I’m looking to build/buy a new rifle for hunting, with emphasis on lots of long range practice.
My hope is to have a decently light (not lightweight) hunting rifle that when practicing long range, I can spot my shots.
To be honest I haven’t got enough time behind it to answer that. It’s a very light rifle. Only steel in it is the barrel blank inside the carbon. All else has been made of ti. Lots of custom work.
I did add the eh5 to add a bit of stability. Also I have a amazing ti slab brake and a can. Both help.
My guess is it will be right on the edge of being able to spot shots. Probably will be able to at 400 plus.
I would think your weight will be fine. As it is a big struggle to drop the extra weight from 8.5 to mine.
And to be clear mine is right around 7.5 with scope. I’m going off memory of bare rifle With everything but scope. I have a march coming now which should add just over 1lbs.
I’ll try and get a finished weight today.