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She's coming along

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

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    Working toward a do-it-all "Just One" non-rimfire Huntin' & Self-Defense rifle concept. All she needs now (which granted is a LOT) is:

    1. Suppressor
    2. Veritable buttload of tuned handloads
    3. A 2nd identical clone rifle for backup
    4. A happy switch

    In that order. I'll probably eventually get #1 - #3, but won't get #4 of course. :( #3 may prove difficult since these are now discontinued by DPMS for some reason

    Long ways to go, but a pretty good start.

    What you've got here is a DPMS LR-260 Light, with 18" threaded .260 Rem barrel, ERGO brand grip, tac-latch, single-point sling, ACE stock, Nikon Omega 1.65-5x36mm scope in Warne Maxima rings.

    The old scope I swapped out yesterday ended up being way too heavy for this rifle's intended purposes (all-purpose), so it had to go - it was an Elite 6500 2.5-16x50mm. Good news is I have a very cool scope to put on *something*. Bad news is another rifle is short its 'perfect scope' (this Nikon Omega).

    Sorry for the bad pics - hard to believe that the I phone camera is this crappy.
     

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  2. Maverick223

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    That is the first warm & fuzzy AR I have seen. :p Good choice of cartridge, very practical for target shooting and hunting thin skinned game.

    :)
     
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    Hee; trying to keep it very lightweight & simple.... Not a lot of bells & whistles; just the necessities.

    I've had to accept that, to make it truly useful for "fighting", the two things it can't and won't be are a long-range 'interdiction' rifle, and an african DG hunting rifle, due to (1) low power scope, and (2) the limited energy / light loads - the loads I'll be running are going to be on the mild side, below max for .260 -- and I will start testing with 120 flat based spitzers (Speer HotCor).

    Oh sure, Bell killed elephants with a 7x57 mauser, but that's way to much of an (even theoretical) stretch for a 120 gr flat-based non-premium bullet from an 18" semi-auto barrel, even with head shots and being an anatomy ace.

    But aside from those two uses [and not counting *small* varminting and other rimfire work], it will be able to do pretty much everything else a rifle is called upon to do - short- & medium-range self-defense, short- & medium-range large varminting, short- & medium-range hunting of almost anything (with proper CNS target), fun range gun, etc.

    Oh wait, one more thing it cannot do: Hunt in states & other places where semi-autos are disallowed. Wait just a second - what's the definition of a "semi-automatic" rifle? "A rifle that automatically loads the next round into the chamber upon firing."? Because I have a gas tube adjustment screw installed on this one - I can turn off the gas and make it into a single shot, to where it does not meet the definition of a semi-auto rifle - wonder if that would fly. :D

    Think of it as a slightly beefed-up 6.5 Grendel AR15, which would be a good all-purpose rifle in its own right. :)

    I guess I should mosey over to my for sale thread and remove this one - what was I *thinking* when I posted it on the list!? :p
     
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  4. Maverick223

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    Absolutely, another very versatile cartridge with excellent ballistics. How much does she weigh?

    :)
     
  5. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    When my fish scale turns up, I'll let you know!
     
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    Hehe, I suppose that is better than a bathroom scale.

    :)
     
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    What color is that?
     
  8. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    The rifle? All black. True EBR. :scrutiny:
     
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    Very nice, sir. :)
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Thank you!

    Maverick, weighs right about 9.5 lbs in that config. But that's withOUT any mag or ammo, but WITH the sling, scope, rings, and thread protector.

    Also, if I can get this dadblamed CF handguard off, I'm gonna attach a mini bottom rail.

    Also, after the pics - y'all are gonna laugh at this - I cut the foam padding off of the buffer tube on that ACE stock - it's a bit cold sometimes, but it gets me that critical 1/8" lower for the perfect quick-shoulder cheekweld / sight picture with what you can see there is a very low-mounted optic. :) All I'm using there is normal HIGH Warne rings (not extra-high) with no riser.

    Edit: Yeah, I ain't exactly speedy Gonzalez in my response time, eh, Mav? :p
     
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  11. Maverick223

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    Way to get back to somebody. :neener: That isn't bad at all...

    :)
     
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