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Posted: 11/21/2012 9:38:30 AM EST
I was doing some searching while looking for a 5lb or less rifle to carry on my land –– something my wife or I will always have with us when out walking around. I found some odd guns I have never seen before. What do you consider the lightest and handiest gun to have around in the country? I am specifically looking for something larger than 22LR but these caught my eye.

Bronco 22LR


Hamilton Boys Rifle 22LR
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:39:33 AM EST
browning sa-22 is pretty light, not very tough though
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:40:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:41:04 AM EST
M1 carbines are only a little more than 5 lbs.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:41:06 AM EST
ar15


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:43:06 AM EST
I don't know, but I want an M44 something terrible.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:44:22 AM EST
Get a carbon fiber AR-15 from Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:45:26 AM EST
Just about any pistol is going to be lighter and more "handy" for carrying around your property.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:46:47 AM EST
10/22 for rimfire
mini 14 for centerfire
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:48:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
M1 carbines are only a little more than 5 lbs.


This.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:50:39 AM EST
M92 in .357 with a16" barrel....
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:51:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By PorkChopsMmm:
I was doing some searching while looking for a 5lb or less rifle to carry on my land –– something my wife or I will always have with us when out walking around. I found some odd guns I have never seen before. What do you consider the lightest and handiest gun to have around in the country? I am specifically looking for something larger than 22LR but these caught my eye.

Bronco 22LR
http://www.bob-owens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/4c86fd426168e6ad1d9d81f265fdc0bd.jpeg


I have one of those, it's a .22 magnum. Very accurate.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:52:44 AM EST
OP here. I currently have this single shot 12 gauge that is under 5 lbs but I am looking for something that can be repeating (e.g. lever or semi) that is not 22LR and can balance around the receiver.



Did not consider the M1, but did consider this 16" 357 Rossi 92. I will need to give the M1 another look.




You make a good point about hand guns but I might need to take a 100 yard shot at a coyote and I don't trust my abilities with a pistol that much.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:55:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 10:08:29 AM EST by grumpy-old-man]
Browning .22 semi-auto.

5.2 pounds, 37" long, it's a take down, still manufactured, all parts are available.

Has been built for almost 100 years.

ETA: Based upon a JMB design. That's all you need to know.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:56:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By PorkChopsMmm:
OP here. I currently have this single shot 12 gauge that is under 5 lbs but I am looking for something that can be repeating (e.g. lever or semi) that is not 22LR and can balance around the receiver.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8361/img20120822205858.jpg

Did not consider the M1, but did consider this 16" 357 Rossi 92. I will need to give the M1 another look.

http://www.rossiusa.com/images/imagesMain/R92-56011.jpg


You make a good point about hand guns but I might need to take a 100 yard shot at a coyote and I don't trust my abilities with a pistol that much.


You can get two of those Rossi's for the price of an M1 Carbine.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:57:55 AM EST
I'm not the biggest AR 15 fan but the Carbon 15 from Bushmaster should fit the bill for you.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:58:06 AM EST
Weight, schmeight... get a sling for your long gun and the weight just disappears
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:58:17 AM EST
I built a ruger 10/22 that is very light weight.
Tactical solution sbx
Hogue stock
VXIII 2.5-8x36
Not sure what the weight is but I will weigh tonight
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:59:01 AM EST
how about a 357 revolver?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:59:01 AM EST
$300 Marlin 30-30
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:59:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 9:59:21 AM EST by Finslayer83]


somewhere around 6 - 7lbs
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:06:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 10:12:06 AM EST by PorkChopsMmm]
Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
http://imageshack.us/a/img231/3224/img0383qn.jpg

somewhere around 6 - 7lbs


I built one of these and the wife thought a) it was too heavy and b) too ugly to hang on the wall. Both of which means she would never use it, which is a problem.


30-30 Marlin is in the cards but I think is a lb or two heavier and a little much cartridge for what I am looking for.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:07:19 AM EST
Remington Nylon 66
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:07:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 10:22:12 AM EST by chibajoe]


Also available in girly colors:

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:07:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 10:09:32 AM EST by OMCHamlin]
Bronco 22LR
http://www.bob-owens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/4c86fd426168e6ad1d9d81f265fdc0bd.jpeg

My wife has one of those and I also traded for a 410 version of the same a while back at a gun show, neat little guns from the 70's...
I think they actually made a few that were 22 & 410, that would be cool to have. I would also suggest maybe a Springfield M6 Scout, they don't weigh too much.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:11:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By PorkChopsMmm:
OP here. I currently have this single shot 12 gauge that is under 5 lbs but I am looking for something that can be repeating (e.g. lever or semi) that is not 22LR and can balance around the receiver.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8361/img20120822205858.jpg

Did not consider the M1, but did consider this 16" 357 Rossi 92. I will need to give the M1 another look.

http://www.rossiusa.com/images/imagesMain/R92-56011.jpg


You make a good point about hand guns but I might need to take a 100 yard shot at a coyote and I don't trust my abilities with a pistol that much.


