New Savage Build - 260 Rem


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capreppy
April 18, 2013, 11:43 AM
Bought a Savage 10 short action (4.4 spacing) last June with intent of selling the parts and doing a build. Over the last couple of years, my buddy has helped me build a 223 (my trainer), a 308 (sold to fund this build) and my current build - 260 Rem. He helped me put the barreled action together. I have been buying parts for this build as I could afford to do so.

In January, I got some funds to complete this build.

Ordered an XLR Chassis from Kyle @ XLR Industries. The XLR Chassis has a strong following and for good reason. The fit and finish of the chassis is amazing. My action dropped in and no additional fitting was required. Quoted 8 weeks and received the Chassis at 5. Kyle has awesome customer service and will definitely get my business when I get another chassis for my 223 trainer.

Ordered a Criterion barrel from Jim @ Northland Shooters Supply. Criterion Barrel (Kriger subsidiary) is the go to for Savage pre-fits. Hand lapped and most say as good as other custom barrel manufacturers. Jim stocks common cartridges and barrel profiles. The 26" Varmint profile in 260 Rem Match (longer freebore for the 140 class bullets) was in stock and shipped that week.

Chad @ Titan Weapons did the muzzle brake install and cerakoting. He had done the cerakoting on my 223 trainer and was pleased with the work. He kept me in the loop with pictures at various stages of the muzzle brake install and cerakoting. Turn around time was 2 weeks mostly due to his backlog. He does quality work and will get my next build (talked at length about the 338 Edge). I chose Corvette Yellow as I have one year old twins and I won't be competing any time soon and I wanted something different.

I found a Vortex PST 6-24x50 FFP MIL/MIL on another board for less than a used SFP. The glass is amazing and am very happy with the purchase. Had a small nick on the elevation turret and a little sharpie magic fixed that issue right up.

I have ladders loaded for the Hornady 140 Amax and the Sierra 142 MatchKing. Looking forward to some range time

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Specs:
Savage 10 SA (4.4 spacing) - AccuTrigger
- PTG fluted body (cerakoted in Graphite Black) and PTG milled 308 bolt head
- Bolt handle done by Phoenix Custom Rifles

Criterion Barrel 26" 260 Rem Match (longer freebore) Varmint Profile 1/8 twist
- JP Enterprise Bennie Cooley Muzzle Brake installed by Titan Weapons in Benbrook, TX)
- Barreled action Cerakoted in Graphite Black

XLR Chassis - Corvette Yellow (cerakoting done by Titan Weapons)

Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP MIL/MIL
Vortex rings (Seekins)

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sorry for the crappy cell phone pics - it is raining outside and camera batteries are dead

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adelbridge
April 18, 2013, 11:56 AM
what does it weigh? I am looking to do a similar project around the same action in .243

capreppy
April 18, 2013, 11:58 AM
what does it weigh? I am looking to do a similar project around the same action in .243
Don't have a clue. I'll get it on a scale in a little bit (stuck on a really long and boring conference call).

dvdcrr
April 18, 2013, 01:22 PM
That thing is gonna SHOOT

MtnCreek
April 18, 2013, 03:18 PM
That looks good! I just did a xlr build, but mine is no where near as sharp as yours. Hope you've got a shooter!

capreppy
April 18, 2013, 03:21 PM
That thing is gonna SHOOT
The 260 Rem has had my eye for a while. I've had components for months waiting for this build to finish. Looking forward to seeing how well she'll do at distance.

capreppy
April 18, 2013, 03:22 PM
That looks good! I just did a xlr build, but mine is no where near as sharp as yours. Hope you've got a shooter!
The XLR is just plain sexy :)

They look really sharp in black, but I wanted mine to stick out.

Gtscotty
April 18, 2013, 05:07 PM
I'm not usually big on Savages, but I would like to build something about like that someday... maybe in .243. If you don't mind me asking, what was the ballpark cost sans scope?

capreppy
April 18, 2013, 05:11 PM
I'm not usually big on Savages, but I would like to build something about like that someday... maybe in .243. If you don't mind me asking, what was the ballpark cost sans scope?
Hopefully my wife never reads this post...LOL

Action - $125 (donor rifle and sold off the parts)
Barrel - $350 (shipping plus competition recoil lug and milled barrel nut)
Stock - $850
Muzzle brake and install - $225
Cerakoting - $200 (action and stock)

$1750 sans scope. I had not done the math before and frankly, that's not too bad for what I have to show for it.

Scope I got a steal on at $750 shipped.

capreppy
April 18, 2013, 06:25 PM
what does it weigh? I am looking to do a similar project around the same action in .243
14.8 #. Mag, but no ammo

LeonCarr
April 18, 2013, 07:24 PM
Tough As Nails...please post your range results.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

capreppy
April 18, 2013, 07:27 PM
Tough As Nails...please post your range results.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr
I actually put 6 rounds down the tube before sending it off to my smith. Just wanted to pull the trigger once it was put together and before it went away for another two to three weeks for the muzzle brake install and the cerakoting.

I've got 3k 6.5mm bullets (2k Hornady 140gr Amax [MidwayUSA blems] and 1k Sierra 142gr MK) with plenty of powder & primers so I'll be shooting it for a while before I have to worry about anything.

juk
April 19, 2013, 04:04 PM
Aint never seen such a nice DeWalt! And chambered in 260 none the less! Very nice build. Be sure to post pictures of some dead paper.

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