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Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:06 AM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?


First thought is that a long range scope (for shooting 800 - 1500 yds and a lightweight 8 pounds, all up, are a bit incompatible in my way of thinkin'.

From what I've seen lately a Win Mod 70 Featherweight in 270 Win or 280 Rem with a good scope would be a decent choice.

I've shot the 280 and was impressed. I shot with a fellow shooting an '06 in that model with a mid range priced scope that was good to 775 yards. Plus every thing would be well under 2k bucks plus you'd have the time to tune it a bit if needed.

Just a thought......
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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:12 AM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

I am very happy with my tikka t-3 light 338 winchester for a light rifle. I am shooting 185 grain Barnes ttsx and the combination does very well on game. I have it shooting very well out to 800 yards. There are many choices though. Good Luck.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 11:32 AM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

I have a 7mm-08 Weatherby Mark V Light Weight Carbine 20'BBL that I hunt with most of the time and I love it. It had a synthetic stock and was around 7 lbs. Then I put a nice wood stock on it, it's still really light. I love that short barrel! These are not hard to find and they are not expensive, I think they can be had for under 600.00 if you look.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 06:33 PM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

Browning TI in 7 Short Mag.
Gun is about $1,100
With Leupold VX II 6-18 weighs in at about 7# total
Great light weight combo but not real long range.

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Unread 10-27-2010, 09:18 PM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

I've hunted with a 700 mountain rifle in 7 STW for 13 years now. It's out of the
custom shop, which could be good or bad I hear, weighs 5.7 pounds and holds 3/4
moa or better year after year. I don't hot rod my heavy loads. If I had been living
in Mt. when I was buying I would have gone with a 300 win mag because of the elk
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Unread 10-27-2010, 10:38 PM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?


I sure appreciate all of the great information on the different combos and the time that you have taken to help me out. I am not that studied in the ballistics and what calibers are highly thought of. I hope to get more educated on these topics through this web-site. What did we do before we had great forums like this?


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Unread 10-30-2010, 08:36 PM
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