first long range hunting build

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by 42769vette, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    im fairly new here so i though i would post pics of my first long range build. all work done by aj brown

    260 rem
    stiller action
    sheilin #5 select match 1-8 twist 26 inch
    badger dm
    manners stock
    uso rings
    rifle basix trigger
    triad large stock pack

    as far as optics im still on the fence. iso far ive had a falcon menace, nf br, swarovski scope. i bought the falcon to see if i like ffp before dropping a couple grand on one. if i like ffp ill get a uso if not ill get another nf.

    i dont have any super tight groups to show yet. i have only shot it about 50 times so far. give it a week or so and i hope to have good group pics


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  2. ss7mm

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    Nice looking rifle. Let us know how it shoots.
     

  3. bb204

    bb204 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle. Which Manners stock is it ?
     
  4. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    mcs-t stock. i should be shooting it this weekend and ill give a update. i could not get 130vlds close enough to the lands to work (i think thats why they didn't work) i just got some 140 amax bullets to try. i liked 142 smk but i didn't want to hunt with them
     
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    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    i tried 140 amax bullets yesterday. id say it likes them pretty well. i usually dont do 3 shot groups but this is early load development so im just looking for my max and getting a idea of velocity

    best group is .3 outside to outside @ 110 yds

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  6. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    just a update. i never do 3 shot groups, but this was the first stage of load develpment and i was mainly looking for my max and getting a idea of velocity. id say this is close to the sweet spot. the group measures .3 outside to outside @110yds

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  7. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig, nice groups.
     
  8. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    thanks

    i just ordered a nf 5.5-22x56 with npr1 recticle. it should be here tomorow.
     
  9. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    That sure is one nice looking first LR rifle, and it shoots very well..
     
  10. VjjR

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    what made you decide 260? i am also think of building a 260rem
     
  11. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    i chose the 260 for a few reasons. one being that i shoot a diffrent 260 in f-class so it savedme quite a bit in dies, brass, bullets that i had bought in bulk.

    second i love the 260. it has great ballistics but more importantly to me it has alot of barrel life compared to some other 6.5s (6.5x284) to me being fairly new to long range shooting i think its more important to pratice me than have a screaming fast bullet. with less than 2000ish rds barrel life (6.5x284) i couldnot afford to praticemuch dueto saving my barrel life.

    the down side of the 260 is brass. you either necksize 308,7-08,243 to get lapua brass. but ive found nosler brass is pretty good stuff
     
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