Ultimate backpacking rifle

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Brambles, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

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    OK so I'm a gunaholic, my pastime is playing with rifles and stuff.

    Here's a new one I Just finished inbetween work and building my house.

    This is a project that I purposely tried to build a rifle that was 5lbs with a scope for the ultimate backpacking rifle.

    It started life as a 260 Remington Ti

    -So yeah its got the Titanium action
    -Chambered in 7mm-08
    -Custom pencil contour Hart SS barrel cut to 20"
    -Gre-tan match pin/spring and shroud
    -Lonewolf kevlar/Carbon Fiber stock
    -BDL bottom metal, probably could have dropped some weight there but I prefer BDL

    Metal work done by Bill Leeper
    Stock work done by myself

    It tips the scales at 4lbs 15 ounces scoped[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. M_Shock

    M_Shock Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, how is it to shoot?
     

  3. Flametop7

    Flametop7 Active Member

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    Beautiful rifle!
     
  4. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

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    Just finished it the other day, no rangetime yet.
     
  5. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Like the rifle, dont care for the bolt, LOVE the weight of it. Congrats.
     
  6. mcseal2

    mcseal2 Well-Known Member

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    sweet rifle

    what scope and rings/bases did you use?
     
  7. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Nice rig, awesome weight!!!
    Keep us posted on how it shoots.
     
  8. Brambles

    Brambles Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully get to the range within the next week or two. Wanna hunt with it a little this fall, sure does point nice and for such a light rifle it sure holds steady offhand.

    The scope is a Leupold ultralite 2-7x33 LR and it has Talley one piece Rings/Bases.
     
  9. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

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    WOW, great looker. Certainly could have used that on an Alaskan goat hunt, sheep hunt, backpack dear hunt etc. . . I was happy with my 6.5 lb rig (more powerfull optics) but when you are climbing mountains every ounce counts thats why the pack nuts cut the tags out of there clothes and trim belts and laces. Looks like a dream to carry, good caliber. Congrats on a nice build, send us results!
     
  10. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    Looks well thought out and great choice in 7mm08. Very curious to hear how that she shoots. I want one!