Who hunts with a chassis

T3ninja

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The finished weight on mine is right at 10lbs. I was really wanting to keep it under 9lbs, but with the scope weighing in at 2lbs and the receiver being 2.4 lbs and I didn’t go with the most lightweight stock. I’m sure by changing the scope, rings and stock to lighter versions unde r9 lbs is easily doable. Maybe when season comes closer, I may make some changes.
 

BrentM

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What barrel is that? I just looked at the MDT. It’s not quite as lightweight, but it’s almost half the price !
I got an alert about this post and don't recall responding to you or even the post ha ha. Sorry.

The barrel is a 22" proof.

I got that chassis and stock during the fall sale and took the folder off my other chassis. All those pieces were 50% off at the time. If I was starting from scratch I'd gone xlr or mpa. In the end I milled a lot of material out of the stock and it wound up at 3lbs. A buddy has the mpa folder and it is 3.5 and not modified. If a person doesn't want the folder or the can the rifle would weight ready to shoot 8.5lbs roughly. Both are a requirement for me so it is what it is I guess. I don't mind a 10lb rifle with all the features it offers.
 

CaptnC

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Finally received the final piece to my rifle...Savage Shooters Supply bolt sleeve. She ask if I wanted their new design or the old one...well guess what?!?

Yep, they've changed it again! So they now have or had three different patterns. I still the last one better, but nothing at all wrong with the one I have just received...
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It does match the bolt handle though.

I bought 4 of them so I will take a pic of one before I install it on my other rifles. It hard to see in the picture...

So literally the bare receiver, firing pin bolt head and the little parts of the bolt are the only Savage parts left!

Everything else has been up graded!
 

Possum Cop

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I have a Christensen Arms Chassis, MPR with a 16” barrel in .308, weight with 5 rounds and a 5 round magazine is 10lb 4oz. Leupold Mark 4 LRT 3.5-10x40 Mil Reticle and a Caldwell Carbon bipod. The Chassis folds up to a nice little package.
The Carbon fiber forearm doesn’t suck the heat out of you like metal does and you can buy the Chassis on their website.
 

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CaptnC

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Here is the "better picture" I mention in my last post...this one it going on my wife's 6.5 Creedmoor.
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Jungle Boy

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I have a 300 prc build started. I am planning on getting a magnesium Element 3.0.

Impact Precision 787
Bartlien Carbon Gain Twist 1-9 to 1-8 26"
Triggertech Diamond
Apa Fat Bastard Break
XLR Element magnesium

At it's lightest configuration it should weigh 8.5lbs. With the various weight kits from XLR I can configure it to 12-13lbs.

My though was mostly practice with it heavy for comfort, a little practice with it light, carry for hunting at its lightest.

Any thoughts? I haven't bought a stock yet.
 

BrentM

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I have a 300 prc build started. I am planning on getting a magnesium Element 3.0.

Impact Precision 787
Bartlien Carbon Gain Twist 1-9 to 1-8 26"
Triggertech Diamond
Apa Fat Bastard Break
XLR Element magnesium

At it's lightest configuration it should weigh 8.5lbs. With the various weight kits from XLR I can configure it to 12-13lbs.

My though was mostly practice with it heavy for comfort, a little practice with it light, carry for hunting at its lightest.

Any thoughts? I haven't bought a stock yet.
8.5 without scope but closer to 10 with.

I’d just shoot it as you hunt with it. You’ll learn how it reacts to various positions and what you need to do to stay on target. Imho it really sucks to be bounced off target and scrambling to reposition for a follow up or even just confirm drt.
 

Jungle Boy

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8.5 without scope but closer to 10 with.

I’d just shoot it as you hunt with it. You’ll learn how it reacts to various positions and what you need to do to stay on target. Imho it really sucks to be bounced off target and scrambling to reposition for a follow up or even just confirm drt.
Yep, scope and mount could add 2lbs + easy. I might try it in both weighted and unweighted configurations and see how it goes.

Practicing in same configuration as hunting makes sense.
 

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