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Posted: 3/21/2006 5:25:43 AM EDT
I noticed the DPMS offers a built rifle in these .260 and 243 variants.

To me these calibers look like a nice compromise compared to the .308 Panthers.. They should still have good stopping power, but will shoot flatter with less recoil .Anybody ever tried them? In particular I was wondering about functioning and reliability.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:08:16 PM EDT
it should be very reliable i would think. isnt the .243 and the .260 based off of the proven .308 round.

im planning on getting one in .260 remington next year but changing out the barrel to an abs barrel for lighter weight when hunting.

this is info i have on the .260 the .260 will handle any game situation you may run into.

Generally speaking, the 87-100 grain bullets are for varmints and small predators, the 120-130 grain bullets are intended for medium size deer, sheep, goats, and antelope, the 140 grain bullets are the favorite choice for larger or tougher animals like wild boar, black bear, and caribou, and the heavy 150-165 grain bullets are for the largest non-dangerous game.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 2:32:09 PM EDT
BTT....eventually I might find somebody in the whole country that owns one?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 9:58:53 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/7/2006 9:11:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VaniB:
BTT....eventually I might find somebody in the whole country that owns one?



BTT,

.....I'm starting to think if I bought one, I'll be the only one in the whole country that owns one. (???)
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 12:21:21 PM EDT
I'm not sure any are available yet, but I'm quite interested as well in the 260. I've thought such a promisingly accurate round would be an excellent match for the AR system.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:32:04 AM EDT
If you ever bought one and experience any any problems with cycling, ejecting, or etc., it will be confidence inspiring to be able to come here to the boards and seek the help and experience from all those guys that own one.

(sarcasm.....where's the roll-eyes face when you need it?)
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:19:35 AM EDT
Someone has to be first. You are an intrepid explorer, and will become the expert on all things 260

[rolleyes + ]
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