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Old 05-11-2011, 12:19 PM
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Default Favorite "all around" hunting rifle weight....

What do you folks prefer your rifle to weigh for your particular style of hunting? Stand hunting over a power line/sendero.....still hunting timber....ect.

Ultralight? Sporter weight? Heavy/tactical?

Just curious...........
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:23 PM
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I think my lightest scoped out hunting rifle is 9lbs...
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:18 PM
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fer the kids i like a perty heavy 223 or 25-06..it makes carrying the gun like a job, even though they think its a privlidge....and it reduces felt recoil, which also helps prevent flinching.

my 300sm is made from aircraft grade aluminum and has a 50mm scope on it..i wouldn't say its light, but its not heavy, i never weighed it before, and i don't think my digi's go that high.

my buddy has this lapua, and its a beast..i wouldn't wanna hike anywhere with that thing. I'd rather have a cannon, cause it has wheels.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:42 PM
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Regardless of caliber, I use the lightest gun I can find as long as it is accurate from a cold bore.
My .338 or 45-70 will really get my attention, but I go under the theory that I carry the darn thing more than I shoot it.
I don't know exactly what they weigh, but I am pretty sure that neither is over 7 lbs. fully loaded.
Yeah, they kick. But, like I said, I carry more than shoot.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:48 PM
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Almost all my guns that I own started as Featherweights & as I put all my "must have" accessories on them they become heavier than expected or wanted. So I buy another gun in hopes it will be lighter... lol

I use the Model 70 ultimate shadow & it is the best made gun for the weight in my opinion...

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:08 PM
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8.5-9lbs loaded with scope for the magnums for me, or 7.5 or thereabouts for standard calibers. I changed stocks to actually add a little weight to two of my model 70s actually. Now my 375, it starts at almost 9lbs without glass on it, and thats about right for it, IMO.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:21 PM
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8.5 lbs without anything on it. The scope weight 10.5 oz plus sling and sometimes a bipod. I would guess around 10lbs if I have the bi pods on. I like guns that have weight to them.

I've seen guys that carry featherweight rifles and have 25lbs of stuff in their day pack????????????
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackelk View Post
I've seen guys that carry featherweight rifles and have 25lbs of stuff in their day pack????????????
What's weird about that?

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Old 05-11-2011, 07:00 PM
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"I've seen guys that carry featherweight rifles and have 25lbs of stuff in their day pack????????????[/quote]" Blackelk


I'm with South on this one !

My day pack, might need to be a night pack !



I normally start with a stripped rifle somewhere between 6 1/4 lbs. to 7 1/2 lbs.


Bi-pod only on .17 HMR & .204.

The rest are walking sticks, carry a bog-pod tri-pod.

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Old 05-11-2011, 07:10 PM
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this is why every guy needs 2-3 rifles....

but let's say a standard all around .270win, I think a 7-7.5lbs rifle is just about right.

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