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Old 11-09-2010, 08:30 PM   #11
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I say go for it JD!

After I got my 458 completed I immediately got the itch to take on a custom AR10. Unfortunately the economics of it will not be doable this year, maybe not even next year. Even if I sold my DPMS - which I had intended to anyhow - I don't have another $2-$3k to complete it.

Looks like I'll have to scratch that itch some other way
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J.D.,I'd try to go with a 24-26 inch barrel in order to take full advantage of the ballistics of that round.You'll be selling it short with a 20 inch barrel.
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I can say that, in the short time I've been handloading, I would MUCH rather play with my own recipes to get the best performance from each of my rifles. I doubt that any of the factory loads could touch what you could crank out yourself for your rifle. But, then, you know that!
On the surface I would agree with you. The difference would be having a high quality factory load like Winchester Gold Medal Match and having a chamber cut SPECIFICALLY for that round.

But, I do know that I will eventually have to break down and get a full blown Tango set up and begin to mad scientist everything I shoot.
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J.D.,I'd try to go with a 24-26 inch barrel in order to take full advantage of the ballistics of that round.You'll be selling it short with a 20 inch barrel.
TxH - I don't normally subscribe to the longer barrel theory after having a go myself with the 26" barrel in my .308

I intend on doing some serious research before I buy, but I don't want to pack a 26" if I don't need to do so.

No doubt the round has "legs" for days, and I want to take advantage of that, but I don't want to put together another 20# gun.

I'll look into the numbers though and definitely let you know what I come up with. I already have Brett running a scenario for me on an AR's effectiveness at 800 or so yards, down angle, in PNW conditions.
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Why must you go to the AR10 platform? I have nothing against it and I would LOVE to build one for my dad as he is fond of 308 but for the expense....the same performance can be found within the AR15.
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Why must you go to the AR10 platform? I have nothing against it and I would LOVE to build one for my dad as he is fond of 308 but for the expense....the same performance can be found within the AR15.
I mean no disrespect or have any intent on making anyone join me on this strange journey.

But the ballistics for the .260 are greater than the .308 ( in several people's opinion that I really respect ) and this round will flat get it done all the way out to 1,000 yards with the ability to drop a man sized target at that range.

There just isn't a medium to long range round in the AR-15 class that I could recommend for bkt, and as I did some more research I realized I didn't have a project for next year.
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as I did some more research I realized I didn't have a project for next year.
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