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Old 02-05-2010, 05:10 PM
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Help Light Weight .300WSM

Need advice on lightwieght .300wsm. I am thinking of buying a Rem 700 SS sps and sending it off to Lone Wolf for a new stock and bedding job. Or should I just spend the money on a Rem Ti or Sako Finnilght. It should end up about the same price (under $2000) and weight 6.5lbs.

Anyone got a better idea for an accurate .300wsm at 6.25 to 6.75#?
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:31 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

I've got 300 WSM Finnlight and it shoots about 2-4 MOA and Beretta will not do anything about it. They say it's fine. Finding an accurate light wieght factory rifle will be like rolling the dice. My choice would be a Sub MOA Vanguard but I believe they weigh about 7 1/2 lbs or so. Otherwise, for less than $2000, I would do a build off a Howa action, blue print it, put a custom barrel on it and put it in a B&C Medalist and maybe a Jewel trigger.

-Mark

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Old 02-05-2010, 11:00 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

I have been in the market for a light 300wsm as well. I want a good backpack gun. My eyes have been on the Winchester Extreme Weather Model 70 stainless. It weighs in at 6lbs 12 oz. Its not the super lightest but it is also about $800 cheaper than a Rem TI. I am a model 70 fan and I have heard good things about the new make Model 70s so I think thats what I am going to try. They come with a B&C Medalist stock, fluted barell and are guaranteed to shoot under MOA at 100 yds.

May not be your flavor but its a thought.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:26 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

My little t3 tikka will do .5" with hand loads. 6lbs and change. under $500, Not glamorous but it works and sure makes climbing those canyons a lot easier than the 10 pounder I use to carry.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:44 AM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

I had a stainless Tikka T3 Lite in 300WSM. It shot factory ammo well under 1 MOA, even the inexpensive soft points from Federal. I adjusted my trigger to the lower limit, ~2lbs. Rifle should weigh 6 lbs 6 oz IIRC.

Only downsides are the free rings from the factory (the recoil pin pushed through the ring itself), and recoil pad. Get sturdy rings of your choice and a Limbsaver (the one for the Sako should fit), and it should be ready to go.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:53 AM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

+1 limbsaver is a must.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:03 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

Have you checked out bansners? www.bansnersrifle.com They're pretty popular with the sheep crowd and I think they offer a package for an overhauled howa or vanguard for just under $2k. not sure about total weight, but Mark or Tom can probably get you where you need to be.
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