Originally Posted by Fred in Boise
Am getting older and desire lighter rifle. 6.5 is caliber, but am open as to chamberings. Want to be able to effectively shoot deer at 500 yards. If conditions perfect might try shot at an Elk that far away. 130 and 140 grain bullets.
Rifle alone prefer 6.5lbs weight; is this possible?
Factory rifle suggestions?
Custom barrel for M70 action suggestions?
Fred in Boise
A realy good round for what you are looking for is the 6.5x47 Lapua. (Look at the ballistics).
Very accurate, very little recoil,great brass,fits is any short action,ETc.
I would use a # 4 or #5 contour 1 in 9 or 1 in 8 twist stainless barrel 22" to 24" long.
You could go a little lighter on the barrel But I wouldn't.
Get a good stock and a light weight scope (12 oz to 20oz) and the weight should be fine.
Just something to think about.
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