Re: The Ultimate Light Weight Sheep Hunting Rifle - What Is It?
I've made a very untradiotional choice for my backpacking/high country rifle:
Rifle: Blaser K95 break-open rifle has been ordered. 2,45kg , 26" barrel.
Caliber: 7x56R propells a 162 A-Max at 2700fps or more
Scope: Leupold VX-III 2,5-8x36
I did think about a Swarovski 3-9x36 first, but its three times the price, and doesn't do the job better. In fact, you can't get turrets on that one, as you get M1 turrets for the Leupold! I also think the Leupold can take more of a beating.
Smack on 3 kg total i reckon!
This is an out-of-the-box shooter! A breeze to carry, and shoots well. Better than a lot of trimmed down bolt-actions.
They even make a synthetic stock for them in Germany: Thomas Nowak makes them. Pretty good, so the fine wood can be left at home..