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Unread 02-23-2010, 01:35 PM
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Re: Need advice on a lightweight 7mm Allen Mag Build

Dan,
That sounds right because Kirby used a Lilja #3 contour barrel on my 300 Win Mag and he was telling me about his 7mm AM using a similar contour barrel. Mine is 25 1/2" long. I think his 7mm AM is about 27-28 inches long if I recall correctly. He smoked an antelope with his 7mm AM way out there the season he and I discussed this. Good luck with you're rifle builds. I'm envious, but I've got about all the rifles I can load and shoot right now. Maybe I need to sell a couple and start afresh!
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Why would you not take this list of questions directly to Kirby, he would certainly be the most qualified to answer them.
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Re: Need advice on a lightweight 7mm Allen Mag Build

If you are limiting the barrel to 25.5" I'd look at the 7MM Dakota. It would make a great walk around rifle and you will already have a long range heavy hitter.

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Re: Need advice on a lightweight 7mm Allen Mag Build

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If you are limiting the barrel to 25.5" I'd look at the 7MM Dakota. It would make a great walk around rifle and you will already have a long range heavy hitter.

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Re: Need advice on a lightweight 7mm Allen Mag Build

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Should T-2 in Carbon Fiber shell weigh about 2.2 lbs?
Mine weighs 2.375# on an accurate digital scale.
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Re: Need advice on a lightweight 7mm Allen Mag Build

Thanks Len
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Re: Need advice on a lightweight 7mm Allen Mag Build

You could always look at the mcmillan stocks with their edge ultralight technology. I think some of the contours are claiming 20-22 oz. That would definately help to lighten it up. My $.02 . Good luck.
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