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Old 03-21-2010, 08:48 AM
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Just make sure you will have plenty of eye relief or you will get a nasty surprise!
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:38 PM
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Good to hear your going with a brake. Any particular brake in mind and what scope (assuming your going w/one) are you planning on?
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:57 PM
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I have a brand new vx3 in 6.5 to 20 lr and a new one in 4.5 to 14 lr i know i should put the 4.5 to14 on it for in close with bears if it happens but not sure on the scope yet. Might need to pick up a new scope maybe? For a muzzle brake fiftydriver sugested the pk brake if he builds it. But i dont want a big bulkey brake to get hung up on the brush. So I still looking for addvice on the build.

Thanks for you info
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:28 PM
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Listen to Kirby he won't stear you wrong, the pk is awesome, others have commented favorably about them as well. Either of those scopes are at about 1 pound so that'll help in achieving a 7 pound rig. If you'd a said NF or similar weight scopes then that just makes the goal a little tougher.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:24 PM
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7 lbs is really light and tougher than you think. Will normally rule out the 28-30" barrels also.

Regular 700 action is 2.5 lbs or so, barrel at 26" will be at least 3 lbs and only a couple stocks at 1-1.5 lbs.

NO way on the Lapua.

I would look at the RUM or the 338 Norma and stay with the 225 gr bullets.

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Old 03-23-2010, 12:13 AM
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Just wanted to say thanks for the info!!! I know its a tough goal and i have learned that there is not a perfect rifle that does everything in my quest for a custom. I will be happy with a 800 yrd rifle but being new not sure if i can get this done in a rifle in 7 pounds bare rifle. That is why so many questions to see what i can expect out of a rifle like this or if i add half pound does that make a diference.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:37 AM
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To take off on what BH has said then there's the scope, rings, base, brake and sling which is another roughly 2 pounds but maybe Kirby's got a trick or two to get ya close, don't know.
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