My new custom 260

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by NomadPilot, May 24, 2010.

  1. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Postman brought this to my door a few weeks ago. Needless to say I'm very pleased! Mr. Jim See turned my rust-speckled action into a work of art.

    Surgeon 591
    22" #5 Brux 260 Rem
    Manners MCS-T, Coyote Tan w/ black specks
    Bipod stud, two flush cups
    Seekins rings, bottom metal, mag
    Nightforce 3.5-15x50, .1mrad, MLR

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    One thing I am really impressed by: The stock is very cleanly inletted for the bolt to move rearward. Love the precision!

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    Unfortunately I have been out of town for the last month, I am moving across a few states on Friday (hence the screen name), and all my shooting stuff is in storage. So the range report will have to wait, but I'm sure it'll shoot lights out.

    Thanks, Jim!
     
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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I love it! I was thinking of a #5 for my next build. You will love the stock I have one on my HOWA 300 win.
     
  3. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rifle, the side sling swivels make sooo much sense. COngrats.
     
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rig. I really like the way the action, barrels, rings and scope are all black and set off with the black speckles on the stock. Good and nicely focused pics too. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy.
     
  5. lou400a

    lou400a Well-Known Member

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    That looks awesome, congrats. Mine is sitting over at SSG waiting for an overhauling, should look similar to yours.
    Who do you fly Nomads for (customs)?

    Lou
     
  6. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Well look at that, I didn't even know a Nomad was an aircraft. I chose the name based on my lifestyle - as in my own family can't keep track of where I am each night.
     
  7. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking rifle!
     
  8. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rifle - Jim is a true craftsman.
     
  9. dangaff

    dangaff Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in buying one,

    What are flush cups however?

    and used for what?

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  10. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    These things on the left side of the stock. A swivel snaps in and releases with a push button.
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    You can't see them real well in my pics because they've got swivels like these mounted in them.
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    Mounting a sling on the side of the rifle instead of the bottom. That way when you sling it, the rifle lays flat with the scope to the left, the trigger to the right, and the bolt away from your back.

    (or if you're a southpaw, then like this picture, with the mounts on the right side of the rifle)
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    This guy has a backpack sling, but it lays flat against his back because he's using side-mounted flush cups.

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  11. dangaff

    dangaff Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh i seee

    Thanks a ton for that, perfect illustration
     
  12. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    It's been a long move, but I finally joined a range and got to shoot my new 260. I wasn't real happy with my shooting - trigger control was terrible. But I was very happy with the new rifle!

    First 5 shot group after getting sighted in with Corbon 139gr Scenar. The far right was the 1st shot, and the top was the last shot. Take those out and I'd be left with a helluva 3 shot group. But then that'd be cheating, huh? :)

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    I've also got some Corbon-loaded 142gr HPBTs, 123gr Scenars, and some other factory ammo to try. I'll reload for it, but I wanted to begin with a known quantity as I don't trust my reloading skills yet to judge a rifle.
     
  13. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    Interested in velocity of the 123's out of your 22" barrel.

    When I send mine back to the shop I want to go with a 22 incher. I was thinking of a A-3 stock but your manners might change my mind.

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  14. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    very similar to mine. only diffrence is i have diffrent dm, longer barrel, stiller action. exact same stock (im pretty impressed with the inlet aswell)