Re: Convert DPMS LR .308 to .260 Rem?
I have a Lr 308 that I've shot quite a bit, mostly at 1000 yards. First thing I would do is replace the factory trigger. There are several options, you can get a nice one from $1-200.
As far as the barrel goes, I think you'll find that for weight savings, you're not gonna want to go longer than 20"-22" on a hunting rifle. The hunter profile 20" barrel from DPMS isn't much if at all lighter than my 24" fluted 308 barrel. BUT under the handguard, the barrel is the same diameter as a bull. A brake is not needed. It's a very mild recoiling caliber.
I've looked at Fulton Armory barrels, theirs are 6.5 creedmoor, not 260. Also, Blackhole weaponry has several to choose from.
Hope this answers some questions. I love the LR308. It's definitely a bargain for the price. I just sold my 20" 260 barrel and am in the market for something else.