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    XCR Guru Sean K.'s Avatar
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    Since you roll your own....it probably doesn't matter. I like to be able to buy cheap mil-surp ammo....so I would go .308/NATO first, but that's just me. If I wanted accuracy, I'd much more likely do the 6.5 Creedmoor, but .260 would be viable as well due to the ballistic coefficient of 6.5 bullets. You can always buy new bbls later.

    The factory brake is adequate.....I don't care for the looks but it functions as intended. Personally, I like VG6 Gamma's brakes. GAMMA 762 | VG6 Precision

    Or, if you want .30 cal in a smaller (less effective) package: GAMMA 300BLK | VG6 Precision
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    The RAGE brake from UM tactical is hard to beat. It's absolutely tunable for the rifle and the shooter. I've seen kids shoot this and the rifle doesn't hardly move. Really great product.

    I really like the .308, so versatile. Don't know a lot about the .260. The 6.5 Creedmore is very effective and less expensive to shoot. Since most shots on big game occur at 300 yards or less, .308 should be great.
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    .308 win is my preferred cartridge, so I'm biased to say get that one.

    The .260 so far in Canada is vapor ware, please someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    .243 is another offered caliber and are usually stocked.
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    I chose to go .260 over 6.5 creedmoor but I'm still waiting on a barrel. It's not quite vaporware, but it's not easy to find and there is plenty of 6.5 out there now, unlike just a couple years ago. Making 260 brass from 308 is super easy. As far as muzzle brakes, I got a matador arms stinger in 30 cal for M 308 and L 7.62x39, for hunting purposes - I like the sound forwarder, but it does add extra weight on the end of the barrel.

    The factory brake is effective and doesn't need changing, unless you have a purpose.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockworx View Post
    .308 win is my preferred cartridge, so I'm biased to say get that one.

    The .260 so far in Canada is vapor ware, please someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    .243 is another offered caliber and are usually stocked.
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    What's Cons and pros between 18.6 and 20 inch barrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipse2004 View Post
    What's Cons and pros between 18.6 and 20 inch barrel
    More velocity and length/weight with the 20. If you're not lugging it around I'd say the 20 wouldn't hurt. If you're shooting past several hundred yards, you may airfare the extra velocity.

    If you're lugging it and shooting inside 4-500, I'd say stick with the shorter barrel. YMMV.

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