My first introduction to LaRue Tactical gear came in 2005 after a Pat Rogers AK course – I started off weak but ended up taking the first-loser spot. The prize? A LaRue Tactical LT150 Aimpoint mount. That one mount spawned a whole new rifle, optic and more carbine courses. Since that time, LaRue has sparked a evolution/revolution in precision rifle accessories and eventually complete rifles.
Finally announced for public availability is the PredatOBR rifle chambered in .260 Remington. While I don’t claim to have the same ammunition history prowess as our own Nathaniel F., I do know that .260 Remington can replicate similar trajectories to .300 Win Mag while having much less recoil and the ability to fit into an AR platform. The combination looks to be a winner – following the LaRue motto of being “The Dead Center of Precision”.
Personally I think ‘260 LaRue’ flows better than ‘260 Remington’. But I guess that ship has sailed.
The PredatOBR 260 Remington is the ultimate lightweight long distance rifle. The most remarkable feature of the PredatOBR is its ability to be completely “broken down” and stored into the optional Rollup Bag and Toolbox. The PredatOBR handguard has a locking stainless steel QD Lever system on each side. Once the levers are released, the handguard slides off of the upper assembly in seconds. The PredatOBR’s barrel can easily be removed with the supplied PredatOBR Barrel Wrench, unscrew the Barrel Nut from Receiver and pull the Barrel Assembly free from Receiver. No need to remove the gas tube, gas block or muzzle device. Reverse the process to reinstall. Hand-tighten Barrel Nut and torque approximately 1/8-turn past hand-tight (Approximately 40-50 foot pounds). Once reassembled correctly, the point of impact (POI) shift will be 0.0 to 0.5 MOA of the original.
Barrels are chambered in 260 Remington, and feature rifling in a 1/8 twist rate. All barrels are threaded in 5/8 x 24. Like the OBR and PredatAR riles, LaRue has eliminated the conventional AR barrel nut and bolt the handguard directly to the proprietary upper receiver, creating a true “free-float” barrel. The handguard does not touch the barrel or barrel nut at any place. The zero-MOA upper rail provides plenty of room for weapon-mounted night-vision day/night combinations. Both the upper and lower are CNC-machined from billet aluminum for the optimum fit and consistency. Even though it has been lightened certain features, there is still additional material in strategic areas to achieve maximum accuracy.
The PredatOBR has threaded stainless-steel hard-points over the entire length of the handguard at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. These hard-points have an integral spine built-in for structural support. Provided with the system are three 3-inch MIL-STD-1913 rail sections that can be positioned anywhere along the handguard, per operator preference. These rail sections are attachable/detachable using a supplied tool (Torx® T-15 wrench). The rail sections are CNC-machined from billet aluminum. This robust solution provides a perfect precision mounting space for aiming lasers, illumination and bipods.
The PredatOBR’s Port Selector Technology™ (PST) gas block is adjustable, to aid in the optimum function when using a sound suppressor. This special gas block contains a dual port mechanism that is operated by rotating a lever from one side to another. When the lever is rotated to the right-side of the rifle, the gasses are reduced, to compensate for the extra blowback created by the suppressor. When rotated to the left side, the gasses are increased for use without a suppressor.
The LaRue Tactical 6-position Retract Action Trigger (R.A.T.) Stock comes standard with every PredatOBR. It is ergonomic, has protected control surfaces and contains a set of cleaning rods in an internal compartment. Since the height of the 12 o’clock rail is at the optimum position, there is no need for a cheek riser as part of this system.
Caliber: .260 Remington
Barrel Length: 18″ and 22″
Rifling Twist Rate: 1/8
Barrel Life: 10,000 (approx)
Gas System: Direct Impingement with LaRue PST™ port selector
Trigger: LaRue MBT
2ea, 20-Round LaRue Magazines
3ea 3” Rail Sections
Preorder details here:
850 CR 177
Leander, TX 78641