Re: Long Range AR Platform .260 and Howdy
Welcome to the addiction, to say the least.
I'm a "builder", like to tinker, build a few for friends, and friends of friends. I've built a grendel, and it's a good one for an AR15 platform, but for AR10, the 260 really shines, as has been mentioned, the .264 bullets can be seated further out, allowing for a more "bolt" style loading, to some extent.
Additionally, you can make the gun as light or as heavy as you want for either bench, or hunting. I am currently building a 260Rem in AR10/SR25 platform, on a Crusader Weaponry "DPMS" style Upper and Lower receiver. It is billet. I'm then taking a Black Hole Weaponry 3polygonal rifling, 20" medium contour barrel with an Apex Machine handguard to allow for modularity for bench and hunting. Offers weight savings, while still providing a rigid system for accessories if needed (bipod, light).
This rifle will have a Geissele SSA-E trigger group and an A2 Stock for simplicity. The SSA offers crisp breakage. Anyone interested in any other details about the companies I've chosen for the build, or the build in general, let me know. As a prostaffer, my job is to produce products to test, and sell to folks whom are interested in the work we do.
Not an advertisement, but a willingness to help.