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Old 09-17-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Trebark, who is having these matches, I'm not far from you and might like to check it out next yr, as this yr is shot no pun intended.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:07 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Just wondering how your 260 is doing as far as accuracy and round count. I'm considering building a 260 as a practice rifle.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:20 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

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Just wondering how your 260 is doing as far as accuracy and round count. I'm considering building a 260 as a practice rifle.
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Jon
This rifle has been a consistent .5moa rifle. Only recently has it begun to show some signs of barrel erosion at ~2000 rounds in three years. In hind-site this is largely due to the fact that the load I had for it was really hot, the jump to the lands is long and is compounded by the fact that the rifle's primary use has been competition where it has regularly shot 10+ rounds in short periods of time without cooling.

I would definitely recommend the 260 to you. It is a great round. You can get great Lapua brass, bullets with good BCs and if you don't load it hot and shoot lots of continuous strings like I do, you get long barrel life.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:51 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Thanks for the reply Trebark. I think it will be a good practice rifle for me and deer rifle for my kids.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:51 PM
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Thanks for the reply Trebark. I think it will be a good practice rifle for me and deer rifle for my kids.
Jon
You're welcome. A 260 should fit your requirements nicely. It's a good practice round and if your kids are recoil shy, just put a brake on it. Also, as your kids grow, load the heavier bullets and it's capable of shooting waaaay over there.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:52 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

After pounding a few thousand rounds down the barrel of this rifle, the barrel finally gave up. As a result, the rifle has been rebarreled, new (more effective) brake and repainted.

This rifle will remain my go-to tactical rifle (for matches where a stage(s) are 600 yards or less). It may also spend some time in the field hunting deer and groundhogs.

Here are the specs:

Action: Blueprinted Remington 700
Caliber: 260Rem
Barrel: 26" fluted (previous barrel was 28"), heavy barrel, 1:8 twist to shoot 130grain custom bullets and/or 140grain bullets. Holland recoil lug and three port Muscle Brake.
Finish: McMillan Gray cerakote.
Stock: McMillan A3 (50% brown, 25% black, 25% gray - trebark colors!) with adjustable cheekpiece. Pillar bedded.
Trigger: Jewell trigger tuned to 18oz. - it breaks like glass!
Optics: Leupold MK4 8.5-25x50 with M5 turrets and TMR reticle mounted in Burris Signature Rings and 20moa rail.

Weight: 14lbs unloaded

The rebarreling and painting was done by Shawn Burkholder with Hawk Hill Custom - Hawk Hill Custom. I highly recommend him to you.

Initial load development has shown great accuracy potential (.5moa or better) while sending 130grain bullets at 2800. This is 200fps slower than the previous incarnation of this rifle. Idea here is to shoot a milder load in hopes of getting even more barrel life. I'll post shooting results soon. In the mean time, here's a few pics of my new stick. Let me know what you think.









This rifle is a visual twin of My 7saum by Hawk Hill Custom (260 in front with three port brake).



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Old 05-13-2014, 12:41 AM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

That looks very nice! Keep us posted on how it shoots.
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