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Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

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Unread 10-31-2010, 02:08 PM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

tikka t3 lite 4x14 scope handload keep in mind the tikka is not a easily customizable rifle like the Remington. The Tikka is for the guy that wants to take the gun out of box handload and go
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Unread 11-01-2010, 08:08 PM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

If you have a rifle you would like a little lighter. I bought a Browing 300 WSM x bolt, the safty is nice it has a clip and the recoil pad is great. I choose 300 wsm because all the loading are out thier for it and you get it anywhere.

Well since your a weatherby fan also. Here what I did with my old accumark. I sent to Christensen arms The accurized the action, gave it a timney trigger, Installed a new sel. match grade shilen 26'' barrel with titanuim muzzle brake and teflon coated my action. for arounf $1,600.00 bucks. The gun came back shooting 1/2'' and less at 100 with factory ammo. The carbon wrapped adds a nice touch to the gun to take some of that heavy barrel weight off. So if your have a gun laying around you can do it. Have it chmber in whatever you that your action will do. Here a peak!

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Unread 11-17-2010, 10:10 PM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

sent u pm .... perhaps might be of interest ??
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Unread 11-19-2010, 05:21 PM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

Every one always says you get what you paid for it.
here is my high dollar rifle Savage 7 rem mag
rifle bought used at gun show $225.00
scope $99.00
stock Boyd's 2 1/2 pounds $92.00
total cost $416.00

here is how accurate it is

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Unread 11-20-2010, 01:37 AM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

I am new to the forum, and am learning quite a bit. I have spent most of my life working in the retail sales end of the shooting industry and have seen thousands upon thousands of guns walk through the doors. I know that there are a lot of guys on here getting hyped up about all these custom rifles, and I think it is great. The one thing I have noticed is that no matter what kind of gun it is, or who builds it there are always some guns that shoot, and some that don't. I have seen rifles that cost a couple of grand plus, and still don't shoot. I personaly just picked up an x-bolt in 270wsm, and I love that rifle. I topped it off with a Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x50 with their ballistic turret system and I am set for 800 yds. That gun right out of the box shot a half inch group with remington corelok ammo. It will shoot that group all day long. It is a light enough for me, and it shoots really well. I have tightened the groups up with some handloads, but for the money I love that gun. The new magazines are a huge improvement over the old a-bolt mags, and the rifle just fits me very well. There are a lot of good choices in a rifle, I wish you the best in your decision. Just thought I would add my two cents.
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Unread 11-20-2010, 06:19 AM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

This might be just what you want: About Ultra Light Arms

Ultra Light Arms has been around about 15 yrs. Melvin Forbes advertises 5 1/4 lb. rifles in your caliber choice. You need to call him regarding price, but I believe they are right around $2,000 depending on options.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 10:56 PM
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Re: Best Lightweight Rifle under $2,000?

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Kimber. The 8400 Montana is stainless / synthetic and around $1100 new or $800 used. Many calibers from .223 to 325 WSM in short action and 25-06 to .300 WM in long action (I think that's right)

My .308 with a VX-III 3.5-10x40 in Talley Lightweights weighs 6 lbs 9 ozs with a Butler Creek sling, Butler Creek scope covers and 4 rounds of ammo in the rifle. I've heard some people on forums complain about the Kimbers, but mine handles and shoots great.

Just another beautiful day in paradise!
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