Tactical .260 Rem from Short Action Customs in Ohio
A popular feature of our Shooters’ Forum is the long-running Pride and Joy thread. There you’ll find photos and descriptions of dozens of interesting rifles — from rimfire rigs to big-bore boomers. Forum member Ryan M. (aka “Dieselgeek”) recently posted a handsome .260 Remington tactical rifle built by Short Action Customs in Wellington, Ohio. The rifle features top-of-the-line hardware. The coated, stainless Alpha 11 action (from Defiance Machine) carries a Bartlein M24-contour 26″ barrel with muzzle brake. The stock is a thumbhole T5A from Manners Composites, fitted with APA bottom metal for AW magazines. On top is a Bushnell ERS 3-21x50mm scope with G2 reticle. Riding on an under-mounted rail is an Atlas bipod with quick-release lever.
Alpha 11 Action (Made by Defiance Machine)
The Alpha 11 action is a collaboration between Defiance Machine in Columbia Falls, MT and Short Action Customs (SAC). This smooth-cycling, Rem-footprint action boasts many nice features including a side bolt-release, and a double-pinned, .312-thick recoil lug. The action’s magwell is designed to work with AW/AI magazines. The bolt features an M16-style extractor. Used in SAC’s complete rifles, Alpha 11 actions are also available for custom rifle projects. The $1200.00 action price includes a scope base with buyer’s choice of zero, 10+, 20+, 30+, or 40+ MOA. Both fluted and non-fluted bolts are available.
Versatile Atlas Bipod
Another interesting accessory on Dieselgeek’s rifle is the Atlas Bipod. This rugged unit can be deployed in a variety of configurations. Locking securely into five positions through a 180-degree arc, the legs can be deployed at a 45° angle pointed either forwards or backwards, in the traditional 90° position, or facing directly front or back. The unique design offers 30 total degrees left to right Pan (traverse) as well as 30 total degrees of Cant (side to side roll) adjustment.
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