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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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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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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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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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