30-06 lightweight build???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by wasgas, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. wasgas

    wasgas Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    I have a Rem 700 BDL Mountain 30-06 and it just does not get much use anymore. I am thinking about building it into a light weight deer rifle with long range capability. I already have a few .270 cals and may like to have a 25-06 or 6.5-06 or???

    Any ideas would be appricitated, would I be better off just selling and starting over.
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    What's the current barrel weight and length of the 06? Does it shoot well? I would say look into a Manners, B&C, or McMillian light weight stock. Manners you can choose what percentage of Carbon fiber to fiber glass ratio you want. That will knock some weight off. Just make sure that thing fits you well. I don't care much for the recoil of the 06, especially in a light rifle. Get a good recoil pad too.