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View Poll Results: weight
Under 9lbs 108 14.59%
9-11lbs 283 38.24%
11-13lbs 197 26.62%
13-15lbs 100 13.51%
over 15lbs 52 7.03%
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Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

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Unread 12-07-2012, 08:03 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

I've been shooting an 8 lb scoped rifle with minute of marmot accuracy out to 600 yards this summer. Even a factory light weight is good to 300 yards.
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    Unread 12-08-2012, 10:56 AM
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    Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

    I pack a 12.5lb rig in AZ for coues and its NO fun :(
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    Unread 12-09-2012, 09:04 PM
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    Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

    I just picked up my LR rig and it come in at 18lbs. That is gun, scope, and rings.
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    Unread 12-10-2012, 01:41 AM
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    Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

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    I just picked up my LR rig and it come in at 18lbs. That is gun, scope, and rings.
    How about some pics!
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    Unread 12-11-2012, 01:05 AM
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    I just picked up my LR rig and it come in at 18lbs. That is gun, scope, and rings.
    That's a lot of gun. Do you carry it anywhere to hunt?
    I use my"heavy" rifle - 13.5 lbs - primarily to hunt long range 'chucks. It gets packed around in a Eberlestock day pack, but it goes a few miles each way, usually starting around 11,000' and ending up somewhere around 12,500' elevation.
    At 53 years old, even this is getting a bit heavy, on top of the weight of the other shooting tools, lunch, and gore tex rain suit that goes along.

    Let's see pix of that bad boy!
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    Unread 12-13-2012, 12:32 PM
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    Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

    Here's a pic
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    Unread 12-13-2012, 12:52 PM
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    Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

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    I just picked up my LR rig and it come in at 18lbs. That is gun, scope, and rings.
    My big girl comes in @ 17.2 lbs.

    Goal is to make it Idaho legal with only a little bit of argument w/the fish cops.

    Dickering w/Ryan @ McMillan for another stock in reduced weight.

    I'm learning there are great ways to reduce stock weight and keep the A5 form factor.

    My moulded in color A5 weights 3.55 pounds.

    The A5 can be had painted at 2.5 Lbs.

    With their Edge technology the A5 can be had at around 1.4 Lbs.

    I need at least a reduction of 2 pounds and will see how much $ difference to loose the other pound.

    Loosing weight is getting costly.
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