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Light Weight Rifles: What is your lightest, handiest rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SharpsDressedMan, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

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    I just weighed my scout rifle, a Remington 700 with Burris Scout scope and mount, and leather sling, and it came in at 7lbs 10oz. This is not optimum for real scout rifles, but as close as I could come with the long action .30-06, cut down from a standard barrel, with the factory stock. It was an unusual run of an ADL variation, with camo fiberglas stock. For comparison, my M1 Carbine weighs 5lb 12oz with sling and no optics or mount. With all the controversy over the new Ruger Scout rifle, it would be interesting to see just what forum members pack around. Let's see some rifles, and weights, etc. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. jmr40

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    Kimber 84M, 308. 5 lbs 15 oz with a Leupold VX-3, 2.5-8X36 scope in Talley lightweight mounts.
     
  3. R.W.Dale

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    .357 mag weighs about 4.5 lbs

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  4. MMcfpd

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    5.0 pounds:
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  5. tactikel

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    Ruger 10/22......IF you can consider it a rifle..........otherwise, my Model 7 with 18" barrel in 7-08 and a compact Burris 6X scope - right about 6#
     
  7. SharpsDressedMan

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    JMR40, for comparison, do you know what your Kimber weighs with the scope and sling, if you use a sling? I believe the weight you gave does not include the scope. I'm trying to find out what each working rifle weighs in the field with the equipment used included.
     
  8. sappyg

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    Ruger international 308

    loaded out with 1.5-5x scope, mounts sling and a few bullets i'm guessing low to mid 7 lbs. i have in the past used it with a peep sight and a red dot and it gets down to around 6.5 lbs. things get a little nasty at that weight.

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  9. 451 Detonics

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    Probably my Cav Arms AR build. Weighs in just under 6 pounds with optics. I used a Colt Lightweight Sport upper on this so despite being rifle length it still comes up light. Weight does not include the bipod.

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    As you can see this barrel has the HB profile from the sight forward but is skinny under the handguards...

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    Sharpdressedman,

    The Rifle alone is 5lbs 2oz.
    Scope= 11.4 oz.
    Mounts=2 oz.

    Total weight 5 lbs. 15.4oz
    My scales are not digital and show 5 lbs 15 oz. They may need to be calibrated, but that is close enough. Add an Unkle Mikes Mountain sling at 4oz and I'm still under 6.25 lbs.
     
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    My 10-22. This picure was taken before I finished it and without the optic. It has a threaded TacSol aluminum barrel, collapsable Knoxx stock, micro holographic red dot. 3 lbs, 9 oz. Carrying it with a sling makes it easy to forget it's actually back there.
     

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    for years it would have been my ruger 10/22- but it has beefed up considerably since adding a heavy laminated target stock and barrel.

    Now- it might be my del-ton 16 ultra light with a 22 conversion bolt in it.
     
  14. mshootnit

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    the lightest handiest one I have is an Asenal AK74, followed closely by a Saiga 308. The lightest handiest one I have had (and one that would rival anything in terms of weight and balance) was a SMLE no. 5 Mk I. 303 British. Not too accurate though mind you.
     
  15. gearjammer-2000

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    my camp 9 with sling and empty 15 rnd mag. comes in at 7 lbs even.

    sorry no pic yet
     
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    Unbelievably my CZ 550FS .308 is the lightest, or feels as though it is. It actually weighs a tad over 7lbs but the balance is so nice you don't notice it.
     
  17. FoMoGo

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    Not sure on the weight...
    But my Marlin 1895STP is my lightest and handiest.
    Lever action with 6 rounds of .45-70 and a 16.25" barrel.
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    My 1951 Winchester '94
     
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    Around 5 lbs. for my Sav. '99 in ,250. No sling, scope.
     
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    Have several CF levers and .22's but this is probably the lightest hunting rifle I have,a Kimber at 7lbs 2oz.

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    I haven't weighed them, but I'm thinking a tossup between the M1 carbine, the 10/22 that I mocked up as an M0.5 carbine, or a light lever gun, I have a Henry lever carbine and a Win 30-30 that's so light that it is no fun to shoot more than 10-20 rounds.

    No scopes on any of those, I have no use/interest for/in optics when apertures still work so well.

    Looked up specs on the H001L:
    Henry Lever Carbine
    Model Number H001L
    Barrel Length 16.125"
    Weight 4.5 lbs.
    So the Carbine has a 16.125" barrel, the standard model has a 18¼" barrel and OAL of 36½" ... which gives the Carbine an OAL of 34.375 or 34 3/8" in theory

    I'll take about 34½" and 4.5# happily, plus the approximate zero weight of the max ammo load in the little thing, I can cram a LOT of shorts in there, at 27 grains per bullet plus whatever a case and powder weighs, that comes to what? ... 3 ounces of ammo weight?
     
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  22. steven58

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    Ultra Light Arms model 20 in .308 Win. with 22" bbl, Nightforce NXS 2.5-10 in Talley mounts with a level comes in at just under 6.5 lbs.
     

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  23. ECVMatt

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    Marlin 336TK. It weighs about 6.5 lbs and is great in the woods...not much I can't do with some patients and my Marlin...

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    Picture ripped off from MO site. I don't currently have a picture of mine.
     
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    stainless model 7 rem 308 that was 20 inch but i bought it used and the previous owner had ported the barrel so now its cut off at 18. Makes a real nice light accurate hunting rifle
     
  25. Roughneck08

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    Fomogo, nice rifle, but even nicer Ram Charger! I have an '84 and boy they are sweet.
     
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