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Light Mountain Rifle Ideas

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Unread 10-03-2010, 03:20 PM
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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Ideas


you really need to stop talking so much crap. Sure you seem to know something about light rifles. This is a long range hunting forum, not a featherweight rifle forum, if you think shooting moose, elk, grizz, deer etc at 1/2 mile is Neanderthal like, get out of here. This is what many members have done, are doing, and will continue to do so in the future.

Long Time Long Ranger is an extremely knowledgable and experienced member, we don't need some keyboard commando's yourself come on here saying you hope he dies out. That's pathetic, who do you think you are? Is this a way to introduce yourself?

We've lost numerous awsome members due to semi knowledgable full of themselves with a knack for being asses like you have so far established yourself as SO FAR. I think you do know what your talking about, so if this behaviour is an anomily I think you'd be welcome here.

Keep your sh*t to yourself or go back to "actually spending your life hunting and shooting" like you were saying none of us actually do. I cannot stand this kindnof behaviour, neither can anyone else on this site.
"Out of range" is a theoretical concept as far as I'm concerned. Send it!
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Unread 10-03-2010, 04:42 PM
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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Ideas

Ahem...guys, with all due respect to all, can we start over here? The original poster did ask about a light rifle build so is it not reasonable to make recommendations? If I was out of line for addressing it and making a recommendation, then I guess I should have left the thread alone.

I enjoy this and other forums because I am continuously trying to learn. I enjoy the heck out of reading other's experiences, and definitely the photos.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 12:59 PM
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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Ideas

Holy crap alaskasourdough you are long winded!!!! Get a remington model 7 .308 drop it in a Lone wolf summit stock. A friend did this and without scope it was like 4lbs 14 oz. The .308 will do anything you need to do in a ultralight rifle.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 05:59 PM
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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Ideas

I've been hunting with a rem 700 mountain rifle in 7stw for 13 years. It's 5 3/4
lbs and holds 3/4 moa. It's all I think I'll ever need. They came with a McMillan stock.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by alaskasourdough View Post
With the rifles and weight range I discussed there's no such thing as having just enough weight in it to be effective at a fairly long range, regardless of the shooter. I has nothing to do with the weight of the rifle, it's all the shooter. People that make those claims are people looking for an excuse to save face. If you can't shoot a light weight rifle effectively then your skills are just lacking behind those of us that can. It's true most people can shoot a heavier rifle a little better that comes down to skill. Some of it is practice while some is based on the fact that some are just naturally better than others. Just because you can't shoot well with a lightweight rifle doesn't mean others can't.
Sir-Can you better define what you mean by the phrase above "effective at fairly long range"....in terms of target size (inches, MILs, MOA, etc) and distance.

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Unread 10-04-2010, 09:46 PM
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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Ideas

Originally Posted by Derek M. View Post
How do you know he is banned?
He is obviously not banned, but personal insults taken to this level usually get someone warned at least. Going to the bloodline level is one I have not seen on this forum.

Now to add something useful to the light weight theme:

I have two rifles that I would consider light weight. One I am just finishing up, built on a WSSM push feed action, with the action slabbed, and the bolt fluted and skeletonized. The barrel is a Mcgowan CM Winchester featherweight contour in 270 (270-243wssm), trimmed to 20". I am waiting on the stock, going blind magazine with a trimmed down aluminum trigger guard. I always wanted a short 270, and I am hoping the weight comes in under 5 pounds, but it depends on how the stock works out. I am also going to go with a thin harder rubber recoil pad. The pad can actually add/remove several ounces easily.

I also have a HS pro-hunter lite. 325wsm. The little rifle is pretty light, the barrel is a #3 contour with some pretty deep flutes, it looks to be on the edge safety wise, especially with this bore size. To some it is not considered a "light" rifle, but scoped with a vx3 4.5-14x40 in PRW rings, butler creek sling and with 3 rounds in the mag (mag not in the rifle, only placed on the scale) it comes in at 6 pounds 8 ounces.

If you pack my 338 edge (somewhere north of 20 pounds) around for a bit, the HS 325 feels like a toy BB gun.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by alaskasourdough View Post
... but I've never been personally insulted on a site and I've never insulted another.

Thank you
You could have fooled me. It is possible to edit - or even delete - your own Posts after-the-fact. The rest is up to you.
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