Pics of your packing/stalking rifles

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  1. hawk45

    hawk45 Well-Known Member

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    Want to build a lightweight packing/stalking rifle and want to get some ideas. Can you guys post your go to rifle when you go out with a pack on a stalk (with specs please, especially weight). My lightest at the moment is 12.5 lb Savage .243 build.

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. trebark

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  3. hawk45

    hawk45 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Have a big gun in build and looking for a lighter weight that is easier for off-hand. I was torn between the 280AI and the 284, but just got some 6.5x284 brass so I think I'm going 284.
     
  4. trebark

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    The 284win or 6.5x284 are great rounds. Also, they both can work a short-action. You can cut a little weight as compared to the long-actions.
     
  5. hawk45

    hawk45 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going LA for the heavies and smooth cycling.
     
  6. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Go with a 284 win, then throw a #4 contour Brux barrel on that LA and throat it with .188 freebore to shoot the 180 hybrids if you want to down the road. Grab a couple boxes of 162 amaxs, couple lbs of H4350, seat them .050" off the lands in Lapua brass with either a WLR or fed 210 primer and start at 52 grains, and work up to find your load. If you want a brake, i recommend the mini magnum muscle brake, available from Piercision Rifles Enjoy. :) gun)
     
  7. Truc

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    My walking rifle for hunting in brush and dense cover is a 356 model 94AE Winchester lever action. Knocks the hell out of anything within 100 yds. For just a bit longer reach heavier game is my 350 Rem Mag model 7. My Custom 7 SAUM does the longest I will ever need on the East Coast.
     
  8. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my latest. A Rem Model 7 7 SAUM. Factory barrel fluted and threaded for removable muzzle brake, bolt spiral fluted, lightweight firing pin, carbon fibre stock (16.5oz), bushnell 6500 2.5 -16 x 42. Weight without the bipod is 6lb 10 oz.

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  9. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Who made the stock?
     
  10. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    I did. I make them in my spare time, have made about 50 now.
     
  11. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    How does it shoot? I have family up in Auckland. We go there every few years to visit. STILL have never been to the South island though! I think we will have to do that on our next trip.
     
  12. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    With the 140 accubond load it shoots sub MOA with the 162 amax it is shooting just over MOA. Havent done much load development though. I'm happy shooting out 600 yds with it