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Building a sharpshooter rig..

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JimmAr, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. JimmAr

    JimmAr Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Anyone ever built one of these..6 1/2-7lbs rifle with a 1.5-5 scope in .308 or smaller caliber? Overall the ability to acquire targets quickly with better accuracy then irons off hand and extend out a little further say 300 yards..
  2. SkaerE

    SkaerE Member

    Feb 6, 2003
    google "scout rifle" and you can read so much that you'll be able to buy a mid caliber pulse rifle with scope by the time you're done. ;)
  3. dmazur

    dmazur Senior Member

    Apr 28, 2007
    Pacific NW
    I've been thinking of getting something like that, and I looked at the Ruger M77 Hawkeye Compacts.

    They're available in .243 as well as .308 and are very small, with a 16-1/2" barrel and a shorter than normal LOP. I think they would just make your desired max weight with a scope. Blued or stainless/laminated, if you want some weather resistance.

    I read somewhere that they were not aimed at the youth/small statured shooter market, though that is how they are often perceived. I understand that, as long as you provide adequate eye relief for the scope, the short LOP isn't going to bother you.

    The reason that I'm chasing this idea is that I like my Ruger .44 carbine, because it is light and points quickly, but it definitely is 100yds and under and I'd like to be able to handle 150 yds (with a good rest), or perhaps a mite further.

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