Your perfect all around carry rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 188MULE, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    What is your idea of a perfect lightweight carry hunting rifle.
    Caliber? Weight? Action? Barrel maker? Length? Contour?
    Stock? Trigger? Magizine? Mounts? Scope?

    Or factory rifles?
     
  2. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    Kimber, Stainless 308
     

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    1: 308 win or 6.5x284, 11#, Rem 700, Hart or Lilja barrel, 24-26", Sendero contour (fluted), McMillan HTG stock, Jewell trigger, Wyatts box magazine, Seekins 20MOA base, NF UL rings, Leupold Mark4 FIXED 10x.

    2: 338 RUM or Edge 10.5#, Rem 700, Hart or Lilja or ABS, 28", Sendero contour, McMillan HTG stock, Jewell trigger, Wyatts box magazine, Seekins 20MOA base, NF UL rings, NXS 5.5-22x50.
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    It would have to be my Cooper 520 Signature, 6.5x284, #6(.75" at muzzle) fluted barrel, 26" with brake, tally 1 piece mts, 3 shot clip, Jackson Hunter stock. Huskemaw BD,5x20, Flatline level, Harris 9-13" bipod, weight 10.5#

    My Savage LRH with the same, set- up and caliber coming in at the same weight is an alternative at much lower cost in a standard factory rifle.

    Both rifle are effective to 1000 yards or a little more and deliver .25-.5 MOA 3 shot groups tested at 500 yards.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    original model remington 700 ti.
     
  6. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Feather wt. Model-70,
    300 wsm,
    Accubonds,
    Leupold 4.5-14
    Bipods,
    Sling,

    Hunt anything.
     
  7. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    CZ 550 kevlar, 270win, Talley, Leupy 4.5x14. Cheap(cheaper than a custom anyway), tough, light, iron sights just in case, doesn't care what you feed it.
     
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Mod 670 Win in .308
    Aftermarket 18" 1:10 mil surp barrel
    Hogue Overmold stock
    trigger at 2.5#
    Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40 w/ warne detachable rings
    Also have it set up to use a peep sight in heavy brush areas when shots have the potential to be short.
     
  9. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Around these parts (Piney woods and close target terrain)....

    My favorite carry (firearm)....

    Model 27 Smith & Wesson long barreled .44 magnum.

    Don't need no rifle.
     
  10. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    my Dakota 280 AI, Nesika Action, Sunny bottom metal, Lilja #4, 28" stainless fluted, tally rings/bases, McMillan Rem Sporter Stock Olive with black web, all metal coated in Faracoat matte stainless color Zeis Dav...tack driver!
    gun)
     
  11. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Carry for what? My choices would range from a 10-22 to a CheyTac based rifle. What's on the menu?
     
  12. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    From coyotes to elk. Mountains or prairie, lighter than 7 lbs without hardware. Groups 1/2". Out the window at a yote 250 running or from the sticks at a mule deer pushing 800.

    Accurized Rem 700 AWR, Kevlar .300 win mag 2.5-10x45 leu lps, leu dvtail mnts, 180 part?
     
  13. K22

    K22 Active Member

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    Kimber Montana in 204 for Coyotes.
     
  14. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    Bought it years ago and haven't seen much best it. 700 ADL custom shop mountain
    rifle in 7stw. 3x12 swaro on top. The bare gun is 5.7 lbs. and holds 3/4 moa or better.
    If only Mcmillan would build the stocks again.