Thought you guys might be interested in my latest little project. Been trying to complete this rifle for about a year now. I was looking for a lighter rifle than my Long Range Hunter packages and am pretty pleased with the results. Still has plenty of reach and is plenty packable. My brother and I always looked at eachother funny when we would be hiking in elk hunting and hunting the timber with our 30" Edges.
First groups out of the rifle with H1000 and 180 Berger were in the .380" range outside to outside. 180's at 3000fps will be plenty efficient for the needs of this rifle. Chamber is throated to touch the lands and still fit in the magazine.
Here are the specs:
Broughton R Bros Contour, 26" fluted, 1-9 twist
Manners T2 w/90% shell and special fill
Seekins AI Bottom Metal w/Accurate WSM mag
R Bros 20moa Rail w/integrated lug
NF 5.5-22x50 w/UL rings
DE 3 port brake
Woodland R Bros Camo stock
Matte Black Gunkote metal
Weight ready to hunt: 9.1lbs