Prime Ammunition 260 130gr Match – Test Results

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Manufacturer: Prime Ammunition

Date Fired: 30 Aug 2016
Time Test Began: 0811
Range: Deer Creek Shooting Complex
Wind: 6-12 MPH
Temperature: 59° F
Elevation: 3200′ ASL
Lot Number: 02061509

Factory Velocity: 2900 fps
Product Number: 130g
Purchase Price: $32 USD
Bullet Used: OTM 130gr
Ballistic Coefficient: .5867

Sniper Central Custom Remington 700 Tactical Rifle (SC2) Test Results
Average Velocity Standard Deviation Extreme Spread Accuracy w/flyers Accuracy no flyers Best Group
2792 fps 15.55 54 .545″ .545″ .342″
  • Very consistent and accurate load with a high BC bullet
  • Velocities were over 100 fps slower than advertised
  • Uses brass with Prime headstamp
  • Should be an excellent long range load
  • Groups shot with scope at 12x

 

Tactical Rifles M40T2 .260 Tactical Rifle
Average Velocity Standard Deviation Extreme Spread Accuracy w/flyers Accuracy no flyers Best Group
2794 fps 25.86 80 .694″ .694″ .559″
  • 2″ longer barrel only had minimal gain of 2 fps over the SC2
  • Not as consistent as in SC2
  • Still 100+ fps less than published 2900fps from 24″ barrel
  • Accuracy still good

NOTE: “Accuracy with flyers” includes the raw averages including groups where the shooter called a bad shot before rechecking the placement of that shot. The “average without flyers” is the average group size with those “flyer” groups not added in.