Short Action Custom 260 Completition of Platform

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  1. ccsykes

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    The picture isn't so great but here are the specs:
    Alpha 11 action with fluted bolt
    Brux 26" MTU barrel with snake fluting done by twisted barrel, surefire muzzle brake
    McMillan A-5 customized rhino camo
    Surgeon bottom metal
    Schmidt and Bender 12-50x56
    Nightforce 6-hole ultralite rings
    Atlas bipod
    Jewell trigger w/ bottom safety set to a crisp 1 pound
     
  2. Tikkamike

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    I like that! I HATE camo but that actually looks really good!
     

  3. ccsykes

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    Mike, that was the second stock that we got. They forgot to put the black in the first time and it was a regular rhino camo, but as this one turned out, I was after the darker, less stand out camo.
     
  4. Tikkamike

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    Well it looks really sharp!
     
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    How can you hate Camo stocks? You have one of the best looking camo stocked gun in your safe right now. OP That gun is Beautiful.....
     
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    awesome rig.very nice parts.shoot as good as it looks?
     
  7. ccsykes

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    If I could find some primers I would let you know. They are scarce around here and I can't find anyone that has them online. I'm sure it will shoot fantastic though, Mark puts out a top-notch product.
     
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    that is SWEET!
     
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    Here are some pictures in the daylight to really show it off.
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    Range report for load development.
     
  11. tinytree

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    and it shoots as good as it looks!
     
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    I really dig that fluting. All in all a very fine looking and shooting rifle. 260 seems to be a popular round if you dont mind why did you go with the 260 rem? I have a .308 but I'm looking for alternative rounds to get my wife into LR shooting or practice for me. The 338 edge is cost prohibitive to shoot 5K rounds a year.
     
  13. ccsykes

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    Joe, we talked PM, but I will post here so everyone can see my reasoning and fascination with the 260. I, myself, have a 338 being built by Kirby, which I can't wait to get my hands on. I was looking for something to shoot cheaper and target shoot. I was able to shoot my friend's 260 and fell in love with it. The ballistics are amazing, and the recoil is very light for a flat shooter. My rifle weighs about 17.5-18 lbs and it recoils like a 223. Availability of components is also great. If need be you could size 308 brass down and turn the necks but there is a bunch of lapua 260 brass available right now. It is a very accurate cartridge.
     
  14. ccsykes

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    Finally got to test this gun out at long range, well ELR, especially at my altitude and this cartridge. I do not have any pics since there are ten people shooting the same set of steel targets. At 1100+ yards I am getting first round hits and very consistent hits on a 66% IPSC targets (12"x20"). The wind is very dynamic today (sustained at 10+mph with gust to 30 mph) so each shot is different, but overall, I would say she is shooting well.