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Old 09-03-2012, 12:46 PM
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Re: Carry rifle weight?

A fairly recent thread. Relevant with quite a number of Posts.

Rifle Weight Vs. Distance capability...
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:33 PM
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Re: Carry rifle weight?

Interesting thread and light isn't always right. Case in point my 308. It's light to the point that even with a decelerator pad, it's a butt kicker.

However, I can take a slap on the shoulder (or a possible scope eye if I get too close) over a lugs your butt down cannon, which I have BTW. The cannon is the ticket for hunting in a stationary position or clse to the vehicle

I remember a while back some poster on here had a 110BA in 338 that he was doing remote hunts in the mountains with and I thought to myself, this guy has to be superman or has his rifle airlifted in.......
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:44 PM
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My walking around rifle these days is about 8 bipod and all. My carry on the ATV is about 10.5 bipod and all. The carry on the ATV will likely gain some weight in the next year. As far as lackeys, and mules I start feeling guilty about the 9lb mark.
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Age wise, I have one foot in the hole so I'm real cognizant about every ounce.

In a few years, my hunting weapon will be a camera. In fact, I actually have no preference in just seeing and recording them or shooting them now.
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Age wise, I have one foot in the hole so I'm real cognizant about every ounce.

In a few years, my hunting weapon will be a camera. In fact, I actually have no preference in just seeing and recording them or shooting them now.
My hunting partner is 10 this year we'll likely pack one 8 lb rifle for 2 of us. Hopefully he'll like carrying the rifle as much as I did all those years ago.
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My next rifle will be a thumbhole stocked 25-06, possibly 25-06AI in 22" sporter weight bbl and a light weight scope. I want a light gun for chasing deer and Antelope. Keep my 7stw for Elk, then I want a big boy gun of some sort.
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I don't have a rifle over 9# scoped and ready to go. My 300 rum is my heaviest at the aforementioned 9#, all others I have are lighter, even my 375h@h. I've gone over 10# topped off, but I don't like dragging my rifles through the ND badlands by a rope so I've gotten rid of the rifle.
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