close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

Pack rifle Idea

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 08-09-2009, 02:25 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 288
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?
__________________
Member of the 7 MM STW Club
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 08-09-2009, 02:29 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2005
    Location: Michigan
    Posts: 2,232
    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.

    AJ
    __________________
    If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.


    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 08-09-2009, 03:03 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2008
    Location: east central fl. /n.c. pa.
    Posts: 808
    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 ?
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 08-09-2009, 03:03 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: May 2006
    Posts: 288
    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.
    __________________
    Member of the 7 MM STW Club
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 08-09-2009, 03:17 PM
    alf alf is offline
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Location: S. W. Wisconsin
    Posts: 714
    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.

    http://
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 08-09-2009, 06:26 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: May 2006
    Posts: 288
    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.
    __________________
    Member of the 7 MM STW Club
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 08-10-2009, 04:47 PM
    alf alf is offline
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Location: S. W. Wisconsin
    Posts: 714
    Re: Pack rifle Idea

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
    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.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Pack rifle Idea
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    7mm pack rifle heavy hitting 300 Reloading 7 07-29-2011 06:46 PM
    Pack Gun Idea Blacktail Backpack Hunting 17 03-07-2008 01:09 AM
    Pack Gun Idea Need Help Blacktail Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 02-26-2008 12:50 PM
    Want to build a full size 22LR rifle need idea bigrich954rr The Basics, Starting Out 4 03-07-2007 07:21 PM
    Help Me With a Bizarre LR Rifle Idea chris matthews The Basics, Starting Out 4 08-14-2003 06:38 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC