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I've been looking at the Remington Mountain Rifle in .260 online.  They look nice, with wood stock, detachable magazine and roughly 6.5lbs.  I want to buy another deer/hog rifle and am a big fan of the caliber (had an A-Bolt in .260 that I recently sold).

 

Does anybody have experience with this particular rifle & caliber combo?  Groupings, etc.?  Are there any good aftermarket synthetic stocks that will fit the barrel contour (I'm a huge believer in free floating and bedding the action for best accuracy).

 

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I have only handled the long action Mountain Rifles and they are sweet. I do have a Model 7 SS in .260 and it is the nicest deer rifle I have ever had.

I am still working with factory loadings and I haven't shot it enough to comment much on accuracy. I haven't broke under an inch yet, but that is still acceptable with this little wand. The recoil is light and there isn't much blast.

That sounds like a very nice stick................Good luck

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i think remington makes the xcr composite stock for the model 7
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Originally posted by ceylonc ceylonc wrote:

I've been looking at the Remington Mountain Rifle in .260 online.  They look nice, with wood stock, detachable magazine and roughly 6.5lbs.  I want to buy another deer/hog rifle and am a big fan of the caliber (had an A-Bolt in .260 that I recently sold).

 

Does anybody have experience with this particular rifle & caliber combo?  Groupings, etc.?  Are there any good aftermarket synthetic stocks that will fit the barrel contour (I'm a huge believer in free floating and bedding the action for best accuracy).

 

Thanks!

 

I have experience with the 700 Mountain Rifle, but not in .260.  I like the newer stock design Rem is using on these rifles a lot.  As with any factory rifle, grouping ability is a roll of the dice -- each factory rifle is unique, and whether you get a really accurate one or a lemon is pure luck.  The MR barrel, like all thin contour barrels, is more sensitive to heat than heavier contours, so groups will usually open up during prolonged or rapid shooting.  This doesn't matter much in a hunting rifle, where you may only fire 1 shot.  Offhand, I don't know of any aftermarket stocks designed specifically for the MR barrel contour, but floating the barrel in a factory Rem 700 stock is simply a matter of wrapping sandpaper around a suitably sized wooden dowel and sanding out the pressure pad in the barrel channel near the forend tip.  You can get unfinished blanks for the MR contour from a couple sources, though.  All Rem 700s with the exception of some heavy barreled Varmint and Tactical models, use a single pressure pad at the end of the barrel channel as part of the bedding.

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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i think remington makes the xcr composite stock for the model 7

 

The Mountain Rifle is a M700.

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McMillan makes a copy of the Remmy MR stock. I have one on my 280 Ackley. You can get it with the MR barrel contour or the standard barrel contour which is how I ordered mine. As far as I'm concerned, McMillan makes the best aftermarket synthetic stocks you can buy. Sky is the limit on color choice as well.
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No doubt, if you are going with a synthetic stock, it's hard to beat a McMillan.  I wasn't aware they made a stock for the MR barrel contour, but then again, I haven't been searching for one either.  Good advice, Roy!
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oops i was looking at what tahqua wrote and forgot that he didnt start the thread.
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I had a Mountain LSS is .260 that I like a lot; great stock, light weight, good shooter.  I only sold it when I got a Kimber Montana .260.
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I know a "mountain" rifle is suppose to be lightweight and compact, hence the 22 inch barrel.  But that is the only reason I bought the Steyr Mannlicher over the Remington, is the former has a 23.5 inch barrel to take better advantage of the cartridge.  Otherwise, the rifle is gorgeous.  While Rifledude is right, you never know how a rifle is going to group when you buy it, I am sure that it will probably be reasonable.  If you could find one in a shop, you could always give them the notice that you have the right to bring it back, if it does not group well, or if they have their own range, have them check it while you watch or shoot it.  Given the caliber, you should be able to find one in a big gun shop that is a left over, since they quit making that caliber.
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