Originally Posted by kcebcj
I knocked around exactly the same problem and after talking with the smith I decided on a Brux #5 contour. After itís chambered and finished at 26 inches it will lighten up a little over its posted weight. I chose not to have it fluted but fluting I think picks up around half pound. I have been trying to find the sweet spot between backpack rifle and a dedicated long range rig. I think this rifle will be at 9lbs before the scope.
Good luck with your project.
My problem here exactly, I am trying to build a rifle that is as close to a do all rig as possible but that means tough choices. I can't decide which side of the equation to err on. From a pure how it will be used standpoint I probably should favor the lighter weight. From a what I want
it needs longer legs.
Boyds ran a sale today that may have helped the decision some, their lightweight thumbhole laminates were pretty cheap so the action will wear one of those soon. Not necessarily permanant but initially anyway.