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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:26 AM
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Re: Guns your packing in with??

Originally Posted by Topshot View Post
With regards to scope mounts for a Tikka T3. Other than Talley, what other mounts would be suitable? Do Leupold make a set?
I know the Sako Opti-lock mounts are expensive!
Off the top of my head, I know that Warne also makes good rings for the Tikka. It seems that the Talley are the most popular, however. Picking up my first T3 shortly (270 WSM) and am gonna go with Talleys.
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Unread 04-06-2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: Guns your packing in with??

My backpack rifle is almost finished. I had been packing a AR-10 chambered in 6.5 creedmoor topped with a SS10x42. It did great and drives tacks out to 900 yds but it also weight in at 12 + lb. I just got a remington 700 short action chambered in 300wsm with a 24 inch varmint contour hart barrel. I have a hs precision light weight stock and a vortex 4-16x44 lr hunting scope on the way. My target weight is 8.5 lbs. hopefully I will have pictures on here soon to show you all.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 01:36 AM
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Re: Guns your packing in with??

I've had 3 different Kimbers. 2 were sub-moa, and one was not. It was not difficult to hit marmots past 400 yards with those light weights, and I got a few past 500. For quite a few years I used a .300 Jarrett that weighed just over 8 lbs. scoped.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 08:58 AM
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Re: Guns your packing in with??

Originally Posted by Moki View Post
I now pack in my Rem 700 synthetic stocked 375RUM and shoot 300gr A-Frames and Gamekings @ appr 2800fps my scope is a Leupold VX111 4.5-14X40mm Boone & Crocket reticle.

I load the rifle with the A-Frames and if the shot is 300 yards + I switch over to the Gamekings.

With no scope adjustments I am dead on @ 460 yards with the second B&C line down and consistanly get 3" 3 shots groups at this range.
I've now changed game plans a bit and switched/modified my pack in rifle.

I sold the above rifle and bought another Rem 700 LSS in 375RUM had the barrel shortened to 21" installed an NECG Masterpiece banded front sight and their fiber optic post.

With Leupold QRW bases and rings I mount the same scope that was on the other rifle when I pop it off I install an XS Sights tall Weaver ghost ring backup sight.

I now load 260gr Accubonds @ 3020fps with RL17 powder and 350gr TSX @ 2440fps.
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Unread 04-14-2012, 08:03 PM
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Re: Guns your packing in with??

I just keep buying rifles and they are all wrong wrong wrong. Everything is too heavy for packing. Great shooters and one exceptional shooters, but too heavy. I fixed us a sav 111 270 that was 7.8# scoped slinged but it only had a 22 in bbl. So I think I just solved the mtn rifle problem as I bought a .270 Win 70 and I'll put maybe a straight 6x scope on it and save tons of ounces of wt and have a good mtn rifle. I hope.

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Unread 04-15-2012, 10:58 AM
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Re: Guns your packing in with??

I pack a Rem 700 AWR in .300 win mag fully accurized by Nathan from Straight Shot Gunsmithing was shooting 1.5" and went down to .5 with 180 Partition.
I have leupold dual dovetail mounts with a leupold LPS 2.5-10x45. Rifle shoots and packs great but kicks like a mule. Looking to get a light rifle in a smaller caliber.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 07:10 PM
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Re: Guns your packing in with??

I carry a Sendero in 300WM everywhere...mountains, 3-day backpack hunts, and all. Right now I just do the training to make it a non-issue. I am sure at some point I will prioritize a lighter rifle higher...in the meantime, I have cut weight elsewhere in my gear.
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