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Light Weight Backpacking Rifle

 
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:49 PM
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Re: Light Weight Backpacking Rifle

RM, i think Barnes makes a 160 gr for the 338. that would have a fair amount of speed, short bullet, and a bunch of hitting power.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:45 PM
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Re: Light Weight Backpacking Rifle

Yeah perhaps, or maybe Nosler 180 or 200 grain Accubond?
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:54 PM
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Re: Light Weight Backpacking Rifle

3006savage is right about the Kimber montana. I've got one in 260 rem. It weighs 6lb 3oz loaded with a Kalhes 3-9 on it. I'm using 140 gn sierra GK's at about 2750fps. It shoots about .75 moa with that load. I can make it go faster but accuracy gets worse. It is fast becoming my "go to" rifle for walking around. Not sure how it would do past 500 yds with that bullet. I tried the 140 berger vlds but they won't fit in the magazine. Hope this helps.
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