New .260

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by fmsniper, May 31, 2013.

  1. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    New rifle I am, working on I just skim bed it and duracoat it, waiting for scope base, stainless Remington 700 action, bolt trued, lugs lapped. It has a Kreiger spiral fluted barrel with a 1/8 twist. 24" long with a standard Palma contour. Stock is a manners mcs gat with two flush cups, a swivel on the forearm and a badger ordnance mini chassis. Caliber .260

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    I need to find some good loads now for the 1/8 barrel
     
  2. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Looks really good. I bet it will shoot.
     

  3. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    Looks Great! - Congratulations!. 260 will be my next rifle if I can get components. I am looking forward to following this thread.

    It would be nice to see some loads for the 123 grain Lapua Scenar using H4350 and Lapua brass. I know that is not a hunting bullet but I would also like to use the rifle for longer range paper punching.
     
  4. timmymic

    timmymic Well-Known Member

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    Wish they made that action in lefty gun looks awesome!!!
     
  5. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    I am still having a hard time figuring what color to paint the stock, something that goes with the stainless, I settled for now on the dark earth.
    I am contemplating painting the stainless black?

    any ideas out there
     
  6. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    I like my girls without makeup. That rifle looks badass the way it is, I think that is one of the reasons I like the looks of it so much. Bad, Bad, Bad!!
     
  7. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    Sweet looking stick!

    I've really interested in the MCS GAT stock as well. How is the length-of-"pull" to the trigger? What's she weigh all-up?
     
  8. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    could not resist, I used my true grass cammo

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  9. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    I like it!! - Now go out and get it dirty and report back with said results.
     
  10. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    finished jeweling the bolt
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  11. trigger puller

    trigger puller Well-Known Member

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    We just started load development for 123 SMKs and Varget. While Varget is not the best powder we have ALOT of it is showing real promise @ 39.0 W/ BR2s groups in the 3s have not shot over chrono yet but will post when I do. Nice buid like the camo
     
  12. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Super sweet rifle!
     
  13. ToKeepAndBear

    ToKeepAndBear Well-Known Member

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    Lapua brass, 142 smk, and 43gr H4350 is a shooter in my TRG! Modest velocity at 2750fps, easy on brass, and it is very consistent.

    Very nice rifle you have there!
     
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  14. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    I resized some 7mm 08 brass, man was that easy

    I loaded 3 different loads
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    varget

    Berger 140 VLDs, can't seat them deep,
    though I need to play with the Seating

    I will give them a try as soon as my base gets here