Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Pressure Measurements for Rifle Cartridges

  1. #1

    Default Pressure Measurements for Rifle Cartridges

    Was wondering if someone can help explain pressures in rifle cartridge reloading. I have been comparing two similar rifle cartridges - 260 Remington and the trusty old 6.5x55. The load data I've seen comparing the same components in these produce near equal velocities with the small edge going to the 260. But the pressures between the two loads seem great - I think. Roughly 57K for the 260 Rem and 45K for the Swede. Is this a substantial amount? Does it significantly put more stress on rifle and brass? Does it really matter?

  2. #2


    Sorry - meant to post this in Handloading Section. I'll repost there.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts