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    My New 19" 260... Shorty

    I just had this finish up this past week and was able to do some load testing at 300 yds
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    Stiller Tac 30
    Bartlein Barrel 19"
    260 Rem
    Ross Brake
    Manners T5a Molded Desert Sand
    PTG DBM
    Jewell Trigger
    Sightron 6-24x50 LRMOA

    This is with Hornady 140gr BTHP
    H4350
    New 7-08 Brass, so it still needed to fire form
    The top Left group is 5 shots, Measures 3/4" CTC I think it can do better judging by the horizontal stringing.




    Some of My Rigs:
    Stiller Tac30 260 19" Bartlein Barrel w/ Ross Brake, Manners T5A, Jewell Trigger. IOR 6-24x50
    Stiller Pred 300Saum Oby Barrel and 6.5Saum Bartlien 8.7tw GAP, Manners T4A, Timney, NF BR 8-32x56 NPR2
    LongRifle 700 204Ruger Lilja 12tw, 5r Takeoff Stock, Timney, Sightron 6-24x50 LRMOA

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    Re: My New 260

    nice! what color are you going to paint the scope? i bet it would look cool if you krylon'd it tan and sponged some brown to match the stock.

    like the t5?
    oh crap... Mike saw my large animated gif...

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    Re: My New 260

    What reamer?
    Neck dimensions on chamber?
    What twist barrel?
    Why screw with 7-08 and not just use Norma or even lapua .260 brass?

    Love the stock and colors...nice rifle. It should shooter better once you work the load.
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    Re: My New 260

    Very nice I'd also be interested to know what velocities you are getting with a particular load.

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    Re: My New 260

    Who built your rifle?

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    Re: My New 260

    Bitchin'
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    Re: My New 260

    Looks great, man! Guess I don't have to ask who did the CeraKote!

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    Re: My New 260

    Originally Posted By: SigsauerP229
    Very nice I'd also be interested to know what velocities you are getting with a particular load.


    +1

    Stuff like this makes me want to chop my 26" 260 down...
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    Re: My New 260

    19", wow

    I would like to hear the velocitiy You're getting out this thing too

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    Re: My New 260

    Thanks for the kind words, A local smith Mike Pigney built the Barreled action and I bedded it in the stock. He does amazing work, he is the only guy I will use.

    I'm not sure what reamer it is but it is set up for 142gn MK Mag length. The neck is .295, I load the 7-08 brass because it gives me perfect neck dimension, .293”. I have another 260 with the same reamer and I run Nosler brass, I love it but I wanted different head stamp so I can easily keep the brass separate. I can't run Lapua brass because the necks are too thick and I don't want to turn necks. I have never tried Norma brass because it is hard to get in Mass.

    I was pushing 142gr SMK to 2650 with 43gr H4350. No signs of pressure so I just bumped it up to 43.5 which is what those groups were shot with, Still no signs of pressure but I didn't chrony them yet. I will this weekend. It drops 4moa to 300yd with a 100yd zero.
    Originally Posted By: BoilerUP
    Originally Posted By: SigsauerP229
    Very nice I'd also be interested to know what velocities you are getting with a particular load.


    +1

    Stuff like this makes me want to chop my 26" 260 down...

    I have a 28" 260 also and I love shooting the 19" way more, i would chop it if you dont need the extra velocity. It is pushing the 142SMK to2850 so I am loosing less than 200fps for 9 less inches. I think I can get the 142 to 2725 with more powder or a different one as I don't have any pressure signs
    Some of My Rigs:
    Stiller Tac30 260 19" Bartlein Barrel w/ Ross Brake, Manners T5A, Jewell Trigger. IOR 6-24x50
    Stiller Pred 300Saum Oby Barrel and 6.5Saum Bartlien 8.7tw GAP, Manners T4A, Timney, NF BR 8-32x56 NPR2
    LongRifle 700 204Ruger Lilja 12tw, 5r Takeoff Stock, Timney, Sightron 6-24x50 LRMOA

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    Re: My New 260

    Originally Posted By: MPrimo
    Looks great, man! Guess I don't have to ask who did the CeraKote!


    Thanks Mike. I did this one in Desert Sage. I really like the color.
    Some of My Rigs:
    Stiller Tac30 260 19" Bartlein Barrel w/ Ross Brake, Manners T5A, Jewell Trigger. IOR 6-24x50
    Stiller Pred 300Saum Oby Barrel and 6.5Saum Bartlien 8.7tw GAP, Manners T4A, Timney, NF BR 8-32x56 NPR2
    LongRifle 700 204Ruger Lilja 12tw, 5r Takeoff Stock, Timney, Sightron 6-24x50 LRMOA

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    Re: My New 260

    First off...badass rifle. Just a little bit of load data for you to compare. I am running a 20" 260 and avg 2770fps. I was running Fed 210 primers but gave the rem magnums a try off a tip from my shooting partner. Gained about 40fps and my groups tightened up.

    Rem brass ( switching to win 7-08 when I get home )
    43.5gr of H4350
    Rem Magnum #9 1/2 primers
    Hornady 140gr bthp loaded ten thou. into the lands.
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    Re: My New 260

    Originally Posted By: quacktastic
    nice! what color are you going to paint the scope? i bet it would look cool if you krylon'd it tan and sponged some brown to match the stock.

    like the t5?

    I love the T5, i am getting another one for my current build. I am going to cerakote the scope but I dont know what colors yet.
    Originally Posted By: hunter121
    First off...badass rifle. Just a little bit of load data for you to compare. I am running a 20" 260 and avg 2770fps. I was running Fed 210 primers but gave the rem magnums a try off a tip from my shooting partner. Gained about 40fps and my groups tightened up.

    Rem brass ( switching to win 7-08 when I get home )
    43.5gr of H4350
    Rem Magnum #9 1/2 primers
    Hornady 140gr bthp loaded ten thou. into the lands.


    Thanks for the tip. I may check it out,I haven't tried jamming them into the lands yet, It def likes them on the lands.
    Some of My Rigs:
    Stiller Tac30 260 19" Bartlein Barrel w/ Ross Brake, Manners T5A, Jewell Trigger. IOR 6-24x50
    Stiller Pred 300Saum Oby Barrel and 6.5Saum Bartlien 8.7tw GAP, Manners T4A, Timney, NF BR 8-32x56 NPR2
    LongRifle 700 204Ruger Lilja 12tw, 5r Takeoff Stock, Timney, Sightron 6-24x50 LRMOA

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    Re: My New 260

    Looks great, should be a handy rifle in the field for sure. Seeing this makes the wait on my 6.5 shorty longer....

    BTW have you weighed it yet?

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    Re: My New 260

    Drool factor high, interest rising. Prefer the 260 but you have a nice rig there, regardless. Congrats!
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