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Old 10-16-2011, 05:22 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Matt,

Congrats on the rifle and especially the pronghorn!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:18 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Bringing back an old thread - Can we get an update on this rifle?

Many thanks.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:05 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

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Bringing back an old thread - Can we get an update on this rifle?

Many thanks.
Yes, here's an update.

This rifle has become primarily a tactical competition rifle and My 300RUM by MCR is my primary hunting rifle. My 260 has been my tool of choice in many matches since October 2011. As long as I do my part, this rifle is the platform that has helped me win several competitive matches with shots out to 1000yards. It was the rifle of choice for a team match that my team won. And it has had multiple top five finishes.

With 1400+ rounds down the barrel, I am pleased to report that the barrel is still going strong. Today, I shot a .25" group at 200 yards and center punch hits out to 535yards.

Also, today, the optic was upgraded to a new Leupold MK4 8.5-25x50 with TMR reticle and M5 turrets that are mil adjustments rather than moa. The scope is also a first focal plane so that the reticle is true regardless of the magnification setting. By having a mil reticle and mil adjustments, the rifle is really fast when engaging multiple targets at multiple distances.

Anything else in particular you would like to know?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:17 AM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

Great News! and many thanks for getting back to us.

I am very much interested in the 260 Rem and that is why I lit this thread up. Of course every gun is different so I never look for pet loads but could you tell us about the components the 260 prefers (brass, bullets, powder, primers). At this point I am just looking for a platform to hit paper as far out as I can and learn the intricacies of the reloading required to do that.

Thanks for the update on the scope as well. I had been studying ffp vs sfp over the weekend.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:11 PM
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Re: My 260 by MCR

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Great News! and many thanks for getting back to us.

I am very much interested in the 260 Rem and that is why I lit this thread up. Of course every gun is different so I never look for pet loads but could you tell us about the components the 260 prefers (brass, bullets, powder, primers). At this point I am just looking for a platform to hit paper as far out as I can and learn the intricacies of the reloading required to do that.

Thanks for the update on the scope as well. I had been studying ffp vs sfp over the weekend.
While I can't say the components that all 260s prefer, I can tell you my preferences:

Brass: Laupua (the gold standard)
Powder: H4350 - temp stable and provides excellent velocities and low ES
Primers: CCIBR2 and Fiocchi. I have tried Fed210 and 210M but did not obtain desired results.
Bullets: This particular rifle has only had three bullets down the tube - 142SMK, 140VLD and 130JLK. The key here is barrel twist, you want 1:8 twist to be able to stabilize the 140 class bullets.

Shoot me a PM if you have more particular questions. Glad to help out.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 AM
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Many thanks for getting back to me. You gave me a good idea where to start. And thanks for the offer to send you a PM, you will most likely here from me with a few more questions later in the year.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:07 PM
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Last week got out to Wyoming for some longrange rifle shooting. Read all about it here:

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