.260 improved

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by 308 nate, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I would share some pix of a .260 I just finished up.
    Here are the specs.

    Remington 700
    Helical fluted bolt and skelatalized bolt handle
    Krieger chrome molly barrel 24"#3 contour light flutes. chambered .260 rogue.
    Holland recoil lug
    Holland hunter stock by McMillan (tan, OD, grey)
    Limb saver pad
    S&K rings and mounts
    All metal coated in titanium grey Molly


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  2. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    your work never seems to stop amazing me. another great rifle and im sure it will be a shooter. congradulations to the new owner
     

  3. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    That's a real beauty!
     
  4. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a great gun for sheep hunting, or any serious pack in hunts. Very nice!!!
     
  5. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking rifle! I'll bet it will be a shooter.
     
  6. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Nate,
    congrat''s another master-piece, Wow she''s a looker !!!:D
    regards jjmp
     
  7. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Very nice Nate.
     
  8. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking rig Nate , are those flutes from Kreiger or are they yours??
     
  9. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    James,
    yes, the flutes in the barrel are also by me. The customer wanted a #3 contour with flutes so stainless was out of the question. I had a good discussion with one of the reps at Krieger and we both decided we would need to go with chrome molly. I did make a lead cast of the muzzle after I fluted it and pulled it through the barrel. It felt very consistant through and through so I did not add any lapping compound. I feel the rifle will indeed be a heck of a shooter and of course it has my 1/2moa guarantee. Krieger would not flute there #3 chrome molly due to their set up.

    Thanks for all the kind words.
    I will have to say the fella I built this rifle for is one heck of a shooter/reloader and definately picked some good components and options in this build.
    This is the second rifle I built him, the first was similar only supporting a #5 contour in 6.5-06AI and he has shot several group in the 1's and 2's with a 400 yd., three shot group he could cover with a quarter.

    Cheers,
    Nate
     
  10. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Nate , what the weight on that gun?
     
  11. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    James,
    The gun weighs just over 7 lbs with mounts and rings. The barreled action is just over 4lbs 6oz. with the stock weiging 2lbs. 14oz.
    The stock is definetly on the heavy side for an ultra light.

    Nate
     
  12. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Unique! I like it. What technique did you use to 'decorate' the stock?
     
  13. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Nice work. That is an impressive looking rig.
     
  14. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Nate, nice work!

    What's the difference between the 260 Rogue and the 260 Improved?

    Also what kind of load do you use with the Rogue and what ballistics are you getting?

    tks!