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The New .260 AR

 
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:12 PM
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The New .260 AR

Well here it is. About two years ago I made up my mind I was going to get a .260 and settle on an AR Pattern Rifle.

Both the upper and Lower are DPMS, and both are custom. I put the lower together myself one piece at a time and just through dumb luck found a very nice custom upper that was almost exactly what I wanted, but at about half the price of the one I was going to have built.

It has a full bull 24" Krieger with an 8 twist and a JP trigger unit. IOR Valdada tactical 4-14x50mm on top and Leupold Mark IV rings.

I'm still going to do some tweaking and tuning on it before I'm done but basically it's the rifle I've wanted for a very long time.

Had a few issues with it at first but a little lapping and junking the factory DPMS magazines I'd bought and replacing them with Magpul Magazines solved them.

Tried several kinds of ammo in it but for now have settled on the Federal Fusion 120gr.

It had been doing a great job for me out to 800yds, but I switched scopes and had to zero this one. Thought I'd actually put it on paper for a change and see how it looked.

I set this target up at 250yds, backed the scope off 3.5MOA and shot a full magazine 20rds in about 2 minutes. Seems to hold up pretty well even when it gets hot.

Apparently it's a keeper... .

Next we'll try some 125gr Swift Scirocco's and 123gr Lapua Senars. If it gets any better I'll be delerious.

It also seems to do the job pretty well on Coyotes as shortly after I finished target shooting the opportunity presented itself. Always nice when a new rifle gets to draw first blood.

Hope ya'll like the fancy custom shooting bench... HA!
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:30 PM
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Re: The New .260 AR

That is an awesome set up, Now go get some blood on it!
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:21 AM
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Re: The New .260 AR

Wow, pretty impressive for factory ammo, it's a shooter!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:29 AM
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Re: The New .260 AR

Nice rifle! Just about the same setup as my 6.5 Grendel except I have a 20" barrel. Looks like it shoots great.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:02 AM
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Re: The New .260 AR

nice setup and shooting !

what do you mean you backed the scope off 3.5 MOA ? Was that high after mounting new scope ?
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:49 AM
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Re: The New .260 AR

I FINALLY got my own 260 outside to see daylight.......this past Tuesday. Trued up M700; Brux barrel; EGQ 15 MOS rail and a 6.5-20 Zeiss on it.

I had some minor difficulty getting it zero'd in the beginning....that rail was throwing me??? Once I finally did I started at 50 yds and did a 3 shot cloverleaf....sort of an exaggerated 1 hole shot ( But it was only 50 yards too). At the 100 yd mark I had 3 shot that had enough paper between the holes to state it was 1 large hole!!

For an old 1 eyed fat man.......it wasnt too bad but I was down to 2 rounds left so I called it "good enough " at that point.

As soon as the weather allows Ive got a haevy barreled .243 to run thru the wringer too...without a rail on it....but a 4-14 Zeiss on it.

BTW...I was shooting 38.0 gr of Varget behind a 120 gr Hornady SPBT and it sure seemed to do its part for me???
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:17 AM
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nice setup and shooting !

what do you mean you backed the scope off 3.5 MOA ? Was that high after mounting new scope ?
I have my zero set for 350 so my "come up" is -3.5MOA at 250yds.

Thanks I'm having fun with it.
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