Are my weight estimates on target??

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by scoutm, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. scoutm

    scoutm Well-Known Member

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    I have all the parts on order or in hand for my first ever build. The wait for the remainging parts are going to kill me. Anyway I'm building a little bit of an oxymoron - a light weight long range mountain rifle. I have tried to balance the two and get as much of the best world out of both. Heres what I have and the estimated weights:

    MFR
    Est Wt. Oz.

    Action
    Remington 700 LA
    (everything but trigger)
    37



    Trigger

    Timney

    2.5


    Barrel

    Lilja - #4 Fluted 25"

    51


    Stock

    Mcmillan Edge Tech

    26


    Finish

    Cerekote

    ??


    Scope Rings/base

    Talley

    3.5


    Scope


    Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50

    21.83

    Total 141.83 oz. w/Scope 8.86 lbs w/o Scope7.50lbs.

    Am I off base on my estimations? I've researched them pretty hard so I think I'm close. Just looking for someone to review my work. Am I on target?
     
  2. Stumpm2

    Stumpm2 Well-Known Member

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    I would say you are probably pretty close. Stock pillars and glass bedding will add a little weight along with sling studs. You could save 5 ounces or more with Leupold VX3 6.5-20 Long Range scope if you are really trying to stay as light as possible. What caliber as this will effect the barrel weight considerably.
     

  3. scoutm

    scoutm Well-Known Member

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    barrel caliber is 6.5(285) - i factored this into the barrel weight. Lilja website has a nice barrel weight calculation tool. The action weight is my biggest concern.