Applied Ballistics Munitions has added the .260 Remington to their lineup of long range precision rifle ammo. Both of their loads uses Berger high BC bullets for long range performance and they appear to be good loads if your rifles like the Bergers.

The first load uses the 140gr Hybrid Match Target bullet launched at 2789fps, which when combined with the high BC of 0.618 (G1) should provide excellent long range performance.

The second load uses a lighter 130gr Hybrid OTM Match bullet launched at 2847 fps. The BC on this bullet is .564 (G1) which will provide a good mid weight 260 load.

For the 260 I always like to compare it to the traditional 300 Win Mag A191 load using the Sierra Match King 190gr launched at 2900 fps. The BC on the 190gr is 0.533 (G1). Both of these 260 loads will outperform the A191 at longer ranges where the high BC comes more into play and allows the slower 260 to catch up and pass the A191, but be aware the wind will blow them around more. Of course, the Mk248 300WM loads using the 220gr bullet at 2850 fps is in another class.

Its good to see some more 260 loads come out as it continues to gain in popularity for sniping work.

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