I am in the process of a smokeless long range build now. But its going to be a heavy gun like most of them are. My next project before next hunting sesson will be a brush gun. Walking,stalking and occasional deer drive. Still would like it to be capable of long range and sabotless loads but lighter. Is there such a thing? Any advice appreciated! Would need someone to build it for me also.
Post by bush7mmstw on Dec 21, 2017 18:27:45 GMT -5
You should be able to get a one put together on a 700 action scoped around 10lbs depending on barrel length, fluting, stock material etc. I've built numerous ones on 700ML actions with 25" fluted barrels at it just under the 10 lb mark. You may be able to go lighter on a break over in an Encore and gain a little barrel length based on what I've seen, I'll let others comment on that option since I've not built one of those.
Post by 1coyotemaster on Dec 21, 2017 21:53:32 GMT -5
Just keep in mind the lighter the rifle the more recoil you have to absorb-- carried far enough you can build something not fun to shoot. I've weighted my rifle till it tips the beam at around 12 lbs. and with a 250 gr. bullet at 2600 it's not bad at all-- at 10.5 lbs. I felt it was a bit on the mean side.