Re: Finally the Defensive Edge LRKM is unveiled
There are alot of people who actually carry their heavy rifles some distance (myself being one of them). Also for those that don't it is not wider than most of the newer ATV's. The biggest advantage to the design (besides shorter length) is the weight transfer it is just easier to shoot well. If you would rather have a traditional looking rifle that is a foot longer feel free, this design is not for everyone. The LRKM design was built around the idea of an easier to move and shoot heavy rifle design (although not that heavy really at 14.25 LBS).
On the location of the scope mounting to the tube is not less reliable or less accurate it is just different, not wrong just different. In fact mounting to a stiff tube helped to get away from some of the normal issues of mounting to the action. Also in this design the action floats and doesn't touch the stock in any way, the barrel is mostly free floated as well. The smartest location for the scope was as close as possible to the point where everything is mounted. you will see that is what we did, the scope is mounted just ahead of the barrel nut and over the stock mounting locations. Like I said earlier not less reliable just different.