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Unread 03-16-2008, 11:14 AM
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I carry a Remingtom .300RUM XCR. I hunt Montana. Idaho,New Mexico and Colorado. I'm 61 years old and I have no problem with my rifles weight.
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    Unread 03-16-2008, 11:41 AM
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    Tikka T3 Lite - 270 wsm

    Tikka T3 Lite - 270 wsm - with a Bushnell 4-12 Yardage pro scope. It's light, with light recoil, and very accurate with Remington 150gr Accutips.
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    Unread 04-02-2008, 10:08 PM
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    JMDen, what make is the stock? Is that a Richard's?

    LOL I know this thread is kinda old but what the heck.
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    Unread 04-07-2008, 05:14 PM
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    Lighten the Load but stick with the message.

    I have decided to retire my pair of 300 win mags after hunting with them for many years. They have accounted for many sheep, bears, moose, and caribou.

    This year I am running a 257 Weatherby Mag in a Vanguard Synethic with B&C Medalist classic stock and Talley onepiece Ring Base combo and Kahles KX 3X10X 50 mm scope with 4D rangefinding recticle.

    This is a little lighter than the 300 winnies but I am packing a bigger spotter so I cut weight down by 1/2 pound that I will make up in bigger spotter.

    This outfit will travel with me on my 100+ mile 10-12 day walkabouts in the mountains after dallsheep.


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    Unread 04-18-2008, 08:01 PM
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    my rifle of choice?

    I have an old .35 MARLIN in real good shape and shoots dang good at 100 yards with a BURRIS scope. I hunt deer, if you ask me how many, I am 53 and cant remember, all
    I can say is they went down with onions and the turned to waste. My kids were raised on Deer,Raccoon and Rabbits there were a few partridges along the way too.
    Keith Sage.
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    Unread 04-21-2008, 05:43 AM
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    Not really a "LongRange" mainly because I don't have the huge scope on it but its a rifle but I built it for backpack hunting. I live in the Rocky Mountans of British Columbia and lightweight gear and Rifles is what I like.

    Its a

    -Remington m700 Titanium Action,
    -trued and squared
    -match recoil lug
    -Lothar Walther SS Featherweight contour barrel 23.125
    -Chambered in 280 Ackley Improved
    -11 deg Target crown
    -Tubbs titanium firing pin, aluminum shroud and match spring
    -Factory trigger set to 3.5 lbs
    -MPI Nitro Ultralight stock finished at 17 ounces
    -Pillar bedded and glass bedded
    -Talley one piece Rings/Bases
    -Leupold VXII ultralite scope long range duplex reticle
    -BDL bottom metal

    weighs 5 lbs 10 ounces with the scope and is a dream to carry all day long.
    I do all my own stock work so most of my rifles get new stock, restocking with aftermarket stock gets pretty reasonable $$$ when you do all work yourself.

    Other backpack rifle projects on the go are a
    -Remington Titanium 260 Rem, trying to get to under 5lbs scoped
    -Wildcat stocked M700 CDL SF 7mm-08 7lbs scoped
    -Bansner stocked M700 300 ultra mag, 7lbs scoped

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    Unread 04-23-2008, 04:47 PM
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    Brambles - that's got to be pretty close to perfect for a general-purpose backpacking rifle! Nice...
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