Re: Allaround lighterwieght rifle? Or how much does contour matter?
My lightweight 7mm Allen Mag has a #3 lilja on it and I shoot the 200 gr Wildcat Bullet to 3200 fps. There will not be many combinations out there that will stress a light barrel like this combo with with that bullet length, and velocity.
THat said, I took 6 head of big game past 650 yards last year in 7 shots. Farthest two were at 728 and 745 yards. THe one miss was because I did not have the rear bag solid on the first shot, The whitetail buck ran out another 100 yards and stopped, by this time I had settled the rear bag and did not miss the second shot.
My rifle weights just shy of 9 lbs without scope.
She is capable if easily holding 3/4 moa out to the 1/2 mile mark.
If I were intentionally going to be taking shots from 1/2 mile and beyond, I would take my heavy 7mm AM which is in the 16 lb range. Just easier to hit with at those extreme ranges. Easier to shoot I believe, not really that the rifle is more accurate.
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