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Help Light Weight .300WSM

 
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:38 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

308 wis. is totally right
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:50 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

I beg to differ. I have packed a 325wsm, abolt 7-6 oz. for last 5 yrs. Shoot 200 ab's, spotted my own hits on game and rocks 500-700 range many times. First spring I had a 340 no brake I SHOT CLOSE TO 400 YRDS threw it getting used to it no brake. Shooting the 325 is like shooting a pea shooter after that.Comparing a Lonewolf stock to a b&c is like comparing a apple to a orange. Hold one in each hand and look at them side by side, half hollow plastic and some alum. versus kevlar and glass. I broke a Weatherby stock horse hunting and I THINK a Lone wolf would be really hard to break. I have seen many light 300wsm builds because that is a good sized action for that type of thing.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:59 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

I would build a 300 wsm on Rem SA wsm boltface .. but I am too worried about feeding problems. oh well..lol
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:01 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

you might check this guy out. His prices on his available rifles page are really surprising for custom. I'm going to try one I think in 7WSM

Accurate Custom Hunting Rifles by Quarter Minute Magnums





this guy is based in my town and i have talked to him to a little and it seems he is very stuck in his ways. if you want to have any sort of a variation in a rifle he will tell you how wrong you are and that his way is the only way.

Back to the main subject of the LIGHT WEIGHT .300 WSM...

I myself have got tired of packing my 12.5 lb long range rig up and down the canyons and trying to hunt the brush with it. I love this gun but it is sometimes nice to have a different option depending on what your doing that day and where you are going.

So after looking around and watching Gunbroker I found a Browning A bolt Mountain Titanium for $950 with only 23 rnds thru it and a limbsaver pad and an extra magazine. So i got this setup with the idea of wanting to shoot factory rnds if i wanted or some easy reloads. I bedded the B&C stock with marine tex and then had my gsmith do a trigger job to 2# and install a muzzle brake. (it kicked like a mule without it). Had the stock camo dipped into a red based realtree hardwoods pattern. Used a DNZ one piece aluminum scope base and ring setup (very light and made out of hard 6061 Al). topped with a Leup VX-II 3-9x40 (thats what I had laying around at the time, will do a Leup VX-III 4.5-14x40 with CDS dial soon). I bought some Win Powerpoints to just quick sight in and then shot a 4 shot 5/8" at 100 yds. Then tried some HSM ammo with 168 gr Berger hunting VLD and shot a 3/8'' 4 shot group. I like hunting with Bergers, they kill well. I've been quite impressed with this thing and I don't have much into really. The recoil is something that one has to figure out on your own; muzzle brakes kill the ear drums or w/o- scope eyepieces cut your brow and sure make for a slower follow up.

I don't have a exact weight on this set up with scope and all but i will get a fish scale and post the weight and maybe a pic. My guess is about 6 lb 10 oz. but let me reassure that.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:12 PM
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Re: Help Light Weight .300WSM

That rifle being a tit. starts out almost a pound lighter than my 325 wsm ss. I got mine as a job perk, put on the 4-14x40, and trigger job. It shoots also.mine 7-60z w/sling and scope

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