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Old 08-09-2009, 02:25 PM
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Pack rifle Idea

I have an older factory rem .308 heavy barrel i used to use for work and it got retired due to a promotion. Thinking bout having it turned into a lightweight pack rifle. It has a jewel trigger other than that is pretty stock. Any caliber ideas?
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: Pack rifle Idea

Depends what kind of long range rifle you want. A 6x284 would be great for light deer and antelope, for larger game, a 300WSM works well in a light package.

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Old 08-09-2009, 03:03 PM
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Re: Pack rifle Idea

im thinking as you, a lighter carrying type rifle. but my mindset is more 7mm.
a 7mm08 to a 280. but then would i want the 280 ai ?
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Re: Pack rifle Idea

I have a 7 mm stw i love and it comes in around 9.25 pounds. The new guns would be for antelope, mule deer and blacktails.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:17 PM
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Re: Pack rifle Idea

I've got a 9 1/4# STW myself, but here's my packin' gun in 7-08.

Not a super, duper lightweight at 7lbs. 2 ozs, but balances perfect.

No slouch with 120's at 3160 in a 22" tube either.

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Old 08-09-2009, 06:26 PM
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Re: Pack rifle Idea

Give me some specs. Barrel taper/contour stock etc. That may be what i am looking for. I know i may be limited due to the short action. I thought about the 6.5 285 but wasnt sure if the action would support it.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:47 PM
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Re: Pack rifle Idea

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Give me some specs. Barrel taper/contour stock etc.
Trued S/S Remington 700

23" Rock 9 twist fluted, .620 at the muzzle. Weighs 2lbs. 5 ozs.

McMillan Classic stock, weighs just under 30 ozs.

Leupold 2.5-8 with the B&C reticle in Talley lightweights.

I've got an extra Edge stock (no, not for sale) I can drop the barreled action in and lose 8 ozs.
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