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Finally got my 260 together.

 
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:43 PM
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Finally got my 260 together.

My stock finally arrived yesterday and I got busy putting it together. It started life as a 7mm mag that I bought on Gunbroker for 200 bucks and shot 3" groups at 50 yards. Oh well, I bought it for a donor anyway.

Savage 110 action
PT&G bolt head
Criterion 24" varmint contour 1-8 twist
NSS precision barrel nut and .250 lug
McMillan A3 in coffee camo
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50
EGW practical rings and 20 MOA base
YHM 7.62 QD Ti Phantom

A big thanks to Tim at N.O.S. and Jim at Northland. Both super nice guys and a pleasure to do business with.





Took it to the range for a shakedown. Starting load of 39gr of IMR 4350, 140gr SMK's in necked up 243 brass. After I got it sighted in I did a 6 shot group(lost track) and a 3 shot group with the suppressor.

Six shot......yanked the 4th one.


3 shot suppressed.


Next is load development, confirm drops and stretch her out.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:18 PM
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Re: Finally got my 260 together.

Very nice, I also just finished building my 260 Rem. Looks like you have a good shooter there.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:17 PM
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Re: Finally got my 260 together.

I had a 260 built this past winter on a Rem 700 and McMillan A-3 sporter stock and it loves 123 A Max and 4350, so far it has racked up 4 ground hogs and one crow and shoots around 1" at 300 yds.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:52 PM
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Re: Finally got my 260 together.

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I had a 260 built this past winter on a Rem 700 and McMillan A-3 sporter stock and it loves 123 A Max and 4350, so far it has racked up 4 ground hogs and one crow and shoots around 1" at 300 yds.

How much powder and have your chrono'd it? I haven't had a chance to shoot mine yet since work has me 1200 miles from home. I have 123 Lapua Scenars to try in mine.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:01 PM
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Re: Finally got my 260 together.

that is a good looking gun, great groups. you thinking about cera coating the barrel? would look real good darked out.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:29 PM
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Re: Finally got my 260 together.

I am shooting 43-44 gr H-4350, don't know about the speed as my chrono broke and have not replaced it yet or made the trip to a friends house. I would guess 2900fps+ as my barrel is 26.5" long. Mine did not like 4350 and 140's but it did like 7828 with the 140's Bergers VLD
By the way I do like the flavor (Coffee) of your stock as I'm roasting some right now. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:36 PM
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Re: Finally got my 260 together.

Well seeing this certainly isn't helping my willpower towards not ordering a 260AI barrel and Boyds stock for my rifle... It's getting painful to hold out... I am sure, right about the time I get my loads developed and all my data together for the .308 I will "pull the trigger" on the barrel swap and start over.

Love the rifle, it looks great.
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