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LIGHT WEIGHT / WALK ABOUT LR RIFLE???

 
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:18 PM
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Re: LIGHT WEIGHT / WALK ABOUT LR RIFLE???

I don't think I made my point clear. What I am building is a VERY light weight rifle that my broken down old body can carry with ease. Mostly whitetail, mule's and maybe an elk. Mostly ranges under 500, but maybe at 500 or a little past. Not too hard to shoot, not too hard to carry. What I think I have decided on is this:
Rem 700
MCM Hunters Edge Stock
Rifle Basix LV-1 trigger
Kriegger barrel - #1 or 2 cromolly
6mm remington
no brake
VariX III 2.5x8

Hope I didn't piss you guys off and thanks for the imput. It means more to me then you know

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:28 PM
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Re: LIGHT WEIGHT / WALK ABOUT LR RIFLE???

Doug ,

I plugged 243cal ,w/ 105 a max w/500 bc at 2900fps and it will have roughly 980 lbs of energy at 500 yds.I'd guess that to be a minimum for big mule deer under field conditions.
90% of the time you hunt w/the gun a 6mm would probably be fine.A 6.5 -284 sure would make a nice short action light gun.
A 6mm was my first centerfire cartridge back in 1978 @ the ripe young age of 17...
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:04 PM
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Re: LIGHT WEIGHT / WALK ABOUT LR RIFLE???

Thanks, I do like the 243 and it is actually tied with the 6mm. I really do like the 6.5x284 as well. See that's my problem. I have a Ruger #1V in 6mm and that thing just likes to kill. I have narrowed it down to two smiths: Chris Matthews (#1) and Darrel Holland (#2). Thanks and if anyone else has imput, please lets hear it.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:02 PM
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Re: LIGHT WEIGHT / WALK ABOUT LR RIFLE???

personally i think a 6mm and 500 yards for big game is just not the ticket.especially when you're making it a very light gun.not saying it won't kill even past those ranges, but you have no margin of error. keep your shots to 300 and under for big game and get another gun for elk.with a good brake a 7wsm won't kick any harder than a 243.use the 160-180 gr bullets and you've got an elk gun well past 500 yards.
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Re: LIGHT WEIGHT / WALK ABOUT LR RIFLE???

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Friend has a 7-08 thats fairly impressive and he has taken some mule deer at 500 ish yards with it. It is a lightweight styer 7-lbs? and is very nice to pack. It does have a skinny barrel and after 3 shots you can watch the barrel move. A 6 lb rifle will need some custom light weight parts, but 8lbs is fairly easy to do.
i own 2 styers and love both of them one is a 270 and the other is a 7mm08. i have killed deer out to 400 yards with the 7mm08 and to date my longest kill with the 270 is only 5 yards. dont know what it is but i just love my 7mm08. it shoots federal prem 140 grain partitions very very well .5 and under 5 shot groups at 100 yards. when i do my job i have had several groups under .25".
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Re: LIGHT WEIGHT / WALK ABOUT LR RIFLE???

The thread is over 5 years old, I hope that OP didn't have to wait this long.
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