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Old 05-07-2004, 10:09 PM
 
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Re: Long range hunting rifle - what do you use?

ryan m, how do you get the different colors in that stock?
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Old 05-08-2004, 09:56 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle - what do you use?

k2, I have a 270 on a 700 adl action that I am looking at restocking and possibly rebarrelling. Ho did you get yours down to 6 pounds?
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Old 05-09-2004, 06:53 AM
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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.
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Old 05-09-2004, 06:56 AM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle - what do you use?

The good thing about this project is you can do it in pieces. The bolt parts are easy, takes a few minutes to install. The stock, about $500, takes a while. The barrel is also $500 or so. The scope and mounts, easy, do anytime.

So, you can do it over 3 years or more, as I did, if you're just not wallowing in cash.

There is other work you can do to get it even lighter, but this ends the easy stuff.
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:11 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle - what do you use?

I like a .50 BMG for long range hunting. The 600 grain to 680 grain bullets get great velocity and have a great deal of hitting/penetrating power at all ranges (even to 1 mile or more).
Just my opinion.
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Old 05-09-2004, 02:43 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle - what do you use?

I like the 50 BMG, too, but won't carry it 2 miles to where I like to shoot elk. Call me lazy.
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:25 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle - what do you use?

I like the Weatherby Accumark in 30-378 with a Ziess scope [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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