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A VERY lightweight rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hq, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. murf

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    not for the "walmart" crowd! is that a "standard" scope setup for a drilling? that would make a great setup for my sxs if I ever wanted to shoot slugs.

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  2. hq

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    It's not really the cold; below -40°F isn't unheard of, with literally zero hours of daylight during the winter. I've hunted moose in those conditions a number of times. It's keeping up with the long range recon guys regardless of weather. There's a distinct, specific point behind this thread and as much as I can appreciate a nice drilling, they're not it. Shedding ounces off a repeater is.
     
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  3. hq

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    Pretty much. Hook/claw/turn mounts are common around here, even more so in central Europe.
     
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    thanks for letting me pick your brain. say hello to kaisa for me (just kidding).

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    Well I see a potetial problem for the "very light" rifle in Arctic conditions. Fiberglass stocks are not the best hook up under such condition. I think the Canadians Rangers have broached this subject with their order of the C-19 , I know it isn't lightweight as you like, maybe get one and start milling on the stock and metal would be your best option. The Ruger Scout Laminated another good option.
     
  6. Elkins45

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    My Tikka T3 lightweight seems immune to poor technique. It’s one of my two most accurate rifles and it shoots just as well no matter how inconsistent my hold is. I thought I had overpaid for it until I shot it a few times and then carried it all day. That’s when I realized it was money well spent.
     
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    That's a possibility. Considering the weight, rigidity, torsional strength and tolerance of extreme temperatures, carbon/graphite/kevlar and possibly boron seem like a better option. Maybe not quite up there with wood laminates, but much lighter to start with. Basically duplicating Sako 85 Carbonlight configuration at a more reasonable price.
     
  8. AKMtnRunner

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    It's really hard to beat a T3x superlight, especially when the factory is right down the road. If you do find a reliable, accurate, and noticeably lighter rifle, it won't be under $1k. If the Tikka doesn't quite do it for you, the Barrett Fieldcraft is the next step in my mind, at around $1.5k.
     
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