Cabela's the other day there was once fired Lake City .308 GI Brass about $15.99 for 50 rounds of brass. That's fairly cheap priced brass that can easily be turned into .243, .260 etc. I do like Hornady bullets they preform very well for hunting etc.
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Hornaday just came out with 260 brass this year for $35 for 50 I might try. Either that or just bite the bullet and buy the Lapua. It's a dollar a case but you have to buy 100 at a time. For me that would last a long time.

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Does your manual state it's a compressed load?
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Does your manual state it's a compressed load?
No it doesn't. I didn't notice the Hornaday manual saying it for any load.

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The Hodgdon web site say that the max loading of H4831 with a Speer 123 Gr is 50 .0 Grs and it's a compressed load, OAL is 2.780.
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