You can get two of those Rossi's for the price of an M1 Carbine.


For sure, M1 carbines are expensive. But you get a better rear sight, shorter length, 15/30 shot capacity, semi-auto, ready made for a sling, likely better steel, etc.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:12:16 AM EST
NEF Handi-Rifle
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:13:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
http://imageshack.us/a/img231/3224/img0383qn.jpg

somewhere around 6 - 7lbs


Still weight to be cut from that. Flat top with a light buis, pencil barrel, lighter hand guards, and if you want to go really light, have someone drill a gass tube port into a 9mm upper without the FA and shell deflector.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:15:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 10:19:34 AM EST by seven-six-two]
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:21:40 AM EST
AR15 SBR
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:23:04 AM EST
AR pistol.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:24:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By seven-six-two:
Keltec SU-16?

http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/rifles/su-16b/

4.5lbs


A Keltec in 300BLK would be hard to ignore.


Should have mentioned, SBR's are out in my state, Michigan, or I would be chopping barrels all over the place.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:25:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
Originally Posted By bcw107:
Originally Posted By PorkChopsMmm:
OP here. I currently have this single shot 12 gauge that is under 5 lbs but I am looking for something that can be repeating (e.g. lever or semi) that is not 22LR and can balance around the receiver.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8361/img20120822205858.jpg

Did not consider the M1, but did consider this 16" 357 Rossi 92. I will need to give the M1 another look.

http://www.rossiusa.com/images/imagesMain/R92-56011.jpg


You make a good point about hand guns but I might need to take a 100 yard shot at a coyote and I don't trust my abilities with a pistol that much.


You can get two of those Rossi's for the price of an M1 Carbine.


For sure, M1 carbines are expensive. But you get a better rear sight, shorter length, 15/30 shot capacity, semi-auto, ready made for a sling, likely better steel, etc.



Don't get me wrong, I love my '44 Inland, but I sure would be pissed if something happened to it, like falling under a 4 wheeler or something. I've also never shot any of the soft-point hunting type rounds through it. I just think that the lever .357 carbine is cheaper, more available, and ammo is available for plinking and pest eradication.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:27:06 AM EST
From your original specifications I would get one of the Rossi single-shot rifles, either as the rifle alone or (preferably) whichever one of the 2, 3 or 4 barrel rifle/shotgun/muzzleloader combinations suits your fancy. I have one of the older .357 single-shots. Unmodified, it's a lovely, light, handy "rook rifle". With the wood slimmed, the barrel cut to 17 inches, and aperture sights, it's perfect.

With the addition of wanting a repeater, a levergun is hands-down the best choice. Flatter and handier than an equal-weight boltgun or semi (especially an AR).
A Winchester Ranger .30-30 can be found for a few hundred dollars. Add XS Sights' aperture and front sights, slim down the buttstock, and shorten the barrel and mag tube to balance it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:32:32 AM EST
T/C HotShot for .22LR at 3#.


H&R HandiRifle in .223 or .243 at 5 1/3#, you also send it back to have a .357 Mag, .44 Mag, .45-70, and other barrels factory fitted for it.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:36:16 AM EST
Kimber Montana in 308. 5.2lbs of handy goodness.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:38:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By Fistybum:
M92 in .357 with a16" barrel....


in SS ..

GREAT Idea!

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:44:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:45:50 AM EST
Many years ago, I built a contender into a 7-30 Waters rifle topped with a Leupold 3-9 scope.
Cool little compact, light rifle with enough power for anything in Texas.
I'm planning on taking it Cougar hunting when I finally go.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:48:26 AM EST


Technically a pistol though.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:51:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 10:52:00 AM EST by soldierman79]


I want one in .357 sooooo bad!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:56:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By PorkChopsMmm:
You make a good point about hand guns but I might need to take a 100 yard shot at a coyote and I don't trust my abilities with a pistol that much.


