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Old 09-26-2009, 11:43 AM
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Light rifle

Hello folks, I want your opinions. I'am Build a Light weight backpack rifle, and i want to know what you guys think of it. I will be Moving to Montana In 2 years, and this will be my main rifle, I have a Winchester action, i ordered a Hart ultra Light SS barrel in .284in dia. with a 1-8.5 twist it will be chambered in my favorite cal of course, .280AI 22inch long. and i will be mounting a Swarovski 2x-7x scope with talley rings and mounts, my only thing i need yet is a stock which is where you fine gents come in, i want a composite ultra light stock for this. what would you guys say i should use.
Please help me out.


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Old 09-26-2009, 12:11 PM
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want a composite ultra light stock for this. what would you guys say i should use. Please help me out.
I'd certainly look at the Manners MCS-SL. 24-27 oz.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:57 PM
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Re: Light rifle

Hi Light rifle;
I would talk to the guys at MPI 18-19 oz. Got one on my Win. model 70
LH, SS, 7mm mag. I love it.

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Old 09-27-2009, 09:14 AM
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Re: Light rifle

I put my lite rifle together with a goal of keeping it under 7.5 #, picking a 500y calibre, and using all factory stuff. I chose a LH Sav 111 Syn in .270, a 3-9x32 scope, ltwt rings and bases, and ltwt sling. I succeeded magnificently. All totalled it weighs 7.3# and will whang the shots to 500 all day long with no shoulder pain. And I did it for less than $700.00. Before I laid even $1.00 out for anything tho I thoroly researched the weight of every item I intended to purchase. Good luck on your rifle.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:23 AM
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I put my lite rifle together with a goal of keeping it under 7.5 #, picking a 500y calibre, and using all factory stuff. I chose a LH Sav 111 Syn in .270, a 3-9x32 scope, ltwt rings and bases, and ltwt sling. I succeeded magnificently. All totalled it weighs 7.3# and will whang the shots to 500 all day long with no shoulder pain. And I did it for less than $700.00. Before I laid even $1.00 out for anything tho I thoroly researched the weight of every item I intended to purchase. Good luck on your rifle.


I too had researched every thing and right now with out a stock, it sitting at 6LBS, 1OZ, without the stock, i had the bolt fluted and the bolt handle skelatinized, as well as the bolt knob hollowed, the barrel is fluted also to save weight, the only thing i cant decide on is the stock, i have looked at every imaginable and still cant decide what one to go with, that is why i need everyones help here, i know the 280AI will do its job to 700yrd in this set up. i hade one before that i gave to my Brother when he came home from the service, as a birthday gift. now i need a new one. my last one was built on a Kimber action and i used the Kimber 8400m synthytic stock and it weight 6 3/4LBS when done.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:16 PM
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Re: Light rifle

I use high tech specialties stocks for the lightweight guns. It's a bit of work to finish them, but they turn out very well.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:47 AM
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Re: Light rifle

check out lone wolf stocks...they have one that weighs 12 ounces. I will be building an ultralight hunting rifle next year and will definitely be using on of these.

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