Re: Long range hunting rifle - what do you use?
Weights are as follows, thanks to Brown Precision. If you have a magnum contour barrel, add a few oz.
Std Rem 700 BDL in 270 win
Remington 700 long bdl 2 lbs 4 oz
Standard contour bbl 2 lbs 13 oz
Stock 2 lbs 5 oz*
std 3x9 with leupold
mounts 1 lb
total 8 lbs six oz
Stock weight taken by subtracting action and barrel weight from published weight of rifle.
Now, let's put it on a diet
Remington 700 long bdl w/
aluminum follower and light
firing pin 2 lbs 1 oz
#1 contour barrel,22" 1 lb 13 oz
Glass stock 1 lb 4 oz
Leupold 2x7 compact with
light mounts 11 oz
total with scope 5 lbs 13 oz
add 3 oz for cartridges, and voila, 6 lbs.
Note, with a light MPI or Lone Wolf stock, you can get the stock weight down to a pound with pad. But a pound and a quarter is easily reasonable. Mine's an old Garrett accur-light, at 20 oz, but I don't think they even exist any more.
Weights for action and barrels are from the Brown Precision website.