close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

Savage Lightweight Rifle

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 04-09-2011, 06:46 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PUEBLO, CO, USA
Posts: 1,126
Savage Lightweight Rifle

I see Savage has a new lightweight rifle. 6#. Wood stock. Corkscrew bolt for those younguns that like that kind of thing. Comes in three calibres 6.5-284, 270, 30.06. Apx $900.00 retail (but no one ever pays that). Nice thing is it aint 3000.00 or 6000.00. I may need to put one on my Christmas list.
__________________
svenska50@hotmail.com

NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 04-11-2011, 06:27 AM
    ATH ATH is offline
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Lizton, IN
    Posts: 747
    Re: Savage Lightweight Rifle

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by silvertip-co View Post
    I see Savage has a new lightweight rifle. 6#. Wood stock. Corkscrew bolt for those younguns that like that kind of thing. Comes in three calibres 6.5-284, 270, 30.06. Apx $900.00 retail (but no one ever pays that). Nice thing is it aint 3000.00 or 6000.00. I may need to put one on my Christmas list.
    If this is the one I am thinking of, one of the ways they got it light was tho chop the barrel way down. I was a little disappointed that they resorted to that.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 04-11-2011, 08:27 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2008
    Location: Colorado
    Posts: 308
    Re: Savage Lightweight Rifle

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    If this is the one I am thinking of, one of the ways they got it light was tho chop the barrel way down. I was a little disappointed that they resorted to that.
    I have to agree with you.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 04-11-2011, 12:01 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Central Pennsylvania
    Posts: 4,155
    Re: Savage Lightweight Rifle

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    If this is the one I am thinking of, one of the ways they got it light was tho chop the barrel way down. I was a little disappointed that they resorted to that.
    They are using a 20" barrel. It's no different then buying a Model 7. The advantage is that you get a 20" instead of an 18". Another advantage is that you can buy it in a short action or a long action. They also took some weight off by milling down the external surface of the action, but not taking away from its strength. This rifle in my opinion is brilliant. If you want a long barrel, call the factory and have them install the barrel they have on the LRH. Still a lighter weight barrel than a heavy and may only add a pound to the finished weight. 26" and probably get it in a Magnum if you like. Personally the 270 would be my choice.

    Tank
    __________________
    Matthew 7:13-14
    "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

    Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

    arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Savage Lightweight Rifle
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    lightweight rifle action alled12 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 9 11-02-2013 08:13 PM
    Savage 6.5x284 Lightweight hunter? Blowing Smoke Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 05-10-2011 07:48 PM
    Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000? bvolcic Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 24 11-22-2010 04:29 PM
    Options for "lightweight" rifle timl General Discussion 1 04-06-2007 07:41 AM
    ? Downside to Lightweight Rifle jrb CO Long Range Hunting & Shooting 11 12-06-2004 09:49 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC