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Old 06-24-2012, 02:04 AM
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Re: AR Grendel, bolt 243, 260 or 6.5Swede

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You can buy the federal fusion for about 1.30 pr/rnd.

.260 Rem rifle ammo ammunition - AmmoSeek.com

Honestly though it sounds like you might be better off buying a cheap AK clone for the red necking, and a much better quality rifle for LR shooting.

High volume shooting with junk ammo in a quality LR is like buying a Ferrari and running it on the cheapest gas you can find.

I'll have the 7.62x39 for cheap plinking, just want have the ability to get trigger time with the rifle. I don't think Prvi Partizan would be horrible for shorter range stuff, and i am currently thinking that the heavier .243 would be a good place to start, then maybe a .260 barrel if necessary. Good .243 seems to be a little cheaper than 6.5G. the bolt action .243 would be be a good start for a .260 as well. The 6.5$ uppers are around $850, plus magazines. That would put me into a Tikka T3 with CDI bottom metal, or semi-custom Stevage.
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Re: AR Grendel, bolt 243, 260 or 6.5Swede

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I'll have the 7.62x39 for cheap plinking, just want have the ability to get trigger time with the rifle. I don't think Prvi Partizan would be horrible for shorter range stuff, and i am currently thinking that the heavier .243 would be a good place to start, then maybe a .260 barrel if necessary. Good .243 seems to be a little cheaper than 6.5G. the bolt action .243 would be be a good start for a .260 as well. The 6.5$ uppers are around $850, plus magazines. That would put me into a Tikka T3 with CDI bottom metal, or semi-custom Stevage.
Yep. The problem is, if you really want a consistenly Sub MOA rifle at long range there's just no really cheap way to get there.

I spent a good bit putting my AR-260 together but in the end I got exactly what I wanted for the purpose intended.

What I'm now seriously considering is getting another .260 bolt gun since I love the caliber, but while the AR certainly serves it's intended purpose well, it's definitely not one I'd want to pack very far on a walking hunt.
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it's definitely not one I'd want to pack very far on a walking hunt.
That's one of the reason I want to stay away from the AR10 platform, even in the 16" pencil barrel variety, it's gonna be heavier than a similar bolt action.
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That's one of the reason I want to stay away from the AR10 platform, even in the 16" pencil barrel variety, it's gonna be heavier than a similar bolt action.
The platform isn't an issue, it's jus that a 24" BB is by nature heavy.

Cut it back to 20" and a nice fluted .725" and the weight is no problem at all. 9lbs to me is a very reasonable weight.

I built this one specifically as a long range varminter and 1,000yds plinker.
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Re: AR Grendel, bolt 243, 260 or 6.5Swede

for a bolt gun, i would choose 6.5x55. plinker ammo can be found for cheap. if reloaded to modern pressures, the 6.5x55 is faster than the 260 remington i believe. plus it is a very popular hunting cartridge, especially in europe. i have been trying to find a tikka in 6.5x55 for a while, but they rarely come up for sale. it was alimited production run andtikka sold out and isn't making any more until possibly next year.

i'm just a little bit biased toward this cartridge since i collect pre WW2 swedish military sniper rifles





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Re: AR Grendel, bolt 243, 260 or 6.5Swede

I am now swinging toward a bolt, with the Tikkas being in the $500-600 range, less than a Grendel upper. There are a few .243s, and 1 or 2 6.5x55s. No 260s that I can see. I can pick up a 204 upper or bolt and the Tikka for the price of a slightly used Grendel
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