too heavy? please help

Chas1

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+1 with what others are saying. I wouldn't cut the barrel. I think for what you explained which doesn't sound like any significant hiking distances 11-12 lbs you'll be fine. Tell ya what I did one time...kinda elementary but, I cut some rebar taped pieces to the gun until I got the weight I had in question and went for a long...I mean long (all be it in circles) hike> This helped me decide yes or no on that particular weight. Worked for me. ps-if you don't have rebar use something else...piece a pipe, lead shot, sinker weights etc.
 

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Get a good neoprene strap like this one Butler Creek Neoprene Rifle Slings : Cabela's

They help out a lot, if you ever played saxophone you'd know :D
I have 2 guns that are over 11lbs that I took elk hunting (one must weigh 13lbs now?). I hiked up and down the steep rock crap for a good 5-10 miles a day. I don't like to hike with a bipod it just adds too much weight. I do throw a couple of sand bags in my back pack though. Also look into the outlaw sling.
 

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well now im leaning towards a rem 700 sps tac which weighs 7.5 lbs. if you have any input on it or a savage 10fp please comment on my other thread i have on here.

thanks for the help guys
 

rjackh

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one question though

is is cutting the barrel down to 20" or having a 20" barrel from the get go that yall think i should stay away from and why?

i just really like how much smoother the rems bolt is and how much lighter the sps tac is than the 10fp.
 

Chas1

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Sounds like you want the 20 inch barrel and the sps...then that's what I would do unless the other rifle is what you really want...doesn't sound like it...if I'm correct then I wouldn't get the rifle with the longer barrel only to cut it off...don't forget you'll need to recrown it.
 

Nitroused383

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Look for what they call the savage 4x4. Its a 20" heavy barreled savage I think in 308 and 223.
 

rjackh

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just did a search on the 4x4, looks like its the same thing as a 10fp, just another name for it. ive never seen a 10fp with a 20" barrel though, only 24"...
 

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