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Contour vs. Weight

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Unread 05-11-2009, 07:27 PM
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Re: Contour vs. Weight


I built a .30-06 AI 3 years ago and it has a 26" #6 Krieger Heavy Bull sporter on it it weighs 4.5lbs. The action is a Remington 700. The Stock is a Faigen Laminate (from the 90's) and The whole rig with the Leupold MK-4, sling, and bipod it. Weighs in around 11 lbs 15oz.

Mine is obviously not a light weight rig. But as .280 Said, a lighter barrel might be the answer.

Mine was built specifically for mid to longer ranges (300-700yds) and built specifically to shoot 165-180g bullets. I needed a heavier barrel to accomplish this.

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Unread 05-12-2009, 02:25 AM
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Re: Contour vs. Weight

The Sako I'm carrying these days weighs 9.5 lbs including scope and sling. If I can get a Lilja #5 and stay at about 9.5, that would be the ticket.
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Unread 05-12-2009, 09:46 PM
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Re: Contour vs. Weight

A #5 Krieger is going to be to heavy for your weight restriction.
Need to look at a lighter contour.Probably a #3 or 4 sporter.
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