260 rem in a Brux barrel, WOW

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Coyboy, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    I had some parts laying around the shop, and was wanting a good practical 600 yard gun so I built a 260 throated for 140's with a no turn match chamber.
    I put the barrel on my demo Rem action that I leave on the counter to show customers action "blueprinting" and sako extractors. I had a sporter HS stock that sat on the shelf for the better part of 6 months. The Brux was a #6 8 twist cut at 24". No bedding yet just bolt into the HS. Thought I would shoot it before blast and coating. Had some 123 grain scenars loaded up as fireform loads for my 260AI.

    This 260 will be a nice little practical walking deer rifle with some legs for that occasional long range shot.

    Shoot #1, and clean with Boretech Eliminator, adjust the Weaver Tactical onto paper. Finish up the cleaning with 2 drops of Kroil on a patch.

    Shoot #2, Push 3 Eliminator patches down the bore over the next 10 minutes. Dry patch and then a Kroil patch. Adjust the Weaver once more.

    Shoot the next #3-#7, because I was already tired of cleaning.

    Including the first bullet out of the clean bore, the group went under .300" WOW. I even loaded #8 and was going to go for a 10 shot group, but changed my mind as I looked through the scope at that nice little group.

    And all this off the bench, bipod and rear bag, and no load development, I think I got a keeper.

    I'm going to bore scope the barrel tomorrow before cleaning to see where and the amount of fouling in the barrel.
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    That'll work! lightbulb
     

  3. Joel Russo

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    Now that was just to easy...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    I took the rifle in the shop to clean and inspect. Bore scope showed the normal powder residue in the bore and I could see no copper.

    I ran 2 patches with boretech through the bore and rescoped, about half the powder fouling was gone, still no visable copper.

    I pushed a brush with a wet patch down the bore and back twice. Rescoped and the powder fouling was gone and seen one very faint little shadow of copper on one land for about a quarter inch.

    This barrel has impressed the heck out of me. I have one of their barrels on my personal .223 and it shoots ragged holes after 120 rounds. Very little fouling and amazing accuracy. Norman and Ken are making great stuff.
     
  5. Joel Russo

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    Jim~ Box that thing up and send it to me.... I'll see if I could get it to copper up.:D
     
  6. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    I suspect I would have to load you at least 500 rounds!
     
  7. Joel Russo

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    From your report, I'm thinking it'll take closer to 800 or so until I'll see any build up. :D
     
  8. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    I like my Brux

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