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Old 08-14-2012, 10:57 PM
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Re: Rifle Weight Vs. Distance capability...

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you better hope your fillings are secure cause even with this muzzlebreak this things going to kick the crap out of you! I must not be as tough as some of the rest of you or I have just shot too many heavy kickers to want to do that again.
I bet it's not that bad, I launch 300 gr Bergers at 2800fps from a slightly heavier rifle and it's sweeter than an unbraked 270 win, if your getting throttled by a rifle the brake is not right or the stock is not right but if you have both there is zero reason to get beat up!!!! I also just put a brake on a 338 RUM that weights under 8 lbs and it was nice shooting with 300gr Bergers after installing a brake. I hate recoil and find no reason to tolerate it!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: Rifle Weight Vs. Distance capability...

I am hunting with a 338 Norma, 7-2 oz.bare.9-14 oz. Sling,loaded and atlas,300 gr.otm.I have no problem shooting one handed off bipod.I have shot it into 6'' at 1000 from bipod.Love the set up for the country I hunt and Im getting a bit older every year
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:02 PM
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I am hunting with a 338 Norma, 7-2 oz.bare.9-14 oz. Sling,loaded and atlas,300 gr.otm.I have no problem shooting one handed off bipod.I have shot it into 6'' at 1000 from bipod.Love the set up for the country I hunt and Im getting a bit older every year
Another one of the top rifles on the site IMO!!!!!!
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:17 PM
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Re: Rifle Weight Vs. Distance capability...

Took this one yesterday with my elk rifle. 8lb as you see it.
592 yd. First round, cold barrel.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:51 AM
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Re: Rifle Weight Vs. Distance capability...

I used to mountain climb a lot, before I started hunting, and I have some pretty light gear. Good gear is expensive but collect it over the years and its functional and light. Bivy sack, pad, Western Mountaineering bag=4 lb total. As a back up a 4lb Bibler tent that will generally stay in the truck. Layer with primaloft. MSR 3oz stove. Black Diamond backpack 3-4 lb. Powdered milk, oatmeal coffee, jerky, stay dry and light. I plan to hunt for the first time with a TRG22 .260 this year. With a Zeiss 4.5-14x50 scope it's 11 lb, which is a few lbs. more than the light rifles I've used in the past but it's such a nice gun. The only thing I don't feel great about it is offhand shooting. I think next year I will cut the barrel from 26" to 20". I don't mind losing some velocity for improved handling because my maximum range for hunting with that round is 600 yd. I like the new Barnes LRX 127 gr 6.5 mm, the groups are very tight at 300 yd. I'll be checking it out at longer ranges soon.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:34 AM
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Re: Rifle Weight Vs. Distance capability...

I have two back country rifles. I have a Tikka T-3 light in .300 wsm that weighs 8.5 lbs fully loaded (excluding bi-pod). It is incredibly accurate for a factory rifle and shoots 1/2 moa out to 600 yards. It is a little finicky though due to its light weight. My longer range rifle is a custom 7mm stw that weighs 10 1/2 lbs. This shoots 1/2 moa out to 850 yards and is the rifle I carry 90% of the time. Light is nice, but only to a point in a rifle for me. I just carry 100 oz of water on my other shoulder to balance me out
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:40 AM
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Re: Rifle Weight Vs. Distance capability...

Did the first serious shooting, drop, velocity, bc validation yesterday since rebarreling the 270 AM. Previous barrel was 30" and heavier contour. New barrel is 28" and smaller @ the muzzle. Same brake is used as on old barrel. The rig, all up, is at 14 pounds previous weight was a bit over 15 pounds. Accuracy and velocity are same as the old barrel. The big difference is that I cannot now spot myshot as well, in field shooting conditions. Just a bit too much recoil jump. I used to be able to spot all shots at all distances. That is valuable to me as I mostly hunt alone. Removing that amount of front end weight seems to have made a difference. I think I'll move from the Holland QD to an Allen Painkiller for a try.
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