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Unread 09-25-2010, 05:33 PM
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lightweight rifle action

I was hoping for some advice, I aim to build a lightweight custom stalking rifle next year and I wanted some advice on which of the custom actions are the lightest. It does not need to be titanium but I was hoping someone would be able to point me in the right direction on this. I will also need a lightweight stock, rings etc. The rifle will be in 257 ackley so it will be best in a long action. I would like to try and build the rifle under about 8.5 pounds. All help and advice on this project would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 10-24-2010, 10:35 AM
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Re: lightweight rifle action

i was just trying to find a chart i saw a couple weeks back where someone compiled a list of different action weights, barrel contour weights, scope and ring weights all into one page..

looking for the same thing as you. if i find it, i'll post it here.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 01:40 PM
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Re: lightweight rifle action

Lovdasnow many thanks I look forward to seeing it.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 04:53 PM
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Re: lightweight rifle action

Selecting Components for Lightweight Mountain Rifle from Brown Precision, Inc.

the barrel contour weights seem light don't they, this company also only uses SS barrels, think chromoly would be way lighter
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Unread 03-18-2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: lightweight rifle action

Defiance has a lightweight action they call the sheephunter(nice)
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Unread 03-20-2011, 06:37 AM
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Re: lightweight rifle action

Here is a partial list I had in my documents:

Rem 700 short ADL 2lbs 3.5oz
Rem 700 short BDL 2lbs 4oz
Rem 700 long ADL 2lbs 6.5oz
Rem 700 long BDL 2lbs 7oz

Rem 600 1lb 15oz
Rem 788 2lbs 11oz
Rem 7 2lbs 2oz
Mauser Mark X 2lbs 15oz
Sako medium 2lbs 5oz
Sako long 2lbs 13oz
Ruger short 2lbs 6oz
Ruger long 2lbs 8.5oz
Win 70 2lbs 10oz
Weatherby Vangaurd long 2lbs 13oz
Weatherby Mark V 3lbs 3oz
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Unread 03-20-2011, 07:36 AM
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Re: lightweight rifle action

Look into the NULA custom rifles or one of the discontinued Colt Light Rifles for a donor action. I regret not picking up the Colt Light Rifle I saw NIB for $400 just for the action. You should have no trouble reaching your weight goal even with a 700 or clone. But the lighter the action the more barrel and optics you can have.
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