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Author Topic: Hornady superformance in 260  (Read 153 times)

Offline gobihawk

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Hornady superformance in 260
« on: December 15, 2018, 07:30:16 PM »
Has anyone tried Hornady Superformance in a 260? Looking to load some 123 grain SST bullets using Hornady Superformance but can't find any good data for a starting loading. Would appreciate any info. Thank you.
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Re: Hornady superformance in 260
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 07:38:27 PM »
Gobi,
I played around with some Superformance in a couple of my .223s but despite the high velocities was never happy with the groups.  Was doing a little web surfing based on your question and oddly enough a bunch of guys loading for the .260 have similar experiences to mine.  Seems like RL 16, 22, and 26 are getting favorably mentioned quite a bit here:
http://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/superformance-in-260-rem.3945388/
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Re: Hornady superformance in 260
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 07:05:27 AM »
Gobi - Nope sure have not, since I reload my own. But accuracy is my goal...let us all know how it works in your 260? Try different ammo in it to get the most out of the rifle.....
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Re: Hornady superformance in 260
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 03:25:29 PM »
Thanks for the replies. Accuracy is my #1 goal as well. Accuracy with extra speed is a bonus. If I can't find my formula for  calculating max grains. I will contact Hornady or Hodgon.
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Re: Hornady superformance in 260
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 03:31:09 PM »
Madgomer, I read that article and others like it. I just have to try it. Don't know why just do. If it fails, 4350 is next up
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Re: Hornady superformance in 260
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 01:12:43 PM »
Gobi - I reload all of my 260, have done so from the start, and like you, accuracy is my thing, so Varget or AA2015 of a "SC" short cut type powder should work best for you. For me, the IMR and H 4350 is a little to slow of powder for me, but there again, the H4831 that I load for my 243 Winchester, 100 gn Sierra GK works out best for me.

If your shoots a 1/2" MOA then it OK for the woods for me...that is what I am striving for when I work on a new load...Down here in the South, where I hunt, maybe I can see 75 yards at the most, so I have a "hole" where I can shoot here and there...so I have to be accurate.... --09--0

 
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Re: Hornady superformance in 260
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2018, 10:59:36 AM »
Thanks Bo. I have some Varget. If superformance doesn't work out I will try it. I've been reloading around 35 years so everything I shoot is reloads. I go with 1/2" MOA as well.  Like you I hunt the woods, 81 yards is the farthest  I have shot a deer. Accuracy and one shot kills are my thing.
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Re: Hornady superformance in 260
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 06:56:11 PM »
Gobi - Have been reloading ever since 1971 or 72, cannot remember...LOL...it been a while.  Realistically, I have found out that if you shoot 1 MOA you should do fine when it comes to deer hunting and on the range will try to do 1/2 MOA or better at 100 yards, not like Dutch shoots lights out at 500 yards...he is one amazing man...best shot I have ever seen and you know who else is a natural shot, Split Toe....I don't think I have ever seen the guy miss...Deerhead is a deadly shooter when it comes to a compound...Just ask HuntMaster and BugFixer.....but the two guys in our club never miss!!
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Re: Hornady superformance in 260
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2018, 03:34:10 PM »
Bo - I would say 81 or 82 was when I started reloading. Has helped improve my shooting with a rifle and bow. I started shooting bow when I was 14 but improved a lot when started looking at bow component quality and form when starting reloading. Sounds like we could talk for hours and never run out of things to say.
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