Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Favorite "light" rifle.??

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 12-28-2003, 11:27 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Huntsville, Al
Posts: 49
Re: Favorite "light" rifle.??

I'll second X_RING01 on the REM. customshop rifles I've have a 300SAUM from them .25-.50 shooter all day long, rifle weight's 7.25lb. with glass, but it will kick the fillings out of your month. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote

Unread 01-05-2004, 02:28 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Idaho
Posts: 18
Re: Favorite "light" rifle.??

Picked up a Tikka T3 in 300wsm at 6.6lbs before scopeing, it nice to carry and shoots very well. A very nice carry gun and shoots 2inch groups at 300yds.Outlaw
Hunt smart, make your own luck!!!
Reply With Quote
Unread 01-05-2004, 07:28 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: bethlehem pa.
Posts: 1
Re: Favorite "light" rifle.??

my favorate light weight rifle is rem. 7600 260 caliber 2.5 to 8 power leupold in leupold mounts shooting 129 grain hornady s.p. rem. 9.5 primer 46.5 grains rel. 22 this load shoots 3/4 inch group all day long this is my favorate rifle for north carolina hunting [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
Unread 01-06-2004, 07:20 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: TN
Posts: 5
Re: Favorite "light" rifle.??

Jake: I had a Weaterby Ultra lightweight in 308. It recoil was more than my 30-378.
I sold it and now have a Rem 700 Titanium in .270. One sweet rifle. My old 700 .270 Mtn. rifle which my son now has regularly would pop ground hogs at 400 yrds. I have yet to try the 700 Titanium on live game but am extremely happy with groups. BTW I am in WNC.................................OTTO
Reply With Quote
Unread 01-06-2004, 10:32 AM
rjb rjb is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toledo Ohio
Posts: 20
Re: Favorite "light" rifle.??

Ok here's one nice light packing fuzzel
Few years back I picked up a near New M70 post64 Featherweight rifle in 30-06. It was a back up to my .338 Win Mag on a Montana Elk hunt. The .338 did not get to speak in anger so the Light weight was pulled out to scamper about for Mule Deer. I hadn't fussed much with the 06 loads, a few sighters to center scope and then loaded 2 boxes of 180 Noslers over max pack of 4064. Ended up using just one round to harvest my Muley Buck (~270 yds) thus blooding the new rifle. The fun part came when back at home I presented the new (almost) M70 FW 30-06 to my son including the two boxes of 39 remaining hunting fodder. Told him this one works go getum rjb [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
Unread 01-06-2004, 11:16 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Sask. Canada
Posts: 2,410
Re: Favorite "light" rifle.??

I can see where some guys get the idea that 11 pounds is light compared to the 14-16 pounds that most tactical rigs end up at. But there is life below eight pounds [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
First, many out of the box factor rifles can perform, even tho they are not trued, squared, tickled etc. Most just need a trigger job and some decent stock bolts, maybe a skim-bedding job. I have shot factory Sako 75's at 700 yards that would have killed deer easily as far as the groups they were shooting.

As for customs, bottom line is that Lilja, Hart, Mike Rock etc.can turn down barrels that still shoot amazingly well - they just heat up faster and like to wobble more in the wind. Also McMillan makes some wonderful stocks other than the A-Series. Same with H-S, some of their lightweight stocks fit very nicely.
George Gardner is playing with a featherweight carbon wrapped Rock barrel that we might someday accept as our standard [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] , and wonder why we used to use such heavy tubes with the silly flutes.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Favorite "light" rifle.??
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"dww" and "drone" -- Winners in Greybull Stock Give Away Len Backus Give Away Contests 3 11-30-2010 09:43 PM
You're favorite "woods gun"? mine proved true today goose Deer Hunting 53 05-11-2010 07:41 PM
WTS: 3 "not long range" guns (Mini-14, 541T-HB, "Old" Vaquero) mattj Guns For Sale 6 03-01-2010 02:10 AM
Horus Vision "Predator" Reticle "Dots" walt k Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 8 03-14-2009 06:48 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC