Re: Lightweight Longrange Gun??
I build my own rifles for the most part, but recently picked up a lightweight long range custom I just couldn't pass on. It is a Rem 700 action that's been lightened a bit with fluted bolt, lightened action, and hollowed out bolt handle. It has a 26" fluted Hart and is in the low .6's at the muzzle with a small Vais brake on it. It's chambered in 7mm Dakota and sits in a Brown Precision stock. My guess is it's certainly under 7lbs but I haven't weighed it. I put a VX3 4.5-14X40 Leupold on it with Leupold dual dovetail low rings and all together it can't be too much over 7lbs. I haven't shot it yet, but it was put together by Dave Tooley and the throat shows zero erosion so I'm guessing it will shoot very well. For what I paid for it, I could not have picked up the parts for it so it saved me building a lightweight rifle that would do long range when needed. The only downside was that dies, 100 brass and the scope cost me more than the rifle!