Data for short barrels

jambau

Sergeant
Sep 2, 2010
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I noticed that most of the data here is generated by the guys shooting longer barrels (24 inches plus) and shooting from one coast to the other. I'd like to see some data related to shorter guns. I'm shooting a 20 inch 260 so powder choice is certainly different for me. I can't be the only one can I ??? Here's my shit:

Tikka CTR .260 stainless, factory barrel, in an MDT chassis (suppressor on the way)

Case: Nosler (neck turned and neck sized)
Primer: CCI 200
Bullet: Lapua 139gr. Scenar
Powder: 43.0gr. IMR-4155
COAL: 2.790

Awesome shooting load. I have now fired this load in a 52 degree temperature swing (18-70 degrees) and the numbers are really consistent. Interested to see what it will do when things get into the 90's though.
 

Tuxedo007

Full Member
May 12, 2014
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#2
I have to agree. The guys who are shooting the long barrels are getting incredible results! However, some data for the shorter barreled 30-06's, etc. would be welcome! My thanks to all who contribute. Despite having long experience reloading, I can say that I have learned a lot more here! It has all been useful & worthwhile! The help is greatly appreciated!!

Tuxedo007
 

BoilerUP

Gunny Sergeant
Jan 16, 2011
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#4
20" 1:8 McGowen 260 Rem
140gr Hornady HPBT
43.1gr H4350
Lapua brass
CCI-200
2700fps

18" 1:8 Criterion 6.5 Creedmoor
140gr Hornady HPBT
42.5gr H4350
Hornady brass
CCI-200
2640fps

20" 1:8 Hawk Hill 6mm Dasher
107gr SMK
32.4gr Varget
Lapua brass
CCI-450
2800FPS