What’s your rifle weigh?

Clarktar

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30-06 Tikka. Wildcat stock bartlien barrel. 17inches 1:9 twist. Mtn tactical bottom metal and a swaro z3. 7lbs 10 oz with 5 rounds.

Hoping to shoot 215gr boolits


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Rifle is now in the successful category. Took a elk at 373 yards (hold over on 200 yard zero) with 172 grain eld-x.

Looking forward to tinkering with it this winter.

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Been looking at ways to lighten my load. My current rifle is a rem 700 sendero in 300wm, weighing in at about 12lbs unloaded. Tossing around the idea of a new rifle, mainly only considering a tikka or savage in their respective lightweight models. But if there are other options under $1k I’m all ears.
I lugged a .300 Rum Sendero around Montana and Wyoming 12,000 ft elevation for years until I hit 50 I finally splurged and bought a .300 Rum Fierce CT Edge 6 lbs and maybe pound and half scope. Amazing difference wished I had done it sooner.
 

Blaw

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couple ideas as I have done the self punishment of going up and down this road...mostly because its fun to tinker lol

1st I have found budget rifles shoot just as good as more expensive rifles in hunting distances 100-400 yards of me shooting, lets say 1k purchase price and down


I got a tikka lite stainless down to 6.5 lbs unloaded, but scoped and with sling

I then bought another factory stock, put a kydex cheek rest, vertical grip on it and then used Rockite to get it almost exactly at 8lbs (using rockite you can pretty much choose what rifle weight you want)

Now with one rifle I can have the benefits of a heavier rifle...or change stocks and have a lightweight version


next project was a 300wm....I got a smoking deal on a Remington 783.....action bed it with water rated jb weld, used rockite again to get it right at 10lbs scoped with muzzle break and sling

the best part was the 300wm shooting 180gn bullets has way less recoil then my 18" 308 shooting 165gn bullets it actually had me giggling like a little girl LOL

I have since purchase a break for the 308...I expect it to be a sweet hunting rifle as it will be 8lbs braked, with scope and kydex cheek rest, and barrel length will only be around 20" once the break is on.

The rockite is a soft expanding concrete.....if you want to remove weight just drill a hole in the stuff you already have in there
 

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extreme weather win mod 70 .270 .

believe it was about 7.25 lbs empty plus whatever the scope weighs 3x9 vx2 leopold
 

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Been looking at ways to lighten my load. My current rifle is a rem 700 sendero in 300wm, weighing in at about 12lbs unloaded. Tossing around the idea of a new rifle, mainly only considering a tikka or savage in their respective lightweight models. But if there are other options under $1k I’m all ears.
I lugged my Sendero .300 ultra mag around for years,great rifle just too heavy. I switched last year to a Fierce CT Edge .300 Rum has carbon barrel and titanium action and brake. It is sweet as hell, very light doesn’t kick at all and perfect trigger. Also shoots lights out a reloadWes dream. Rifle is 6 lbs and 26 in barrel. You can look at their site for specs.
 

AK Troutbum

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I just threw a lighter scope on my Kimber Montana .300 wsm and will take it to the range tomorrow to see how it does with 165’s. Current wt. is 6.5 lbs. empty.



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AK Troutbum

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I just threw a lighter scope on my Kimber Montana .300 wsm and will take it to the range tomorrow to see how it does with 165’s. Current wt. is 6.5 lbs. empty.



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The old Kimber Montana, .300wsm continues to put ‘em in there, and at 6.5 lbs., I can live with that. Here’s 5 rounds shot about 10 seconds apart, and just under a 3/4” group.




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OXN939

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I just threw a lighter scope on my Kimber Montana .300 wsm and will take it to the range tomorrow to see how it does with 165’s. Current wt. is 6.5 lbs. empty.



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How's the recoil on that guy? I have a Model 70 in .300 WSM that kicks pretty stoutly, and is a full pound heavier
 

AK Troutbum

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How's the recoil on that guy? I have a Model 70 in .300 WSM that kicks pretty stoutly, and is a full pound heavier
Not bad at all but I also have a brake on it. A few years ago I decided to put a brake on it so my 12 year old son could use it on his goat hunt. Even prior to the brake the recoil wasn't super bad, but my son was a smaller 12 year old and I just didn't want him to develop any bad habits, if at all possible.
 
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