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Monday, February 11, 2013

.264 LBC

This is definitely NOT the time to start another build, but I have been doing a ton of research and have decided that I want a long-range rifle that can also be used to hunt pig, antelope, and deer.  I like the idea of the 6.8SPC and have many friends that swear by it's accuracy, but I want something that has some legs.  Thus the .264 LBC, a slight variation of the 6.5 Grendel. This slight change from the 6.5 Grendel gives more consistant accuracy and longer brass life...sounds good.

What I have:
I have, as I have shared before, is a very nice lower that I purpose built for accuracy on my Service Match Rifle.  I love the trigger pull, but the grip and stock is a bit clunky.  I would like to have more tuning options on the length, and a the Pearce grip on my first build is, for now I will probably use the lower on my first build.
I also have a nice upper from SOTA Arms.  This is a very high quality piece of engineering that will hold the rest of the upper parts very well. 
I have the rifle length gas tube, a low-profile gas block, and a muzzle break and crush washer from SOTA Arms.
Not a lot, but enough to make me want to finish the upper.

What I need:
The heart and soul of this build will be a BlackHoleWeaponry barrel.  I haven't decided weather I want a 20 or 24" barrel, but am leaning for the 24" just to have the ability to really stretch the capabilities of the .264 LBC round. 
Obviously, with long range accuracy I will have a free-float hand-guard. I will try and keep this as light as I can without breaking the bank.  I am looking very hard at YHM lightweight designs, however I also really like Rock River Arms TRO XL handguard.
Now for the tough part, I need a bolt carrier group. Right now, bcgs are not available anywhere.  I have one on order from Del-Ton, but....waiting....
A bolt is fairly easy to get from Tactical Ammunition, and if I need to I can use a bolt carrier from another upper for the time being.

That's pretty much it for now.... I guess I will see what I can find and hopefully get something together in the next few months.