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How much does your hunting rifle weigh?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by harmonic, Dec 12, 2008.

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  1. harmonic

    harmonic member

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    I'm seeing weights vary from ~6.5 to 8.5 pounds.

    Does it make that much difference?

    This is without optics.
     
  2. JWarren

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    It matters depending on the hunting that you are doing.

    My primary deer rifle-- loaded with optics-- weights over 14 pounds. It's not a big deal for me since I use it in deer stands-- I'm not carrying it around.

    If I were stalking, I would like to cut that weight in half.


    -- John
     
  3. ~z

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    Mine range between just over 5# to just over 18#, that is with optics.~z
     
  4. rbernie
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    I hunt on foot. My primary rifle weights in at under eight pounds with optic.
     
  5. woof

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    Hunters like lightweight rifles, ambushers don't care.
     
  6. JWarren

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    Let's not make this a discussion about what you consider is hunting.


    -- John
     
  7. sbarkowski

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    Rem 700 .30-06, Thumbhole laminate stock, stainless 26" fluted barrel, Leupold VX-II. Loaded weights just over 11lbs. I dont find it a bother to carry all day at all and Im a pretty small guy. A good non slip sling helps.
     
  8. Asherdan

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    They're all under 8lbs. I hunt on foot in thick stuff with lever actions so that's with sights/optics, sling and all.
     
  9. grsjax

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    Any rifle is to heavy when you are carrying it and to light when you are shooting it.
     
  10. Jeepdude1987

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    Most around 15-20LBS fully loaded w/optics
     
  11. BADUNAME37

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    Mine is as heavy as a Bushmaster M4 (with a Leupold scope).;)
     
  12. Ben Shepherd

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    Just a shade under 7 lbs.
     
  13. WardenWolf

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    Too much is the answer. Try 10 pounds. My own fault for not knowing the Saiga .223 had a heavy bull barrel thanks to it being an underbored 7.62.

    Good news: it gives me a real reason to lift weights. And I WILL be adding a bipod to it in the near future.
     
  14. Deer Hunter

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    10 or 11 pounds. That includes scope and 20 round magazine. :)

    FN FAL.
     
  15. The Bushmaster

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    Which one. My Winchester mod 94 or my Browning .30-06 with scope?
     
  16. Walkalong

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    I have a Win 94 30/30 and a Sako .308. I guess both are under 7 lbs, 8lbs for sure but I don't really know. Neither are heavy.
     
  17. Shawnee

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    About 3 and a quarter lbs., loaded, w/sights.


    ;)


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    :cool:
     
  18. Jason_G

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    The one I used to hunt with was ~7.5 lbs. Remington 742 in 6mm Rem.
    The one I am currently using weighs in around 9.5 lbs. M1A Loaded. It's really not that bad with a sling though. I killed a doe on opening day and I had to hold the rifle up while being still for about 40 seconds or so before she finally gave me a shot. A sling is a must have on a heavy hunting rifle.

    Jason
     
  19. Supertac45

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    About 6 1/2 lbs. fully loaded unless I'm using one of my Redhawks.
     
  20. BADUNAME37

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    If I am walking a lot of the day then my

    4" barreled 500 Magnum will be the only gun I will be hunting with.

    For that, I have a nice hip holster.
     
  21. federalfarmer

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    Almost 9 with good glass - for woods deer hunting - may build another around 7ish.
     
  22. Jason_G

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    :eek:Holy crap! Why on Earth? They do make those things with longer barrels you know... :p

    Jason
     
  23. EricTheBarbarian

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    10 or 11 pounds. Mosin-Nagant 91/30, and I don't hunt from a stand either, alot of walking.
     
  24. BADUNAME37

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    Jason,

    I like the short barrel. I reload for it and have real accurate loads using 275g Barnes X bullets (XPB).

    Why carry a 10" barrel if I only need the 4"? Besides, some days the 500 can be my CCW.
     
  25. gvnwst

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    My main hunting rifle wieghs about 8.5lb, a AR 15. That is scope and bipod included, it could be lighter, but i have a heavy barrel....
     
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