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View Poll Results: weight
Under 9lbs 108 14.59%
9-11lbs 283 38.24%
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13-15lbs 100 13.51%
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:37 PM
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Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

What is the total weight that you like your long range hunting guns to be at?? - this is total weight scope, level, ammo, etc.
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What is the total weight that you like your long range hunting guns to be at?? - this is total weight scope, level, ammo, etc.
And what would be the maximum range of the said "long range hunting guns" That will make a huge difference.
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And what would be the maximum range of the said "long range hunting guns" That will make a huge difference.
Yes define this
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

Lets say your figuring on a shot between 800-1200 max distance 1600.

caliber would be your choice. if you vote say 15&up because you shoot a big gun then say thats why
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

My long range varmint gun weighs 13.5 lbs all up. Not real heavy, but it is a chore for me to pack around in the Eberlestock day pack I use. I like to be able to cover ground when hunting, and most of my hunting is from 9000 to over 12000' elevation.
I like my little 8 lb hunting rifle, but I don't see it as a 1000 yard rifle.
For a big game rifle intended for the ranges you mention, in the terrain I hunt, I am thinking 10 lbs scoped and ready to go.
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

My favorite LR hunting rig is set up for shots from 50-1000 yards. I'm predominately a deer, antelope, and coyote hunter. I can stretch it another 100-200 yards effectively for a shot at a coyote if the opportunity arises. I do s combination of mostly stand, but a fair amount of walking and stalking. It weighs in at about 12 pounds. I like a barrel at least .75" at the muzzle and a length of 26". Gives me enough LR weight/stability for my 6.5-284, and is the limit for me to make a steady off hand shot on those rare occasions.
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