Weight of LR gun- to manintain Accuracy
I have a custom benchrest 1000yd gun: McMillan MBR Stock, Nesika Action, Krieger Barrel, Nightforce scope. Caliber: 6.5-284.
I've competed a little bit at Williamsport, but that's a 3+ hour drive (each way) from where I live, so I'm converting this benchrest gun to a long range hunter and maybe a light F-Class.
I'm getting a McMillan A5 tactical stock, and a new krieger barrel.
Question: the gun currently weighs 17 pounds (in benchrest config).
Does anyone know how much weight I can take off the barrel (so I can carry the gun in the field easier) and not sacrifice long range accuracy?
Thanks in advance,