- Oct 21, 2013
- Monroe, Newhampshire
I'm looking for a new rifle. I think I've decided on a 7mm rem mag. I already have a 6.5 Creedmoor so I'm looking to get a larger round. My Creedmoor is too heavy to carry when i go on longer walks or we do a day of driving woods so I'm looking for a lighter carry rifle. I'm looking into a Browning x-bolt Eclipse hunter which has a 26in sporter weight barrel and weighs in under 8lbs. My question for you guys is how accurate are these lighter barrels? I know they will heat up quick, but are they as accurate as a heavier barrel? Just curious on what people were getting for groups with these light barrels. I regularly hunt powerlines so shots up to 600-700 yards are possible. Also would like to possibly plink out to 1000 yards but i will probably use my Creedmoor for that mostly. Thanks in advance for any advice!