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Unread 02-07-2010, 11:02 AM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

A used rem model 7 in any of the short ultra mags, then rebarrel to 300wsm, and restock with a lonewolf. You could have the action slabbed, and the bolt fluted, although the last two might put you over budget. Very light, within your budget and something you can talk about around the fire, since its the start of a custom rifle...
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Unread 02-07-2010, 11:13 AM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

Going with Rem 700 SS sps and sending it off for a new stock and bedding job may still leave you with a Remy sub par barrel so IMHO I'd keep that in mind.

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Unread 02-07-2010, 11:26 AM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

Originally Posted by mtelkhntr78 View Post
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.
My son has a feather weight model 70 stock gut with a trigger job 2 1/2lbs I can olny get 1 moa out of it but not any better but I haven't spent alot of time on load work for it. I think it has a limbsaver stock pad. he has killed deer @ 720 &419 yards with it both one shot kills I think th 720 was an accedent
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Unread 02-07-2010, 12:24 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

I would take a look at the Kimber montana.

Kimber > Rifles > Model 8400 > Montana™

They go for around $1,000.00 new and weight 6lbs 3OZ.

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Unread 02-09-2010, 12:28 AM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

I have a Browning X Bolt Stainless Stalker in 300 WSM. It weighs 6lb 8oz and is the most accurate out of the box gun I have ever shot. Adjustable trigger and a really nice recoil pad, it doesn't kick bad at all for a light gun.
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Unread 02-15-2010, 04:52 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

I would look at the Sako A7, the rifle is lighter than advertised. Many reports of them weight sub 6 lbs. I believe 5.8 lbs. Contains very small differences from the Tikka T-3, such as the open receiver, and actual seperate short/long action formats. Have been reportedly very accurate. I am planning out getting one in 7mm mag or -08. If you look on gunbroker, you will find them between 600-700$, much less than the suggested 800-900$.
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Unread 02-15-2010, 05:45 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

Originally Posted by D.ID View Post
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.

+1 so long as I keep the barrel clean mine shoots .5 moa with everything I have tried in it. Limbsaver is a must though.
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