Originally Posted by Timber338
the new NF SHV could be an option, but I think a little heavy at 28 oz when comparing to the options already discussed in this thread. So many factors to consider when building a light-weight specific rifle.
I am hoping that nightforce continues to develop more scopes within the SHV line, such as a 50mm objective, and a higher magnification offering, like maybe reaching up to 18 to 20x. Something like a 5-18x50mm that weighed 25 oz's or less would start to get my attention.
1 pound difference doesn't strike me as much of a problem, though I know some guys like really light units.
I suppose he is talking about a model 28 weighing in at less than 6 pounds. in 300WM, I think I would be adding a few pounds to that one. As a mater of fact, I might just workout another month and take a 10# gun... but kudos to the guy who shoots a 7# 300WM setup and shoots it well.
To me, it doesn't do me any good to pack a rifle in that I cant soot at dusk because I don't have enough glass. or if my scope gets banged around, it knocks it off its zero just enough to miss at 800 yards. that's why I would chose the nightforce. Just sayin...