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Should I brake my 260 rem???????

 
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:07 PM
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Should I brake my 260 rem???????

I have a Mcmillan rifle at my smith right now getting re barrled to 260 rem. I have been thinking of putting a muzzle brake on it but dont know if I want to yet.

What do you guys think I am going to use it for targets and LRH of whitetail deer?

If I decided to sell it would it bost the re sale value?

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Old 06-07-2009, 07:25 PM
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Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????

IMO really no need for a brake on a 260. Sounds like it is heavy barrel anyway. That is just me.

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Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????

Its .875 at the muzzle so yes its a little heavy. Thanks for your input BountyHunter.
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Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????

The recoil will be manageable without one, but it sure feels nice squeezing the trigger and the rifle barely moves. The 260's range on whitetail deer is limited to around 600-700 yards depending on the bullet and energy, but for target generally this round is good out to 1000 yards. A 140g bullet and H4831sc or similiar should get you up around 2700 fps or a little more. The re-sale value is in the eye of the beholder. If you decide to sell and the new owner doesn't like the brake it's very easy to cut the threads off and re-crown.
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Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????

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Thanks for the coment.
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Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????

I had the same question for my current build, a 7 SAUM. I decided to have it braked because I will need to spot my own shots and reduce the recoil so my wife can shoot it too. The report of the shot will be louder, but if hearing protection is used there is no problem. Might as well have the lowest recoil possible. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Should I brake my 260 rem???????

I would NOT put a brake on the 260. I'm just guessing, but your rifle will probable weigh over 10 pounds. I don't think a brake is needed at all for the 260. Good luck with the rifle, I hope it's a shooter for you. Eric
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