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Old 07-26-2010, 08:08 AM
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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

I forgot all about this thread. Thanks guys. I have really been kicking around the idea of the 6.5x47 just for the simple fact of the availability of match primers and small primers in general. I have also expanded into the idea of the 6mmbr. Time will tell. I think my next rifle will definitely be a 6mm or 6.5mm, just have to figure it out. I wish I could have one of each. There are some pretty neat calibers out there.


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Old 07-26-2010, 08:44 AM
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Get 3 pieces of paper, on each either .260 rem, 6.5x55, or 7-08. Flip them upside down and mix them up, now hover your hand over each piece of paper and when you feel a tingle, flip the card and build that rifle.

all three of those above calibers will fulfil everything your asking of this rifle. Pick whatever one you like and run with it. The 6.5x55 is my favorite out of those above.
You forgot the gregorian chanting playing the background and ceremonial sacrificing of a decapitated barbie doll
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You forgot the gregorian chanting playing the background and ceremonial sacrificing of a decapitated barbie doll
Now that's just not right! LOL!

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I have been thinking about the .284. I forgot about that one. But I like the potential that is hidden in that little cartridge.
I was thinking this as well with 7-08 as a second choice. What are you going to pic for a barrel length?
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:58 AM
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I was thinking this as well with 7-08 as a second choice. What are you going to pic for a barrel length?
For a light mt. rifle, I would probably go with nothing shorter than a 24" in a medium contour. I wouldn't want anything longer than 24 or 25 inch just because I do get into heavy brush now and again. Not nice for crawling. Not sure that I want to have a heavy barrel in that length. I think it would get rather heavy after a little while, especially trekking up and down mountains. I'm a bit out of shape... well ok... a lot out of shape, so the lighter the better. I don't think I want a light contour though. In case a long shot should afford itself, I want to have the stability a medium contour would allow.

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Old 10-05-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

I live in Wyoming and use the following -

5 1/2 pound - ready to hunt with --- 284 Winchester

6 1-2 pound - ready to hunt with --- 300 Win Mag


I have hunted - bighorn sheep - moose - elk - deer and antelope with these 2 rifles. Longest kill with them 610 yards.

Got an antelope 2 weeks ago at 725 yards, but it was with an 8 pound 264 Win Mag. But it is going on a diet and will be lighter by next fall. I also plan on building a light weight 6mm-284 in the near future.

Later - bpcr - Bruce
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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

I have a Ruger M77 stainless (skeleton synthetic stock) 7mm-08 mountain rifle. Real short & light weight. I've had it since I was a kid. It was my first bolt-action deer rifle. Before that used a Marlin 336 .30-30, which I still have, as well. Since then, my collection has grown significantly, but every now & then, I still love to pull out the old Ruger 7mm-08 & sling a few down-range.
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