I bought this rifle a couple weeks ago,but the factory trigger was really bad. So,instead of spending around $200 or more on an aftermarket trigger I contacted Bill Springfield in Colorado.He requested the lower be sent so he could test his trigger job while he did his magic on it.
The lower came back,and after a trip to the post office to pick it up I installed a Hogue grip and an ACE skeleton buttstock on the lower before putting the upper back on.
Wow,I love this trigger now! Bill did a great job on it,I don't have a trigger pull gauge but it is pretty close to the 3lb trigger I requested,and has zero creep.
For $68,it's hard to beat.If yo want a good trigger that doesn't break the bank,I'd highly recommend Bill's work.
Here's a pic of the rifle-DPMS LR-260H (260 Remington) ACE stock,Hogue grip,Weaver riser,Burris Signature Zee rings with a Sightron SII 4-16x42 scope.
I haven't had much time to load test loads,but I did get 5 sets loaded with 140gr Sierra Gameking's using H4350 powder. I loaded them out to maximum magazine length of 2.810" COAL.
I just visually bore sighted the scope,so I knew it would be a little off. The first shot was 6" right and 6" low of center,so I adjusted the scope.The second shot was dead center and about 1.25" low,so I adjusted the elevation a little more,and the last 3 rounds were all in the center of the target.
This load was 39.0 gr H4350-
The buffer spring in this rifle is really stiff,the rifle short cycled once with this load,and the bolt didn't stay open after the last shot. It could be the load doesn't have enough pressure,or the spring is just too stiff in the buffer.
The second loads had 40.0 gr H4350. These shot great,I did pull one shot,but the other four shots are just one hole around a 1/2" wide. Once again,the bolt doesn't stay open after the last shot. I think this spring is a bit heavy,or just needs to be shot more for it to break in. I'm not too concerned with this little problem since it is a brand new rifle.