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Old 01-07-2011, 11:25 AM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

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The VLDs regularly vex me in that all of these are three shot groups and you will notice that several of the groups have two shots in virtually the same hole. Then it throws one round slightly out of the group. If I could find what it is that throws the last round out of the group, this would be a <.25moa load. From a previous post, I may try the Fiocchi primers.

Any thoughts on improving VLD accuracy?
I built a 260 Ackley for long-range antelope hunting and I am shooting the MH 140 VLDs. I experienced the same issue in the beginning. I started playing with seating depths and found the sweet spot for my load at .050" off the lands. All of my groups are five shot groups and now range from 0.26" - 0.54"!

Try moving back in increments of 0.10" from where you are know and see what happens. You should find the sweet spot fairly quick.

Good Luck.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:36 AM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

You may have answered this already, and I just overlooked it, but what is your barrel length?
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:38 AM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Sorry, I went back to the very first post and saw 28".
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:09 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Where do you guys hunt in va?
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:22 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

The Duke007,
Trebark and I usually hunt on my farm in fauquier county, va. Can shoot deer to 500yards there. Also sometimes hunt a friend of mine's place where 1900yards, or more is possible. However our rangefinders and wind doping ability is not quite up to par for that yet. 1200 and in, deer better watch out however.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:52 AM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Nice, i have a farm in dellaplane, next to barrel oak winery if your familiar. I get to shoot about 700 yds. If i ask the neighbor i can get up to 2000. But i am not ready for that yet.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:38 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

I realy like your rifle, you did a great job. A+. It kind looks like my first 7MM MAG. But I have some rust spots on her and I have another 7Mag I just got, so I bought a bolt on E-BAY for a 300Mag
and I have another barrel orderd.
You did a great job..
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