A little heavy for what I have in mind,but I bet it was a shooter. I agree with your read on the 308. Fortunately I don't feel comfortable much over 400 in the field. Maybe I can find some middle ground between your rig and where the 243 is now.
A 6.5 Creedmoor is always a great caliber for a short-action rifle. You could always go with a 22" Krieger #3 and that should net you a little less weight, with a very potent caliber, using Lapua brass and 140 Berger VLD's.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
I've had two Kimber Montana rifles, a .243 and a .300WSM that both shot sub-moa. I used the .243 to shoot a number of marmots as far as 565 yards.
My current elk rifle weighs 8 lbs scoped with a Nightforce compact. Still, it is a half MOA rifle. I made two first shot kills on marmots at 631 yards last weekend, and this is typical accuracy from that rifle. Because it is a light rifle and the .270 cal. 140 gr VLD's are only a .488 BC, it starts to get blown around badly when ranges get into the 800's.
I had an HS precision ultra light for a few weeks once. It was a solid 1.5 MOA rifle. .300WSM. I shot several different loads in it then sold it. Not good enough accuracy.
Here's the .270 WSM. Built by Allen Precision, aka fiftydriver here on LRH.
Sweet! Pardon my tired eyes,is that a short action? I was concerned about the VLDs in a Remmy short action magazine. The nice thing about the Mountain Guide is it already has the Gen 1 Ti stock on it,and I just love the way it feels. My B-in-Law has an LSS Remington 270 WSM. He had it "gone over" and pillar bedded. That thing will one hole 140gr ballistic tips over RL19. I think its Rl 19. At any rate,it is a sweetie. That rig you have there @ 8 lbs would be fantastic. I'm sitting on a small pile of Colorado Muley points,and that would be sweet for filling the tag.