Lightest production rifle


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usmarine0352_2005
October 26, 2008, 01:03 PM
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Who makes the lightest big production rifle in .270 to .30-06?



I'm looking at buying a new rifle next year for deer hunting and I want something light. I don't mind spending a decent amount of money, however I'm not looking at anything over $1,200.

If someone makes a custom rifle that fits that price range, that's ok too.


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CBS220
October 26, 2008, 01:26 PM
NULA, but its probably over that price considering their inline muzzleloaders are 1300. Sub 5 pound rifles!

http://www.newultralight.com/

The Browning A-bolts and X-bolts feel pretty light, for what its worth. And sometimes you can find a Weatherby MkV with a fluted barrel for sub 1k.

Ol` Joe
October 26, 2008, 01:28 PM
Kimber, ULA runs $3000+

DRYHUMOR
October 26, 2008, 02:21 PM
Remington Titaniums- 5.5lbs or so.

usmarine0352_2005
October 26, 2008, 02:27 PM
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I'll have to look at the Remington.

The A-Bolt is the higher end verson over the X-Bolt, right?

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CBS220
October 26, 2008, 02:33 PM
I don't think they compare that way... the X-bolt is newer, but the Abolt is still produced. Both are very nice, not nearly so light as that Remington, but considerably cheaper.

usmarine0352_2005
October 26, 2008, 06:39 PM
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Someone said look at the Tikka's.


Does anyone know how expensive they are?

What their barrel length and weight are?



What do people think about these guns?


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jmr40
October 26, 2008, 06:50 PM
A Tikka T-3 Lite will weigh about 6 1/4 lb. Standard calibers have a 22 7/16" barrel and I believe the magnums are 2" longer. Prices vary by location but expect to pay $450 -$650 depending on location and whether you buy blue or stainless.

I like my 2 Tikkas well enough. I could get a lighter rifle but the additional cost to save a little bit of weight is not worth it to me. By choosing a scope carefull I can keep mine right ar 7 lbs ready to hunt with. That is light enough for me. Mine are the most accurate rifles I own.

achildofthesky
October 26, 2008, 06:56 PM
I have an original M700 Ti in 30-06 with the blind mag (ADL style) and it is 5.5# w/o scope or mounts. I had one in 270 and it was the same weight...

Be safe
Patty

usmarine0352_2005
October 26, 2008, 07:00 PM
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I'm definitely looking hard at the Tikka now. I found out it won rifle of the year award with Field and Stream and like you said, is very fairly priced.

Hopefully I will be able to buy one for next year's deer season.

It also seems like you can adjust the trigger to your own specs. relatively easily with just a screwdriver.

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jmr40
October 26, 2008, 08:28 PM
I've been very satisfied with my Tikka's, but since you said your budget was $1200 I'll throw another option at you. A Kimber could be had for just about $1200 including tax. Possibly a bit less. They run about a pound lighter than the Tikka and have a more traditional look to them. They are also made in the USA. I have never owned one but everytime I hold one I am tempted to sell a few of my current guns to pay for one.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
October 26, 2008, 08:36 PM
http://www.newultralight.com/

7.5 lb .416 Rigby; nice...... :scrutiny:

usmarine0352_2005
October 26, 2008, 09:28 PM
I've been very satisfied with my Tikka's, but since you said your budget was $1200 I'll throw another option at you. A Kimber could be had for just about $1200 including tax. Possibly a bit less. They run about a pound lighter than the Tikka and have a more traditional look to them. They are also made in the USA. I have never owned one but everytime I hold one I am tempted to sell a few of my current guns to pay for one.


O, I have heard good things about them too, but I thought they were much more expensive.

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Inspector3711
October 27, 2008, 03:40 AM
I just shot a new Howa in .270 last Friday. A guy from New Zealand brought it to the range and asked me to shoot a group with it. It was fresh out of the box and I printed a 3/4" 3 shot group at 100 yards. Odds are it will shoot 1/2" groups from a proper rest after break in. He picked it up on sale at Joe's in Seattle for $399 with a 3X10 scope! It weighs about 6.5 lbs. After shooting it I decided I need one some day. Great trigger, very accurate, and way affordable for what you get.

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