Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight
I have an LRKM coming from Shawn and Bob and it will be my primary long range gun. It will be just under 16 lbs loaded and w/ bipod as per similar w / Broz and his. Then I still have an old 300 WBY Mark V synthetic, with a 26" Douglas Midweight barrel that was put on 20+ years ago when I rolled a horse over it packing out a bull from high in the Madison range in a rough canyon on the last day of the MT rifle season. If I knew then, what I know now, I would have put on a heavier barrel, maybe even changed caliber. It comes in at 11.6 lbs loaded with sling, with a Leopold 2.5-10 on it. Im thinking of a re-barrel and some work on it now for long range and an NXS scope also. Its a 1/2 + to 1 MOA shooter right now, for 3 shot groups but would like it to be better. I have @ 300 rounds of brass for the WBY that is all under 3 firings. So Im considering what to do with it now for a more packable long range gun. I still hike hard and long, so a packer is still in my game plan. Ive seen a few nice WBY rebuilds on the site, but not many area Gunsmiths here will work on them. I need to figure this out soon to get it back for next late summer to shoot a bunch prior to hunting season. I would also like to build a 6.5 x 284 for long range, Choices!
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