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Unread 02-05-2007, 11:49 AM
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Re: How heavy?

The heavier the more steady the rifle is. It can be done with a sporter weight rifle. Since Im not as expierenced as some on here I use a heavier rifle so it turns more in my favor than the elks. I like about a 11-14lb. rifle. If I am going to be packing in the woods it will be lighter but also not used for long range hunting.
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Unread 02-09-2007, 05:48 PM
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Re: How heavy?

I have two questions one if you are using a Bi-pod or a bag for you Long Range shooting does weight really make a diffrence.
Two has anyone used a Advanced Barrel System barrel to make a rifle light enough to carry.


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Unread 02-09-2007, 08:30 PM
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Re: How heavy?

Weight does make some, small, difference off a bipod. That being said, I shoot the exact same size groups off a bipod as a full tilt benchrest with my sporters. If I were building a carry gun, geared tword long range, I would want it on this side of 10 lbs. I'd recommend you get something in that weight range, and then put a few hundred rounds through it off a bipod (after researching bipod technique). I think you'll find after that your plenty steady/confidant.

As for ABS barrels, no experience myself, but search for 'thunder' if you haven't already.
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