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The Ultimate Light Weight Sheep Hunting Rifle - What Is It?

 
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:45 PM
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Good point Paul, but if i'm going sheep hunting, the farther I can shoot the better within reasonable gun/scope weight and I'll want a good tough optic for mountains which = NF in my book.
Hey, I'm with you. I use a 3-18X IOR that's just about as heavy as your NF on my sheep hunting rifle now, but I fully intend to shoot out to 1000 yds if the conditions allow it.

if I was really going to limit my shots to 500 yds or less then I'd lighten up on scope magnification and drop back to a lighter weight variable power scope.

Now that I'm stricken with the long range hunting bug, I know I won't limit my shots to 500 yds so I'm with you 100% and carry a little heavier rifle / scope to enable my ability on those mountain-side to opposing mountain-side shots. In fact I prefer the longer shots now. Call me stupid!

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Re: The Ultimate Light Weight Sheep Hunting Rifle - What Is It?

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Call me stupid!
You're stupid.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:30 PM
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You're stupid.
That probably took every bit of intelligence you could muster up, coming from you. You're such a clever, clever person.

Oh, and just in case you forgot... McCain lost and he took all your hopes and aspirations down the drain with him. Why don't you call him up and have a good long pout ge( together.

Now, you have yourself a wonderful time! You deserve it.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:09 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Light Weight Sheep Hunting Rifle - What Is It?

Thanks again everyone, lots of great information!

I completely agree with stainless/synthetic whenever I'm in the mountains my rifle takes a beating.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:02 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Light Weight Sheep Hunting Rifle - What Is It?

The Kimber Montana would fit the bill. A close friend of mine has 3 of them and they all shoot MOA. Weight is 5lbs 4oz. See the link.

Kimber - Continuing The Legacy

With the right scope you could this under 6 LBS for the package
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:21 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Light Weight Sheep Hunting Rifle - What Is It?

You guys need to check out Lone Wolf stocks. Their Summit XL finished stock weight is 12 oz. with pad and studs.
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Re: The Ultimate Light Weight Sheep Hunting Rifle - What Is It?

I just ordered a .270 wsm from Ultra Light Arms. Rifle will be 5 3/4 pounds. Add 4 1/2 x14x40mm scope for 12 oz.
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