I have both a Model 92 Rossi in .38/.357 and an M1 carbine. Both are firearms that I would never sell.

But faced with your dilemma, I would take the M1 very single time and twice on Sunday. It's handier to carry, balances better in the hands, and is super-easy to equip with a sling. It's easy to load and unload before and after casual walks/tasks. No thumbing cartridges in one at a time and then shucking them out to unload. Most importantly, the sights are vastly better on the M1 carbine. The '92 sights are not good and difficult to upgrade. M1 carbine sights are a thing of beauty. A handy rifle isn't much good if I can't hit anything with it, and on that score, the M1 carbine is the winner by far.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:58:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:00:22 AM EST by 6gunsal]
colt 6520

sold the one I had cause I couldnt stand that damn sear block.

Otherwise, an awesome rifle

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:03:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:12:48 AM EST by popsickles]
Originally Posted By Forest:
Originally Posted By grumpy-old-man:
Browning .22 semi-auto.

5.2 pounds, 37" long, it's a take down, still manufactured, all parts are available.

Has been built for almost 100 years.

ETA: Based upon a JMB design. That's all you need to know.


Bah:

5.4 lbs w/o the sling:

14.7" A1 profile barrel with an A2 flash supressor, M16 upper (no F/A) and a 6 position CAR stock:
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb277/mdar15manager/Misc/Carbines/IMG_4613-1.jpg

Stock fits anybody, caliber is more potant than .22LR, and it already shares parts, magazines, and ammo with the AR-15 you already own.

Oh and it's a hoot to shoot!


Its a hoot?! Everyone has one of those gay things!



below is a real .22, not as tough as a 10/22, but shoots a hell of a lot better

added bonus is a pic of my awesome turtle beach headphones and my old ass table





ETA

my camera SUCKS!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:06:32 AM EST
My Colt Sporter 16" SP1 with no FA is very close to 5#, with it's aluminum 2 pos. stock. It's pretty freaking handy and while I'm only 5'8", I can hold that rifle out with an extended arm and blast away. That's saying something! I need to do my stretching before I shoulder my HK-91, or FN FAL.

Chris
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:08:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By PorkChopsMmm:
I was doing some searching while looking for a 5lb or less rifle to carry on my land –– something my wife or I will always have with us when out walking around. I found some odd guns I have never seen before. What do you consider the lightest and handiest gun to have around in the country? I am specifically looking for something larger than 22LR but these caught my eye.

Bronco 22LR
http://www.bob-owens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/4c86fd426168e6ad1d9d81f265fdc0bd.jpeg

Hamilton Boys Rifle 22LR
http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/3032/p1100381.jpg


http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/795SS.asp

even lighter:

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/70PSS.asp
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:09:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By 501st:
Originally Posted By PorkChopsMmm:
I was doing some searching while looking for a 5lb or less rifle to carry on my land –– something my wife or I will always have with us when out walking around. I found some odd guns I have never seen before. What do you consider the lightest and handiest gun to have around in the country? I am specifically looking for something larger than 22LR but these caught my eye.

Bronco 22LR
http://www.bob-owens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/4c86fd426168e6ad1d9d81f265fdc0bd.jpeg

Hamilton Boys Rifle 22LR
http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/3032/p1100381.jpg


http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/795SS.asp

even lighter:

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/70PSS.asp


Those are okay, other than the ritarded mag release
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:11:28 AM EST



Thompson Pro Hunter 460 S&W with 20" barrel.
Shoots 460 S&W, 45 Colt, 454 Casull

I have one and it is a very nice little package.

Only problem is it's single shot.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:16:03 AM EST
Marlin 1894 in 357, 44 or 45 Colt is a handy light small rifle,around 6 lbs.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:17:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By PorkChopsMmm:
OP here. I currently have this single shot 12 gauge that is under 5 lbs but I am looking for something that can be repeating (e.g. lever or semi) that is not 22LR and can balance around the receiver.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8361/img20120822205858.jpg

Did not consider the M1, but did consider this 16" 357 Rossi 92. I will need to give the M1 another look.

http://www.rossiusa.com/images/imagesMain/R92-56011.jpg


You make a good point about hand guns but I might need to take a 100 yard shot at a coyote and I don't trust my abilities with a pistol that much.


Yeah old lever action styles are handy and light.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:19:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By jaflowers:
I'm not the biggest AR 15 fan but the Carbon 15 from Bushmaster should fit the bill for you.


Are you lost?
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