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Old 02-24-2008, 12:09 PM
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I think that 25-06 sounds like the ticket. I am having a 280 Remington AWR II built by the custom shop. That rifle should weigh about 7.5lb when it is all scoped up and ready to go.

I just had a winchester 300WSM featherweight re-done. I had a Bansner stock put on it and I had it coated. I really liked the gun but I wanted to make it a little lighter and a little more weather friendly. That rifle now weights just under 8lb.

How light do you want to get? I think 7.5 to 8lb is light and still gives you some stability when you want to take a longer shot.
I thought about the 280 but i have a .270 already. I would like to get it under eight, preferably 7-7.5 with scope. I am leaning toward teh 300 win due to this gun also being used (sparingly) for elk as well. I just hope i can get it to shoot 165/168's or maybe even 150's for long distance blacktail which is waht i primarily pack in for.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:58 PM
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I would go for it. 300wm would be great. I dont see why you could not re-do a gun or have one built that would fall in the 7.5lb range. That is very easly done with either a Rem or a Win. action.

The Winchester I just had done could be even lighter if I had gone with a compact scope. You have so many bullet choices in 300 that it makes a lot of sense to go with that cal.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:58 PM
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My gunsmith and i just talked and he is thinking about one of the New Ultralight Rifle Actions, McMillan Edge or Banser Stock with a #2 contour Shilen. I was thinking maybe a #3 but he seems to think if we go #3 we wont be able to keep the weight down. Anyone have any experience with this action.?
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:38 PM
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Your not going to save much weight putting a M/C edge or Banser on the Tikka, their synthetic stock goes about 28oz, the edge and Banser are 24 (with recoil pad)

If you want to trim more weight, look at an MPI or Lonewolf stock, they both do stocks under 12oz

The Tikka barrels are a reasonably heavy contour, so you may trim more off by fitting a light flutted custom barrel, but light barrels dont = long range!
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:42 PM
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Ok here is what i am thinking on. NULA action, 24" #3 or #2 contour shilen, jewel or shilen trigger, as far as stocks NULA if available, Banser etc. I have scrapped teh idea of the Tikka due to no stocks available without paying big bucks. Plus i already got it sold. Any thoughts on this set up. As alway open for suggestions.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:13 AM
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I use a box stock Sav 111 270 w/Booshnell 3-9x32. It's cheap and light.

Oh yeah, it's deadly accurate too.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:20 AM
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Your not going to save much weight putting a M/C edge or Banser on the Tikka, their synthetic stock goes about 28oz, the edge and Banser are 24 (with recoil pad)

If you want to trim more weight, look at an MPI or Lonewolf stock, they both do stocks under 12oz

The Tikka barrels are a reasonably heavy contour, so you may trim more off by fitting a light flutted custom barrel, but light barrels dont = long range!

I should be shooting no more than 500 that would be absolutely tops. How far are you referring to when you mean "Long Range"
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