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Re: Your perfect all around carry rifle?
Originally Posted by 188MULE
What is your idea of a perfect lightweight carry hunting rifle.
Caliber? Weight? Action? Barrel maker? Length? Contour?
Stock? Trigger? Magizine? Mounts? Scope?
Or factory rifles?
1: 308 win or 6.5x284, 11#, Rem 700, Hart or Lilja barrel, 24-26", Sendero contour (fluted), McMillan HTG stock, Jewell trigger, Wyatts box magazine, Seekins 20MOA base, NF UL rings, Leupold Mark4 FIXED 10x.
2: 338 RUM or Edge 10.5#, Rem 700, Hart or Lilja or ABS, 28", Sendero contour, McMillan HTG stock, Jewell trigger, Wyatts box magazine, Seekins 20MOA base, NF UL rings, NXS 5.5-22x50.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
It would have to be my Cooper 520 Signature, 6.5x284, #6(.75" at muzzle) fluted barrel, 26" with brake, tally 1 piece mts, 3 shot clip, Jackson Hunter stock. Huskemaw BD,5x20, Flatline level, Harris 9-13" bipod, weight 10.5#
My Savage LRH with the same, set- up and caliber coming in at the same weight is an alternative at much lower cost in a standard factory rifle.
Both rifle are effective to 1000 yards or a little more and deliver .25-.5 MOA 3 shot groups tested at 500 yards.
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