Re: Light Mountain Rifle Ideas
Lets get things back on track!
I built a 7mmWSM on a stiller short action, Pac Nor lightweight contour, with an edge ultralight stock. 6lbs all up with a 4.5x14x40, target elevation turret installed, and talley LW's. My 1st goal with this gun was the weight, second how it shoots. Not specifically built as a LR gun per se, but it will get it done out to 600 if no other shot presented itself.
Recoil is manageable, but you definately feel it, off the bench anyhow! 140 Bergers at 3250 fps.
This gun holds .5 moa out to 300 yards, and gives up a bit past 300 out to 600, still around 1 moa ( +-) at 600 yards. Furthest I have shot it is 600 yards.
In field/mountain conditions there is no way a 6 lb gun will shoot with a 12 lb gun past 300 yards, especially shooting off a pack, some wind, laboured breathing, general hunting conditions.